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Hamilton Matters Fund

What is the Hamilton Matters Fund?

The Hamilton Matters Fund was created to offer students funding to participate in events and activities taking place in the City of Hamilton that allow students to do one or more of the following:

  • Learn more about current issues in the City of Hamilton
  • Think critically about how your experience in the City of Hamilton can provide you with a new perspective on the topics you are learning in class
  • Reflect on how what you learn through your degree can contribute positively to the City of Hamilton
  • Network with professionals and community members in the City of Hamilton
  • Expand your interests and experiences as related to possible future careers

Who is eligible to apply for an opportunity through the Hamilton Matters Fund?

Activities offered through the Office of Experiential Education (EE) are available to undergraduate students who meet the main eligibility criteria listed on our website.

Students can apply for more than one Hamilton Matters Fund event.

What is the application procedure?

Simply send an email to including the following information:

  1. Your name;
  2. Your student number; and
  3. A brief statement of interest (max. 250 words) indicating why you are interested in attending, what you hope to learn, and how this event links to your academic studies and career interests.

Full Hamilton Matters Fund details, including information about reimbursements and reflections, can be found on the Hamilton Matters Fund Info Sheet.



Event Details Who should attend? Cost Application Deadline
to be Considered for
Hamilton Matters Funding
Indigenous Health Practice and Research National Conference - Building Our Roots Date: Tuesday, October 17 and/or Wednesday, October 18, 2017. 

Time: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Location: Hamilton Convention Centre: 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton
Students interested in learning about Indigenous health topics with information on Indigenous health disparities and obstacles faced. 

The event aims to improve the health status of Indigenous People in Canada while showcasing promising community practices and current research.


$100/day for one or both days.  Thursday, October 5, 2017
before 4:00 p.m.

Elect More Women Conference Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Location: Hamilton City Hall Council Chambers : 71 Main Street West, Hamilton

Students who are women or gender non-conforming people of all political affiliations and experience levels interested in learning more about or getting involved in politics and building their leadership capacity.

$20 Monday, October 16, 2017
before 4:00 p.m.

HIVEx Conference Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location: Lincoln Alexander Centre: 106 King Street East, Hamilton
HIVEx is all about networking, learning and conversations for students, emerging leaders and young professionals!

Topics include building strong cities, community engagement, personal branding, leadership, exploring future careers, learning from the experts and more.
$40 until October 14, $50 after October 14, 2017.  Tuesday, November 7, 2017
before 4:00 p.m.