For the past five years, McMaster Engineering has worked to transform our approach to education and research. We've called this transformation The Pivot.
The Pivot creates an environment for innovation, social and cultural appreciation, creativity, tackling grand challenges and supporting our communities. We’ve done this by investing in big ideas that have transformed our curriculum, classroom, experiential learning and research labs.
Our goal is to give students not just a degree but also an experience and to challenge our researchers to solve our planet’s most pressing problems. Our Faculty’s collective ability to be agile, nimble thinkers – the spirit of The Pivot – was put to the test in 2020 with the onset of COVID-19.
Our response to the pandemic is helping us to, yet again, reimagine the future of higher education.
We must continue to disrupt ourselves and be flexible and agile to meet the challenges posed today and in the foreseeable future: we must pivot.