Citizenship, community engagement and youth were central themes in Dr. Patrick Deane’s talk at this year’s 7th Hamilton Economic Summit. The president of McMaster University spoke about the institution’s evolving role in the prosperity of Hamilton over time. He highlighted McMaster’s well known contributions in fields such as science, technology and health while pointing to a growing emphasis on social development and quality of life.
New investments in formalized and structured community-based programs are enabling McMaster students and faculty to increase their active involvement in city-building and benefit from new and dynamic forms of teaching and learning.
President Deane closed on an optimistic high note regarding the future of Hamilton as a truly ambitious city. “The great hope for this community and all others is its young people.”