We should all be celebrating the latest news that McMaster University has once again been ranked as one of the Top 100 universities in the world.
For the record, Mac is number 90, up two spots from last year.
If you think that McMaster’s high ranking only matters to students, you would be wrong.
In the old days, industry would locate where the raw materials existed for manufacturing.
Well, in the 21st century, the raw material that companies are looking for is knowledge, and these rankings show the world that McMaster and Hamilton are prime locations.
In fact, it’s already happening.
McMaster Innovation Park and the McMaster Automotive Research Centre are already attracting internationally renowned companies and researchers.
McMaster’s medical research teams are world class and the Business school is producing young, innovative entrepreneurs who are creating new companies and new jobs..
That’s why we should all be excited about McMaster and Mohawk and Redeemer and Columbia.
Our educational facilities are more than just great institutions of learning; they’re a big part of Hamilton’s economic future.