L.E.A.P. Program History

The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University is one of the leading research centres in North America.
At most universities, research is done almost exclusively by professors and their Masters or Doctoral students. At McMaster, however, we strongly believe that all students can contribute to and benefit from participation in the discovery process. Over the past decade, we have introduced numerous programs that enable our undergraduate students to actively participate in our research activities. The results have been extremely rewarding for both the students and the University.

In 2005, McMaster Engineering launched L.E.A.P. -- the Learning Enrichment Advancement Program, as a natural extension of these efforts. The program is designed specifically for high achieving high school students and aims to challenge them to innovate, and explore the field of engineering in an enriching, fun, hands-on manner.

L.E.A.P. continues to grow each year, attracting more and more bright and eager students. Our program includes students from all across Canada as well as international students.

If you are a high school student with a high academic ranking, we invite you to join our state-of-the-art research laboratories. Here, you will work on leading-edge projects with professors, graduate students and undergraduates.

L.E.A.P. challenges students to excel and to develop their passion for innovation and discovery.