Give to OI

Interested in donating to the Origins Institute? Click here. Your support is greatly appreciated!

The Origins Institute is a designated strategic priority in The Campaign for McMaster University.

The Origins Institute is committed to the creation of leading international research programmes in several key problems in fundamental science, from the origins of the universe to the appearance of life within it.

We are also dedicated to bring the excitement of this quest to our university students through a novel Origins Undergraduate Research Specialization and a future doctoral programme in astrobiology - Canada's first!

Finally, we are excited by our ongoing efforts to involve the public in our various programmes through our outstanding OI public lecture series.

All of this activity requires extensive funding to support. If you wish to be involved with the development of any of our programmes, please consider donating to our institute in the amount that you wish, to the activity of your particular interest. Our activities are:

  • research
  • university education
  • public lectures and outreach.

Your donations are tax deductible and your name will appear as one of the OI's supporters. You will also receive advance information of all of our activities and invitations to special events for donors.

You may also donate by mail. Please make cheques payable to "McMaster University" and make reference to "Origins Institute". Contributions should be mailed to the Origins Institute address:

Origins Institute
ABB 241
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8P 4M1.

For monthly pre-authorized chequing, payroll deductions, or planned gifts, please see

Thank you for your support! We look forward to your participation in our activities and in the growth of our institute.

Ralph E. Pudritz
Director, Origins Institute