Promoting Inclusivity in Physics & Astronomy (PIPA)

Promoting Inclusivity in Physics & Astronomy (PIPA) is a student led group dedicated to making the Department of Physics and Astronomy at McMaster a more inclusive, diverse, and supportive environment.


Our biggest event of the year, Elevate - a Day for Inclusion in Science - is an outreach event aimed at marginalized Grade 10 students from area high-schools to encourage a love for science and see first-hand...

Past Outreach Events

We currently run PIPA Coffee Hours every Friday at 3:30-4:30pm in the Origins Room, as well as numerous events within the Department of Physics and Astronomy, so stay tuned via our social media to learn more!

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Remember: It's not your fault that things are the way they are, but it is your responsibility to do something about them. ― Elena Aguilar
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It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. ― Maya Angelou
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Unity, not uniformity, must be our aim. We attain unity only through variety. Differences must be integrated, not annihilated, not absorbed. ― Mary Parker Follett