McMaster University recognizes that the University and surrounding Hamilton area, including their nature spaces, are situated on traditional territories shared between the Haudenosaunee confederacy and Anishnaabe nations. These lands are protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum belt. The wampum uses the symbolism of a dish to represent the territory, and one spoon to represent that the people are to share the resources of the land and only take what they need.
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Miller’s Grove

McMaster University

Located behind the alumni field, this outdoor space and classroom serves as a memorial to Les Miller, Manager of Operations and Facilities in the Department of Athletics & Recreation from 1988 to 2007.

The space, which can hold up to 30 students, takes advantage of the University’s close proximity to Cootes Paradise, providing a rejuvenating nature space for relaxation and observation. Miller’s Grove is filled with pollinator-friendly native plants and also serves as a butterfly sanctuary and rain garden, while also helping students and local youth learn about the ecology of the area.

To book the outdoor classroom space, contact the McMaster Athletics and Recreation Department ( or use the online booking form.

Millers Grove is located on campus beside the ALTITUDE Compound by Parking Lot H.

Read more about the history of Miller’s Grove here.

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Miller’s Grove

Les Prince Hall, Hamilton, ON L8S 4E8, Canada

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