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Community Engagement

Our Programs & Initiatives

The Office of Community Engagement has a number of programs and initiatives that sit directly within our office. Learn more below.

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Research Shop Learn More

Works with public, non-profit, and community organizations in Hamilton to provide plain-language answers to research questions.

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Interdisciplinary Minor in Community Engagement Learn More

Designed to provide a foundation of knowledge and skills for participation, relationship building, and collaboration with communities in a principled and effective manner. The Minor consists of both theoretical and experiential components from a diversity of faculties to allow you to apply your skills to a broad range of hands-on opportunities.

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President’s Awards for Community Engaged Research Learn More

Established to recognize both community and campus representatives who have demonstrated a commitment to initiating and supporting excellence in community-campus research initiatives.

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Community-Campus Catalyst Grants Learn More

McMaster’s Office of Community Engagement offers small catalyst grants to McMaster University faculty, staff, students and their community partners through the Community-Campus Catalyst Grant Fund. The Catalyst Fund supports new partnerships that align with the goals of McMaster’s Community Engagement strategy.

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Access Strategy Learn More

McMaster is developing programs and supports to make it easier for academically qualified students from under-represented groups in the Hamilton and surrounding communities to access university education at the undergraduate level.

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CityLAB Hamilton Learn More

An innovation hub that brings together student, academic, and civic leaders to co-create a better Hamilton for all. CityLAB works with city staff members to identify complex challenges and matches them with faculty and courses from Hamilton’s three post-secondary institutions: Mohawk College, McMaster University, and Redeemer University College.