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Past Projects

Learn more about past Research Shop projects on MacSphere.

2022 Projects

Understanding the Suitability and Perceived Value of the YMCA Beyond the Bell Program Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for YMCA of Hamilton-Burlington-Brantford

Research Method(s): Surveys, Interviews, Focus groups

Evaluating the Economic and Social Impacts of the Barton Village Festival Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Barton Village BIA

Research Method(s): Surveys, Interviews

Review and scan of core municipal public engagement principles Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for City of Hamilton, Government and Community Relations

Research Method(s): Literature review, Environmental Scan

Environment Hamilton Internal Evaluation of Climate Justice Principles and Best Practices Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Environment Hamilton

Research Method(s): Literature review, Interviews 

Community Benefits for Hamilton LRT Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Hamilton Community Benefits Network

Research Method(s): Surveys, Focus groups 

A Review of Mixed-Income and Equitable Transit-Oriented Development Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for the Hamilton Community Land Trust

Research Method(s): Literature review

Examining the IELECT Hamilton Resident Survey: A Visual and Thematic Analysis Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for IELECT.

Research Method(s): Spatial analysis, Thematic analysis

Volunteer Recruitment and Sustainability: Personal Motivations and Organizational Influence Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Grandmothers to Grandmothers.

Research Method(s): Literature review

A just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic for people with disabilities: Descriptive analysis of Canadian survey data Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for the Disability Justice Network of Ontario.

Research Method(s): Thematic analysis

A 'safer' space: Investigating ways to improve emergency shelter services for transgender and non-binary clients Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Good Shepherd Women’s Services.

Research Method(s): Literature review, Key informant interviews

An Environmental Scan of Organizations Supporting Racialized Students in Canada Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Hamilton Students for Justice.

Research Method(s): Environmental scan

Educating the Educable: Reviewing Best Practices for Academic Learning Programs Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Empowerment Squared.

Research Method(s): Literature review

Strategies to make Cohousing affordable for seniors in Canada: An environmental scan Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Hamilton Aging in Community.

Research Method(s): Environmental scan

2021 Projects

Elements of Anti-racist Early Childhood Education: A Literature Review Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Stoney Creek Montessori.

Research Method(s): Literature Review

Evaluating the Economic and Social Impacts of Street Closures on Locke Street Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for the Locke Street BIA.

Research Method(s): Surveys, interviews

Expanding the Reach of Gender-Affirming Care in Hamilton Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for the Hamilton Trans Health Coalition.

Research Method(s): Literature review, Surveys

An Environmental Scan of Life Science Cluster Organizations in Canada and Internationally Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Synapse Life Science Consortium.

Research Method(s): Environmental scan

A Guide to Outcomes Evaluation for the Steel Town Athletic Club's Athletic Development Program Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Steel Town Athletic Club.

Research Method(s): Literature review

Reclaiming our streets: A review of the relationship between race, street safety, and comfort in public places Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Environment Hamilton.

Research Method(s): Literature review, Environmental scan

Understanding the Needs and Concerns of Communities Affected by Hate in Hamilton Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion.

Research Method(s): Focus groups

A Guide to Inclusive and Meaningful Research with Hamilton Newcomers Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council.

Research Method(s): Key informant interviews

Recommendations for designing supportive housing for women and gender-diverse individuals Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Mary-Elizabeth Vaccaro and Jennie Vengris (McMaster School of Social Work).

Research Method(s): Literature review

Investigating the Social Service Needs of Hamilton's Muslim Community: Results from Key Informant Interviews Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Mishka Social Services.

Research Method(s): Interviews

Transforming Democracy: An Environmental Scan of Participatory Budgeting Processes in Canada and Internationally Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Hamilton Students for Justice (HS4J), formerly know as the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Kids Need Help.

Research Method(s): Literature review, Environmental scan

Nowhere to Go: An Environmental Scan of Outdoor Public Washroom Initiatives in North America Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for the Beasley Neighbourhood Association.

Research Method(s): Environmental scan

2020 Projects

The Efficacy of Trauma Informed Yoga as a Trauma Therapy Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Quite a Stretch Yoga.

Research Method(s): Literature Review

Evaluating the Kiwanis ABACUS Program Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club.

Research Method(s): Surveys

Finding a Place to Call Home: An Environmental Scan of Newcomer Affordable Housing Across Canada Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for The Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council (HIPC).

Research Method(s): Literature review, Environmental scan

Strengthening Diversity and Inclusivity in the Hamilton Community Land Trust: Recommendations from Interviews and the Literature Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for The Hamilton Community Land Trust.

Research Method(s): Literature review, Interviews

Evaluating the Impact of Community Development Work in the South Mountain Community Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Hamilton East Kiwanis Non-profit Homes and Victoria Park Community Homes.

Research Method(s): Surveys, Interviews, Focus groups, Document analysis

Speqtrum Check-in Program Evaluation Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Speqtrum.

Research Method(s): Literature review, Surveys, Interviews

Assessing Workforce Recruitment Strategies of Local Hamilton Employers Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for the Industry Education Council of Hamilton.

Research Method(s): Surveys, Interviews

 

Reviewing the efficacy of community-based treatment for eating disorders Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Body Brave.

Research Method(s): Literature review

Mathstronauts High School Program Needs Assessment Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Mathstronauts.

Research Method(s): Surveys, Environmental scan

Measuring Social Impact in Arts and Cultural Organizations: A Review Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for the Dundas Valley School of Art.

Research Method(s): Literature review

Financial Empowerment Programs in Canada: An Environmental Scan Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for the Social Planning and Research Council.

Research Method(s): Environmental scan

ACHIEVES Program Evaluation Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for the John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area.

Research Method(s): Surveys, Interviews, Focus groups

2019 Projects

Empowerment Squared: Volunteer Recruitment, Engagement and Retention Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Empowerment Squared.

Research Method(s): Literature review, Surveys, Interviews

Community Arts Programming in Southern Ontario Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Visual Arts Brampton.

Research Method(s): Environmental scan

Redesign of Data Collection Processes and Tools Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for St. Matthew’s House.

Research Method(s): Literature review, Interviews, Document analysis

Identifying Gaps in Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Support Services in the Greater Hamilton Area Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for PATH Employment and Erich’s Cupboard.

Research Method(s): Environmental scan, Interviews

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Assessment of the Office of Community Engagement Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop on behalf of the McMaster Office of Community Engagement and the Equity and Inclusion Office.

Research Method(s): Literature review, Interviews

The Successes of Community Benefits Agreements Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for the Hamilton Community Benefits Network.

Research Method(s): Literature review, Key Informant interviews

A halfway house for Indigenous men: Moving towards individual healing and public safety Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for John Howard Society Hamilton.

Research Method(s): Literature review, Interviews

Evaluating Hamilton's Cycling Master Plan Progress, and Municipal Cycling Program Budget Figures Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Cycle Hamilton.

Research Method(s): Document analysis

Best Practices and Innovative Examples of an e-Mental Health Platform for the Prevention and Treatment of Eating Disorders Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Body Brave.

Research Method(s): Literature review, Environmental scan

Knowledge of and Interest in Apprenticeships Among Hamilton's Literacy and Basic Skills Learners Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for The Adult Basic Education Association.

Research Method(s): Surveys, Interviews, Focus groups

Clients' interest in purchasing low-cost staple products at the Venture Centre Marketplace, and suggested prices Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for the Good Shepherd Venture Centre Marketplace.

Research Method(s): Surveys

Gibson and Landsdale Area (GALA) Planning Team Guidebook Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for the GALA Community Planning Team.

Research Method(s): Oral history

Starting and Operating a Cycling Without Age Chapter in a Care Facility Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Nancy Gray and Jill Axisa.

Research Method(s): Literature review, Interviews

Highway 6: A Barrier to Wildlife Movement? Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for The Cootes to Escarpment Ecopark System.

Research Method(s): Literature review

 

Mobility Lab Evaluation: Striving for Collective Impact Learn More

Prepared by the McMaster Research Shop for Mobility Lab.

Research Method(s): Focus groups