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Research Shop Testimonials

What Our Volunteer Research Associates Have to Say

The Research Shop was a wonderful experience as it helped me to build on knowledge and skills gained during school, interact with many different individuals, learn about a new research topic, and provide something which is useful to the community partner.

I had a great experience… I would love to be involved again, I learned so much about the specific topic and I learned so much from my teammates!

I learned how to collaborate across multiple stakeholders including community organizations and academia … It was important experiential learning for me to see and participate in resolving conflicting expectations between what the community partner envisioned and what was methodologically sound for a research synthesis.”

What Our Community Partners Have to Say

Tabassum Wynne, Muslim Advisory Council of Canada

The group we worked with was fantastic. The research will help us in our advocacy efforts with each level of government. A lot of organizations like ours have limited resources and can’t produce quality work like this. We are so grateful to the Research Shop for taking a burden off of our shoulders and supporting the work that we are doing. We will definitely be utilizing this resource again!

Shawna Maclellan, YMCA Beyond the Bell

I would like to thank the team. Working at a charity we do not have all of the university resources at our fingertips and often times, staff are pulled in different directions with competing priorities. You provided the YMCA a tool that will be used for years to come in order to help us serve children in need.

Staff Member, Hamilton Trans Health Coalition

I have now worked in two separate organizations who have partnered with the McMaster Research Shop, and both experiences have been highly enjoyable and incredibly valuable to the work of the respective organizations. I would eagerly recommend them to any community organization interested in engaging in research!

Alexandra Brodka, Hamilton-Burlington Trails Council

The Research Shop met our need to have an organized way of presenting all of the benefits of this project to potential stakeholders.

Judy Travis, Workforce Planning Hamilton

This report will be distributed widely in the employment and training community in Hamilton.