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Community Engagement

Student Ambassadors and Communities of Practice

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Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning Staff Collective

The Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning Staff Collective endeavours to create an inviting forum where staff dedicated to fostering community-engaged learning (CEL) across campus, can engage in meaningful conversations. The objective is to enhance cross-unit collaboration, promote communication, and facilitate the exchange of valuable resources.

If you are interested in participating in the Staff Collective, please complete this form.

Community-Engaged Research Community of Practice

The Community-Engaged Research Community of Practice aims to foster connections among staff and faculty across all departments and faculties at McMaster University. Members facilitate discussions on available supports for community-engaged research (CER), share insights on current and past projects, discuss challenges and successes, create partnerships for future research, identify gaps, and advocate for support within the university infrastructure. Some of the discussions and priorities include addressing equitable compensation, resources, technology, and ethics in community-engaged research.

The group meets bi-monthly both in-person and online. 

Student Ambassadors

The Student Ambassadors group, comprising undergraduate students from various faculties engaged in or having completed OCE programs, offers a platform for like-minded individuals to connect. It facilitates practical experience in community-engaged work, extends learning from programs like the Research Shop and the Interdisciplinary Minor in Community Engagement, and provides support from OCE staff. The Ambassadors collaboratively execute promotional campaigns, co-create projects addressing real-world challenges, offer feedback to enhance programs, and implement social programming to strengthen relationships among McMaster students interested in community engagement.

Students are expected to commit a minimum of 1 hour per week over the academic term (September-April).