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Community Engagement

Faculty and Staff

Many staff and faculty members at McMaster are already deeply involved with community in a variety of ways.  Many others are just getting started.

Either way, we know that this work takes a significant amount of time and energy to build relationships and launch new research, education, or service partnerships.  We’re here to help!


Below are some of the most common ways that you can further embed community engagement in your research and education activities, or get involved with the Office of Community Engagement.  If you’re not sure which path to choose, contact us and we can help you figure it out!

Community-Engaged & Experiential Education Resources Learn More

Are you an instructor looking for community-engaged and experiential education resources for remote learning? Visit our resources page which offers guides, webinars, articles, and other resources.

Principles of Community Engagement Workshops Connect With Us

If you are interested in learning more about the Principles of Community Engagement and want to attend a Community-Engaged Education Workshop, please contact our office.

Community- Engaged Education Toolkit Learn More

The Community-Engaged Education Toolkit has been developed to encourage faculty, staff, and students to embed principles of community engagement into their community-engaged teaching and extracurricular partnerships.

President's Awards for Community Engaged Research Learn More

The President’s Award for Community Engaged Research was established to recognize both community and campus representatives who have demonstrated a commitment to initiating and supporting excellence in community-campus research initiatives.

Human Resources Services Learn More

Human Resources is committed to creating and linking McMaster employees to meaningful volunteer opportunities which allows for personal and professional development, provides networking and collaborative opportunities across the University, mobilizes and supports community-driven change, and builds partnerships with the greater community.

CityLAB Learn More

Do you have an experiential or project-based course? Would you like your students to work on a real-life challenge with City staff?

CityLAB is 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 related to the theme areas of Healthy Neighbourhoods, Climate Change, and Municipal Excellence, and matches them with faculty and courses from Hamilton’s three post-secondary institutions: Mohawk College, McMaster University, and Redeemer University College.