McMaster’s Office of Community Engagement was formed in 2016 to develop new community-university partnerships. In January 2019 McMaster began piloting a Community Based Research Coordinator role, which facilitates and supports research at McMaster with connection and benefit to Hamilton communities through the Research Shop, supporting connections between faculty members and community groups, and liaising between partners and regional and national CBR networks. Becoming a member of CBRC was a natural way to build connections with other CBR partners across Canada. One early way that we have been able to support CBR in Hamilton was by co-organizing a report launch and knowledge mobilization event of a project led by Dr. Suzanne Mills entitled “Mapping the Void: Two-Spirit and LGBTIQ+ Experiences in Hamilton.”
Please feel free to have a look at the McMaster Office of Community Engagement’s new website!