McMaster opens storefront office to foster community-engaged research

February 18, 2014

McMaster University has opened a new research office, called the Action Research Commons Hamilton (The ARCH), in a Hamilton storefront, which aims to foster community research partnerships. The space can be used by any McMaster researcher, or by researchers from other institutions affiliated with the university. McMaster has signed a 5-year lease agreement with Homestead Christian Care, the owners of the building. “We hope that The ARCH will provide both scholars and community members with an opportunity to engage with and learn from each other and that it will help to nurture relationships that deepen and enhance community-engaged scholarship in Hamilton," says McMaster Dean of Graduate Studies Allison Sekuler. McMaster News Release | Hamilton Spectator