C.A. Klassen, Research Coordinator for the Office of Community Engagement will discuss McMaster University’s experience launching and developing a co-curricular research shop model to respond to community research requests.
A research shop is a co-curricular post-secondary initiative where student volunteers work on research projects in the community. In the context of funding cuts in post-secondary education, lean and precarious resources for non-profit organizations, and multiple drivers towards experiential education, how does a research shop respond most effectively to community research requests? This webinar will present McMaster University’s experience formalizing its research shop, striving to be sustainable and relevant while balancing community needs and student experiences