A new website highlights the important research work McMaster University is doing to meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The site includes profiles of 17 McMaster researchers and their work — each connected to one of the 17 SDGs — and offers a leading practices toolkit for aligning research with the SDGs. The objective is to share these strategies with other institutions and researchers.
This initiative has been funded by a grant from the federal government’s Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC): Sustainable Development Goals Funding Program, awarded to McMaster’s Associate Vice-President Global Health, Andrea Baumann, and her research team in the Global Health Office.
“Our aim with this project has been to create a toolkit that includes leading practices and strategies, showcases the work that is happening across disciplines, and serves as a resource for other institutions and researchers interested in a global framework to tackle the most pressing challenges the world is facing,” explains Baumann.
This website, created in collaboration with Communications and Public Affairs, features the transdisciplinary work taking place across the University. The website also has a report that pulls together the many ways McMaster is driving change through initiatives targeting the SDGs in research, teaching, governance, and community engagement.