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The Collaboratory for Research on Urban Neighbourhoods, Community Health and Housing (CRUNCH) is a cluster of research equipment and facilities and a network of affiliated researchers. Housed at McMaster University, CRUNCH is dedicated to examining the complex interactions between housing, neighbourhoods and health. Along with our partners in government, the charitable and nonprofit sectors, community groups, and industry, we collaborate on a number of studies that seek to understand neighbourhood-level, population-based health and child development and their social determinants.   [More]





November 27, 2014.

Check out two stories on Your Ontario Research about the Great Neighbourhoods Visualization Project and other working being done at CRUNCH!

November 21, 2014. CBC Hamilton interviews Dr. James Dunn to ask "Why a revitalized downtown is what hipsters want and seniors need.

November 14, 2014.

 A special section in the Hamilton Spectator highlights positive economic, community and employment developments in Hamilton. Read the main story by Jon Wells "The Ties That Bind" which includes an interview with CRUNCH director Dr. James Dunn.

October 7, 2014 Read "The City We Need" commentary with Terry Cooke of the Hamilton Community Foundation, on municipal policy options to address income and health inequality.

October 1, 2014 Watch an interview with Dr. Dunn about the MUVR on CHCH News.

September 30, 2014. Read about the MUVR system and research possibilities in The Globe and Mail.

 September 29, 2014. Find the schedule for the Research Seminar Series posted in Upcoming Events.

September 25, 2014. "Our greatest strength is our people." Dr. James Dunn and Terry Cooke discuss the need for early childhood interventions in their fourth in a series of commentaries for the Hamilton Spectator.

September 19, 2014. Learn about our new study, the Great Neighbourhoods Visualization Project

Participate in a short survey on the Great Neighbourhoods Project, and suggest research questions!

Read about the MUVR System in the Hamilton Spectator, "McMaster zooms in on Hamilton 'hoods"

August 21, 2014. "Can Hamilton become age- friendly?" Read the third in a series of Hamilton Spectator Commentaries, co-authored by Terry Cooke of the Hamilton Community Foundation, and Dr. Dunn, director of CRUNCH.


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