Major Collaborative Research Initiative


Prof. Annmarie Adams and 24 other researchers in six countries are part of an interdisciplinary team to receive $2.5 million in MCRI (Major Collaborative Research Initiative) research funding over seven years from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Led by sociologist Prof. Pat Armstrong from York University, the group will explore promising practices for understanding and organizing long-term residential healthcare. The methodology of the project is particularly innovative, including thematic clustering, site switching, and rapid ethnographies.

Prof. Adams' specific contribution will be to identify promising architectural trends in current facilities and to evaluate the benefits and pitfalls of both residential and medical design models. U2 student Eve Lachapelle will participate in the project this summer as part of the Faculty's SURE (Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering) program.

For more information about the funding, please see the York University media release.