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To play a key role in the economic development of our community by providing applied research services that enable our local and regional enterprises to succeed in the marketplace.


The Applied Research Centre’s goal is to facilitate applied research activities at our college that involve our industry and community partners, our faculty, staff and students and utilize our comprehensive physical resources. These activities and experiences provide benefits to all parties and bring a new level of energy and enthusiasm to the college environment.


The Applied Research Centre is committed to helping local and regional enterprises adapt new technologies and develop new and improved products and processes that enable them to be competitive in today’s global marketplace. At the same time, we provide our students, faculty and staff the opportunity to participate in real-world research projects that address and solve real-world challenges. This gives our students a strong market advantage and enhances the development of our faculty and staff members.

As your first point of contact to explore our services and opportunities for applied research and development, the Centre provides you with access to the college’s resources.

We have existing research capacity in many areas including:

  • Renewable Energy
  • GIS
  • Health Informatics
  • Environment
  • Automotive and Heavy Duty Equipment lab equipped for testing and analysing bio-diesel fuel and Hybrid vehicles
  • A manufacturing facility with the capacity to design and develop various parts and prototypes
  • Health and Life Science labs supported and driven by the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Practical Nursing, Occupational Therapist Assistant / Physiotherapist Assistant and Fitness and Health Promotion programs
  • Video Gaming
  • Invasive Species
  • Electrical, electronics and IT

In addition to R&D services, we also help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to identify funding opportunities and prepare applications for R&D assistance and tax credits.


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