Applied Research and Education

Applied Research and Education is a Douglas College initiative that takes a collaborative partnership-based approach to the design, development and delivery of high impact projects in a community setting. We solve real-world problems in real-world contexts to make positive and measurable impacts.

Douglas College students and faculty work together to develop and apply research-driven solutions to partner-identified opportunities.

We welcome proposals from organizations that are seeking research-based solutions to business or social problems. Proposals range from improving an operation for a commercial or community enterprise, to co-working a social impact project for a citizen-based group.

Partnerships are open to for-profit, government, non-government and not-for-profit organizations. Projects are selected on a case-by-case basis that takes into consideration fit, availability of expertise and project feasibility.

Be a Douglas College Applied Research Partner – here’s how!

Send an email to with an expression of your interest. Your email should clearly state the challenges or opportunities you are interested in exploring with Douglas Applied Research and Education, your contact details and availability to talk (in person, by phone or via Skype) and we will take it from there.