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The Research and Innovation Office

The Research and Innovation Office (RIO) fosters pure and applied research at Douglas College.

We support faculty in pursuit of their research goals in the context of a teaching-oriented institution, helping them apply for funding, include students in their research programs, and take applied research into the community.


  • Collaborates with community groups, small and medium enterprises, and non-governmental organizations to link faculty and students to projects that demonstrate the value of their knowledge and skills.


  • Connects faculty and students from across the College so they can work on interdisciplinary projects.


  • Helps faculty apply for internal funding and external grants


  • Liaises between researchers and funding agencies


  • Administers research funding awards through the Finance department


  • Facilitates the purchase of specialized equipment


  • Conducts workshops on innovative research practices, methods, and applications


If you have a project you want to talk to us about or represent an industry partner who might want to work with our students, please email us