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The Research and Innovation Office exists to foster and support all forms of research that contribute to the quality of teaching and student learning, and provide greater employment and educational opportunities for students. RIO strives to make the College a place that welcomes new ideas, invention and creativity.
Beyond its campus, the Research and Innovation Office will engage in collaborative relationships with; community groups, small and medium enterprises, non-governmental organizations, and participate in initiatives that further the broader educational mandate of Douglas College.
Moreover, the Research and Innovation Office will work to encourage: research that directly involves students as research assistants; cross-faculty, cross-disciplinary partnerships; and creative endeavours and innovative scholarly pursuits that may fall outside traditional definitions.
Operationally, the Research and Innovation Office will:
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
Some of our ongoing projects include: