Research at the College

Research at the College is facilitated by the Research and Innovation Office (RIO). 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. RIO connects faculty to research funding and students to research programs. Through strong partnerships with local groups, we take applied research to the community.

We collaborate 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.

Throughout the year, we conduct workshops on innovative research practices, methods, and applications, and organize events where community researchers share their latest developments.

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


The Research and Scholarly Activity Travel Fund and Research Incentive Grants support research at Douglas College, recognizing what is already being undertaken and providing further funding opportunities to build institutional and faculty capacity.

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Research Groups

The High Impact Practices in Education (HiPE) Committee is made up of the Faculty Research Coordinator, Research & Innovation Coordinator, and one elected faculty from each of the College faculties.

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Find a Researcher

Douglas College researchers bring an outstanding depth of knowledge to their field. Our researchers are passionate about their work and committed to including undergraduate students in their ventures.

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Research Ethics & Policies

The mandate of the REB is to ensure that ethical principles are applied to all research involving human subjects. It has a role to educate researchers and to review and monitor research proposals and projects.

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The Government of Canada Research Support Fund

Douglas College receives funding from the Government of Canada’s Research Support Fund program to support the ongoing costs associated with the management and administration of the Research and Innovation Office.

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Student Research Opportunities

Get involved in research to gain new skills and network with our research experts. Every semester, dozens of research projects take place at the College.

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