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. The HiPE Committee provides direction, advice, and support to the Research and Innovation Office. This Committee was created to advocate, promote, support, and engage in High Impact Practices in Education.

For more information about the HiPE Commttee, visit the Research Groups and Initiatives page on DC Connect.

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.

Proposals from organizations that are seeking research-based solutions to business or social problems are welcomed. 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.​

Made up of faculty and students within the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) department, this committee meets regularly to discuss and support research and scholarship. The BSN Research and Scholarly Activity Committee sets out to create and sustain a climate of research and scholarship; supports the scholarship of teaching and learning; and enhances engagement in research (discovery, integration, and application).

The Research Adjudication Committee (RAC) is a group made up of six elected members from each of the Faculties in the Academic Division. They meet several times a year to adjudicate applications for the Research and Scholarly Activity Travel Fund (RSATF) and Research Incentive Grant (RIG).

For more information about RAC, review the Research Adjudication Committee (RAC) Terms of Reference Document.