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The Queen Street Billboard Project

NBCCD

The new billboards on display in downtown Fredericton are designed to intrigue your sense of thought – they reframe the concept of how a typical billboard is used and showcase colourful eye-catching designs that each have a story to tell. This project flips the marketing norms to use billboards as exhibition space, and to give…

Technology Fair reveals bright student ideas

Centennial College

Centennial College vaulted into the Top 10 Canadian Research Colleges ranking for 2016, the first time in the college’s history. There is no finer way to showcase the next generation of innovators at Centennial than with the Technology Fair put on by the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science (SETAS). The college’s 7thannual fair was…

Testing photovoltaic reliability for a brighter future

Centennial College

Centennial College has been working on a solar module reliability project in tandem with electronics manufacturing giant Celestica, giving students a chance to get a more robust understanding of photovoltaic (PV) panel reliability. The initiative, funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), involves collecting real-time data to build models that…

A recipe for realism

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

High-tech mannequins and healthcare technologies beeping at different intervals are an integral part of Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s simulation labs, where health sciences and nursing students learn and study. The one thing missing from these applied learning, high-tech labs were materials and substances that simulate the bodily fluids and textures of practicing health care on a real…

Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production: Seeking Solutions with Livestock Producers

Olds College

In September 2016, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced the development of a series of state-of-the-art research facilities to be established across Canada. One of these research centres, the Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production, has been awarded to Olds College. The new centre will help livestock producers by enhancing…

NBCCD Textile Design Alumna Emily Blair Weaves a Poem

NBCCD

Featured on CreatedHere: Weaving is a code that transcends mediums. Known by an exclusive group of highly skilled craftspeople, this code empowers the weavers who use it to create something incredible from nearly nothing: from string into cloth, and sometimes beyond. Emily Blair is an up-and-coming weaver on the verge of graduating with her Diploma in…

Innovative ideas spark imaginations

Capilano University

An innovative tactic that Capilano University business students devised to get young adults to interact with eBay helped them win second place at the American Marketing Association’s (AMA) 39th Annual International Collegiate Conference in March. Tasked with attracting 18-35-year-olds to the online platform, CapU’s AMA case team mashed together the concept of a large digital…

Selkirk College partners with local businesses to enhance innovation

Selkirk College

The Selkirk College-SME Applied Research & Technology Solutions (SMARTS) project drew to a close at the end of February. This multi-year project saw Selkirk College staff and students working with businesses around the region to tackle applied research questions aimed at helping partners use innovative approaches and technologies to enhance their operations. “One of the goals of…

Entrepreneurship Takes Off with the Lean LaunchPad program at Algonquin College

Algonquin College

A world-renowned pre-accelerator program, Lean LaunchPad is taught at over 200 universities worldwide, and back in February the team at Algonquin launched their very own version of the class. Although the AC version differed, in various ways, from the original, they both had at their core, the idea that participants ‘get out of the building’…

Virtual Reality 3D Modeling Software Created by Student Researchers at the Algonquin College Office of Applied Research & Innovation

Algonquin College

Masterpiece VR is a Virtual Reality application used to create stunning 3D art, including sculptures, paintings, and even whole scenes. This is all achieved through a combination of PhD level mathematics, cutting-edge technology and professional grade software/UI design. The technology also makes it possible for multiple users to collaborate seamlessly in real time across the globe…

CCNB-BTSC plays an important role in New Brunswick!

CCNB

CCNB’s Biorefinery Technology Scale-Up Centre (CCNB-BTSC) provides research and development services for the biotechnology and bioproducts development industry. Very flexible in its approach, the CCNB-BTSC offers its support and expertise to companies of all sizes for projects of variable duration. Its employees are interested in the impact of each project and they assist companies in…

New simulator puts paramedic students in the driver’s seat

JIBC

A generous in-kind donation will give students in the Paramedic Academy at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) the opportunity to safely practice important driving skills at the New Westminster campus. The new driving simulator generously provided by Alberto Montoto of MONCAR Simulators Ltd. incorporates one of the most advanced simulation systems available to…

JIBC research shows resiliency training program could help reduce incidences of post-traumatic stress

JIBC

Training people to build personal resilience before experiencing a potentially traumatic situation could help reduce incidences of post-traumatic stress among first responders, concludes a recent research project by the Justice Institute of British Columbia. The study, “Building Personal Resilience in Paramedic Students,” involved 81 paramedic students who completed a survey measuring personal resilience before completing…

JIBC develops fentanyl safety resource for first responders

JIBC

With overdoses and fatalities stemming from fentanyl use reaching epidemic proportions, the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) has launched a fentanyl website for first responders. “First responders are currently adapting to the danger that fentanyl presents to their personal safety,” said Steve Schnitzer, director of the JIBC Police Academy. “The first step is improving our…

Portage College awarded Innovation of the Year Award

Portage College

Portage College been awarded the Innovation of the Year Award for its 360 virtual tour recruitment tool by The League for Innovation in the Community College. Portage College, Canada, has static 360 virtual tours for students. We have shifted to using this technology as a strategic marketing and recruitment tool. Our recruitment team will travel…

Fleming College joins Peterborough’s Innovation Cluster, will create space for use by business & tech students

Fleming College

from the Peterborough Examiner: Fleming College will be part of the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster’s new VentureNorth incubator project. The organization announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Fleming College. The deal will see Fleming occupy 1,000 square feet of dedicated space for use by business and technology students. The Applied Project space…

NSCC receives $15.2 million to construct a Trades Innovation Centre at the college’s Pictou campus

Nova Scotia Community College

Nova Scotia youth will benefit from a $15.2 million investment that will help construct a Trades Innovation Centre at the Nova Scotia Community College Pictou Campus. “This is an example of government creating opportunities for young Nova Scotians. A career in the skilled trades is a smart choice,” said Ms. Regan. “A new educational Trades…

Niagara College to expand services with new Tech Access Centre for the Canadian Food & Wine Institute Innovation Centre

Niagara College

Niagara College will continue to expand its services and equipment for Niagara’s food and beverage innovators as a result of today’s announcement of $1.75 million over five years from the federal government to create a Technology Access Centre (TAC) for the Canadian Food and Wine Institute Innovation Centre. The Hon.  MaryAnn Mihychuk, minister of Employment,…

Lethbridge College Applied Research & Innovation Centre invites community to take part in hands-on learning and entrepreneurship training

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College’s Centre for Applied Research and Innovation and its partners are inviting the community to campus for a host of different hands-on learning opportunities and entrepreneurship training programs. Two of the programs are focused on aquaponics, a growing academic discipline which combines aquaculture (farming fish or other aquatic species such as shrimp, lobster, mussels…

Okanagan College professors among the recipients of the Trico Social EnterPrize award for innovation in social enterprise

Okanagan College

A team consisting of two Okanagan College professors and one student researcher are among only five teams across the country to be awarded prestigious research grants from the Trico Charitable Foundation. Dr. Kyleen Myrah and Kerry Rempel of the Okanagan College School of Business, along with Cassandra McColman, a third-year business student, recently received a…

Canada invests $35 million in NAIT for new productivity and innovation building

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)

from the Edmonton Sun:  Post-secondary polytechnic education is getting a boost in Edmonton thanks to a nearly $35-million federal grant announced Wednesday. The funding is earmarked for a new productivity and innovation building at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology that is expected to partner with industry to solve problems and create jobs. “The building…

Fanshawe College receives $6.2M from Canada and Ontario to establish Centre for Advanced Research and Innovation in Biotech

Fanshawe College

from the London Free Press: Fanshawe College is setting up a biotechnology research centre with the help of $6.2 million in federal and provincial funding. Fanshawe will establish the Centre for Advanced Research and Innovation in Biotechnology in renovated space in the D block of the school’s main campus in London. Dave Machacek, chairperson of Fanshawe’s…

Algonquin College forms new partnership with The Ottawa Hospital in health research, innovation and training

Algonquin College

Algonquin College and The Ottawa Hospital are embarking on a unique partnership in health research, innovation and training. The College has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Hospital’s research institute to “encourage and facilitate the development of mutually beneficial linkages” in areas such as digital health, clinical trials and biotherapeutics manufacturing. “I am very…

Lakeland College launches “The Way Forward,” a free online resource for military members and their families

Lakeland College

After a successful pilot period, The Way Forward – Transitional Life Skills for Military Members and their Families is now available as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for anyone to access. “We launched the resource on Monday, Oct. 17,” says Dale Pearce, an accessibility advisor in The Learning Commons at Lakeland College. The Way…

Olds College student uses beer production waste to feed livestock

Olds College

from Maclean’s: Before he could legally drink in Canada, Alex Villeneuve brewed his first beer. Growing the herbs and roots on the greenhouse rooftop of his high school, Villeneuve fermented a prize-winning rosemary ginger beer and was declared a first-place winner of Edmonton’s First Official Winter Drink contest, run by the city. Lucky enough to…

Saskatchewan Polytechnic to launch new Innovative Manufacturing program

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is offering 12 seats in its new Innovative Manufacturing program. Beginning September 2017 the two-year diploma program will be delivered at the Regina campus. Saskatchewan’s manufacturing sector identified the need for multi-skilled workers. The cross-discipline design of the proposed program provides students with a breadth of knowledge and skills, ranging from mechanical and…

Vancouver duo working to send 3D printer to the moon with support from BCIT

BCIT

from the Globe and Mail: For Alex and Sergei Dobrianski, the building blocks of an upcoming revolution in the space industry are found in moon dust. Over the past five years, the father-and-son team has been developing the technology to send a 3D printer to the moon that can extract and use the various fine-grained…

Niagara College launches “Makerspace” exploratory digital lab aimed at inspiring innovation

Niagara College

from NiagaraThisWeek.com: The library at Niagara College is continuing to evolve with the times. The ncLibraries and Learning Commons has added another list to its roster of services, and this one goes beyond the traditional thought of what a library may offer. On Jan. 25, ncLibraries celebrated the launch of its new Exploratory Digital Media…

College of the North Atlantic establishes new Workforce Innovation Centre with support from provincial government

College of the North Atlantic

The Provincial Government is establishing a new Workforce Innovation Centre at College of the North Atlantic’s Corner Brook campus. The centre will support and fund activities, research, designs and projects that demonstrate innovation and identify methods to better assists individuals prepare for, find, return to, or maintain sustainable employment. “By using progressive research and leading-edge…

Collège Boréal hosts Third Annual Entrepreneurship content, “The Next Big Innovation is Mine”

Collège Boréal

Collège Boréal hosted its third annual entrepreneurship contest La prochaine innovation, c’est la mienne! (The Next Big Innovation is Mine). Each year, Boréal students are invited to pitch a business concept or prototype that may become the next big thing to a panel of local business partners and business development representatives. As part of the experience, students…

Centennial College and the University of Toronto partner to make clean energy out of wood waste

Centennial College

from the Globe and Mail: Talk about making a silk purse out a sow’s ear, or as is the case in a collaboration between Centennial College and the University of Toronto, making clean energy out of wood waste from the forest industry. According to Gus Wright, faculty member and principal investigator at Centennial’s School of…

Okanagan College students win Inventathon prize with innovative ideas to tackle food security

Okanagan College

Three Okanagan College business students battled their way to first place at UBC Okanagan’s inaugural Inventathon and took home $600 in prize money for their innovative and socially conscious business idea, Refresh. Cameron Starcheski, Cooper Simpson and Darren Gillespie, all members of Okanagan College’s Enactus team, were joined by Jaren Larsen and Pablo Doskoch from…

Lethbridge College partnership helps brings new “poultryponics” approach to vegetable and egg production to life

Lethbridge College

from Blackburn News: A revolutionary new approach to combine vegetable and egg production is being set up in the Northwest Territories. Treena Hein of Farm Credit Canada reports that a Hay River facility may be the first of its kind in the world to employ “Poultryponics”. Polar Egg and AgriArctic have combined efforts with staff…

Red Deer College brings skills training to Montana First Nation through virtual-reality welding program

Red Deer College

Red Deer College was excited to host a partnership event today, celebrating the launch of the innovative Virtual Reality and Co-operative Trades – The Next Generation program. The program, which is possible thanks to a partnership between RDC, Montana First Nation and Worley Parsons Cord, offers Aboriginal learners the opportunity to develop the practical skills,…

Le Cégep de Trois-Rivières lance un nouveau programme en Écodéveloppement et bioproduits dans l’usine pilote d’Innofibre

Cégep de Trois-Rivières

Le Cégep de Trois-Rivières proposera, dès l’automne prochain, un programme complètement revu afin de relancer le département de technologies des pâtes et papiers, qui est sans étudiant depuis le printemps 2011. La direction de la maison d’enseignement trifluvienne espère d’ailleurs que cette nouvelle formation mieux adaptée à l’industrie d’aujourd’hui permettra d’attirer une vingtaine de nouveaux…

Vancouver Island University grad develops Cree-language app to help preserve Indigenous languages

Vancouver Island University

from Global News: The Athabasca Tribal Council wants to make sure indigenous languages are not lost. So it took matters into its own hands — to put language back into the hands of youth. A free app, called ATC Cree, provides hundreds of words with their Cree translation. “It has categories of words,” developer Byron Bates explained.…

Olds College and Red Deer College partner on entrepreneurship and innovation workshops

Olds College, Red Deer College

Olds College and Red Deer College have teamed up to present Start Up Saturdays Central Alberta, a program for students and recent grads focused on entrepreneurship and innovation. Launched March 11, Start Up Saturdays Central Alberta, encourages young entrepreneurs to create a start-up company, and offers training through a series of five workshops that help…

Red River College unveils new malt miso made from beer-brewing byproduct

Red River College

Red River College partnered with two local microbreweries today to unveil a new culinary invention — miso made from spent grain — at an event showcasing the College’s growing Culinary Research and Innovation program, and its impact on food creation in Manitoba. Partners from the province, federal government and industry were among the special guests at…

Okanagan College, UBC Okanagan collaborate on project to find housing for low-income populations

Okanagan College

from Global News: Housing for people with low-income or no income in Kelowna has proven to be a challenge but with the launch of a new website it may become easier to access. Ricky Lee has been homeless in Kelowna since November it hasn’t been an easy task looking for a place to call home.…

Finalists announced for Yukon Innovation Prize from Cold Climate Innovation Centre at Yukon College

Yukon College

from CBC news: Four projects from low-tech to high-tech, but all related to health and well-being, are the finalists for this year’s Yukon Innovation Prize. The annual award is geared each year to a specific area of innovation. Last year, it was northern food security; this year it was wellness. Sharon Katz, one of this year’s finalists, is working…

Cross-country skier develops new “ski claw” device with help from Cold Climate Innovation program at Yukon College

Yukon College

from CBC news:   Whitehorse cross-country skier Doug Hitch is pitching a new device he says is a big step forward for the winter pastime. Hitch has invented what he’s named “ski claws”. They are metal claws permanently attached to skis. They’re engaged with a little kick, and give a skier more grip when climbing hills. On a level,…

Medicine Hat College grad invents horizontal-axis wind turbine to power homes

Medicine Hat College

From Medicine Hat News: A way to generate wind energy on the roof of someone’s home or on a commercial scale has propelled the design of an affordable horizontal axis wind turbine by a Medicine Hat native. A unit about as long as the average couch could produce 1,500 watts, which would be enough for…

Des étudiants en architecture du Cégep de Rimouski créent des œuvres architecturales qui intègrent de la culture aquaponique

Cégep de Rimouski

de Radio-Canada: Les étudiants en architecture du Cégep de Rimouski seront appelés à utiliser la culture aquaponique qui y est développée pour embellir l’établissement. Une somme de 15 000 dollars sera mise à leur disposition pour créer, l’automne prochain, des œuvres architecturales qui intègrent la culture aquaponique. Le professeur en géographie, Jérôme Bossé, souhaite que ce projet…

Innovative neck-pain treatment device to enter next phase of development at Nova Scotia Community College’s Dartmouth campus

Nova Scotia Community College

from CBC news: A Bridgewater, N.S., startup is hoping its pioneering Neck Tronics invention will put an end to chronic neck issues and make rehab and assessment easier. The idea of a machine to treat neck pain comes from chiropractor Bill Smith, who was working on a patient one day at his office and thought there…

Loyalist College student receives $4,000 prize for innovative solutions for individuals with mobility limitations

Loyalist College

Loyalist College is pleased to announce that Brett Lyons, a post-graduate Entrepreneurial Studies – Business Launch (ESBL) student, received $4,000 for Your Mobility Innovations, a start-up pitch he delivered at the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre (DDQIC) Regional Pitch Competition on March 15. Brett is an inventor who has a passion for developing innovative solutions for…

Humber College launches new online space for current and prospective students to find the information they need

Humber College

from the Toronto Star: As part of its effort to support both the professional and personal enrichment of learners of all ages, the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University facilitates a range of unique offerings, says the School’s dean. Among these are its summer intensives and Programs for 50+ series. “These…

Push for Change’s co-creator highlights his road to success through Loyalist College

Loyalist College

from Metro News: When he was 19 years old, Joe Roberts was homeless, addicted to heroin and pushing a shopping cart around Vancouver’s East Side. When he returns this fall at age 50, it’ll be by choice with a custom-built shopping cart he pushed all the way across Canada. Roberts co-created the Push for Change campaign to…

College of the Rockies instructor pilots innovative gamified calculus course

College of the Rockies

College of the Rockies calculus instructor, Leslie Molnar, is teaching Differential Calculus in a fun new way. While fun and calculus are not words that most of us think go together, Molnar has found the means to make it a reality – through gamification. The Winter 2017 Differential Calculus (MATH 103) online course had two…

Red River College celebrates opening of ACE Project Space and North Forge Technology Exchange in “Innovation Alley”

Red River College

Red River College’s ACE Project Space and North Forge Technology Exchange celebrated the grand opening of their new Innovation Alley locations, by officially launching several new initiatives aimed at helping startup businesses innovate and grow. In RRC’s ACE Project Space — part of the College’s thriving Exchange District Campus — Business Information Technology and Business Technology Management students work with entrepreneurs-in-residence on new…

Okanagan College launches innovative apprenticeship program to reduce time away from home & work for electricians

Okanagan College

from the Penticton Herald: An innovative apprenticeship program piloting at Okanagan College aims to help Electricians reduce time away from work and home while training. The Electrician Apprenticeship Level I Blended Program is a new 17-week program that will deliver training through a combination of on-campus and online learning. The online component will cut in-class…

City of Barrie hosts Manufacturing Innovation Summit in partnership with Georgian College and ventureLAB

Georgian College

from The Barrie Examiner: Robots are taking over the world and Barrie is welcoming them in with open arms. Robotic arms, that is. The City of Barrie is hosting a Manufacturing Innovation Summit on April 20 that will bring together industry leaders to discuss emerging technologies in manufacturing for advanced robotics, the Internet of things…

College of New Caledonia launches new dual Medical Imaging and Sonography program

College of New Caledonia

from My Prince George Now: In Prince George, a new medical sonography – also known as ultrasound – diploma program will take in its first batch of students in the fall of 2018. It will be linked with the school’s existing medical radiography diploma and will train 16 students per year. “We’ve always had more…

Sask Polytech announces new Innovative Manufacturing program

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

As of this month Saskatchewan Polytechnic is offering 12 seats in its new Innovative Manufacturing program. Beginning September 2017 the two-year diploma program will be delivered at the Regina campus. Saskatchewan’s manufacturing sector identified the need for multi-skilled workers. The cross-discipline design of the proposed program provides students with a breadth of knowledge and skills,…

Sask Polytech is changing lives through applied-learning opportunities

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Building five houses over five years for Habitat for Humanity, Prince Albert, may seem like a big commitment, but it’s something Saskatchewan Polytechnic was eager to agree to. Now work has begun on the second house, it’s clear Sask Polytech carpentry faculty and students are committed to providing families with homes. “Our carpentry students work…

Ground-breaking Social Finance Pilot assists unemployed Canadians

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Canada has achieved an important milestone in its commitment to social financing for public good. The Government of Canada, private investors, and colleges and institutes are pushing the boundaries of social innovation and impact investing by implementing the first social finance project of its kind in Canada. As the key project intermediary Colleges and Institutes…

Uncovering the mysteries off Nova Scotia’s shoreline

Nova Scotia Community College

from Maclean’s: Soaring over Nova Scotia’s rugged coastline, researcher Dr. Tim Webster and his team map the white ribbon—the near-shore sea bed between the land and deep ocean—helping to unlock the mysteries long-hidden there. As the only academic institution in Canada to own a topo-bathymetric Light Detection and Ranging (lidar) system, Webster’s work with Nova Scotia Community…

Translating ABE Curriculum to Essential Skills for Business

North West College

Adult Basic Education comprises approximately 60% of students at North West College. In 2015-16 alone, NWC graduated 141 students from Level 3 (Adult 10) and Level 4 (Adult 12), more than almost all high schools in our predominantly rural catchment area. Skills development is critical to the long term success of adult learners returning for…

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for Aboriginal Plumbing and Pipefitting students

North West College

Since 2014, North West College has been offering the 17-week, applied-certificate, in plumbing and pipefitting to Aboriginal students in and around Meadow Lake, SK. What makes this program unique is that it is delivered in the heart of a plumbing and pipefitting operation. RobWel Constructors Limited Partnership and Northern Career Quest have welcomed North West…

Niagara College restaurant teams up with Research & Innovation to launch product for retail sale

Niagara College

The Smokin’ Buddha is a local Niagara-based restaurant focused on serving global comfort foods, craft beers and wines. Their restaurant, take-out, farmers market and catering offerings are so popular that they have the need to create products to-go for retail sales that offer great quality, packaging, consistency and shelf-life. They do not have the in-house…

Niagara College Advanced Manufacturing team utilizes 3-D Printing to improve cleaning system

Niagara College

Master Systems (Floorcare Buddy) a floor-care company in Dunnville, Ont. invented the Floorcare Buddy, a safer way to apply floor care products (they even appeared on Dragon’s Den). The owner needed help refining key design components and needed a full set of manufacturing drawings. The R & I team at Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre…

Farm of the Future: Interactive web tool for farmers

Niagara College

Led by Mike Duncan, PhD, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) industrial research chair in Precision Agriculture and Environmental Technologies at NC, the team of researchers, students and recent graduates demonstrated developments they have made in helping mitigate the effects of oncoming weather threats. Six micrometeorological/weather measurement stations were installed in…

A ‘crackling’ prototype

Niagara College

Niagara College won’t go breaking any ‘hearts’ this Valentine’s Day. That’s because its Research & Innovation team has discovered a way to automate the process of cracking delicious heartnuts without breaking their heart-shaped shells or kernels! After a 20-year search for a mechanized ‘heartnut sheller,’ local industry partner Grimo Nut Nursery has found new hope…

NBCCD Support the Creation of Mawi’art: Wabanaki Artist Collective

NBCCD

from Charles Gaffney, Department Head, NBCCD: In 2013, I had a vision regarding our graduating students of the Aboriginal Visual Arts (AVA) Program at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD). How great would it be for them to transition from college to a supporting entrepreneurial environment that would enable them to refine their business…

NBCCD Digital Media Diploma: Explore Cutting Edge Virtual Reality Technology

NBCCD

Imagine you are standing in front of a patient on the operating table. You hear the beep of the heart monitor.  Now imagine cutting into the patient’s chest.  Suddenly, you can see their beating heart, even reach down and touch it… Of course, you can’t actually do this – or can you? “We are living…

Mohawk uses 3-D Printing to bring campus to life for visually-impaired students

Mohawk College

Getting around a college campus- or any institution with a lot of different buildings is difficult even if you have full vision. So imagine how challenging it is for the visual impaired. On a chance tour of Mohawk College’s Additive Manufacturing Resource Centre, visually impaired student Stephanie Leach realized there was an opportunity to make…

Neighbourhood Policing Program Evaluation

Humber College

Humber and TPS are collaborating to evaluate the effectiveness of the Neigbourhood Policing Program (NPP), a program implemented by TPS in May 2013 to reduce crime and increase public safety and public trust in police. Through the program, neighbourhood policing teams were assigned to selected Toronto neighbourhoods to increase police presence and address identified community…

416 Automation works with Humber to create the SeatBOT

Humber College

Through a collaboration with industry partner 416 Automation Inc., Electromechanical Engineering Technology students Theodor Willert and Joshua Donnelly-Robertson took on an innovative project that let them do just that. The students worked with 416 Automation and Humber faculty members Neal Mohammed and Mohammad Al-Rady to design and build an automated, robotic technology that can test…

Applied Research at Holland College

Holland College

The Applied Research department at Holland College supports economic development in Prince Edward Island by solving technical and business problems for industry and community clients using the college’s expertise, equipment and facilities. Applied Research projects enhance the quality of college programs and services and provide unique hands-on learning opportunities for students. Holland College provides subject…

Laurentian and Cambrian collaborate to boost research and innovation in Northern Ontario

Cambrian College

Laurentian University and Cambrian College have formalized an agreement that facilitates the creation of collaborative partnerships and enables faculty, students, and staff at both institutions to pursue large-scale research projects – sharing professional expertise, facilities, equipment, and administrative services in order to boost innovation, productivity, and results. The aim is to harness the resources and…

BCIT goes global with prosthetics innovations

BCIT

3D printing has the potential to transform industries, create synergies and open up new opportunities. At the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s MAKE+ facility, we’re looking into how 3D printing can revolutionize prosthetics. Our researchers hope to create novel prosthetic designs that will provide beauty and function to the users. As part of this vision, BCIT MAKE+…

Micro Grid, Macro Change

BCIT

Working with industry, government, and utility partners, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has built a leading-edge, smart microgrid system on its Burnaby Campus that allows it to test the renewable energy solutions that will form the future of energy. Smart microgrid systems can power remote communities using renewable energy sources such as sun…

BCIT asks, “How do you make hockey skates ‘smarter’?”

BCIT

How do you make hockey skates “smarter”? That was the question BLUR Hockey owner Scott McMillan posed to the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). After having worked for six years with the Adidas Innovation Team, Scott wanted to pursue his own innovative idea—a hockey skate that would track player stride, gait, timing, and balance.…

Algonquin College student research tackles environmental issues affecting Muskrat Lake Watershed

Algonquin College

from the Daily Observer: On Dec. 6, Algonquin College’s Waterfront Campus in Pembroke held an Applied Research Day to give students in the Environmental Technician (E-Tech) Program the opportunity to showcase their work. The E-Tech Program, which was founded five years ago, is a compressed diploma that can be completed in 18 months whereas other…

UFV’s BioPods grow sustainable food and Agtech careers in the community

University of the Fraser Valley

The City of Surrey, the John Volken Academy (JVA), the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), and educational partners have unveiled twin high-tech greenhouses known as BioPods, a City of Surrey vision and a signature made-in-BC agricultural initiative designed as a catalyst for agricultural research and innovation in British Columbia. As the global population marches…

Algonquin College Research Assistant Hired as Microsoft Student Evangelist 

Algonquin College

Under the tutelage of Algonquin’s Office of Applied Research and Innovation and working with industry partner Contextere, students Adesh Shah and Jack Garrard developed a ground breaking application targeted towards industrial work crews. Adesh Shah and Jack Garrard, who are enrolled in the Mobile Application Design & Development and Interactive Media & Design programs respectively,…

Going global—a BCIT prosthetic and orthotic team in India 

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Recently, two BCIT Prosthetics and Orthotics Diploma program students travelled to Koppal, India, to complete their clinical placements with the Samuha Overseas Development Association (SODA), a local NGO. One of SODA’s missions is to address the needs of people living with disabilities in the villages of South India. The students, Malena Rapaport and Shane Bates,…

Algonquin College graphic design students and grads participate in digital comic book project to raise awareness about the immune system and vaccinations

Algonquin College

from Metro Ottawa: “A prominent Ottawa doctor has teamed up with graphic-design prodigies to convince children to get vaccinated. Immunization Warriors is a digital comic book that aims to get children thinking differently about needles and go over the heads of reluctant parents. Comparing viruses to invading extra-terrestrials, the comic aims to explain the role of white…

Lethbridge College adds new way of designing to its Interior Design Technology program

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College Interior Design Technology program launches virtual-reality component to help both students and clients better visual projects. from the Lethbridge Herald: “There’s a new way of designing, and students at Lethbridge College are getting the chance to explore it firsthand. Students in the Interior Design Technology (IDT) program are getting the opportunity to work…

Future Ways of Living Cultural Celebration and Pop-Up Lab

George Brown College

The unique George Brown College Institute without Boundaries (IwB), a Toronto-based educational program and design studio, works to achieve social, ecological, and economic innovation through design collaboration. from George Brown College: “The Institute without Boundaries (IwB) was founded in 2003 by the School of Design at George Brown College, in consultation with Bruce Mau. The…