Research and Grants

Canadore College has secured over 3.2 million dollars in funding from a variety of government, private and other sources for research in the past five years. Funded research opportunities have come from the following funders:


NSERC Logo Canadian Institute for Health Ontario Centre for Excellence Innovations Initiatives North National Research Council
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Innovation FedNOR ONCAT

Below is a sample of previous research grants and projects we have engaged in:


2017 to 2020- Lightweight Design of Components Exploration/ Production of Drilling Equipment- This project involved the development and initial validation of designs through prototypes of components for the mast assembly of one exploration and production drill. The research team at Canadore College used detailed load cases and lightweight structural design principles (including topology optimization) to reduce the mass of a number of critical components on the mast assembly.

Total Project Budget: $84,992     NSERC Funded: $74,991


2018 to 2019- Cultural Continuity and Physical Health: Creating a Model of Resiliency Among Indigenous Post-Secondary Students and Their Families- The aim of this proposed research is to develop a physical activity cultural continuity intervention for post-secondary students. The aims of the research are to: (1) Explore how Indigenous students, families, community members, knowledge keepers conceptualize physical activity; and (2) Understand how connecting participants to cultural or ceremonial practices and teachings regarding physical activity, health and food impact the wholistic wellbeing of our Indigenous student population and their families.

Total Project Budget: $149,858                  CIHR Funded: $149,858


2019 to 2020- College Voucher for Technology Adoption - In an effort to build on the resilience and optimistic attitude of Northern Ontario businesses, Canadore College’s Broadcasting – Television and Video Production program partnered with 10 Northern Ontario, small to medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) to develop high quality, professional corporate videos to be adopted by these partners for marketing and promotional endeavors. These videos were used for direct marketing initiatives, and social media platforms such as LinkedIn and YouTube.

Total Project Budget: $160,000                  OCE Funded: $80,000


Please contact the Research Office with any questions, comments and/or ideas -