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Canadore sets its research direction

Jul 10, 2020 | Cindy Males, Public Relations and Communications Specialist

Canadore's first formal research strategy is now complete, setting a firm direction for the college’s applied research initiatives that will enhance student learning opportunities.  

“It is the focus of where we are guiding our attention, and our efforts for the next two years,” said Dr. Christina DeRoche, Research Manager at Canadore. “It is about building capacity within the faculty and staff, providing support to them both, and highlighting the champions within our institution who are achieving remarkable outcomes." 

‘It is about working with our community partners to help them solve real-day problems that need attention. It really does focus on providing experiential learning and allow students to have the skillsets needed in our everyday economy. I think that’s where the college shines. Now with a strategy in place, one of the goals is to increase that student capacity within research opportunities”  

“The Research Strategy will assist Canadore to grow industry-academic collaborations,” said Deidre Bannerman, the Director of Canadore’s Academic Centre of Excellence. “The document helps prioritize an “awareness campaign” that promotes the college’s research goals." 

Canadore focuses on applied research, to develop creative solutions to real-world challenges. The genomics laboratory, ICAMP (Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Prototyping), and The Village are three examples of research enterprises at the college. The new Research Strategy supports Canadore’s strategic plan Solutions 2022.  

”The 2020 - 2022 Research Strategy is a reflection of our commitment to social responsibility as a higher education institute, recognizing our key role in knowledge creation and dissemination, said Dr. Ahmed Obaide, Canadore’s Vice-President Academic. 

“The research strategy is a major component contributing to Canadore reaching its strategic objectives,” said Canadore President George Burton. “The strategy will act as a guiding document as we continue to evolve as a solution-focused institution of higher learning” 

The Research Strategy can be found by visiting the Downloads page at



Canadore College trains people through applied learning, leadership and innovation. It provides access to over 80 full-time quality programs and has outstanding faculty and provides success services to students from nearly 400 Canadian communities and 15 international countries. The College and its students add nearly $244 million to the Nipissing Parry Sound Service Area economy. Approximately 1,000 students graduate from Canadore each year, and they join 46,000 alumni working across the globe. Canadore receives less than 50 per cent of its traditional funding from the provincial Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and relies on its own innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors and generous donors for the balance.


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