In The News

At BC Colleges, we want to acknowledge the successes of our colleges, especially excellence in teaching and community building. We celebrate the many milestones, projects, collaborations and announcements from our colleges on our website, in our monthly newsletter, and throughout our social media channels.

Read about the latest news and activities happening at colleges throughout BC in this month’s What’s New at BC Colleges? e-newsletter.

Camosun College Excels as Top 50 Research College

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Camosun’s continued success as a top research college was again highlighted in this year’s ranking of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges.

Excelling in manufacturing and applied research, Camosun’s research is guided by a strong commitment to innovation and close relationships with local industry.

“It’s exciting to be acknowledged as a national leader among all research colleges in Canada,” says Dr. Richard Gale, Director of Camosun Innovates. “We are honoured by the distinction, and it’s wonderful to be recognized on a national scale for all the great work that has been accomplished. These rankings clearly reflect our dedication to being a space for students, researchers, and local businesses to bring their ideas from dreams to reality.”

As a leader in practical problem solving, Camosun Innovates has garnered a strong local reputation for design thinking, interdisciplinary inquiry, productivity improvement and tech-savvy invention.

“Congratulations to Camosun College and their research community for their continued success,” says Ron Freedman, CEO of Research Infosource Inc. “Camosun’s inclusion in so many of this year’s top categories shows an impressive commitment to supporting new research initiatives and programs.”

Camosun’s dedication to innovation and providing researchers with opportunity and support is highlighted in the annual rankings, which place the college at number two in the country for dollars spent per researcher. As a leader in applied research and innovation, Camosun also ranked as number five among over 200 colleges in Canada for total completed research projects. Examples of recent Camosun innovations include design and manufacturing of competitive equipment for Olympic para-athletes, complex sport simulators, and self-righting watercraft, as well as medical grade face shields, vaccine trays, foam trays and portable decontamination devices to support front-line health care professionals during the pandemic.

Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges is published annually by Research Infosource Inc., and reflects data gathered in the previous year.

Original article from Camosun College

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Okanagan College Creates Job-Ready Workers in Salmon Arm

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Students with limited or no previous experience in trades can access training that will lead to employment and future careers in construction, thanks to a program that starts at the end of January at Okanagan College’s Salmon Arm campus.

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