Camosun recognized as national leader in applied research

Camosun College reaffirms its standing as a premier applied research institution in Canada, securing a spot among the top 50 research colleges in 2023. This marks the ninth consecutive year that Camosun has been included on this prestigious list.

Witness Blanket VR - RH

The creation of the VR version of the Witness Blanket, being led by Camosun Innovates, allows visitors to explore the project with a VR headset, making the experience accessible from coast to coast to coast.

The award from Research Infosource reaffirms Camosun Innovates – the applied research arm of the college and home to B.C.’s first Technology Access Centre – as a Canadian leader in advanced manufacturing innovation and development. This aligns with the college’s 2023-2028 Strategic Plan of Strengthening the Camosun Advantage, prioritizing student preparation for a rapidly changing world through applied learning.

Camosun Innovates has helped companies address challenging research questions, develop new product designs, and test ideas while allowing companies to retain all of their intellectual property.

"It is an honour to serve the innovation needs of local and regional industry partners across so many economic sectors, and we appreciate the recognition for helping our collaborators address their research needs and meet their productivity goals."

- Dr. Richard Gale, Director of Camosun Innovates.

Renowned for practical problem-solving, Camosun Innovates has earned a strong reputation for design thinking, interdisciplinary inquiry, productivity improvement, and tech-savvy invention. Recent innovations include designing and producing automation solutions for regional manufacturers, competitive composite equipment for Olympic para-athletes, and digital re-imagining Indigenous artwork for the ground-breaking Witness Blanket project.

Camosun's dedication to innovation and support for researchers is evident in its numerous achievements. This year's editorial theme, Solving global challenges through research partnerships and collaborations, resonates with Camosun's mission to address pressing issues through collaborative research efforts.

For more details on Canada's Top 50 Research Colleges and the complete results, visit Research Infosource.

Camosun Innovates, home to B.C.'s first Technology Access Center (TAC) and the Babcock Canada Interaction Lab, stands as a national leader in practical problem-solving. Bridging applied learning with research, design thinking, interdisciplinary inquiry, productivity improvement, and tech-savvy innovation, Camosun Innovates continues to make significant contributions. Learn more about Camosun Innovates.

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