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Building KPU Through Applied Research

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…opportunities to tackle complex real world problems, engage in discovery and innovation with industry, community, and government partners in key sectors of the economy and society.

…KM involves the transformative impact of collaborations between academic research and expertise in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. KT allows for the results of these collaborations to be broadly exchanged and disseminated.

by combining experiential learning with discovery and innovation (e.g. in the thematic sectors identified here), students can acquire techniques and methods to engage successfully in research and scholarship.

…encompasses processes that allow for analyzing and synthesizing information in innovative and creative ways to empower life-changing ideas.

…helps scholars to mediate successfully between the ecological, social and economic interests at different geographical scales.

…describes products and services that improve process efficiencies, optimize material resources and energy efficiency, reduce environmental pollution, and minimize waste.

…focuses on the application of procedures, devices, systems, skills, and organized knowledge around health to build and support vibrant, healthy, and sustainable communities.

KPU is developing its cutting-edge curriculum and hands-on learning experiences to equip students with the practical knowledge, skills and abilities in four major areas of applied research: Design Thinking, Sustainability Thinking, building Healthy Communities, and innovations in Clean Technology.

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March 10, 2017 at 8 AM PST Knowledge IN: Knowledge sharing inside your organization - REGISTER for FREE WEBINAR

March 13, 2017 deadline for SSHRC International Policy Idea Competition - Ten entries will received $3,000 each.  English: PDF icon SSHRC_canada_foreign_policy_poster_eng_janv_2017_final.pdf  Français: PDF icon SSHRC_canada_foreign_policy_poster_fr_janv_2017_final.pdf

Starting May 2017 CFI will allow colleges to submit up to two proposals under each College Industry Innovation Fund (CIIF) stream