Through research-focused community partnerships, Selkirk College’s Applied Research & Innovation Centre supports economic development, regional collaboration, social innovation, technology adoption, and rural capacity building.
The Applied Research & Innovation Centre houses the Office of Applied Research & Innovation, the Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre, the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute, the BC Regional Innovation Chair in Rural Economic Development, and the Advanced Diploma in GIS and Bachelor of GIS programs. It also supports Selkirk College's advanced manufacturing research, various funding programs including SMARTS and TeckServ, and research done by students and instructors.
Selkirk College recognizes that being a valued partner in community economic development and renewal, regional collaboration, social innovation and rural capacity building is critical to our success and the success of our communities. Through research-based partnerships with organizations like MIDAS, Columbia Basin Trust, local governments, and businesses from diverse sectors, our work helps our partners and clients adopt best practices and stay at the leading edge of their industry.
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