The Office of Applied Research is responsible for all facets of research administration at the College. Our mission is to provide applied research services to business and industry, health and community services, and educational partners. The prime responsibility of the Office of Applied Research is to provide services to assist in furthering the research capability of the College. We assist in locating funding support for research (for both faculty and companies) and provide administrative and service support to research contracts and grants. The Office of Applied Research is responsible for keeping faculty informed of Conestoga's research policies, and ensuring these policies and procedures are followed. We also work to promote the research capabilities and interests of the College to external partners and funding sponsors. Our staff handles intellectual property issues that arise out of College research in a manner consistent with the public interest and the role and image of the College.
The Office of Applied Research provides research support to companies who are interested in becoming involved in research, or enhancing their existing research capacity. We bring the services of our technically-trained faculty, staff and students, our state-of-the-art equipment, and our knowledge of research funding programs to work for regional employers. For additional information on our services, and how we can help your company become more competitive, see the Working with Conestoga webpage.
The Office of Applied Research reports through the Research Board and the Vice-President (Applied Research) to the President. Day-to-day operations are managed by the Director, in consultation with the Vice-President (Applied Research). The Industry Liaison Officer works closely with companies to define the technical specifications of research projects and promote college research activities in the region. The Secretary provides day-to-day support for the office.
For general inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-748-5220, Ext. 2349
For inquiries related to research ethics, please contact email@example.com (or call 519-748-5220, extension 2349), or Russell Foubert, Co-Chair of the REB, at firstname.lastname@example.org (or call 519-748-5220, extension 3106) or David Smiderle, Co-Chair of the REB, at email@example.com (or call 519-748-5220, extension 3871).
Office of Applied Research
Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
299 Doon Valley Drive
Kitchener , Ontario N2G 4M4
We encourage you to look around our website and give us a call if you have any questions about research at Conestoga, or if you wish to discuss your research needs. We are here to help! Please feel free to contact any one of us for further assistance