Bow Valley College Named a Top Research College
Calgary – Bow Valley College is proud to receive recognition as one of Canada’s top 50 research colleges in the annual Research Infosource rankings. The college makes its debut on the list at No. 44 for the fiscal year 2019 in the large institution category. It also ranks No. 2 in the country for growth over the previous year, with Bow Valley College’s research income increasing by 522 per cent.
“Bow Valley College is having a tremendous year on the research and innovation front, with a strong emphasis on cultivating our community and industry partnerships to solve real-world challenges,” says Dr. Cheryl Kinzel, Dean of Research and Innovation, Bow Valley College. “Involving our students in applied research projects will give them the skills they need to succeed when they graduate and find employment,” says Kinzel.
A $2.1 million funding grant from Employment and Social Development Canada’s Office of Literacy and Essential Skills is among the research income awarded to Bow Valley College. The project will improve reading and document use skills, which will improve success rates in apprenticeship training.
The Government of Alberta, Labour and Immigration also granted funding for numerous initiatives including, supporting emerging entrepreneurial decisions for newcomer women ($302,683), enhancing workplace safety and equity through newcomer youth-employer collaboration ($297,667), and enhancing workplace safety and wellbeing for immigrant women ($105,694).
Bow Valley College is also proud to have received $25,000 in funding from the Alberta Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund to create a culture of inclusion on campus.
“Congratulations to Bow Valley College on joining the ranks of Canada's top research colleges,” says Ron Freedman, CEO, Research Infosource Inc. “Bow Valley College epitomizes how college research supports its local community.”
“Making this prestigious list is a significant achievement for Bow Valley College. It underscores our commitment to developing high-quality research opportunities that will enrich the learning experiences of our students,” says Dr. Misheck Mwaba, President and CEO of Bow Valley College. “The contributions of our applied research team, faculty, leadership, and our students got us here, and we look forward to building on their accomplishments.”