B.C.’s post-secondary institutions play a vital role in advancing research and innovation in British Columbia and strengthening the province’s economy.
Institutional research adds to B.C.’s knowledge base in all disciplines and contributes to breakthroughs that affect the province and the world. Academic researchers at B.C.’s post-secondary institutions focus their efforts on the areas with the greatest social demand, including health sciences, alternative energy solutions, international studies, urban studies and climate change.
Researchers and students collaborate with business and industry, community organizations and government agencies. These partnerships enrich the quality and relevancy of the resulting research and facilitate the transfer of knowledge and benefits throughout the province.
Research activity is an important driver of growth. B.C.’s research institutions recognize this and strive to support the commercialization of their research discoveries. B.C.’s post-secondary researchers are an important factor in ensuring the province stays at the forefront of science and technology innovation.
For more information on the research activities at B.C.’s institutions, visit their research-specific websites, listed below.
Research Offices at Post-Secondary Institutions
- University of British Columbia
- Simon Fraser University
- University of Victoria
- University of Northern British Columbia
- Thompson Rivers University
- Royal Roads University
- Emily Carr University of Art and Design
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University
- Vancouver Island University
- University of the Fraser Valley
- British Columbia Institute of Technology
University-Industry Liaison Offices
University/industry liaison offices facilitate the creation of new university-industry research and development partnerships and commercialize the results of university-based research. Their goal is to provide an economic return to the university, British Columbia and Canada.