Several faculty members at Selkirk College have dedicated themselves to applied research and development in their respective fields of interest. Students also engage in applied research through capstone projects, co-op positions and student research internship positions, including the TeckServ Student Research Internship.
Applied Research at Selkirk utilizes existing techniques or knowledge to solve problems or improve situations in the real world. The research may come from an array of contexts:
Product development, improvement and commercialization
Business process development or improvement
Information gathering, analysis and/or dissemination
Community health, education or development
Research Ethics & Policy
Selkirk College is committed to high standards of integrity, accountability and responsibility in the conduct of any college-sanctioned research that is done by college faculty, staff or students, or by any other scholars that have a formal association with the college. We follow Policy 8710 – Integrity in Research and Policy 8700 – Research Involving Human Subjects in our daily work. All research involving human subjects is reviewed by the Selkirk College Research Ethics Board, which is chaired by Vice President of Education and Students, Neil Coburn. The Research Ethics Board is guided by the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS). Faculty and students undertaking research that involves human subjects are required to complete the Course of Research Ethics.
The Research Ethics Board Chair is Paula Vannanen. To learn more about research ethics proposal requirements, related deadlines and how to submit a proposal to the research Ethics Board please contact Tyanna Popoff.