through research and innovation.
through research and innovation.
LEARN. INNOVATE. ADVANCE.
At Vancouver Community College, our research is focused on ideas that have practical and lasting value in education, industry, and the community.
Research Ethics Board
The Research Ethics Board is responsible for ensuring that any research at the college involving humans meets the highest ethical standards. If you have questions about applying for Research Ethics approval, please contact REBsupport@vcc.ca for more information.
Studies that involve no more risk to participants than they would encounter in their everyday lives are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please submit your application and all attachments to the REB, 3-4 weeks before you need to start collecting data.
For applicants submitting a study that involves more risk than participants would encounter in their everyday lives, please contact the REB Chair and provide all materials 2-3 weeks in advance of the meeting dates below to ensure sufficient time for a full-board review.
2023 Meeting Dates:
- January 19, 2023
- February 16, 2023
- April 20, 2023
- May 18, 2023
- June 15, 2023
- September 21, 2023
- October 19, 2023
- November 16, 2023
VCC Research Projects
Access in Clinical Education: Co-creating greater Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion through connections and understanding.
Led by VCC Disability Services department head Brianna Higgins, UBC accessibility advisor Dr. Laura Yvonne Bulk, and VCC Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) instructor Dr. Maki Iwase. Read more
Courageous Dialogues: Building Capacity to Transcend Polarization in Civil Society.
The pivot to online, on the front lines: measuring the real impact of alternative assessment in remote learning.
VCC Open Education Resources Virtual Hub - SPARC
Elena Kuzmina, OER Coordinator, has been granted a fellowship with SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). Her projects focus on supporting open education initiatives, such as the Open Education Map for Exploring OER Territory and building an institutional open education virtual hub. Read More
The VCC Research Fund enhances the college's research capacity and scholarly culture by supporting innovative, collaborative projects. It is available to permanent employees at VCC and offers up to $2,500 for individual research projects, and up to $5,000 for interdepartmental research projects. VCC employees can find more information on funding opportunities and application forms on myVCC Research.
Teaching, Learning and Research (TLR) Symposium
This annual two-day event hosted by VCC is free and open to the public. The TLR Symposium focuses on evidence-based, best practices in instructional design, teaching, educational technology and educational research with varying themes each year. The call for proposals for the symposium is now open until January 25: Proposal submission form. Both VCC and external submissions are welcome.
VCC Student Showcase
Each year students from across the College are invited to showcase their learning through digital posters and lightning talks during the Teaching, Learning and Research Symposium. This year, the event will be held online on March 30/31.
There will be a prize of $200 for the top lightning talk and the top digital poster. All participants will have a chance to win one of two $50 draw prizes. If you are interested in submitting your work, or the work of your students, follow the event's details page.
The internal myVCC Research site centralizes all the information that VCC employees need to engage in research, explore opportunities, and enhance their research related skills. The News & Events section highlight workshops related to research, new funding opportunities, and other resources and tools to build and enhance VCC’s research community.
If you have questions, contact Alicia Copp, MLIS, PhD, Coordinator of Research, Scholarly Publishing and Library Instruction: firstname.lastname@example.org