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RIPE: Research Innovation Partnerships Expo

Okanagan College, with the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, is hosting its third annual Research Innovation Partnerships Expo (RIPE) on Tuesday, May 14 at the Okanagan College campus in Kelowna.

Okanagan College, with the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, is hosting its third annual Research Innovation Partnerships Expo (RIPE) on Tuesday, May 14 at the Okanagan College campus in Kelowna.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about applied research opportunities at Okanagan College through a variety of workshops, keynote presentations, and a networking lunch where employers can pitch their research ideas and ask questions about Learning and Applied Research services at Okanagan College.

A sampling of our workshop offerings is listed below and a full schedule, including workshop descriptions can be viewed on our website: okanagan.bc.ca/riperegister

Keynote Speakers:
•       Peter Janele | Janele Technology and Research Corp.  presents RIPE: Making it Happen
•       Dr. David Waltner-Toews | Professor Emeritus, University of Guelph presents Spam's Labyrinth: Eating Right in a Wicked World

Sample Workshop Topics:
•       Applied Research Related to the Craft Brewing Industry
•       Changes to the NSERC College and Community Innovation Program
•       Community Based Research – Mapping for Change
•       Community Veterinary Outreach – One Health Clinics
•       Enriching Your Practice: The Benefits of Engaging Students in Research
•       Grant Writing
•       How Applied Research Informs Curriculum
•       Innovation in Hydroponics and Greenhouses
•       Intellectual Property and Research Contracts
•       The Okanagan College Applied Research Life Cycle
•       The Story of a Technology Access Centre (TAC) Application and Site Visit
•       Tips for Planning a Survey Research Project with a Community Partner
•       Why Deans Support Applied Research

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