Okanagan College Grants-In-Aid

Okanagan College maintains a Grants-in-Aid (GIA) fund to support research, scholarly and creative activity among members of the Okanagan College Faculty Association (OCFA). The OCFA collective agreement (Article 18.1.4.1) defines scholarly activity as:

“Scholarly activity shall be understood to include scholarship, research and creative activities. Scholarship involves oral or written activities that reflect a thorough and critical collection of knowledge of one’s profession or discipline. Research involves contributing to the expansion of knowledge and the sharing of that knowledge through appropriate professional means. Research includes application of research findings for purposes of practical application. Creative activities involve creative practice, exhibition, performance, composition, multimedia presentations and other similar activities that reflect applied practice of one’s profession or discipline.”

Each OCFA member may receive up to $4,000 per fiscal year from the GIA fund. This amount is subject to annual review.

The allocation of the fund is administered by the GIA Committee, the membership of which is currently comprised of the following employees:

Area

Representative

Extension

Business

Glen Coulthard

2257

Non-Instructional

Glendon Wiebe

4202

Science, Tech & Health

Erin Radomske

4485

Arts

Francie Greenslade

3221

GIA Chair

Ross Tyner

4665

GIA Support

Lara Jennings

4739


GIA Guidelines, Application Forms, and Report Forms are available at:

Guidelines:

http://www.okanagan.bc.ca/Asset5008.aspx

Application Form:

http://www.okanagan.bc.ca/Asset5009.aspx

Activity Report:

http://www.okanagan.bc.ca/Asset10195.aspx

You can also find them in my Okanagan under:

  • Employee tab
  • OC Express – Forms
  • OCFA Grants in Aid


The GIA Committee meets four times per year to review applications. GIA Application Deadline Dates for 2016-17 are:

1st Call

April 8, 2016

2nd Call

September 30, 2016

3rd Call

December 2, 2016

4th call

February 3, 2017

 

Please note that GIA has a new email address. All applications, reports, and questions should be sent to: GrantInAid@okanagan.bc.ca

With any other questions or queries, please feel free to contact Lara Jennings at ljennings@okanagan.bc.ca, or at ext. 4739.