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Upcoming Events

 Professional Development Workshops
    • View our latest workshop schedule and descriptions (May 25 - June 5, 2020) here.
    • Sample Topics:
      • Blackboard Collaborate: Unveiling new features
      • Moodle Gradebook: Preliminary Planning to Prevent End of Term Troubles
      • Moodle Pro Tips... discover hidden tools to supercharge your course
      • Thinking Outside the Box: Assessment Strategies that Engage Students in Sharing their Learning
      • Assessment Tools in Moodle
      • Moodle Overview - Levels 1 & 2
      • Learning Communities: Flipping the Classroom
      • Video Production for Online Delivery
      • Open Book Exams Using Moodle and Turnitin
      • Effective Communication Strategies in the Online Environment
      • Designing an Online Course
      • Delivering an Online Course 
      • Introduction to OneNote
      • The Assignment Submission Form

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Research Innovation Partnerships Expo

*Postponed to Fall 2020



Learning Week
*Postponed to Fall 2020 


Schedule coming soon...



Applied Research

Upcoming NSERC Funding Opportunities

Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants

  • Value: $15,000 - 350,000 (depending on phase and maturity of pre-competitive development)
  • The I2I grant is designed to accelerate the pre-competitive development of promising technology transfer opportunities between the college or university sector and a new or established Canadian company.
  • Expressions of interest due in Learning & Applied Research: July 28, 2020 (September 2020 competition).

Ongoing NSERC Funding Opportunities

Engage Grants for colleges

  • Value: up to $25,000

  • Applications deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basisNotification of decision: 4 to 6 weeks from application date

  • Please contact Learning & Applied Research with your project idea to indicate your interest in applying for either of these funding opportunities. Support is available to assist you in preparing your funding application.
Are you an employee with an idea for a proposed research project?
We can help you:

Are you a company seeking applied research for your business or organization? Start the conversation with a Research Partnership Request.


Contact Us

Dr. Beverlie Dietze
Learning and Applied Research
Tel: 250-762-5445 ext. 4528
Email: bdietze@okanagan.bc.ca

Colette Martin
Assistant to Director,
Learning and Applied Research
Tel: 250-762-5445 ext. 4736
Email: cmartin@okanagan.bc.ca

Chantale Hutchinson
Learning and Applied Research
Tel: 250-762-5445 ext. 4979
Email: chutchinson@okanagan.bc.ca

Kristen Wiebe
Research Project Coordinator
Tel: 250-762-5445 ext. 4630
Email: kwiebe@okanagan.bc.ca



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Office B120 (Business Building)
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1000 K.L.O Road
Kelowna, B.C.  V1Y 4X8

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