Over 50 Applied Research Centre (ARC) Fund grants of $3000 each have been awarded to Langara faculty since 2016. Langara faculty have been awarded over $5 million in research grants in the past 5 years. You can also get course release to conduct research. Faculty can receive funding to hire students for research. Contact Nathan Jones or Kelly Sveinson for more information.



We're also pleased to announce our ARC Fund recipients for fall 2022:

  • Brent Day (Kinesiology) will examine the association between reactive strength and body composition in female soccer players, Brent’s project will assist in providing novel information to Langara’s Athletic Program. and support coaches and training staff to better monitor their student-athletes' health and athletic development. 
  • Carmen Larsen (Teaching & Curriculum Development Centre) and
    Tomoko Okochi (Web and Mobile App Design) will explore how the mode of delivery (face-to-face vs. flipped) of a practical programming course may influence the learning outcomes of students from different educational, cultural, socioeconomic, and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Suzi Webster Benwick and Aaron “Splash” Nelson-Moody (Fine Arts) will present information and process about their collaborative Truth and Reconciliation community arts project at an international Indigenous education conference in Adelaide, Australia. They will share their experiences with an international audience and shed light on how this project was able to start at Langara College.
  • Gagun Chinna (Sociology) will conduct a four-month ethnographic field research study in India, in cities in the Indian state of Punjab, which have been selected with assistance from Langara Global. Gagun will examine the experiential accounts of Indian students who have applied to attend post-secondary institutions in Canada, and specifically to Langara College. His goal is to enhance our understanding of Indian students’ expectations of living and schooling in the west. 

Langara students will be employed to work with these innovative instructors, gaining valuable research skills and experiences.

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Join the Applied Research Community of Practice (CoP)

As the Langara research community continues to grow, this forum will serve as a hub to share research ideas, resources, experiences, and questions. Join the discussion on Yammer. 

Faculty & Instructor Research Inventory Report 

In early 2021, ARC conducted an inventory of researchers and research needs at Langara. See the report to learn more and to find out how ARC will support research into the future.