Langara College would like to thank and acknowledge the Federal Government and the Research Support Fund (RSF) for supporting Langara's research activities.

Introduced in 2003 and formerly known as the Indirect Costs Program, the RSF has assisted Canadian post-secondary institutions like Langara College with expenses associated with managing research enterprises. Every year, the RSF reinforces the Federal Government's research investment in the areas of health sciences, engineering, natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities through three granting agencies:

RSF grants help to ensure that federally-funded research projects are conducted in world-class facilities with the best equipment and administrative support available. With the RSF funding that the College is eligible to receive, Langara is able to defray the costs associated with:

  • Maintaining modern labs and equipment
  • Providing access to up-to-date knowledge resources
  • Providing research management and administrative support
  • Meeting regulatory and ethical standards
  • Transferring knowledge from academia to the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors


At Langara, RSF grants support and maintain the College's research environment by providing access to up-to-date knowledge resources, research management, and administrative support. Some examples of the scholarly work supported by the RSF funding program for this year are described below:

Research Resources

The RSF grant continues to support the Wiley Online Library (1,500+ journals) and the Taylor & Francis Social Sciences & Humanities Collection (1,250+ journals). Together, the collections provide content for almost every program area at the College and for researchers from all departments. Usage statistics indicate that these collections of e-journals are well used.

Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering health and physical sciences, humanities, life, and social science. High usage titles include:

  • American Journal of Human Biology
  • Child Development
  • Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • Journal of Forensic Sciences

With easy-to-browse subject categories, the Taylor & Francis Social Sciences & Humanities Collection includes:

  • Anthropology

  • Bioscience

  • Criminology

  • Geography

  • Information Science

  • Language & Literature

  • Political Science

  • Sociology

  • Sports & Leisure

  • Urban Planning

 High usage titles include:

  • Annals of the American Association of Geographer
  • Communication & Society
  • Ethnic & Racial Studies
  • Information
  • Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services
  • Journal of Sports Sciences

Other titles supporting faculty research or teaching and learning include:

  • Accountability in Research
  • Action Learning: Research and Practice
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • Applied Measurement in Education
  • International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
  • Journal of the Learning Sciences
  • Journal of Research in Science Teaching

Langara will continue to evaluate the usage and value of this library resource to our community of researchers, faculty, and students.

Management and administration of an institution’s research enterprise

RSF grant funding continues to provide institutional support, such as workshops, for the completion of grant and award applications and research proposals.

Regulatory requirements and accreditation

RSF grant funding continues to support the College’s regulatory boards, such as the Langara Research Ethics Board, in their professional development activities.

Intellectual property and knowledge mobilization

RSF grant funding continues to support:

  • The College’s knowledge dissemination activities, such as Applied Research Day
  • Training of faculty and research personnel (e.g. attendance at CARA and CICan Application Research conferences and memberships)
  • Producing research promotional materials (e.g. IDEAlogue)