Priorities & Measures

Community Engagement

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Langara’s deep and reciprocal relationships with myriad communities and governments strengthen our ability to provide outstanding learning experiences for our students.

  1. Create mutually beneficial partnerships with communities, industries, and our alumni.

    Number of students participating in applied research* projects

    2020 Baseline

    12 per year

    12 per year

    2025 Target

    40 per year

    40 per year

    Number of community partners engaged in College-led applied research* projects

    2020 Baseline

    2 per year

    2 per year

    2025 Target

    6 per year

    6 per year

    Number of service learning (volunteer) hours generated by students each year

    2020 Baseline

    14,200 students

    2025 Target

    16,700 students

    Expand or deepen engagement with community partners (e.g. VOLT, School Boards, Indigenous Nations and communities)

    2020 Baseline

    Establish baseline.

    Establish baseline.

    2025 Target

    10% increase over baseline.

    10% increase over baseline.

    Number of individuals and organizations contributing to the Langara College Foundation each year

    2020 Baseline

    488 individuals

    488 individuals

    2025 Target

    610 individuals

    610 individuals

  2. Strengthen relationships with all levels of government – Indigenous, federal, provincial, and municipal.

    Implemented comprehensive government relations plan

    2020 Baseline

    Create plan

    Create plan.

    2025 Target

    Plan implemented.

*In contrast to fundamental research, which seeks to expand human knowledge for its own sake, applied research is the dedicated pursuit of innovative solutions to specific, practical problems faced by individuals, organizations, or society at large. Typically, applied research involves a mutually beneficial collaboration between an external organization and the College, often underwritten by government funding agencies.