What’s your big idea?
APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECTS
Participate in a research project working with a team of students, instructors, and/or community partners to gain hands-on experience in your chosen field. To deliver real-world training, many projects involve student participation beyond the boundaries of campus.
A young and growing industry.
$3.7 MILLION IN GRANTS
Langara College received $3.7 million in grants and industry partner contributions to help fund a five-year project studying cannabis varietals. The project will address questions such as: what is the genetic basis of cannabis varietal designation? What is the relationship between varietal and compound production? How can new varietals be developed in a targeted way? Our students have the opportunity to get hands-on, career-ready research experience while working closely with faculty and industry partners to build global competitiveness in this emerging field.
The heart of research.
A team of Kinesiology students won a grant to determine the effects of pre-season training on cardiovascular function and cardiorespiratory performance; and to study measurements and proportions of the human body. They conducted their tests on athletes from Langara’s women’s soccer team. The grant money enabled them to purchase equipment needed to conduct the tests and travel to San Diego to present their findings to industry leaders at the American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting and World Congresses. It proved to be a perfect collaboration of body and mind.
Protect our “Pollen Pals.”
INTERACTIVE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION
Pollen Pals is an interactive outdoor exhibition designed to promote the protection of bees, other pollinators, and their environments. It was created by Design Formation students in partnership with the Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association and Vancouver Park Board. This buzz-worthy exhibit was displayed at VanDusen Botanical Garden as part of their “Pollinator Days” event.