Course-Based Research Projects

Course-based research projects are part of a strategy implemented by Niagara College Faculty and Research & Innovation that augments content from the classroom with real-life projects and scenarios. These types of projects typically involve students working with an industry partner to solve real-world challenges. Students are given the ability to have an increase in contact with a specific industry and present their fresh ideas to a client. In other words, everyone benefits from the collaboration.

WHAT OUR PARTNERS ARE SAYING…

“We were thoroughly impressed with the flexibility, diversity, and innovation that the students displayed. The recipe ideas they presented were not only tasty, but were respectful of our costing and ingredient specifications.”

Rebecca Schleifler, Yorkshire Valley Farms

2016-02-23T09:54:27+00:00

Rebecca Schleifler, Yorkshire Valley Farms

“We were thoroughly impressed with the flexibility, diversity, and innovation that the students displayed. The recipe ideas they presented were not only tasty, but were respectful of our costing and ingredient specifications.”
“Four incredible student teams presented for us and we couldn’t have been more blown away by the amount of research put into each and every project.  We’re excited to take what we learned and apply it to our global expansion goals.”

Cassidy Fenton, Marketing & Sales Coordinator, Ultimate Kiosk Inc.

2016-02-23T09:55:05+00:00

Cassidy Fenton, Marketing & Sales Coordinator, Ultimate Kiosk Inc.

“Four incredible student teams presented for us and we couldn’t have been more blown away by the amount of research put into each and every project.  We’re excited to take what we learned and apply it to our global expansion goals.”
“The students’ knowledge in marketing, promotion, public relations and media elevated our event and agency within the college community.  I thoroughly enjoyed working with the students and look forward to offering this experience with our agency to Niagara College students in the near future."

Rachel Mills, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Public Relations Project

2016-02-23T09:56:15+00:00

Rachel Mills, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Public Relations Project

“The students’ knowledge in marketing, promotion, public relations and media elevated our event and agency within the college community.  I thoroughly enjoyed working with the students and look forward to offering this experience with our agency to Niagara College students in the near future."
“The multiple projects I had performed were completed with the upmost professionalism and quality. The information the students provided have been directly used in my business and helped spur growth.”

David D’Angelo, Owner, Trivium Industries

2016-02-23T09:56:57+00:00

David D’Angelo, Owner, Trivium Industries

“The multiple projects I had performed were completed with the upmost professionalism and quality. The information the students provided have been directly used in my business and helped spur growth.”
“With the help of Niagara College students, we now have a dynamic web presence that will be instrumental in building greater awareness and supporting the long-term sustainability of our local community museum.”

Liz Simpson, The Welland Museum

2016-02-23T09:57:33+00:00

Liz Simpson, The Welland Museum

“With the help of Niagara College students, we now have a dynamic web presence that will be instrumental in building greater awareness and supporting the long-term sustainability of our local community museum.”
“The quality of the students’ work was outstanding; they were well-researched, thorough and they delivered quality materials.”

Deanna Pope, United Way

2016-02-23T09:59:31+00:00

Deanna Pope, United Way

“The quality of the students’ work was outstanding; they were well-researched, thorough and they delivered quality materials.”

Course-Based Research was last modified: November 22nd, 2016 by cms007ad
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Who benefits from this type of research?

  • faculty

    Faculty

    Faculty are given the opportunity to enhance their course objectives by supporting standard classroom content with a course based research project. Having this ability increases engagement within the classroom and provides students with an enriching goal. Course-based research projects are typically extended over the entire semester and can cover several of the course objectives.

  • Students

    Provides the chance to have a connection with a small to medium sized business; working on a project that solves a real world challenge for an industry partner while also providing students with a better in-class experience and the opportunity to stay in touch with a business after graduating.

  • Industry Partners

    The ability to address a challenge that they are facing by having an entire class work on a project. Industry Partners have the opportunity to receive fresh and new ideas, while at the same time connecting with students who may be on the hunt for a job in this particular industry.


Work with us

Niagara College’s Research & Innovation provides real-world solutions for business, industry and the community through innovation activities.
For more information on these opportunities, contact Research & Innovation.