Centre for Research, Innovation & Scholarship

Advancing justice and public safety through applied research

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The Centre for Research, Innovation & Scholarship has a vision of establishing the Justice Institute of British Columbia as the lead justice and public safety research institution in Canada, helping keep communities safe through an active applied research agenda engaging first responders, first receivers, practitioners, policy makers, stakeholders and services users.


The Centre for Research, Innovation & Scholarship achieves this vision by developing new knowledge in emerging disciplines that informs best practice and public policy, enhances justice and public safety curriculum, and leverages learning technologies and methodologies and increases public awareness.

The Centre for Research, Innovation & Scholarship is dedicated to advancing justice and public safety through the scholarship of discovery, application, integration, teaching, and service.


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Building capacity in scholarship

  • Create internal capacity to contribute to society through scholarship (framed as discovery, application, integration, teaching and service) 
  • Promote student-led research which is important for student learning, student success, fostering a partnership with external agencies, and the development of a research culture.

Advancing the development of our disciplines and professions

  • Promote educational research focused on curriculum development and assessment, and implementation/evaluation of teaching and learning technologies and methods (e.g. simulation, distributed learning, experiential learning) 
  • Encourage cross-disciplinary initiatives through partnerships with stakeholders and industry.

Leading applied justice and public safety research

  • Conduct exploratory research focused on social, justice, and public safety issues that require action from the community and/or government (eg. procedural, policy, services) 
  • Develop, evaluate, and commercialize justice and public safety processes and products, such as software training tools or field analysis tools.

Year in Review and Historical Reports

The Office of Applied Research & Graduate Studies 

Last updated January 10, 2019