Partnering with Applied Research

Bringing together technologies, tools, products and services with JIBC Applied Research to enhance education and keep our communities safe.

The Centre for Research, Innovation & Scholarship (CRIS) is the gateway for JIBC applied research projects. The Centre evaluates project potential, searches for active partners and stakeholders, secures support and funding, administers policies, procedures and financial reporting. The Centre serves as a first point of contact for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) wishing to explore possible collaborations in light of available resources and expertise.

In support of the JIBC Strategic Plan, the Centre creates opportunities for practical learning and professional development for JIBC students, faculty and staff while providing opportunities for stakeholder engagement.

The CRIS aims at meeting the immediate needs of stakeholders and industry, helping them reach their specific goals and find innovative solutions. Through the CRIS we foster a culture of collaboration, learning, and innovation - essential skills for identifying and solving relevant real world problems.

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Partnership and funding opportunities

Funding Our Applied Research projects 

Projects are funded are through a combination of research grants, sponsorships and private sector partners. We have received funding from Department of National Defence Centre for Security Sciences, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, WorkSafeBC and several Foundations. We have access to partnership funding through Western Economic Development, Canadian Institutes for Health Research, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. 

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and sponsors are private or public sector corporations or individuals, who provide in-kind donations or funding for research projects.

Applied research opportunities for industry, community and government - Why partner with JIBC?

  • The JIBC's teaching focus is with First Responders, First Receivers, Practitioners and Service Users. We have established relationships with graduates working in the field of public safety and security. 
  • The values include development, evaluation, and commercialization of justice and public safety processes and products, such as software training tools or field analysis tools.
  • To examine knowledge transfer and use of technologies for the public benefit.
  • "Research in Action" encapsulates core services that are required to identify opportunities, respond to requests for proposals and complete research projects.
  • Be part of cutting edge new research or the re-tooling and upgrading existing opportunities that makes a difference in keeping our communities safe.

Government grants support partnerships and collaboration

  • The Centre for Research, Innovation & Scholarship assists JIBC's research community in securing funded research contracts and industrial partnership opportunities governed by agencies with both private and public sponsors. 
  • Partnerships allow for applied research that provides real solutions to be developed for real world problems that our Stakeholders work with on a daily basis. 
  • Partnership agreements increase the funding opportunities for both JIBC and the Stakeholder that are not available to either on their own.

Clarification Pertaining to JIBC Research Agreements, Partnerships and Letters of Understanding (LOU)

Under special circumstances JIBC may enter into a Letter of Understanding (LOU) with educational institutions which have received Tri Council accreditation.  The JIBC Office of Applied Research & Graduate Studies and the Finance Office permit the transfer of JIBC grant and/or contract funding when a Letter of Understanding and Terms of Reference are approved by the appropriate Financial and Research Officers of the recipient institution.  The intent of the Letter of Understanding research agreement is to support research partnerships, including project development research.  The LOU’s do not include provision for overheads to be deducted by the recipient institution as overheads are deemed to be an inkind contribution of the participating institution.

Last updated January 12, 2019