GPRC Research and Innovation offers research and applied learning experiences for students through various programs and avenues. Students who work with us can access a number of career-building opportunities:
- Paid research assistantship positions
- Faculty-mentored, student-directed projects
- Internships, work placements, and visiting scholarship opportunities
Why engage in applied learning?
- To deepen your understanding of the subject matter
- To boost your resume or CV
- To gain valuable experience in your field
To discuss your research project or your interest in an applied learning opportunity, please contact:
Student Research Award
If you’re looking to gain hands-on experience in your field of study, work with experts in your field, build your professional network and stack your resume before graduating, start with the $5,000 Student Research Award!
Examples of self-directed research projects that may be eligible to receive the Student Research Award:
- Pure and applied research projects (sciences, humanities, trades, technology, etc.)
- Creative writing, musical compositions, or artistic works
- Business planning and entrepreneurship
- Technology development
Student Research Awards are intended to:
- Support student participation in research partnerships.
- Provide mentored applied learning opportunities solving real world problems for industry and community.
- Allow students to explore career opportunities in the research environment and learn more about an area of interest.
We encourage students to talk to us if they have an interest but are not sure where to start, are unsure whether their project is suitable or need help finding a mentor. Email queries to:
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge
Welcome to the annual GPRC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge! This Challenge is open to full-time GPRC students from all trades and disciplines. Teams of students will compete with one another to generate solutions for real-world design problems posed by local businesses. Collaborating with one another and guided by faculty mentors, students will discover their potential by competing in the challenge, earning cash prizes, building skills, and forging meaningful professional connections.
During the competition process, students will develop research and presentation skills, write a business report, get feedback from regional professionals, receive mentorship from GPRC faculty, and network with key people in the community.
How to Register
- Read the Participant Handbook in its entirety before submitting your registration form. Ensure that you meet all eligibility requirements.
- Access and complete the registration form here.
- Download your unofficial transcript here; include it in your registration package.
Past Design Problems
- Sandtinel Technologies: Engineering solution for moving heavy equipment
- Clean Haul Corporation: Web presence development and marketing materials
- National Bee Diagnostic Centre: Mite removal shaker tube design improvement
- Growing the North: Promotional video production
- ATB Entrepreneurship Centre: Market research and client filtering database
Meet Last Year's Competitors!
For information on how to make your research experience easier, please contact: