Recent News

Applied Research Day 12.0 Winners

Click here to see the list of awards and winners from Applied Research Day 12.0 on Friday, April 11th 2014.

Crash Test Dummy Success!

Photo of the crash test dummy on the ground.The Crash Test Dummy project has been developed over the past three years.  This year was the first time in three years that the Crash Test Dummy was hit by the car on the first trial run.  There to capture the event were a few media outlets.  

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Algonquin College Breath of Life Campaign

The Health and Wellness Research Centre

In Spring 2014, an interdisciplinary group of students from Algonquin College, Ottawa, will train local birth attendants in newborn resuscitation and work with children and youth on a health and wellness project in the Bunda District, Tanzania. The students will deliver part of the training using an augmented reality application they built themselves with NGRAIN© Augmented Reality. To learn more, visit or follow the team on Twitter: @BreathOfLife14.

View the Video here

TEDMEDLive-2014-logoRGB_blackbgTEDMED LIVE 2014 Coming to Algonquin College

Vital Signs – The Health and Wellness Research Centre Blog

March 27, 2014  What would happen if the whole world came together for one week every year to focus on what’s new and important in health and medicine?” Algonquin College is about to find out when it hosts TEDMED Live 2014. [...].

 February 3, 2014

Applied Research Client featured on CBC Ottawa

A client’s collaborative research project focused on bringing accessible clothing to the disabled was recently featured on CBC Ottawa. This project was conducted in collaboration with the Health and Wellness Research Centre (Office of Applied Research and Innovation) and supported through funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Learn more about this inspiring and exciting project here:

Bright Smiles, Bright Futures: Algonquin Student Project Takes Top Award at Polytechnics Canada 2013 Student Applied Research Showcase

“Algonquin College is extremely proud of the entire Applied Research team and would like to congratulate them on this great result,” says Dr. Kent MacDonald, President, Algonquin College.
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Inspired by experiential learning 

Click here for a deeper look at how your can get involved with the Algonquin College Office of Applied Research and Innovation and what to expect at our upcoming Applied Research Day!

Getting a leg up on the competition

Congratulations to Dmitry Klishch, winner of the 2013 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference student poster competition!

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Announcement: Administrative Officer, Applied Research and Innovation

Click here to read this important announcement from Mark Hoddenbagh, Director, Applied Research and Innovation

Applied Research at the Periphery

The Office of Applied Research and Innovation (ARI) thinks Regionally.
Applied Research Expanding Its Borders

June 2013 marks the genesis of the Rural Economic Research and Development Centre (RERDC), a new “sister centre” to the Office of Applied Research and Innovation.
The RERDC is a joint initiative between the Perth and Pembroke campuses located in Renfrew County and Lanark County respectively, and supported by the resources of its main campus in Ottawa.[...]

Official Launch – Health and Wellness Research Centre

The Distinguished Speaker Series which took place on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 was an official launch of the Applied Research & Innovation’s new Health and Wellness Research Centre.

It displayed engaged, faculty and students in the emerging field of medical technology by bringing to campus inspirational leaders from around the globe.  The event featured guest speaker Lane Desborough, Product Strategist Diabetes from Medtronic Inc., one of the world’s leading medical technology innovators.  Lane spoke on the topic of “Technology and Innovation: Reducing the Burden of Diabetes”.

This was a very successful event and helped educate all who attended not only about the Heath and Wellness Research Centre but also displayed a more in-depth explanation of what the Applied Research & Innovation Department does to help today’s students with taking our learning system and advancing it that much further to an on-hands learning as well.

To read more about the Health and Wellness Research Centre, please click on the below links:

How our partnership with algonquin college allows students to use cloud technology for health research

Partnership allows students to use new technology – College launches health and wellness research centre