Camosun Innovates connects applied learning and applied research, design thinking, interdisciplinary inquiry, productivity improvement and tech-savvy invention. We’re BC's first Technology Access Centre and a Canadian leader in practical problem solving.
Camosun Innovates continues to monitor the latest information available, and has protocols in place to protect the health and wellbeing of our students, staff, and partners including: contact tracing of all those entering our work spaces, masks required in all public or shared spaces, “stay home, feel better” directives for any staff member exhibiting COVID-like symptoms or exposed to someone with symptoms, recommendation (based on research) that all staff be vaccinated.
Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity
Camosun Innovates is committed to maintaining an equitable, inclusive, safe, and respectful workplace. As such, we support the NSERC Dimensions Charter and the rights of women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities/racialized groups, and members of LGBTQ2+ communities. We are constantly striving to promote difference and diversity, and to demonstrate our commitment top human rights and social justice through words and deeds.
A Canadian leader in practical problem solving
Camosun Innovates is home to the Camosun Technology Access Centre (CTAC), an applied research and innovation centre that provides dedicated access to specialized technology, equipment and expertise to local and regional companies.
CTAC works with companies to enhance their productivity and innovation, without competing with local small and medium-sized enterprises. Using rapid prototype systems like 3D printers to build custom prosthetics and water-jet cutters that can slice a precision cut through thick stainless steel, we help clients develop, test and refine products without prohibitive overhead costs.
Camosun College has emerged as a regional leader in applied research and innovation. Applied research is key to Camosun’s success in supporting local industry and it is already serving as a dynamic catalyst of innovation in the capital region.
Camosun Innovates uses cutting edge technology to allow faculty and students from different disciplines to turn their ideas into reality.
Ethics approval and research policies
Camosun believes in maintaining the highest ethical standards in research conducted at the college. We take this responsibility very seriously and have established an ethics approval process based on nationally recognized standards. This process is managed by the Camosun Research Ethics Board (REB).
Camosun Innovates would like to thank the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for their continued support of innovation, both at Camosun College and at other post secondary institutions throughout BC and Canada.
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