Now that you know what a polytechnic does, we bet you want to know where a polytechnic model of education is offered.
Located in key economic regions, polytechnics contribute to a more innovative, productive and globally competitive Canada. Institutions are developing multi-disciplinary talent pipelines – nurturing both technical and employability skills across a broad range of credentials, from four-year Bachelor’s degrees and graduate certificates to shorter-duration diploma programs and apprenticeships in the skilled trades.
Polytechnics Canada members also have considerable depth and capacity to partner with industry on applied R&D. The facilities, equipment and expertise to support applied research projects make our institutions a destination for employers seeking support with new processes, technology adoption, commercialization and more.
In the news
George Brown’s Food Innovation and Research Studio (FIRSt) has received an investment of $1.75 million over five years from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. With this funding, FIRSt will expand its research and development efforts, furthering its mission to help food and beverage businesses test and develop their products. FIRSt will also be able to provide more research experiences to a diverse and growing number of George Brown students.
A second lab space was recently opened at KPU’s Applied Genomics Centre (AGC), effectively doubling the centre in size and ushering in a new phase of highly-specialized genetics research. The AGC has been outfitted with state-of-the-art genomics equipment for advanced genetics research, including DNA sequencing, SNP genotyping and real-time PCR. This major expansion, along with new financial support from industry and government, will further expand opportunities for KPU students.
Seneca and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) are strengthening their existing relationship with the signing of a collaboration agreement to enhance ties between the institutions. Through the pact, Seneca students will have opportunities to work on new NFB projects and learn from NFB-sponsored speaker sessions, workshops and presentations. Seneca will provide technical and creative consultation services and develop technical prototypes and tests for the NFB.