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CNC Makes the List

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 @ 8:56 AM

cncPrince George, B.C.- For the first time,  the College of New Caledonia has been named as one of the top  50  research  colleges in Canada.The list is compiled by Research Infosource Inc,  and  ranked CNC as 48th overall, but there are significant  accomplishments in specific categories.

Among mid sized Colleges,  CNC was ranked 1st in formal research partnership  growth and  10th among the 23  ranked for  formal research  partnerships.

The CNC Research Forest is largely to thank for the growth and success of the Applied Research and Innovation department. Many of CNC’s current industry research projects center around the forest. The college also pursues research in power engineering, electronics, satellite communications, culinary arts, applied business technology and horticulture.

“Companies and organizations in the College’s region are starting to recognize the potential of CNC to contribute to local innovation and research,” said Hardy Griesbauer, Director of Applied Research and Innovation at the College. “We strive to involve our students in applied research as much as possible, and enhance their education through experiential project-based learning opportunities in collaboration with partners. This results in real benefits to the community, regional businesses and our students.”


The ranking is based purely on the “research” income. The top ranking was George Brown College in Toronto with a research income of $14.2million in fiscal year 2014. With $9.2million in the previous year.

BCIT was at $7miilion this year and $15.2million last year. I would like to see why. There is a bit of detail that is missing.

Sounds to me like Research Infosourse Inc. needs a bit of looking into. Don’t have the time at the moment.

CNC is listed at an income of $0.66 million with $0.35 million last year.

The “research” forest was set up as a site the forestry tech students could use for some of their field classes. It was supported by the college because it would bring in $ from the harvesting of trees on site.


UNBC is 43 on the University list with $12.3 million

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