Building research skills through community projects
November 01, 2012

Each year, students in the program apply the knowledge and skills they learn in class to real-world problems by conducting Major Research Projects (MRPs) for various businesses and organizations. Students in the 2012-2013 Fall-Winter cohort have forged several new partnerships this term, continuing the program’s legacy of conducting applied social or marketing research and analysis that strives to make a positive difference in the community. Currently, students are working individually, or in teams of two or three students, with the following client organizations:

  • Catholic Family Services, Barrie
  • Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board
  • Academic Success (Learning Strategies and Peer Services), Georgian College, Barrie
  • Department of Housing & Student Life, Georgian College, Barrie Campus
  • Napoleon Fireplaces
  • Natural Burial Association
  • North Simcoe Transportation Consortium
  • Georgian College Health & Safety Committee
  • Scouts Canada, Simcoe-Phoenix Area
  • Sunshine 89.1 (CISO-FM) Radio, Orillia
  • Victoria Harbour Senior’s Association
  • Wye Marsh, Midland