Working group

Research and Innovation

The department of Research and Innovation is the hub for research, development and innovation at Georgian, focusing on product design, prototyping, market research, analysis, testing, and e-business solution development.

How we help

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Industry | Bringing ideas to life

We can help your business or industry bring ideas to life by connecting you with faculty, student and staff researchers who have the expertise, skills and knowledge required to address your research and development needs.

  • Step 1: Fill out the project request form
  • Step 2: Work to define project
  • Step 3: Start research project
  • Step 4: Achieve outcomes of project
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Faculty | Engage and develop

Applied research allows you to bring your expertise to industry, and to bring industry experiences to your students. As a faculty researcher, you will supervise and mentor students to ensure high quality results that meet the needs of industry partners.

  • Step 1: Identify research opportunity
  • Step 2: Work to define project
  • Step 3: Assist with project proposals
  • Step 4: Conduct research project
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Students | Utilize your education 

Students work with industry and community partners on a variety of real-world projects including product design, testing, business support and market research.

  • Step 1: Apply to be a student researcher
  • Step 2: Interview for position
  • Step 3: Conduct research project

Our researchers

  • Researcher Jacqueline Limoges

    Jacqueline Limoges

    Jacqueline Limoges Dr. Jacqueline Limoges holds a Ph.D. and MScN from the University of Toronto and a BScN from Queen’s. She…

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    Dr. Brenda Marshall

    Dr. Brenda Marshall is full-time faculty with Georgian’s Bachelor of Business degree in Management and Leadership (BBML) and an established…

  • Brad Moore

    Bradley R. Moore

    Captain Bradley Moore joined the Centre for Marine Training and Research at Georgian College seven years ago. The majority of…

  • Close up head shot of Engineering and Environmental Technologies professor Ron Sky

    Ron Sky

    Georgian Engineering and Environmental Technologies professor and professional engineer Ron Sky has a long history of interest and involvement in…

  • Majid OstadRahimi

    Majid OstadRahimi Majid OstadRahimi, Ph.D., P.Eng., received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB…

  • Robert Kelly

    Bob Kelly A graduate from the University of Waterloo in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Management Science, research has been…

  • Close up head shot of Doctor Eleanor Gittens

    Eleanor Gittens

    Dr. Eleanor Gittens has been described by many as a highly accomplished and motivated leader. Nowhere is this more evident…

  • Faculty researcher

    Howard M. Bloom

    Howard Bloom Howard received his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Toronto with a focus on adult education, teaching and…

  • Faculty researcher

    Matt Koller

    Matt Koller While in high school, Matt obtained his first part-time job at a local fitness facility in Markham, ON. He…

  • Faculty researcher

    Rich Freeman

    Rich Freeman As a Professor in the School of Computer Studies, Rich brings two decades of industry experience to the classroom….

Charter | Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Georgian is committed to research that recognizes the perspectives of all members-including Indigenous peoples, LGBTQ2+ persons, persons with disabilities, racialized persons and women, in order to create an environment where we are all given the opportunity to succeed.

Dr. MaryLynn West-Moynes and The Honorable Kirsty Duncan stand on either side of the NSERC dimensions charter

Contact us

The department of Research and Innovation connects industry and community partners with faculty and student researchers to help clear business and/or technology hurdles and better understand their target markets. For general inquiries, please contact us:

Featured projects

Research and Innovation works with industry and community partners on projects at any stage of the research and development continuum, from early concept development through to final testing and validation.

Ready to begin?

The first step to working with Research and Innovation is to fill out a Project Request Form and share the details of your proposed research.