Several faculty members at Selkirk College have dedicated themselves to applied research and development in their respective fields of interest. Students also engage in applied research through capstone projects, co-op positions and student research internship positions, including the TeckServ Student Research Internship.
Applied Research at Selkirk utilizes existing techniques or knowledge to solve problems or improve situations in the real world. The research may come from an array of contexts:
Product development, improvement and commercialization
Business process development or improvement
Information gathering, analysis and/or dissemination
Community health, education or development
Research Ethics & Policy
Selkirk College is committed to high standards of integrity, accountability and responsibility in the conduct of any college-sanctioned research that is done by college faculty, staff or students, or by any other scholars that have a formal association with the college. We follow Policy 8710 – Integrity in Research and Policy 8700 – Research Involving Human Participants in our daily work. All research involving human participants is reviewed by the Selkirk College Research Ethics Committee, which is chaired by Paula Vaananen. The Research Ethics Committee is guided by the Tri-Council Policy Statement: 2 Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS2). Faculty, staff and students undertaking research that involves human participants are required to complete the Tri-Council Policy Statement 2 Core Tutorial.
Form A - Application for Research Ethics Review
Form B.1 - Informed Consent
Form B.2 - Informed Consent for Survey
To learn more about research ethics proposal requirements, related deadlines, appropriate forms to use, and how to submit a proposal to the Research Ethics Committee:
Employees of Selkirk College should go to the Research Ethics section of MySelkirk.
Students should contact their Selkirk College Supervisor who will access the Research Ethics Committee information and above named forms from MySelkirk.
Researchers who are not employees of Selkirk College should contact the Administrative Assistant, Tyanna Popoff or Research Ethics Board Chair, Paula Vaananen.