Welcome to the Office of Applied Research

Message from the Chair:

Canadas Top 50 Research Colleges

Our Office serves as one of the college’s main points of contact for industry, government, and community groups interested in research collaborations and outreach activities. As chair of this office, I am proud that we offer a research environment that is both intimate and expansive, one in which faculty are engaged in innovative ideas that, in some cases, are locally focused, while others have global reach and many are interdisciplinary in nature.

We take great pride in the fact that we offer broad support to our faculty researchers as well as to our communities, businesses and industries in fostering a culture of innovation, creativity and prosperity. The office also serves as a coordinator between the college and other innovation players in the province including academia, business, industry and public sector to promote research and innovation geared toward provincial economic priorities.

This site showcases diversity of ideas envisioned and interpreted by our researchers; profiles our unique capabilities, infrastructure and the innovative outcomes. As well, there is a glimpse of the impact these ideas have produced on our communities, businesses and industries. We invite you to explore this web site. Feel free to contact one of our talented team to discuss how we may be able to assist you.

Established in 2004, the Office of Applied Research works under the Industry and Community Engagement Division.. With a demonstrated strength in certain academic areas such as; engineering technology, physical sciences, trades, business & IT, social sciences and university transfer disciplines, the college furnishes the necessary building blocks for a strong applied research and innovation program. Some of the outstanding areas of strength where college can deliver world class research and innovation performance include:

  • Engineering Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Natural Resources
  • Environmental Science
  • Energy
  • Mining Technology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Digital Animation
  • Social Sciences/Humanities
  • Interdisciplinary Research


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For more information, please contact:

Office of Applied Research
College of the North Atlantic
P.O. Box 1693
Office: B-2, 68-Portugal Cove Road
St. John’s, NL. A1B 2L9
Administrative Officer: 709-758-7474
Email: ar@cna.nl.ca