Research and Innovation at Keyano College

 Research Pillars Research Strategic PlanResearch Office


Keyano College empowers learners and researchers to seek solutions through research initiatives, collaborations, training, and to drive social and economic development and change in our communities. We are committed to connecting learners and researchers with community and industry partners to establish knowledge creation and sharing, to advance academics, and to improve economic and social development in a sustainable manner across the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and within Canada more broadly. By working collaboratively with our partners, we can identify areas of need and develop innovative solutions that benefit everyone.  

At Keyano College, we are committed to ensuring that our research activities are relevant, impactful, and beneficial to both the local community and our industry partnersWe understand that the challenges and opportunities presented by our region are unique, and we are committed to developing approaches that are tailored to our local context. Whether we are working with small businesses, industry partners, or community organizations, we believe that our research activities should be grounded in a deep understanding of our community and an investment in collaborative partnerships that create tangible impact and drive positive change. Whether through research, education, or collaborative projects, Keyano College is dedicated to serving as a catalyst for growth and progress in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. 

If you are interested in learning more about our research activities or would like to explore opportunities for collaboration, we invite you to contact us today. We are especially excited about the potential of applied research to create positive and productive solutions for our region, and we look forward to working with you to achieve this goal. 

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Research Pillars 

Keyano College’s five strategic research pillars support its position as the leading northern hub for applied research recognized for its substantial contributions to social and economic growth. Through robust partnerships with industry and the community, we focus on the following key domains to drive innovation and create tangible impact: 

Five Pillars [1. Energy, environment and sustainability. 2. health and wellbeing. 3. Innovative solutions. 4.thriving communities. 5. scholarship of teaching and learning]

Keyano College Research Strategic Plan 

The inaugural Keyano College Research Strategy defines priorities and outcomes referenced during the establishment phase of a Centre for Research and Innovation over the next two years. This Strategy was developed in alignment with the College’s 2022–2025 Strategic Plan along with its Mission and Vision.

Keyano College Research Strategic Plan 2023-2026

Keyano Research Office

The Keyano College Research Office provides a range of research services and supports to internal and external researchers, as well as local businesses and organizations.  

Research Office staff work with Keyano College faculty and students to develop, implement, and fund research projects by providing both formal training and informal mentorship. The Research Office team also works with business, industry, and community partners on applied research and innovation projects. 

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