Paul Teige, Olds College Centre of Innovation

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Olds College Named in Top 50 Research Colleges

Paul Teige, Olds College Centre of InnovationOlds College is proud to be listed as one of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges. Moving up one spot on the list this year, Olds College is one of four Alberta College’s that made the national list.

“We are very pleased to be listed as one of the top research Colleges in the country,” comments Dr. Joy Agnew, Director, Olds College Centre of Innovation. “Olds College is focused on enhancing innovation in agriculture through applied research. The Olds College Centre for Innovation, together with our Smart Farm, and Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production, are working closely with industry to evolve existing agriculture practices.”

The College’s primary research areas of focus include agriculture technology, crops, environment and wetlands, livestock, and turfgrass. The College collaborates with industry, academics and government to support applied research, innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship. 

Olds College joins SAIT, NAIT and Lethbridge College on the national list. The annual ranking is released by Research Infosource Inc.  According to Research Infosource Inc., Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges reported $190.8 million of sponsored research income in Fiscal 2018, according to Research Infosource Inc., which today released its annual ranking. Research income was in the form of research grants, contracts and contributions from third parties. 

“Fiscal 2018 was a solid year for college research” said Ron Freedman, CEO of Research Infosource. “Colleges excel in forging research partnerships with local groups and we are seeing growing evidence of their success. By using their expertise and facilities colleges are fulfilling their mandate of working with local organizations to promote local research and innovation”. 

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