In provincial and federal grants
ARIES continues to grow year over year with high impact projects in healthcare, social innovation, transportation and energy sectors – which means greater opportunities for community engagement. By Q3 of fiscal year 2020/21, we are proud to have received $2,178,000 in provincial and federal grants and awards, an increase of 33% compared to the year prior.
Paid student researchers
Centennial is among Canada’s top three colleges for paid student research, and during a year of precarious employment, ARIES managed to increase the number of student researchers employed across our projects by 4%. Our 363 paid researchers contributed 76,024 hours of expertise working directly with industry partners.
Faculty members engaged
When Centennial faculty engage in applied research, students are engaged too. In Q3, ARIES engaged 44 faculty members as Principal Investigators across research projects that solve industry problems in healthcare, aviation, energy and more. ARIES also provides funding for faculty- and staff-led internal research projects through our Applied Research Innovation Fund (ARIF) program.
The [ARIES] project has helped create a knowledge base that I can rely on … These are all real-life things that I’m doing through [ARIES] that I can bring into the classroom and say, ‘Look at what we’re doing.’ It’s not just this ‘potential company that is doing this,’ it’s here at Centennial College.