At VCC, our research is focused on ideas that have practical and lasting value in education, industry, and the community. VCC Research offers assistance to students, faculty, and community partners who wish to start a research project, collaborate, or simply learn more about research opportunities at the college.

VCC Research

Why VCC?

  • Community connection is a major part of who we are. For over 50 years, VCC has been a champion of opportunity and social responsibility in Vancouver, and our research continues to reflect these values.
  • Our strong relationships with industry partners and local organizations offer a unique opportunity for cooperative research projects that solve real-life problems.
  • Our location in the heart of the city positions us for work with our neighbours that is impactful, meaningful, and effective.

Need help with the research process?

   REBsupport@vcc.ca     604.871.7000, ext. 7260

Research projects

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VCC Research Day

Open to all employees and students, this one-day annual event offers informative presentations on applied research and experiential learning. Topics include:

  • Student skill development
  • Critical thinking
  • Collaborative partnerships
  • Institutional resources

NSERC -Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Gluten inhibition study

In 2015, VCC was awarded a $200,000 grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to conduct an applied research project to produce high quality sourdough breads, the characteristics of which naturally reduce gluten content. 


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VCC Research Fund

The VCC Research Fund offers an annual total of $10,000 in support for individual and interdepartmental research projects led by VCC employees.

Please refer to the VCC Research Fund (PRF) Application Form & Instructions‌ for information about eligibility and how to apply.


If you have questions, please view the VRF Frequently Asked Questions video, or contact VRF@vcc.ca.