By getting involved with applied research projects, students can get hands-on experience in their field before graduation through capstone projects for class, or getting hired on as a research assistant.

Students benefit from engaging in applied research activities.

The Research Assistant Online Tutorial is offered by Humber Applied Research & Innovation as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) through CourseSites by Blackboard. The tutorial is available to any individuals or institutions looking to provide basic training for effective, efficient and ethical Research Assistants.

The tutorial is comprised of 7 modules: Introduction to Research, Research Ethics, Project Management, Literature Reviews, Data Collection, Data Analysis, and Report Writing. Each interactive module uses videos, case studies, and quizzes to engage students in the research process and track their progress through the tutorial.

Humber Research Assistants are also invited to complete the Humber Applied Research & Innovation Research Assistant Training Program. Program participants are required to successfully complete the Research Assistant Online Tutorial, AODA and Health & Safety Training, and a minimum of 30 hours of work as a research assistant in order to receive a certificate of completion for the program.

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Applied Research & Innovation has a variety of employment opportunities available to students. Last year over 1000 students applied their skills to research projects, working with both faculty members and industry partners. Here are a few resources for student research assistants working at Applied Research & Innovation.


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Students involved with Applied Research can book room in the collaborative space in our office at the North Campus (D224).


Send an email to research@humber.ca indicating the date and time you’d like to use the space, as well as how much space you are requesting (i.e. a table for a group, or the whole space), and we will get back to you with a confirmation.



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