Southeast College granted full institutional eligibility for CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC funding

May 30, 2023

By securing full institutional eligibility from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Southeast College has been granted approval by the federal government to actively pursue grants for applied research. Dr. Vicky Roy, President, and CEO of Southeast College expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “One of our primary goals at Southeast College is to enhance our service to the region and industry partners through applied research.”

This significant achievement in grant eligibility status was the result of a rigorous application process and adherence to compliance requirements. Jody Holzmiller, Vice President of Professional Training and Continuing Studies, who spearheaded this strategic initiative for the college, emphasized the access it grants to substantial funding resources and partnership opportunities with industries and other post-secondary institutions.

Darcy Nolte, Vice President of Innovation and Strategic Development and the leader of the newly established Centre for Sustainable Innovation, acknowledged the crucial role of research in creating new knowledge and applications, nurturing skilled human resources, facilitating student involvement, and fostering peer review. Nolte affirmed that the full institutional eligibility status ensures that funded applied research will meet the highest standards of excellence.

With the attainment of this milestone, Southeast College eagerly anticipates forging partnerships in applied research and gaining access to additional grants for their programs, collaborative research endeavors with partners, and other post-secondary institutions. Dr. Roy expressed her excitement, stating, “This is a significant milestone for a rural college in our region, and we are eager to witness further advancements in the field of applied research. Acquiring Tri-Agency Institutional Eligibility funding signifies a great deal for our college and the southeast region, firmly placing us on the funding and applied research map.”

Southeast College takes pride in offering innovative and flexible programming that enables students to learn within their local communities, ensuring accessibility and convenience.

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