There is widespread consensus among university educators that both teachers and students must be learners, and that teaching provided by active scholars instills intellectual curiosity and a free spirit of inquiry in students. Moreover, research is considered to be part of the intellectual development of faculty and a visible demonstration to the broader community of Concordia University of Edmonton’s commitment to academic excellence. The Office of Research and Faculty Development seeks to support and enhance this aspect of academic life at Concordia University of Edmonton.
Research at our institution is a process of inquiry that generates new knowledge. It may involve scholarly, scientific, or creative activities in a field of specialization that results in the development of new insights that are communicated to a broader academic community. It may include the creation, composition, or performance of works.
The Office of Research and Faculty Development at Concordia University of Edmonton provides services and supports to faculty and students, contributing to a vibrant research and teaching climate at the university. We,
- Support faculty and students with their research and scholarly engagement at three key stages: planning, implementation, and dissemination/application.
- Facilitate collaborative research endeavours between faculty and, where appropriate, students.
- Administer research funding at Concordia, and assist faculty and students in the pursuit of funded research opportunities.
- Develop, coordinate, and implement professional development activities and resources for faculty, with a focus on supporting continued excellence in teaching.