Research & Development

Research & Development

FordBridge is committed to excellence in research and scholarship. As one of Canadian’s online comprehensive universities (focusing on both academics and research), we see research as being central to

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FordBridge is committed to excellence in research and scholarship.

The core of FBU’s mission is open access, facilitated by distance learning.

We also recognize the importance of research as a way to enrich our students’ learning and advance knowledge. Our priority research areas include:



Environment and sustainability.

Globalization and criminal studies.

Indigenous education.

Nursing and health.

Labour and Canadian studies.

Technology-enhanced online and distributed learning.

Workplace and community education.

We encourage interdisciplinary approaches and partnerships to broaden research contexts and generate new ways of thinking. We also recognize the importance of supporting new and emerging areas of research.

At FBDU, we encourage academic-industry collaboration to support and advance innovation. Working with industry allows students to become involved in high-quality, hands-on training opportunities. Industry benefits include.

Access to high-quality researchers.

Greater opportunity to access public funding programs.

Use of university skills and resources.

The Research Centre provides centralized administrative support to the FBDU research community. Services for faculty, staff and students include:

Finding funding.

Help to apply for funding.

Managing to fund.

Coordinating ethics reviews.

Communicating research results.

Connecting researchers with industry partners.