Applied Research Project
An Applied Research Project (ARP) focuses on an issue related to economic development or innovation. The research project would normally be completed in 4-months and involves the student working closely with an outside organization (ideally on site) to answer a defined research problem. Students are required to complete a research paper discussing the research they undertook and the lessons learned in relation to published literature.
Previous Research Projects
Tara Vinodrai, Riaz Nathu, Scott Ross, Emily Robson, Steffanie Scott, Paul Parker. 2012. Taking regional action? Understanding networks in the local food, green energy & creative sectors in Waterloo region. A research paper prepared for the Economic Developers Council of Ontario. Toronto: EDCO.