Research, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Research, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

At Conestoga College, research is about pushing the boundaries of what's possible. Our team of innovators, problem solvers, and industry experts are driven by a shared passion to make a meaningful impact on our society. By collaborating with industry and community partners, we are able to create new solutions that have a lasting influence on our community, and we are proud to be a leader in research.

In 2022, Conestoga ranked as one of the top 15 research colleges in Canada by engaging with close to 80 industry and community partners, starting 85 new projects, and hiring 190 students. 

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Centres, labs & institutes 

Research impact

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Sustainable facility management: Reviewing recent research findings and creating a research agenda

This projected involved an in-depth analysis of relevant literature and case studies, delving into individual preferences of facility managers concerning sustainability and energy management.
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Impact of supply chain integration on corporate responsible management performance

This project explored supply chain integration and management practices, encompassing the procurement of raw materials, parts, equipment, and services, all of which wield significant influence over a company's CSR performance.
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Disparity at the top: gender issues and advancement in the financial planning profession

To gain a deeper understanding of the current state of gender disparity within the financial planning profession in Canada, an extensive literature review was conducted using resources from multiple countries.

Research & Innovation leadership

Ignac Kolenko

Ignac Kolenko, P. Eng.

Executive director, SMART Centre

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Rose Mastnak, MBA

Director, Conestoga Entrepreneurship Collective

Amin Yazdani

Amin Yazdani, PhD, CSP

Executive director, Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance

Nicole Detlor

Nicole Detlor, M.Sc., P.Eng.

Director, Conestoga Food Research & Innovation Lab

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Linda Sheiban Taucar

Associate director, Centre for Health Care Research & Innovation

Alla Darwish

Alla Darwish, PhD, MBA

Director, commercialization & IP mobilization

Michelle Chrétien, PhD

Michelle Chrétien, PhD

Associate vice president, Research & Innovation

Tim Gibbins

Tim Gibbins, MBA

Director, Research Engagement

Sal Jiddawi

Saleh Jiddawi, MBA

Director, Research Operations

By the numbers (2022) 

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Active projects
Industry & community partners engaged

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96 Grand Avenue South. 
Cambridge, Ontario, N1S 2L9, Canada

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