Knowledge sharing. INNOVATION AND SCHOL ARSHIP
Innovation is an integral part of Langaraâ€™s learning community and academic successes. In 2013, the college initiated its first Academic Plan and when completed, the plan will outline strategies for the development of learning pathways and focus on delivering high quality, relevant, and valuable programming. Implementation is expected in mid-2014. Also in 2013, Langara established an emeritus program to recognize the distinguished service of retiring and retired faculty members and professional staff who have made outstanding contributions in teaching, research, service, and leadership at the College. The first emeritus designees were former Dean of Continuing Studies Doug Soo, Studio 58 founder Antony Holland, and pioneering biology instructor Michael Holmwood. Over the past two years, Langara has seen an enhanced profile in the research community. The College received funding eligibility approval from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). This eligibility opens numerous opportunities for the Langara community to pursue individual scholarship, academic research, and industry collaborations.