Funding at the Centre for Machine Learning Studies
Research is at the heart of what we do at the Centre for Machine Learning Studies. Our researchers, research assistants, and students have been hard at work building knowledge in machine learning, discovering practical applications of this knowledge, and prototyping solutions that will serve the community in years to come. Our team has been very fortunate to enjoy funding opportunities from a number of organizations:
NSERC: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
As an organization that supports post-secondary students in advancing their studies, NSERC provides funding towards research activities that are done in collaboration with industry. NSERC is a federal funding organization that supports research in the area of natural science and has several funding models depending on the size and the scope of the project.
IRAP: Industrial Research Assistance Program
A number of our Entrepreneurs-In-Residence have benefitted from IRAP funding, which supports small and medium-sized enterprises in Canada.
CARD funding: College Applied Research Development Fund
The RRC CARD Fund is an internal fund that encourages faculty, staff, and students to engage in practical research activities at the College. By providing opportunities and resources, the CARD fund helps the College to develop and build its internal research capacity.
Through Mitacs Accelerate, students are eligible to receive funding for themselves and the projects they work on. Partner organizations have an opportunity to solve research challenges, when they sponsor an intern they gain access to academic expertise, government funding toward both student-intern and project, along with one-to-one support from Mitacs.
Western Diversification Program
The Western Diversification Program (WDP) is offered via Western Economic Diversification Canada and makes strategic investments in initiatives that enhance and strengthen the economy of Western Canada. They help to fund research projects at the Centre for Machine Learning Studies that support innovation and serve the community.
The Applied Computer Education department has, in-part, funded research activities that are attached to the Centre for Machine Learning Studies by providing opportunities for students and recent graduates to apply their knowledge on real and meaningful projects.