Since 2018, the BCcampus Research Fellows Program has provided B.C. post-secondary educators and students with funding to conduct small-scale research on teaching and learning and explore evidence-based teaching practices that focus on student success.

In 2023, BCcampus marked the fifth anniversary of our Research Fellows Program, which has supported 25 fellows in conducting small-scale research aimed at enhancing student learning in the B.C. post-secondary sector. To commemorate this milestone, we published an online magazine (ezine): Celebrating the BCcampus Research Fellows: The 5th Anniversary (2018-2023).

BCcampus Research Fellowships have an 18-month term, our areas of focus are:

Learning and Teaching Online

  • Identify educational technologies and implementation strategies that support student success.
  • Support educators to take risks and try new teaching practices.
  • Identify effective pedagogies and advance their use in B.C. post-secondary institutions.

Open Educational Practices

  • Illustrate the impact of Open Educational Resources and Practices.
  • Build capacity for the development and adoption of Open Educational Resources and Practices.

Student Access and Accessibility

  • Advance teaching and learning practices that support equity, inclusion, anti-racism, anti-colonialism, and accessibility.
  • Fund both student and educator-led research projects.
  • Identify and remove barriers to participate in higher education.

Indigenous Engagement

  • Prioritize research that practices reciprocity and engages with Indigenous communities.
  • Fund Indigenous researchers and research projects.
  • Identify respectful and ethical practices in incorporating Indigenous knowledges and practices into course design, curriculum, and activities.