Applied Research Center – Open House – NOV 1

Do you have an interest in learning about, participating in, or supporting applied research projects at Langara? Appiled Research Centre Open House – Nov 1 The Applied Research Centre (ARC) open house will be held on November 1. Drop in as your schedule permits to informally share ideas with colleagues and to chat with the ARC team about how your research aspirations can be supported at the College. Two faculty researchers will share a little about their projects via short presentations. For more information click HERE

Collaboration with the City of Richmond. Heritage/Upcycling/Digital Design and Fabrication

The Makerspace and the City of Richmond have been collaborating on and upcycling project aimed at retrofitting an AC unit into a highly visible heritage building utilizing recycled materials. Through digital modelling, laser cutting and hand assembly we have successfully designed, prototyped and installed a discreet adaptor for a AC unit that will fit in an exterior window yet be virtually invisible to the passerby. NOTE: it is installed in the window above!

Funded Partnership between Langara’s Applied Research Club and the Neil Squire Society

In partnership with and with funding from the Neil Squire Society  Langara’s Applied Research Club and Langara’s Makerspace will be hosting two making events in March, and your invited! These events will draw on Neil Squires Makers Making Change program that connects community Makers with the Neil Squire community’s need for custom made assistive devices. You are invited to become part of this innovative solution. Stay Tuned, event details to follow. Makers Making Change Event In Partnership with the Neil Squire Society, Langara’s Applied Research club will be hosting events for the Langara community in March 2023. The Langara community […]

ARC funded Research – Case studies for value added textile upcycling and figurative ceramic scanning/plant-based resin printing

With Funding from Langara’s Applies Research Centre Philip (Langara Fine Arts Faculty and Makerspace Coordinator) will be conducting two case studies with students from Langara and Colleagues from Emily Carr University (Justin Novak faculty in Ceramics and Illustration). For case study one, students will be hired to investigate the capacity of the Makerspace’s new Feltloom machine to transition denim and wool textile waste into usable yard goods. We hope to further partner with the City of Richmond in advancing their circularity goals. Stay Tuned! For case study two, students will be hired to investigate the digitization of Justin’s figurative ceramic […]

Making and the Emergent Circular Economy in Canada. A 2-year SSHRC funded research project.

What is the circular economy and how can Makerspaces and Maker Cultures play an important role in this critical transition? Along with 5 universities from across Canada, and with funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Philip Robbins, Langara’s Makerspace Coordinator and Fine Arts Faculty will be researching this question with partners from The University of the Fraser Valley, Thompson Rivers University, Toronto Metropolitan University, and Memorial University. More Info >  

Been A Busy 2023 So Far

It has been a very busy January for Makerspace Collab projects. We have: created 3d signage for facilities, made threaded caps for Geography,  created a helical gear 3d metal printed & CNC machined demo and done many upcycled covers for Fine arts. Next up is recycled parts from bottle caps… stay tuned for that. Our projects and links: Helical Gears -Metal 3D Printing & Metal Machining Door Sign For Facilities Department Tree Corer Caps Project – Scaling 3d threads to fit Upcycled Billboard vinyl covers for Fine Arts