Skip to main content


Research at Red Deer Polytechnic provides innovative and collaborative opportunities for community partners, business and industry.

Want to see what we can do?

ResearchCommon [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca (subject: RDP%20website%20inquiry) (Contact us) if you have a potential project in mind or if you are interested in learning more about research at Red Deer Polytechnic. 

Research Stories

RDP's students, faculty and staff engage in innovative and dynamic research throughout the year. Read examples of their recent work.

Guriqbal Singh Munday Image
Image courtesy Guriqbal Singh Munday.

Meet Guriqbal Singh Munday (he/him/his), an Industrial Research Associate who works in RDP's Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing - Technology Access Centre (CIM-TAC). Gurigbal’s project was based on a CIM-TAC client and their innovation needs.  

Learn more about Gurigbal’s research project

Michael Simaeys Image
Image courtesy Michael Simaeys.

Meet Michael Simaeys (he/him), a fourth-year student enrolled in the Bachelor of Education Collaborative Degree. Michael's research analyzed "What are the Most Significant Discernible Impacts of Preferred Pronoun Usage Implementation in Middle Schools?"

Learn more about Michael’s research project. 

Jennifer Gorcak Image
Image courtesy Jennifer Gorcak.

Meet Jennifer Gorcak (she/her), a fourth-year Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences student at Red Deer Polytechnic. Jennifer's research assessed "The Inhibitive Role of Tenuazonic Acid on the Growth of Mycena citricolor through Alternaria alternata Co-Culture."

Learn more about Jennifer’s research project.  

Caleb Johnson Image
Image courtesy Caleb Johnson.

Meet Caleb Johnson, a fourth-year student in the Bachelor of Education collaborative degree between Red Deer Polytechnic and the University of Alberta. Caleb’s research explored whether having a male teacher affects students in middle school.  

Learn more about Caleb’s research project


Ashley Larsen-Stewart Image
Image courtesy Ashley Larsen-Stewart.

Meet Ashley Larsen-Stewart (she/her), a fourth-year student in Bachelor of Arts, Psychology. Ashley’s research assessed “The Effectiveness of Positive versus Negative Framing of Health Messages Concerning the Therapeutic Use of Psychedelics.” 

Learn more about Ashley’s research project


Peter Fiala Image
Image courtesy Peter Fiala.

Meet Peter Fiala (he/him), an Animation and Visual Effects instructor who has been teaching at RDP for almost eight years. Peter’s research analyzed “Implementing AI in the 3D Asset Creation Pipeline for VFX for Film and Games.” 

Learn more about Peter’s research project.  


Supporting Research 

Looking for help with grants? The Division of Applied Research works with other areas at RDP to guide research and scholarship and provides oversight for and help with grant applications and grant management. This work is supported in part by the Government of Canada's Research Support Fund.

Looking for support conducting a project? Connect with the Research Common.

Have a question about research ethics? Connect with the Research Ethics Board or learn about research and teaching with animals.

Red Deer Polytechnic has endorsed the Government of Canada's Dimensions Charter for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.


Contact RDP

View Our Campuses

Virtual Tour

Get to Know Us

View our Faculty & Staff Biographies