Educational Research and Innovation Hub

Faculty of Education

Educational Research and Innovation Hub

Welcome to the Educational Research and Innovation Hub, or simply, the Hub.

The District School Board of Niagara and Brock University’s Faculty of Education have collaborated on a unique initiative to support innovation in Canadian education and technology.Housed inside 2,100 square feet at the DSBN Academy in St. Catharines, the newly minted Educational Research and Innovation Hub will bring together a wide range of stakeholders to cultivate powerful new learning technologies.

It will be a home to several original start-up companies and the collaborative atmosphere of the Hub will promote discussion, idea sharing and creativity amongst educators, researchers, graduate students, entrepreneurs and education technology companies.

The Hub aims to eliminate the disconnect between educational insight and the innovation process. It will bridge this gap by providing entrepreneurs with the opportunity to observe actual classes and the strategies teachers use to support student learning. Start-ups will also be able to refine their products by observing their use in an actual classroom setting.  

This will allow companies to make necessary enhancements to ensure they are best meeting the needs of students, teachers and schools.  

We invite you to stay up-to-date with all of the work, research and findings that take place in this innovative, collaborative space.


For news about the Hub, please visit our news archive.

Find out more about the Hub's mission and vision.

inside the hub


Rahul Kumar Ph.D. Thesis Defence
April 16, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
Jason Ribeiro M.Ed. Thesis Defence
April 7, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:30pm