Our Research Committee
Members of the Research Advisory Committee have a wide range of expertise and come from universities and businesses across Canada. The Research Advisory Committee serves Outward Bound Canada in three important ways. First, it acts in a consulting capacity to provide guidance regarding program evaluation and research. Second, the Committee conducts studies and provides support in data collection and analysis. Finally, the Committee reviews any research proposals from external investigators seeking to invite OBC instructors, programs or students to participate in their studies.
Many members of the Research Advisory Committee are former OBC instructors. All members have an interest in furthering the understanding of participation in outdoor adventure education programs and examining the various impacts of OBC programs on students, instructors and society-at-large. Members of the Committee benefit through the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded colleagues and further the mission and vision of OBC. In return, OBC gains valuable insight into program evaluation and research strategies and techniques.