Community is the place we live, the shared experiences that bind us to other people. It’s where we come from, it shapes where we are headed. And community is built of many things: the physical spaces around us, the roads and communication lines that connect us, the beliefs and policies that guide us, and above all, that intrinsically human desire to reach out, to be supported by others, to understand our neighbours, to help. Research, ultimately, is one way we do all of these things better. In the social sciences and humanities, we delve into who we are, what makes us human, what drives us, so we can know ourselves better. In the physical sciences, we query the rules of nature that govern us and ask “How can we put these to use for the good of us all?” We make things better for each other.
For 20 years, the CFI has been putting in place the tools and facilities researchers need to think big, and the fruits of those investments are evident in communities across Canada. In this collection of stories, we present just some examples of how research builds communities.
View the collection “Innovation: a desire to make things better”
INNOVATION: A DESIRE TO MAKE THINGS BETTER
A commemorative book to mark 20 years of the Canada Foundation for Innovation