Research stories

Our investments support research that benefits Canadians

In CFI-funded labs and facilities across the country, researchers in all stages of their careers are making discoveries, supporting a robust innovation ecosystem and helping solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. 

A young researcher wearing a hardhat sits in the driver’s seat of a vehicle, typing on a laptop.

Meet Canada’s greenhouse gas detectives

With a few creative hacks, the Flux Lab has transformed a lab bench gas analyzer into a mobile tool they’re using to measure emissions from pipeline leaks, landfills and melting permafrost in the field

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The Canada Foundation for Innovation: an origin story
This is the origin story of the Canada Foundation for Innovation, an organization dedicated to the future, that was born at a time when the country was heavily burdened by its past

British Columbia,Newfoundland and Labrador,Ontario
Canadian research luminaries
The work of the Canada Research Chairholders supported by the John R. Evans Leaders Fund spans all disciplines, from exploring the deep ocean for mineral riches, to the search for an HIV vaccine, to the quest for quantum computing
Tour the CCGS Amundsen
A multimedia exploration of Canada’s dedicated research icebreaker
Major league science
A compilation of nine unique research facilities that are helping to ensure Canada remains a world leader in research and innovation
Tour the Canadian Light Source
A video exploration of Canada’s strongest light
Building Canada’s knowledge infrastructure
The Canadian Research Knowledge Network expands access to digital research content for Canadian universities
British Columbia
Snow fall
In the lead-up to the 2010 Winter Olympics, a champion for snow is making some noise from the mountaintops of northern British Columbia