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. 

Illustration of five people sitting and standing around a globe surrounded by bushes and plants.

Responding to a growing appetite for solutions to food insecurity

From genomics to economics, researchers in Canada are finding ways to address a crisis that is made worse by climate change and political unrest

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Québec
It’s clear as glass
By integrating microscopic ducts into the glass that screens are made of, researchers have developed an amazing interface
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Québec
Combating premature births
Births before 37 weeks are linked to early intrauterine inflammation. Researchers have developed a molecule that inhibits this.
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Québec
For sex equality
Until now, experiments to understand chronic pain used mostly male mice. To scientists’ surprise, however, females react differently. Our way of understanding pain circuitry is changing...
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Québec
Taming lightning
A physicist has mastered one of nature’s most impressive forces in his laboratory, setting the stage for multiple applications
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Ontario
Growing body parts from plants
Inspired by movies like Little Shop of Horrors and The Matrix, Andrew Pelling’s University of Ottawa lab is all about taking the most audacious ideas and turning them into reality