New BrunswickTackling the many dimensions of New Brunswick’s housing crisis
How one social science lab — with a few well-placed couches — is bringing stakeholders together to address the intersecting issues of housing affordability, mental health and food security
OntarioReinforcing the reliability of our vulnerable electricity grid
York University's Pirathayini Srikantha studies power grid systems with the aim of keeping Canada’s infrastructure safe from fluctuations and hackers. Find out why she’s passionate about power.
The Canada Foundation for Innovation has supported cutting-edge research in Canada for 25 years. In these videos, researchers reflect on how CFI funding has advanced their work and how future generations will benefit. They tell passionate stories of curiosity, commitment and innovation.
Sheena Josselyn at Toronto’s SickKids hospital is figuring out how one memory triggers another, with important implications for treating things like post-traumatic stress disorder and schizophrenia
QuébecForecasting future forest fires
Université Laval’s Steven Cumming uses sophisticated computer models to predict how a warming climate will influence forest fires in southern Quebec. The results aren’t what you might expect.
British ColumbiaLet them eat dirt
The University of British Columbia’s Brett Finlay demonstrated that microbes might protect children against asthma, more evidence that exposure to bacteria keeps us healthy
QuébecA safeguard against potholes
A new feat of engineering will prevent snowplough vehicles from damaging our roads
QuébecImproving treatment for blood diseases
A new molecule that stimulates the reproduction of stem cells will help treat a larger number of patients with blood diseases
British ColumbiaHow to prevent falls
Researchers at Simon Fraser University are analyzing how people fall with the aim of preventing injuries
QuébecIt’s clear as glass
By integrating microscopic ducts into the glass that screens are made of, researchers have developed an amazing interface
QuébecCombating premature births
Births before 37 weeks are linked to early intrauterine inflammation. Researchers have developed a molecule that inhibits this.
QuébecFor 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...
A physicist has mastered one of nature’s most impressive forces in his laboratory, setting the stage for multiple applications
SaskatchewanResearch builds my local community
Saskatoon cab drivers introduce visitors to their city’s pride and joy: the Canadian Light Source
OntarioGrowing 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