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. 

Photo of two women researchers wearing personal protective equipment in a lab

Research at the ready during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic underlined the important role Canadian labs play in helping researchers tackle global crises as they arise

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Alberta
Sea bass with a side of arugula, anyone?
Alberta entrepreneurs are growing fresh fish and vegetables together, turning a finely balanced ecosystem into a profitable bottom line
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Manitoba
Avoiding the storm
A Winnipeg company generates sophisticated weather reports to save trucking companies and farmers tens of thousands of dollars
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Ontario
Boredom is complicated
Feeling bored is more than a modern day irritant. It can be a source of significant distress, particularly for people with ADHD
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British Columbia
Figuring out what makes shoppers buy or walk away
The choices you make at the mall aren’t always rational. They’re steeped in emotion, from envy to self-esteem. A University of British Columbia lab is taking a closer look at how consumers behave.
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Alberta, British Columbia
Common cancer, uncommon approach
Not all prostate cancer research is the same, even if it is the most common cancer affecting men
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Ontario
Refurbishing the hen house
Research is helping egg farmers transition toward new requirements for housing their hens, and minimize their losses along the way
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Ontario
How improving accessibility can boost the bottom line
Businesses can open their doors to thousands more customers by offering tools to assist people with language impairments
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Ontario
Transforming Northern Ontario’s forest product sector
New applications for forest by-products are helping to reinvent an industry and boost employment in remote regions of Ontario
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Ontario
Growing Ontario’s billion-dollar greenhouse industry
Genomics research stands to curb losses of high-value crops to disease
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Ontario
Scouring the scum to save a lake worth millions
Tackling harmful algae blooms in Lake Nipissing is critical to preserving the local industries that rely on it