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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British Columbia
Does your social life make you happy?
The University of British Columbia’s Frances Chen uses sophisticated research tools to determine how our social lives — online and otherwise — affect how we feel and behave
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Ontario
Shifting the research relationship
Lakehead University’s Christopher Mushquash’s wide-ranging work on addictions and mental health in Indigenous communities is tied by one common thread: listening to what the community needs and wants
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Saskatchewan
Helping video gaming companies level up
University of Saskatchewan computer scientist Regan Mandryk has developed a testing tool to keep Canada’s booming indie video game industry thriving
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Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario
Mathematically speaking
As young people from kindergarten to university settle back into school, mathematics researchers give a few good reasons to love the subject some students dread
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Ontario
Diving off the Datça
How one maritime archaeologist from Brock University explores ancient shipwrecks for evidence of old-world trade systems
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Ontario, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador
Goodbye two dimensional screens, hello holographics
Two research facilities at the universities of Waterloo and Alberta are crucial to a Newfoundland company’s bid to lead the charge on holographic technologies
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Saskatchewan
Cultivating better ergonomics for farmers
University of Saskatchewan researchers are learning why three quarters of Canadian farmers experience lower back pain, and proposing ways to alleviate it