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. 

Hand-drawn portraits of various women.

Celebrating women at the forefront

A collection of stories about talented researchers to mark the International Day of Girls and Women in Science (February 11) and International Women’s Day (March 8)

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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
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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