Big ideas in Ontario University Research
Researchers participate as citizens, volunteers, advocates and activists.
Researchers study everyone from Don Juan to Don Draper to Donald Duck.
Researchers unlock the secrets of prosperity and poverty.
Researchers decode complex, interconnected ecosystems
Researchers help Canadians live longer, healthier, better lives.
Researchers explore our relationship to the natural world.
Researchers keep their eye on the next tech revolution
Why Research Matters.
Some people think university research is somehow removed from day-to-day life. They couldn't be more wrong. Ontario university researchers touch every aspect of life through their work. We invite you to explore the stories below (and we're always adding more). While you'll just be scratching the surface - there are tens of thousands of researchers on campuses across the province - we think you'll be fascinated by what's happening in the world of university research. And, if you happen to live here in Ontario, we also hope you might feel a little proud.
More than 12.5 percent of the world's population or around 868 million people are chronically undernourished, according to the UN. While poverty, food systems, and access education undoubtedly contribute to these numbers, ...
Our communities are where we work, play, learn, and grow – but they are often seen as only obliquely related to success in life. Obliquely related? Algoma University researcher Gayle Broad, ...
Imagine living in a world where anytime someone was infected by parasites it would make headline news – globally. This was the case for a member of the British royal family; ...
Professor Mathew Leitch isn’t a big fan of suits. In fact, whenever required to wear a tie, the only one he’ll wear is his own creation: a tie ...
Can fruit flies and microbes help lessen the damage caused by mining? That’s a question Thomas Merritt, Canada Research Chair in Genomics and Bioinformatics, intends to answer. Merritt hopes ...
In the past, terrorism implied something far away. Terrorists lived in war-torn or third-world countries. They weren’t part of our daily lives in the West. They never entered out ...