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 help Canadians live longer, healthier, better lives.
Researchers decode complex, interconnected ecosystems
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.
The University of Toronto’s Faye Mishna conducted a survey in 2008 among 2,186 Toronto students and found that 50 per cent had been bullied over the Internet and through other cyber bullying ...
Families torn apart by loss, unexplained, sudden, violent. Young dreams cut short and gone forever. Stories of youth violence are increasingly commonplace in the media, but what do we make ...
Jim Dunn’s research takes him to places where the fabric of society has become frayed and ragged, and where housing options are often unsafe, unhealthy or even non-existent. Dunn, ...
Because Alzheimer’s has genetic causes, it makes many people feel helpless, prey to whatever cruel destiny is preordained in their DNA. Bennett’s research, though, demonstrates that people have ...
“Autism scares me to death. I am so scared that I am driving myself nuts.” “I understand your anxiety. I think autism is the number one biggest mystery of our ...
So-called “participatory culture” went from neologism to the new normal so quickly, it makes your head spin. Social media, mobile devices, and an increasing array of digital tools have made ...
The penny dropped for Dean Millar shortly after he became a father. He was reading a book about peak oil, and remembers thinking, “What have I done? I’ve brought ...