Researchers

Browse through the researcher profiles below to read about researchers from Ontario’s universities who have been featured over the years. Discover how they are using their work to make an impact at a local and provincial level, helping to address the challenges and issues that matter most to Ontarians and drive regional development. By examining high-performing and efficient health care systems, student success and the U.S-Canadian border, these researchers are contributing to a better future for Ontario.

University of Toronto
How do teachers' college admissions affect societal equity?
McMaster University
Where do youth end up after high school, and why?
University of Ottawa
What does it means to be Métis?
Queen's University
How do we create an ethical framework for administering experimental drugs?
McMaster University
How are we providing a strong and sustainable workforce of healthcare professionals?
University of Toronto
How can we create high-performing, efficient healthcare systems?
University of Toronto
How can disease maps point to possible cures?
University of Waterloo
How is energy an enabler for social change?
University of Windsor
How can we make the U.S.-Canadian border work better?
York University
How can we fix the mutual fund industry?
Wilfrid Laurier University
How can footwear enhance our balance as we age?
Laurentian University
How does Canada's colonized history affect us today?
McMaster University
How can we preserve Indigenous perspectives of history?
Wilfrid Laurier University
Can free, prior and informed consent work in Canada?
Laurentian University
How are hospitals integrating smudging ceremonies into their facilities?
Algoma University
How can we protect ecosystems from invasive plants?
Laurentian University
How do soil microbes influence our global climate?
Nipissing University
Which social backgrounds affect postsecondary education?
OCAD University
How do people who are blind assess website credibility?
Brock University
Do we need to drink as much during exercise as we have been told?
University of Waterloo
How can we catch early problems in language development?
UOIT
How is big data improving health and health care?
Lakehead University
Can we diagnose cancer earlier?
University of Toronto
How can we put an end to family violence?
Carleton University
How are we improving the efficiency of solar power?
Queen's University
How can we reduce the risk in financing global development?
York University
Can we change market behavior?
University of Guelph
Can we better predict droughts and floods?
McMaster University
Can we ensure water quality?
University of Windsor
How do we build a sustainable Arctic fishery?
Trent University
Can wastewater and tailing ponds from mines ever be safe enough for swimming?
Wilfrid Laurier University
Does high frequency trading harm financial markets?
University of Ottawa
Why does bullying hurt so much?
Royal Military College
How can we fight pollution with plants?
McMaster University
How can Canadians with physical disabilities live more active, healthy lives?
Carleton University
Can nanotechnology help feed the world?
McMaster University
How good can hybrid cars be?
Algoma University
How can a community be a force for social innovation?
Brock University
Can we eradicate infectious diseases?
Lakehead University
Are we missing the forest for the wood?
Lakehead University
What is the way forward for Aboriginal peoples and natural resources?
Laurentian University
Should mining companies be employing fruit flies?
University of Waterloo
How much of a threat are Canadian terrorists?
McMaster University
How safe is your water?
Ryerson University
What is missing from Canada's culture?
Nipissing University
Has Ontario reached a watershed moment?
UOIT
What can be done about a pain in the neck?
Queen's University
Is waste a relative term?
University of Ottawa
Is small the new big for materials science?
OCAD University
What kind of microprocessor are you wearing?
University of Windsor
How do we improve our borderline relationship to the U.S.?
Trent University
How will indigenous communities adapt to climate change?
York University
Is there life on other worlds?
Western University
How does the brain control the body?
University of Guelph
Can economic growth and environmental protection go hand in hand?
University of Toronto
Can plant materials replace plastic?
York University
Why is the warming of the Arctic Sea so chilling?
University of Ottawa
Why don’t students care about Canadian history?
University of Waterloo
Can we build intelligent machines?
Wilfrid Laurier University
How can we maintain mobility into old age?
Lakehead University
How can we make concrete strong and gentle?
UOIT
How can physicists solve crimes?
University of Windsor
How do we store energy in air?
University of Ottawa
Is there more to solar power than meets the eye?
Carleton University
How do employers adapt to a changing society?
Western University
Why does mining need space?
Brock University
Is the wineglass half full or half empty?
Wilfrid Laurier University
Why are math skills as important as literacy?
Wilfrid Laurier University
Why are math skills as important as literacy?
Queen's University
Why do kids love music but not music lessons?
Western University
How can corporate social responsibility make companies more competitive?
University of Waterloo
When does the car become the driver?
University of Guelph
How can jazz improvisation build stronger communities?
McMaster University
How can plagues still roam the earth?
Trent University
Why might manufacturers be out standing in their field?
Algoma University
How do we keep communities on the rails?
OCAD University
How can sculpture save a baby's life?
Laurentian University
How do miners have a responsiblity to minors?
Ryerson University
How are we changing the stories we tell?
University of Toronto
How can we demystify the causes of autism?
University of Ottawa
Can we defy our DNA?
McMaster University
Why is affordable housing a health issue?
Nipissing University
Can we get some air in here?
York University
What leads a young person away from violence?
York University
Is there a robot in your future?
University of Ottawa
Does the Internet make bullying worse?