Research

University researchers are making breakthroughs in the treatment of cancer and many other diseases; creating industries we could not have conceived of a decade ago; and dreaming up a new generation of consumer products. Their work is literally transforming lives.

The breadth of innovative research being conducted at Ontario universities is having an impact around the world. Seven Ontario universities are among the Top 15 Canadian research universities, and 18 are among the Top 50 in Canada.

University research is vital to Ontario’s economic recovery and ability to compete on the world stage.

Research Matters is a COU-led initiative devoted to showcasing Ontario research and to giving the public a sense of ownership and pride in this research, while Ontario Research Chairs boost Ontario’s capacity to address key public policy issues that impact society and the economy.

Read more about the many ways Ontario’s universities are improving the way we live, work and play by checking out the categories below.

Research

Knowledge Creation & Innovation

Universities are at the forefront of creating knowledge and they apply it in new, innovative ways. Innovation is an important aspect of research, and it also fuels prosperity, informs public policy and contributes to the culture that enriches our world.

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Ontario Research Chairs

Ontario Research Chairs are prestigious Ontario university research professorships, created to drive provincial research and develop excellence, to create world-class centres of research and to enhance Ontario's competitiveness in Canada's knowledge-based economy.

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Research Matters

Research Matters is a collaborative project among Ontario’s 21 publicly-funded universities that has been created to build bridges between university researchers and the broader public.

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Resources

Questions & Answers

Ontario Universities Blog

Did you know, starting this September, students with financial need from families with incomes of less than $50,000 per year will have average tuition fully covered by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)?
Why paying for tuition no longer means carrying a pesky monkey on your back May 16, 2017

Did you know, starting this September, students with financial need from families with incomes of less than $50,000 per year will have average tuition fully covered by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)?

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University of Toronto health policy expert and Ontario Research Chair Gregory Marchildon is creating a North American research network to analyze health policy and help governments make informed decisions.
Creating high-performing, efficient health care systems May 15, 2017

University of Toronto health policy expert and Ontario Research Chair Gregory Marchildon is creating a North American research network to analyze health policy and help governments make informed decisions.

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Did you know that if you are a skilled, internationally educated nurse, the Ontario Internationally Educated Nurses Course Consortium (OIENCC) can help launch your nursing career in Ontario?
University Consortium Expands Courses and Opens Doors for Internationally Trained Nurses in Ontario May 9, 2017

Did you know that if you are a skilled, internationally educated nurse, the Ontario Internationally Educated Nurses Course Consortium (OIENCC) can help launch your nursing career in Ontario?

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Ontario’s universities are proud to work with our partners to support a robust healthcare system, and are pleased to recognize and celebrate Ontario’s nursing students, faculty, preceptors and partners for their accomplishments and dedication to the healthcare system.
For National Nursing Week, Ontario’s universities celebrate contributions of 4,500 nurses who graduate each year May 5, 2017

Ontario’s universities are proud to work with our partners to support a robust healthcare system, and are pleased to recognize and celebrate Ontario’s nursing students, faculty, preceptors and partners for their accomplishments and dedication to the healthcare system.

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News Releases

Carleton University Appoints Alastair Summerlee as Interim President and Vice-Chancellor May 16, 2017

Carleton University’s Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of Alastair Summerlee as Carleton’s new interim president and vice-chancellor.

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Hamilton patient first to receive experimental immunotherapy for cancer May 8, 2017

A Hamilton patient is the first trial participant to receive a novel experimental immunotherapy treatment for lung cancer.

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Mental health services for students to get boost thanks to enhanced funding from Ontario government May 3, 2017

Ontario universities are committed to good mental health supports for our students, and we applaud the boost in funding announced today to enhance services.

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Ontario’s Universities Celebrate Excellence in Nursing Education and Scholarship May 2, 2017

Ontario’s universities are proud to work with our partners to support a robust health-care system, and are pleased to recognize and celebrate Ontario’s nursing students, faculty, preceptors and partners for their accomplishments and dedication to the health-care system through the 2017 COUPN Awards.

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