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.