There are numerous opportunities for faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduates to be involved in a variety research projects and collaborations.
Multidisciplinary research is essential to understanding the interconnected and complex issues we face today. Our researchers work together, from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, and both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate in these collaborations.
The Canada Research Chairs and Endowed Chairs help to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds. These chairholders aim to achieve research excellence and to train the next generation of skilled researchers.
Research in our departments
The effect of global climate change on natural and managed ecosystems, emerging infectious diseases, food security, species extinctions — these are all critical current global problems being tackled by our faculty and students.
Our research spans many traditional and emerging disciplines of chemistry and biochemistry, with noteworthy focuses on chemical biology and biophysics, metal-directed catalysis, natural products, metabolomics, computational chemistry, and biochemical structure and mechanism.
Community, Culture & Global Studies
We are involved in a diversity of social science and humanities research, employing qualitative, feminist, digital, narrative, ethnographic, Indigenous, community-engaged, and multimodal methodologies.
Computer Science, Math, Physics & Statistics
Our faculty members and students are working on research projects that lead to new knowledge, new technology, and new ways of doing things. Their work is changing our world.
Earth, Environmental & Geographic Sciences
We seek to positively impact global society through research and training in earth, environmental and geographic sciences in areas that include water resources, mineral exploration, tectonics, natural hazards, global change, and sustainability.
History & Sociology
Our research projects engage with local and global issues, ranging from human rights to cybersecurity, and the impact of migration. Join us in thinking actively about how to shape the world in which we live.