Vivek Goel, CM
President and Vice-Chancellor
University of Waterloo

Waterloo researchers excel in a unique environment that integrates experiential education and entrepreneurship with disciplinary and interdisciplinary research. Our commitment to solving the most complex challenges of our time is shaped by fundamental and applied research excellence and our deep industry and community partnerships.

Sylvain Charbonneau
Vice-President, Research and Innovation
University of Ottawa

The pandemic has driven home the importance of collaborative research like never before and Canada’s recovery will also depend on joining forces to innovate. Partnering with industry, governments and community organizations, the University of Ottawa dares to make a world of just societies, lifelong health and wellness and sustainable environments a reality.

Karen Mossman
Vice-President, Research
McMaster University

It’s been a long two years. But amid all the lows we’ve witnessed some incredible highs, thanks to Canada’s amazing research community. Indeed, research and innovation have been – and continue to be – the beacon of hope as we emerge from this pandemic. A huge shout-out to everyone – governments, business and healthcare workers – who have worked tirelessly to keep us all safe.

Dr. Nancy Ross
Vice-Principal (Research)
Queen’s University

Despite COVID-19, the Queen’s community has continued research and collaboration to pursue not only new work prompted by the pandemic, but work towards other important priorities, including solutions for a low-carbon future, improved health outcomes, and fundamental discoveries that lead to innovation, shared economic prosperity, and a technologically advanced Canada.

Andrea England
Vice Provost, Research
Sheridan College

We’re incredibly proud of our number one ranking in research partnerships. Collaboration with community and industry partners is key in how we approach research at Sheridan, reflecting our deep commitment to radical engagement and intentional impact. Our research, innovation and entrepreneurship deliver social and economic benefits in our communities and provide transformational learning experiences for students.

Andrew P. Dean, PhD
Vice-President, Research and Innovation
Lakehead University

The rankings continue to show that Lakehead University is the leader in research growth in our peer category over the past 20 years. In particular, our #1 ranking in not-for-profit research shows the importance and relevance of our university to the region we serve.

Diversity and partnerships with communities is key to our continued success in research.

Rafik Goubran
Vice-President (Research and International)
Carleton University

The stellar continuous growth of Carleton’s external research funding exemplifies our leadership and solidifies our reputation in corporate and partner engagement. Our research funding supports the training of the next generation of innovators, and ensures that our discoveries continue to make significant societal impacts both locally and internationally.

Digvir S. Jayas, O.C.
Vice-President (Research and International) and Distinguished Professor
University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba researchers with international reputations in many areas of excellence are contributing to the cultural, economic and social wellbeing of Canadians and global citizens. I congratulate them on their accomplishments! I urge the federal government to enhance funding, to an internationally competitive level, for broad-based fundamental research in order to lay a solid foundation for a growth-focused economy as well as to tackle future pandemics.

Roseann O’Reilly Runte
President and CEO
Canada Foundation for Innovation

For 25 years, the Canada Foundation for Innovation has invested in the labs and equipment that allow researchers to chart a promising way forward, from new energy sources, to powerful medicines, to a more inclusive society. State-of-the-art research tools have never been more critical for attracting the best researchers and equipping the next generation to tackle today’s challenges and bring benefits to citizens of the world.

Amir Asif
Vice-President Research & Innovation
York University

York University is a leading international teaching and research University, and a driving force for positive change. York’s 11 Faculties and Professional Schools conduct ambitious and groundbreaking interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional academic boundaries, including areas such as global health, vision science, disaster risk management, liberal arts and social justice, and space exploration.

Prof. Les Jacobs, PhD, FRSC
Vice-President, Research and Innovation
Ontario Tech University

At Ontario Tech, we are delighted by the designation of 2021 Canada’s Research Universities of the Year. As Canada’s newest research intensive university, we have in two decades created an exemplary faculty complement, built extraordinary research facilities, and established deep relationships with industry partners, especially in the areas of sustainable and integrated energy systems, high performance computing, materials characterization, community wellness, and autonomous vehicles, which bodes for a bright future.

Tim Kenyon
Vice-President, Research
Brock University

Through partnerships with industry, Brock research supports the economic and social vitality of Niagara, Ontario, and Canada. Our partners in the agri-food, bioproduct and biomanufacturing sectors understand the value that Brock researchers and highly trained graduates contribute, and they know we are here to work with them.

Dr. Steven N. Liss
Vice-President, Research and Innovation
Ryerson University

The pace of change is accelerating, and universities have a key role in facilitating change in ways that benefit all Canadians. By leveraging our scholarly, research and creative activities and our collaborations, we are addressing pressing societal issues.

Together with our partners, Ryerson is driving innovation in critical areas such as health, community engagement, the future of work and advancing our digital future.

Mehdi Sheikhzadeh
Vice President, Research & Innovation
Lambton College

Canadian Colleges play a critical role in supporting the County as we recover from the pandemic by providing research and development support to SMEs. Through applied research, Lambton College is collaborating with companies from all sectors including those from Canada’s growing and emerging cleantech industries to establish and scale up new technologies with commercialization aspirations.