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Shaping Canada's Future Through Laurier's Research Leaders: Office of Research Services Annual Report 2016/17

Laurier's Research Evolution

Laurier continues to evolve as a comprehensive university that places a significant priority on research excellence and exceptional student engagement.

As a university with a long tradition of meaningful scholarship, Laurier researchers demonstrate excellence not only by conducting innovative and impactful research, but also by training the next generation of emerging scientists to lead the world in innovative discoveries.

At Laurier, students at all levels have access to unique opportunities to engage in research and learn directly from our renowned faculty.

Throughout the 2016/17 annual research report, you will find Laurier researchers are addressing issues of critical importance to Canada's economic success, the health and well-being of Canadians and the sustainability of our natural environment.

Laurier's extraordinary strength in water research, excellence in business technology management, and innovation when confronting issues relevant to Canadian communities and abroad are highlighted throughout the report. Laurier has an exceptional capacity for  meaningful collaborations and engaging with communities to make a real impact through research.

We are tremendously proud of the remarkable research accomplishments of our faculty, students and staff and look forward to further advancing Laurier's research and knowledge mobilization portfolios in the years to come.

Rob Gordon, PhD
Vice-President: Research

Royal Society Inductees
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The Royal Society of Canada named Alison Mountz and Alison Blay-Palmer, two eminent geographers from Laurier, to the prestigious College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Advancing research
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Laurier's Brenda Murphy innovates in disaster planning for rural communities in Ontario.

Leading the way
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Laurier's distinguished student and postdoctoral researchers improve the future of the world through research.

Early career excellence
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Laurier researchers Stephanie DeWitte-Orr and Ivona Hideg recognized for early career excellence.

  • 72%
    72%success in SSHRC Connection grants
  • 83%
    83%success in NSERC Discovery Grant renewal
  • 60%
    60%success in SSHRC Development grants
  • 23
    23donor-supported chair/fellow positions
  • 23
    23research centres and institutes
  • 10
    10Canada research chairs
  • 24%
    24%increase in federal funding over 2014/15
  • 162%
    162%increase in provincial funding over 2015/16
  • $16.3
    $16.3million in total new funding
  • 40%
    40%increase in total funding over 2015/16
  • 300
  • 574
    574full-time faculty

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