At Laurier, we look for ways to link our research with the rest of the world. That’s because our work as researchers isn’t complete until the knowledge we build serves society. Our researchers often work together across disciplines to address issues of importance in the world. We have a global reach – in 2015/16, Laurier researchers were engaged in research projects across 37 countries and were active in global interdisciplinary networks, working to solve complex global issues.
Whether through forging connections with community groups, or by engaging with industry partners to commercialize laboratory advances, we strive to produce work that is worthy of the most prestigious academic journals and that also makes a positive impact in the world.
Laurier researchers have access to state-of-the-art research facilities, laboratories and equipment in a variety of locations on both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses. Much scientific research requiring lab space takes place at the Science Research Centre and the Centre for Cold Regions and Water Science. The Northdale Campus in Waterloo and the Research and Academic Centre (East and West) in Brantford are also home to a number of specialized research facilities.
Laurier, in partnership with the Government of the Northwest Territories, is in the process of building world-class research infrastructure in the Northwest Territories.
Laurier physicist Shohini Ghose helps create new TED-Ed video on Marie Curie
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Laurier researcher Kelly Gallagher-Mackay argues inadequate data is a factor in access to postsecondary education
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Laurier physicist Shohini Ghose comments on quantum entanglement being transmitted through space
Laurier names literacy expert Alexandra Gottardo as University Research Professor
Laurier-led Northern Water Futures project to study water sustainability in the Northwest Territories
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Scanning history at the Laurier Archives
Laurier student projects outline adaptive reuse for underutilized places of worship in Cambridge
Laurier-led symposium will discuss women’s roles in regional innovation ecosystems
Laurier archaeologist John Triggs speaks about students' findings at Fort Erie
Laurier economist Tammy Schirle says increasing pension premiums unlikely to have much effect on employment
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Laurier economist Tammy Schirle comments on why B.C. town Elkford is so youthful
New national report card provides comprehensive snapshot of the sustainability of Canada’s food systems
Laurier student a finalist in Canadian Three-Minute Thesis Competition
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Laurier researchers Dawn Guthrie and student Lisa Harman examining data about palliative home care
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