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 researcher investigates the science behind beaches and shoreline habitat
Laurier professor Tammy Schirle discusses connection between universal daycare and increased child birth rates
Laurier professor Grant Packard discusses how language boosts satisfaction and buying behaviour
Indigenous knowledge shared and affirmed at conference at Laurier's Faculty of Social Work
Laurier professors weigh in on cannabis legalization
Laurier professor Debora VanNijnatten's letter to Premier Ford asks him to remember Walkerton
Two Laurier PhD students win W. Garfield Weston Award for Northern Research
Laurier appoints new associate vice-president: research
Laurier researchers study the challenges and opportunities related to Canada’s plans to legalize cannabis
Laurier research reveals problems with prevailing customer-service wisdom
Laurier social work researcher Bree Akesson interviewed on 900 CHML Radio about the effects of child-parent separation on families
Laurier researcher Kate Rossiter on how history informs U.S. southern border debate
Donner Prize shortlists Canadian public education policy book by Laurier professor Kelly Gallagher-Mackay
Knowledge keepers conference to build connections between Laurier and local Indigenous community
Canadian Society of Zoologists honour Laurier biology researcher with New Investigator Award
Laurier students design escape room for an Amazon Prime Original series media launch in Germany
The birds, the bees and the schools of the future: Laurier's Kelly Gallagher-Mackay discusses Ontario's sex-ed curriculum controversy
Canada's Arctic journal, above and beyond Magazine, features Laurier Hoarfrost River field course
Financial Post: The huge job opportunity in Canadian tech (that no one is talking about)
The Art of Science Communication
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