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Welcome to Research

Les Jacobs PhD
Whether you are a community member or business partner looking for innovative research support, or a student or faculty researcher looking for resources and information, this website provides everything you need to know about the significant research activity taking place at Ontario Tech University.

This spirit, combined with an unwavering dedication to innovation and scholarship, continues to propel our research agenda, which is detailed in our current Strategic Research Plan (or summarized Strategic Research Plan).  We are always looking forward and are embarking on creating a new Strategic Research Plan that would take Ontario Tech into 2025.

Through our interdisciplinary relevant research, we address the challenges of the 21st century. We do this by:

We continue to build on our research infrastructure, introducing new facilities such as the:

Our faculty members collaborate with students in the classroom, lab and field, offering undergraduate and graduate students hands-on research experience. This opportunity, combined with our commitment to fostering an entrepreneurial culture helps to set us apart from other universities. Learn more at Brilliant Catalyst.

We support our researchers in all aspects of the research process including: 

  • Assistance with developing and administering grants.
  • Support with cultivating partnerships and the implementation of contracts.
  • Technology transfer and commercialization, and other novel forms of knowledge mobilization.
  • Innovative business development and entrepreneurship activities. 

Our office serves as the conduit between the university, and community or business partners interested in pursuing research collaborations with the university. 

Please contact us at any time—we look forward to working with you. 

Les Jacobs, PhD, FRSC
Vice-President, Research and Innovation