The work of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) provides growth and development to developing countries via Canadian research. Most research areas fall under the following:
- food and agriculture
- information and communication
- natural resources
- science and technology
- social policy.
There are funding opportunities for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, institutions (whether they be international or Canadian) and grants for approved research proposals. There are also career opportunities for students and professionals at IDRC. Keep up to date with IDRC by subscribing to their bulletin and blog.
Robarts is a non-profit medical research institute located in London, Ontario, Canada. Some of their areas of research include medical imaging, cellular and molecular biology, genomics, immunology and stem cell biology. Some of the diseases they investigate include Parkinsons, diabetes, asthma, cancer, strokes and Alzheimer’s. Robarts works with physicians, biologists, statisticians, pharmacists, chemists and engineerings. They also facilitate learning and teaching programs in collaboration with the University of Western Ontario.
The BC Cancer Agency provides health care throughout the province of British Columbia and Yukon, and conducts cancer-related research. Their focus on research falls under three board specturms: discovering the causes of cancer, developing better treatments, and prolonging the life and quality of patients. Much of their research is conducted in a laboratory setting, clinical trials and providing counselling and support. They often collaborate with research institutions, non-profit organizations, and industry (locally, nationally and globally) which facilities better and faster discoveries. Much of their funding comes from the BC Cancer Foundation.