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Who We Are

CIFAR creates unexpected opportunities for intellectual exchange.

Ann Swidler
Associate, Successful Societies

Who We Are

CIFAR creates knowledge that will transform our world. The Institute brings together outstanding, researchers to work in global networks that address some of the most important questions our world faces today. Our research is focused on improving human health, transforming technology, building strong societies and sustaining the Earth. Our networks help support the growth of research leaders and are catalysts for change in business, government and society.

Established in 1982, CIFAR is a Canadian-based, global organization, comprised of nearly 350 fellows, scholars and advisors from more than 100 institutions in 16 countries. CIFAR partners with the Government of Canada, provincial governments, individuals, foundations, corporations and research institutions to extend our impact in the world.

What is CIFAR?
What is CIFAR?

We bring together and give the world’s most brilliant thinkers freedom to cross conventional boundaries and tackle essential research not done by others. Watch this video to learn more.

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