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CIFAR brings together outstanding researchers from across disciplines and borders to address important challenges facing the world. We support leading edge research with the potential for global impact.

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  • Successful Societies

New Models for Thriving - Peter Hall: Social Relations and Patterns of Inequality

by CIFAR
May 5 / 15
Social Relations and Patterns of Inequality

Presenter: Peter Hall, Co-Director and Senior Fellow, CIFAR’s Successful Societies program; Professor, Harvard University

On May 5, 2015 in partnership with the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, CIFAR held a Change Makers dialogue to explore the challenges of inequality in our society today, and the opportunities social innovation has to drive social inclusion. This symposium brought together Research Fellows and leaders from business, government and community organizations who exchanged insights and understanding to uncover innovations that will help people thrive in our changing world.

Blue Blocks

Artificial Intelligence

CIFAR plays a significant role in AI research. We helped to enable some of the fundamental breakthroughs in the field, through our Learning in Machines & Brains program. We lead a $125 million national strategy to establish Canada's international leadership in AI and we run a program that explores the ways that AI will reshape our society.


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Strategy
Red Maple

Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy

CIFAR is leading the Government of Canada’s Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, working in partnership with three newly established AI institutes.
Research Program
Neural

Learning in Machines & Brains

How do we understand intelligence and build intelligent machines?

Exchange
AI & Society

AI & Society

CIFAR’s AI & Society program aims to examine the questions AI will pose for society involving diverse topics, including the economy, ethics, policymaking, philosophy and the law.

Exchange

Exchange – the act of giving and receiving – is central to knowledge mobilization at CIFAR. By connecting our research programs to global thought leaders outside of academia, we enrich research and stimulate new social, economic and technical innovations.


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Latest Research Briefs

Research Briefs are a summary of recent or seminal research from CIFAR fellows. 

Latest Event Briefs

CIFAR provides a knowledge outlet for the influential research in its various multi-disciplinary programs. 

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars

The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides funding and support to help scholars build their network and develop essential skills to become the next generation of research leaders. Researchers within five years of their first academic appointment from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.


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Upcoming Dates

The 2019 Call for Applications opens on December 3, 2018. The deadline for applications is February 5, 2019

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Global Scholars - Ajith Parameswaran

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  • Video
  • Successful Societies

New Models for Thriving - Peter Hall: Social Relations and Patterns of Inequality

by CIFAR
May 5 / 15
Social Relations and Patterns of Inequality

Presenter: Peter Hall, Co-Director and Senior Fellow, CIFAR’s Successful Societies program; Professor, Harvard University

On May 5, 2015 in partnership with the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, CIFAR held a Change Makers dialogue to explore the challenges of inequality in our society today, and the opportunities social innovation has to drive social inclusion. This symposium brought together Research Fellows and leaders from business, government and community organizations who exchanged insights and understanding to uncover innovations that will help people thrive in our changing world.