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Research and Innovation

Leading the way in research-driven transformation

At the Faculty of Arts, our 225+ world-class researchers are leading path-breaking projects that improve and enrich the lives of Canadians, First Nations peoples, and citizens and migrants globally. We have established a strong reputation for research and teaching that is impactful, equity-informed and transformative. 

Committed to interdisciplinary studies and a focus on community-engaged research, the Faculty is currently defined by five strategic research priorities: democracy, democratic engagement, and social inequality, Indigenous research, education and pedagogies, migration and immigration, public policy, and health and wellbeing. 

Our researchers and research centres have a strong and successful record in external funding, receive notable public honours and awards, and disseminate and transfer knowledge in innovative and impactful ways. Well beyond the boundaries of academia, they have formed local, national and global partnerships with community-based, not-for-profit, government, and private sector organizations.

Researchers and students at the Modern Literature Centre

Researchers and students at the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre

We're focused on...

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Democracy, democratic engagement and social inequalty
Justice for Communities
Indigenous research, education and pedagogies
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Public Policy
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Migration and immigration
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Health and wellbeing

And so much more!

Research News

Faculty of Arts SSHRC recipients 2022

Four TMU researchers in Arts secure prestigious SSHRC Grants

Dr. Irene Gammel and Dr. Craig Jennex in the Department of English, and Dr. Paul Moore from the Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts received SSHRC Insight Grants. Read more on their projects.

Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration Dr. Anna Triandafyllidou received a SSHRC Partnership Grant. Learn more on the MEMO project.

Professors Frank Russo, Harald Bauder and Tara Collins.

Three TMU researchers secure prestigious SSHRC Partnership Grants

Professor Harald Bauder of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and Professor Frank Russo of the Department of Psychology from the Faculty of Arts, as well as Professor Tara Collins in the School of Child and Youth Care. Read the full article.

Cash Back- A Yellowhead Institute Red Paper

Cash Back

A Yellowhead Institute Red Paper about the value of Indigenous lands and about restitution from the perspective of stolen wealth. Read the report (external link) .