Research Office

Nipissing University actively supports quality research that creates a deeper, clearer understanding of the world. Excellent research could change the way we think and act. Research that creates paradigm shifting ideas or generates practical knowledge helps us to understand our world and to address immediate issues. Research also fuels teaching.

Strategic Research Plan


Nipissing University’s Strategic Research Plan (SRP) is designed to catalogue present research strengths, identify areas for investment and reinvestment,
and encourage future research directions.

Graduate Studies and Research Office News

  • 3MT at NU

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    Brilliant graduate students are hard at work sharpening and condensing millions of ideas, thousands of hours, and hundreds of pages into one beautiful, streamlined and concise presentation to wow judges at the annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.
  • NU researchers earn SSHRC grants

    Three researchers at Nipissing University have earned close to half-a-million dollars in grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for work battling sex trafficking, determining why so many individuals don’t act to combat climate change, and to help kids be better people and teammates.
  • NU’s Integrative Watershed Analysis Centre studying Lake Nipissing

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    The work of Nipissing University’s Integrative Watershed Analysis Centre was featured recently in the journal Environmental Monitor. The article discusses the Bays Project the Centre is currently working on to build a better understanding of systems at work in and around Lake Nipissing, and how these systems might be manifesting in the lake, sometimes as the toxic blue green algae.
  • Showcasing student research at NU

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    Top student researchers from every faculty investigating topics as diverse as early America to social media and Kinematics to sexuality and stereotypes will be showcasing their work this weekend during Nipissing University’s ninth annual Undergraduate Research Conference (UGRC), April 1 and 2, 2016.
  • $1.5 million in Canada Research Chairs for NU profs

    A trio of Nipissing University professors have earned prestigiousCanada Research Chairs (CRC) totaling $1.5 million over five years. The research contributes to our understanding of how watersheds work, examines the educational challenges facing youth and families in northern and rural areas, and investigates the consequences of the linked environmental history and consequences of Ontario’s Near North and the Caribbean.