Research is at the heart of our mission in the Faculty of Public Affairs.

Our researchers publish in high-profile venues, receive significant external grant funding and attract high-caliber graduate students and research partners. We offer them comprehensive support.

External Research Funding (as of March 31, 2020)

$7 Million

Externally Funded Research Projects (as of March 31, 2020)


Home to 4 active SSHRC Partnership Grants
Home to 3 Early Career Researcher Award Winners
Home to 1 Canada Research Chairs

Celebrating Excellence
Exemplary Faculty of Public Affairs researchers are recognized in a number of ways, both internally and externally. These faculty members reflect the dynamic research environment within our Faculty.

Research Chairs
The Canada Research Chair program was created by the federal government in 2000 to build capacity for research excellence in Canada.

FPA Research Overview →

Spotlight on Research

Louis-Philippe Beland

Louis-Philippe Beland

Another Take: Small Business Owners and Remote Work

Research in the News

Research Support

The Research Support Team is here to help

The Faculty has dedicated faculty members and staff working on the research portfolio, as well as a number of bursaries to support high-quality research. Mary Francoli is the acting Associate Dean (Research and International). She works closely with Kyla Reid, Research Facilitator, and Kevin Nzomo, Post-Award Support Officer.


Mary Francoli
Associate Dean – Research and International (acting)

Michael Agnew
Research Facilitator

Kevin Nzomo
Post Award Support Officer

Kyla Reid
Manager – Research Services & Initiatives