Laboratories and Research Groups

Laboratories and research groups have a mandate to facilitate the development of an emerging field and to ensure a broad scope by means of a communication project based on a team that includes researchers and students. Such an approach allows us to secure the expertise of researchers, teaching and the training programs.

Laboratories and research groups actually attract students who are already interested in these areas or potentially interested due to participating in exchanges and activities which take place. Their mandate is also to project throughout the Faculty and even beyond through seminars, guest researchers and collegial interactions. Finally, the team work that takes place is promising for future applications for grants from funding agencies.

Study and Research Laboratories

Canadian Politics Laboratory (LERPC)

Luc Turgeon, Director
July 2015 to June 2018

The LERPC allows colleagues to share their work and exchange, in an interdisciplinary context, on important issues related to Canadian politics.

Carceral Studies Research Collective

Justin Piché, Director
July 2017 to August 2020

The Carceral Studies Research Collective (CSRC) is an interdisciplinary team of researchers that aims to document shifts and continuities in carceral power and violence; contribute to the development of analytical and strategic tools to help dismantle exclusionary structures; and build alternatives that contribute to the work of existing public policy initiatives and social movements that foster inclusive conflict resolution and social justice in communities, both locally and beyond.


Simon Lapierre, Director
July 2016 to June 2019

The Feminist Anti-Violence Research Collective (FemAnVi) is a stimulating space aiming to develop and support research, social interventions and activist actions within feminist battles on violence against women.

HumAnimaLab (HAL) 

David Jaclin, Director
July 2016 to June 2019

Our aim is to map contemporary human/animal relationships and inquire about wildlife trafficking and green criminology.

INSPIRE Laboratory

Simon Beaudry, Senior Manager

The INSPIRE Laboratory is a shared multidisciplinary research facility designed to give researchers the resources to explore questions from various fields related to human behaviour.

Interdisciplinary Psychosocial Oncology Study and Research Laboratory

Sophie Lebel, Director
July 2015 to June 2018

The aims of our lab are to (1) create new synergies among psychosocial oncology researchers at the University of Ottawa, and (2) foster training to promote excellence in interdisciplinary psychosocial oncology research and practice.

Interdisciplinary Research Lab on Cities and Contemporary Urban processes

Vincent Mirza, Director
July 2018 to June 2021

The main goal of the laboratory is to foster research, exchange of ideas and knowledge about the City and Urban processes.

Laboratory for the Interdisciplinary Study of Food (LISF)

Marie-Josée Massicotte, Director
July 2013 to June 2018

The LISF is an interdisciplinary space for research, dialogues and exchanges between professors, students and community partners who are interested in food and its multiple dimensions.

Ottawa Applied Microeconomics Lab

Abel Brodeur and Jason Garred, Co-directors
July 2019 to June 2022

The lab brings together faculty members and graduate students doing research in applied microeconomics in Ottawa, Canada. We are based at the Ottawa-Carleton Graduate School of Economics, which spans Ottawa's two major universities: Carleton University and University of Ottawa.

Research Collective on Migration and Racism

Stéphanie Garneau, Director
July 2018 to June 2021

The Research Collective on Migration and Racism is a multidisciplinary, bilingual group of researchers who aim to bring together two fields of research: migration and racism, as well as the Anglophone and Francophone traditions underlying them.

Past Laboratories
  • QUIBB: Quantitative Investigation of Brain and Behavior (2013-2016), Denis Cousineau, Director
  • African Study and Research Laboratory (ASRL) (2007-2012), Abdoulaye Gueye, Director
  • Federalism and Institutions Study and Research Laboratory (FISRL) (2007-2012), Patrick Fafard, Director
  • Observatoire des nouvelles pratiques symboliques (Onoups) (2009-2013), Dalie Giroux, Director
  • Study and Research Laboratory on Migrations, Mobilities and Social Change (2010-2013), Hélène Pellerin, Director
  • Study and Research Laboratory in Economic Development (RECODE-LAB) (2014-2015), Louis Hotte, Director
Research Groups

Health Policy Research Group

Rose Anne Devlin, Director
February 2016 to January 2017

The Health Policy Research Group is an interdisciplinary team of researchers that focuses largely on issues related to end-of-life (EOL), including: establishing criteria for evaluating appropriate EOL care; the analysis of EOL care locational decisions; the role of the state in EOL care; and EOL care and its relationship to other health expenditures.

Interdisciplinary Research Group on the Territories of Extraction (IRGTE)

Karine Vanthuyne, Director
July 2017 to June 2020

The objective of the Interdisciplinary Research Group on the Territories of Extraction (IRGTE) is to develop a common and socially significant research program on these issues. It is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of professors and students from the Faculty of Social Sciences (anthropology, development studies and globalization, political science and sociology) and the Faculty of Law, whose research interests span the range of socio-environmental issues raised by the extractive industry.

Research Group on the Exploitation of Natural Resources in Asia (R-GENRA)

Jean-François Rousseau, Director
July 2018 to June 2021

This research group investigates the social and environmental impacts of exploiting resources like water, forests, fish, minerals, and land. We pay specific attention to how sand mining unfolds in China and Southeast Asia and examine the commodity chains that surround this activity.

Sex and Anxiety Research Group (SAX-RG)

Andrea Ashbaugh, Director
July 2018 to June 2021

The aim of the SAX-RG is to conduct research that that sheds light on why anxiety increases, decreases, or does not affect sexual outcomes in order to improve sexual health and well-being.

Social Sciences of Health Interventions Research Groupe (SSHIRG)

Dahlia Namian and Nicolas Moreau, Directors
July 2014 to June 2018

This research group proposes to study practices in health intervention from a social perspective. It is made up of an interdisciplinary team of professors, researchers and students from the domains of social work, psychology, sociology, anthropology, law and nursing. The team members’ respective interests intersect in a transversal manner with the topic of social intervention in health.

Strategic Decision-Making Research Group

Céline Blanchard, Director
July 2014 to June 2017

The primary objective of this project is to better understand the role of individual (e.g., personality, cognitions) and group (structure, role differentiation) characteristics in decision-making in general.

Past Groups
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