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Research and Innovation


Greater Sudbury has a long history of fostering research and innovation in the areas of mining, health and the environment.

Education and research institutions

Sudbury is home to a variety of post-secondary education institutions that are the centre of research and innovation in the region, including:

These facilities also help to train a diverse and skilled workforce in Sudbury.

Mining research

As a global mining leader, Sudbury has long been a site for research and innovation in this sector.

Major mining research and innovation centres in Greater Sudbury include:

Innovation in health care and life sciences

Greater Sudbury is the health care hub for northern Ontario. As a result, there are a variety of health care and life sciences research and innovation facilities, including Health Sciences North Research Institute and the Northeast Cancer Centre.

SNOLAB is a world-class science facility located deep underground in the operational Vale Creighton nickel mine. SNOLAB is working to unlock the secrets of the universe conducting cutting edge experiments focused on sub-atomic physics, neutrinos, and dark matter. In 2015, Dr. Art McDonald was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work studying neutrinos at Sudbury’s SNOLAB.