Research Centres, Facilities, and Institutes

Centres & Institutes

Dean Mary Wells speakingCentre for Advancing Responsible and Ethical Artificial Intelligence (CARE-AI)

CARE-AI is unique, as it integrates ethics, governance and social responsibility with technical leadership. Its researchers hail from all Colleges on U of G’s campus – working in one or more of the three core pillars: AI methodologies; AI applications; and/or AI responsibility.



Beth parker conducting researchG360 Institute for Groundwater Research

The G360 Insitute for Groundwater Research conducts field-based groundwater research in three main areas: aged industrial contaminated sites; groundwater resource protection for drinking water supplies; and potential impacts to surface water and groundwater from upstream unconventional oil and gas development.

G360 was founded by engineering professor Beth Parker in 2007 and is now a focal point of global groundwater research collaboration between over 20 institutions in 11 countries.


Students raising hands in classroom settingPhysical Science & Engineering Education Research Centre (PSEER)

PSEER was established in 2012 to support and promote evidence-based teaching and learning in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. The Centre aims to facilitate quality education research in engineering and physical sciences, as well as to communicate new teaching and learning ideas to educators. PSEER also offers annual funding opportunities to support science and engineering education research at the University of Guelph.

Core Facilities

Advanced analysis centre labAdvanced Analysis Centre (AAC)

The AAC provides researchers with access to large-scale advanced analysis equipment and services. It hosts state-of-the-art Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Mass Spectroscopy, Electron Microscopy, Confocal Microscopy and Genetic Sequencing instrumentation.



ETC logoElectrochemical Technology Centre (ETC)

Directed by chemistry professor Aicheng Chen, the ETC aims to advance electrochemical science and technology; to facilitate internal, regional, national and international collaborations; and to train highly qualified personnel. ETC research encompasses topics of nanotechnology, electrocatalysis, thin films, electrometallurgy, sensors and waste remediation.

Affiliated Research Centres

Milky way and starsPerimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute is a leading centre for theoretical physics research, training, and educational outreach, based in Waterloo, ON.




Particle acceleratorTRIUMF

TRIUMF is Canada’s particle accelerator centre located in Vancouver, B.C. The centre provides advanced accelerator infrastructure for physics research in many areas including particle physics, nuclear medicine and materials science.