CRIFPE: the largest education research center in Canada

The Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la formation et la profession enseignante [interuniversity research center on teacher training and the teaching profession](CRIFPE) has grown rapidly since its inception in 1993. Today, in terms of number of staff, productivity, and provincial, national, and international outreach, it is the leading Canadian research center in the field of education and the teaching profession.

CRIFPE is the only research center in Québec and in Canada that devotes its efforts exclusively to research on education and on the teaching profession.. CRIFPE, an interuniversity, multidisciplinary center encompasses 787 affiliated members: over 100 researchers, 50 international researchers, over 600 research students, as well as teams of professionals, technicians, administrative staff, and webmasters. CRIFPE’s full time, associate, and international researchers come from 32 universities, and mainly work in the social sciences and humanities which are applied to research on education.

CRIFPE is recognized and supported by the Fonds de recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC) of Québec and by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada. CRIFPE was the first winner in the Education Category of the SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiatives (MCRI) program, receiving the largest grant ever from the SSHRC to an education research center. On October 11, 2005, the Canadian Education Association (CEA) gave CRIFPE the Whitworth Award for Education Research as Canada’s top institution in the field, in recognition of the center’s national and international scope of accomplishments in education research. On June 13, 2007, CRIFPE received the Award of Recognition from Québec’s Association des doyens, doyennes et directeurs, directrices pour l’étude et la recherche en éduation [association of education research deans] (ADEREQ).