INORD is the research centre at Laurentian specializing in social and economic research for northeastern Ontario. INORD’s user friendly website contains research papers and presentations relevant to regional issues. A feature is a monthly commentary on the release of Statistics Canada employment figures which is widely cited by the media.
INORD’s aim is to promote research cooperation between social science faculty members and public, private and voluntary sector groups in northeastern Ontario (particularly in Sudbury). In many cases, that involves negotiations on a double front: to orient university research to the more practical and to have community decision-making oriented towards a foundation of scientifically based research.