Our Philosophy

Our philosophy guides our actions (what we do = research, teaching, training, service, etc.). While we do various things every day, knowing why we do what we do is of utmost importance. Otherwise, one could get lost easily, as Hafez Shirazi says (in Persian):

Which (kind of) translates to:

  • From every direction where I went, I felt more terror. Beware of this desert and of this endless path!

  • Who can find a destination for this path? For, in its beginning, there are a hundred thousand stages and more!

Yet, at IDEA Lab, a simple rule guides us:

Are we making the world a better place to live in?

If the answer is yes, that is our path! and this will make all the difference, as Robert Frost says:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference!

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

At IDEA Lab, EDI is an integral part of (1) building & maintaining our team and (2) conducting fundamental & translational research to develop innovative solutions. To learn more about these principles, please see the NSERC guide on integrating EDI in research.