advancing research

"The good news is that we don't yet have a quantum computer that threatens the public key algorithms that protect our data; the bad news is that we can not afford to wait for the day when quantum computers are an immediate threat."

Current Targeted Programs


Open Quantum Safe

Open Quantum Safe is an open-source software project that aims to support the development and prototyping of quantum-resistant cryptography.  OQS consists of two main lines of work:  liboqs, an open source C library for quantum-resistant cryptographic algorithms using a common API; and prototype integrations into protocols and applications, including the widely used OpenSSL library.


Research in the Quantum Photonics Laboratory  is focused on the applications of quantum photonics and quantum communications, as well as the fundamental aspects of the quantum world.  Researchers actively design and demonstrate quantum photonics devices suitable for communication and computing with photons.  In particular, the team acts as the scientific lead for the Canadian Quantum Entanglement and Cryptography Satellite (QEYSSat), which aims to demonstrate ultra-long-distance quantum communication using satellites