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Canada's Top 50 Research Universities 2019

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    Tier:     Prov:
Rank  University Sponsored Research Income Research Intensity Tier* Province
2018 2017 FY2018
$000
FY2017
$000
% Change
2017-2018
$ per
Faculty
$000
$ per
Graduate
Student
$000
1 1 University of Toronto++ $1,111,035 $1,147,584 -3.2 $407.7 $60.1 M ON
2 2 University of British Columbia $618,024 $577,190 7.1 $261.7 $57.1 M BC
3 3 Université de Montréal $567,065 $536,238 5.7 $278.0 $35.9 M QC
4 4 McGill University $566,598 $515,302 10.0 $321.2 $60.4 M QC
5 5 University of Alberta $493,824 $513,313 -3.8 $235.9 $64.9 M AB
6 6 University of Calgary $421,761 $380,388 10.9 $271.6 $68.7 M AB
7 8 Université Laval $403,841 $356,675 13.2 $261.6 $37.9 M QC
8 7 McMaster University $391,573 $379,959 3.1 $439.5 $84.0 M ON
9 9 University of Ottawa $314,609 $324,581 -3.1 $240.0 $45.7 M ON
10 10 Western University $260,740 $249,669 4.4 $171.2 $40.4 M ON
11 12 University of Waterloo $212,649 $189,333 12.3 $182.4 $36.3 C ON
12 13 University of Manitoba $212,295 $187,444 13.3 $176.5 $55.5 M MB
13 11 Queen's University $175,929 $207,034 -15.0 $226.7 $34.9 M ON
14 14 University of Saskatchewan $175,057 $186,261 -6.0 $169.3 $53.3 M SK
15 18 Université de Sherbrooke $160,248 $132,455 21.0 $137.1 $16.2 M QC
16 16 University of Guelph $149,829 $140,294 6.8 $188.5 $52.9 C ON
17 17 Simon Fraser University $142,598 $138,964 2.6 $160.9 $28.8 C BC
18 15 Dalhousie University $141,311 $150,038 -5.8 $123.2 $40.1 M NS
19 19 University of Victoria $118,599 $114,922 3.2 $164.0 $37.5 C BC
20 20 Memorial University of Newfoundland $116,796 $111,778 4.5 $118.0 $30.9 M NL
21 21 York University $105,168 $96,030 9.5 $78.0 $18.1 C ON
22 22 Université du Québec à Montréal $70,947 $67,790 4.7 $64.3 $9.0 C QC
23 24 Carleton University $70,298 $54,369 29.3 $85.3 $16.9 C ON
24 23 Institut national de la recherche scientifique+ $64,018 $64,434 -0.6 $418.4 $100.3 C QC
25 25 Concordia University $55,999 $53,099 5.5 $67.6 $8.3 C QC
26 27 Ryerson University $48,664 $47,832 1.7 $60.8 $18.3 C ON
27 28 Laurentian University $44,013 $32,068 37.2 $110.3 $50.6 U ON
28 26 University of New Brunswick $38,694 $48,206 -19.7 $85.6 $24.3 C NB
29 29 École de technologie supérieure+ $30,165 $27,610 9.3 $163.9 $16.6 U QC
30 30 University of Windsor $28,207 $26,198 7.7 $54.9 $7.8 C ON
31 33 Université du Québec à Rimouski $25,262 $20,581 22.7 $127.6 $22.6 U QC
32 32 Lakehead University $23,975 $21,997 9.0 $69.9 $19.6 U ON
33 31 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi $22,628 $24,945 -9.3 $93.5 $15.0 U QC
34 34 Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières $21,259 $19,988 6.4 $47.3 $8.3 U QC
35 37 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue $19,400 $16,153 20.1 $161.7 $26.7 U QC
36 38 University of Regina $18,927 $15,429 22.7 $46.1 $10.0 U SK
37 35 Wilfrid Laurier University $18,877 $17,738 6.4 $35.7 $10.2 U ON
38 39 Brock University $15,735 $14,228 10.6 $28.1 $9.1 U ON
39 36 University of Lethbridge $15,165 $17,202 -11.8 $42.6 $25.7 U AB
40 40 Royal Military College of Canada+++ $13,202 $12,903 2.3 $68.8 $33.9 U ON
41 44 Ontario Tech University $11,908 $11,335 5.1 $59.5 $14.2 U ON
42 43 Trent University $11,430 $11,411 0.2 $46.3 $20.5 U ON
43 41 University of Prince Edward Island $11,363 $12,867 -11.7 $46.0 $25.4 U PE
44 42 Université de Moncton $11,184 $11,952 -6.4 $32.9 $20.0 U NB
45 46 University of Winnipeg $9,419 $9,524 -1.1 $32.5 $37.8 U MB
46 45 University of Northern British Columbia $9,084 $9,913 -8.4 $47.3 $15.5 U BC
47 47 Saint Mary's University $8,502 $8,260 2.9 $33.5 $13.7 U NS
48 49 Université du Québec en Outaouais $7,863 $7,095 10.8 $31.7 $5.9 U QC
49 48 St. Francis Xavier University $7,326 $7,665 -4.4 $31.0 $18.6 U NS
50 Acadia University $6,381 $5,299 20.4 $34.7 $12.4 U NS

Notes:
  1. Sponsored research income includes all funds to support research received in the form of a grant, contribution or contract from all sources external to the institution.
  2. Financial data were obtained from Statistics Canada, except where noted.
  3. Fiscal 2017 research income figures may have been adjusted as more accurate information became available.
  4. Faculty counts for academic year 2017-2018 were used to calculate Research Intensity-$ per Faculty. Includes full, associate and assistant ranks. Data were obtained from Research Infosource Canadian University R&D Database.
  5. Graduate student enrollment counts for academic year 2017-2018 were used to calculate Research Intensity-$ per Graduate Student. Includes full and part-time students enrolled in graduate level (master’s and doctorate) programs and courses leading to degrees, certificates or diplomas. Excludes students enrolled in health related internships/residencies and first professional programs. Data were obtained from Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur, Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Manitoba Advanced Learning Division, Alberta Advanced Education, BC HEADSet and some individual universities.
  6. All data are provided for the main university including its affiliated institutions, where applicable.
  7. All main institutions are members of the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO).
*Tier: M - Medical, C - Comprehensive, U - Undergraduate
+Not a full-service university
++Sponsored research income administered by affiliated hospitals was reported one fiscal year in arrears
+++Sponsored research income figures were obtained directly from the university






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