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Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges 2020

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Rank College Sponsored Research Income Researchers Research Intensity Prov   Main Affiliated Research Centre(s)/Institute(s)
2019  2018  FY2019
$000
FY2018
$000
%
Change
2018-2019
2018-2019
#
$ per
Researcher
$000
1 2 Cégep de Trois-Rivières $15,827 $10,514 50.5 102 $155.2 QC CMQ, Innofibre, C2T3
2 3 Lambton College $12,420 $10,263 21.0 138 $90.0 ON Bio-Industrial Process Research Centre, Lambton Manufacturing Innovation Centre
3 11 NAIT - Northern Alberta Institute of Technology $11,754 $5,547 111.9 52 $226.0 AB
4 7 Mohawk College $10,884 $7,641 42.4 153 $71.1 ON IDEAWORKS
5 14 Red River College $9,303 $5,100 82.4 66 $141.0 MB Vehicle Technology & Energy Centre (VTEC)
6 8 Humber College $8,471 $7,556 12.1 384 $22.1 ON Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation
7 17 Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) $8,445 $4,712 79.2 52 $162.4 AB Centre for Energy Research in Clean Unconventional Technology Solutions (CERCUTS)
8 1 Niagara College $7,828 $11,185 -30.0 43 $182.0 ON Agriculture & Environmental Technologies Innovation Centre
9 9 British Columbia Institute of Technology $7,531 $6,003 25.5 120 $62.8 BC Centre for Applied Research and Innovation (CARI)
10 10 Cégep de La Pocatière $7,358 $5,893 24.9 99 $74.3 QC Solutions Novika, Biopterre, Optech
11 13 Cégep Édouard-Montpetit $7,243 $5,177 39.9 102 $71.0 QC Centre technologique en aérospatiale
12 4 Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles $7,058 $9,460 -25.4 174 $40.6 QC Merinov, Nergica, CIRADD
13 18 Cégep de Thetford $6,456 $4,442 45.3 55 $117.4 QC Coalia, Kemitek
14 19 Sheridan College $6,412 $4,216 52.1 164 $39.1 ON Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies
15 6 George Brown College $6,255 $8,084 -22.6 136 $46.0 ON FIRSt, Product Development Exchange, Fashion Exchange, Social Innovation Exchange
16 26 College of the North Atlantic $6,151 $2,611 135.6 102 $60.3 NL Centre for Innovative Mining Solutions (CIMS), Newfoundland and Labrador Workforce Innovation Centre
17 Cégep de Jonquière $4,712 $3,940 19.6 90 $52.4 QC CPA, ÉCOBES
18 12 Conestoga College $4,629 $5,319 -13.0 254 $18.2 ON SMART Centre, Schlegel Centre for Advancing Seniors Care
19 20 Centennial College $4,480 $3,897 15.0 86 $52.1 ON Wearable Interactive Mobile Technologies Access Centre / Aerospace Innovation
20 22 Nova Scotia Community College $4,451 $2,983 49.2 73 $61.0 NS SEATAC
21 21 Collège de Maisonneuve $4,442 $3,253 36.6 67 $66.3 QC Centre d’études des procédés chimiques du Québec
22 33 Seneca College $4,112 $2,047 100.9 113 $36.4 ON Data Analytics Research Centre (DARC)
23 30 Fleming College $4,000 $2,234 79.1 48 $83.3 ON Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies, Centre for Sustainable Municipalities
24 32 Cambrian College $3,933 $2,080 89.1 52 $75.6 ON Glencore Centre for Innovation & Centre for Smart Mining
25 25 Cégep de Shawinigan $3,796 $2,663 42.5 39 $97.3 QC Centre national en électrochimie et en technologies environnementales (CNETE)
26 47 Lethbridge College $3,538 $1,064 232.5 43 $82.3 AB Centre for Sustainable Food Production
27 40 Cégep de Saint-Jérôme $3,481 $1,545 125.3 65 $53.6 QC CDCQ, IVI
28 24 Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick $3,466 $2,835 22.3 34 $101.9 NB CCNB-INNOV Network
29 48 Aurora College $3,102 $1,043 197.4 24 $129.3 NT Aurora Research Institute
30 16 Cégep de Sept-Îles $2,965 $5,040 -41.2 24 $123.5 QC ITMI, INERGIA
31 31 Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue $2,873 $2,195 30.9 35 $82.1 QC Centre technologique des résidus industriels
32 27 Collège d'Alma $2,742 $2,395 14.5 32 $85.7 QC Agrinova
33 43 Olds College $2,297 $1,470 56.3 32 $71.8 AB Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI)
34 37 Holland College $2,260 $1,607 40.6 34 $66.5 PE Canada's Smartest Kitchen
35 Fanshawe College $2,087 $697 199.4 31 $67.3 ON Centre for Applied Research and Innovation in Biotechnology (CARIB)
36 44 Cégep Beauce-Appalaches $1,955 $1,390 40.6 12 $162.9 QC MECANIUM
37 15 Algonquin College $1,837 $5,084 -63.9 46 $39.9 ON Data Analytics Centre
38 41 Cégep de Rimouski $1,833 $1,523 20.4 38 $48.2 QC SEREX, Innovation maritime
39 49 Selkirk College $1,769 $900 96.6 24 $73.7 BC SGRC, RDI, ARIC
40 35 Saskatchewan Polytechnic $1,736 $1,824 -4.8 68 $25.5 SK Digital Integration Centre of Excellence (DICE)
41 Durham College $1,655 $540 206.5 48 $34.5 ON CCBI, The AI Hub, Centre for Cybersecurity Innovation, MRC Studio
42 42 La Cité $1,619 $1,503 7.7 19 $85.2 ON Centre d’accès à la technologie en bio-innovation (CAT-B)
43 38 Camosun College $1,463 $1,588 -7.9 22 $66.5 BC Camosun Technology Access Centre
44 Bow Valley College $1,437 $231 522.1 24 $59.9 AB
45 Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup $1,385 $221 526.7 11 $125.9 QC LLiO, GREB
46 Loyalist College $943 $330 185.8 17 $55.5 ON Applied Research Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis
47 27 Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon $875 $2,395 -63.5 34 $25.7 QC Centre de robotique et de vision industrielles (CRVI), TransBIOTech (TBT)
48 36 College of New Caledonia $840 $1,625 -48.3 23 $36.5 BC CNC Research Forest
49 Georgian College $770 $532 44.7 35 $22.0 ON Research and Innovation Department
50 St. Clair College $703 $212 231.6 23 $30.6 ON Ford Centre for Excellence in Manufacturing (FCEM)
Notes:
  1. Data were obtained through a survey of publicly-funded colleges and from financial statements.
  2. 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. Excludes funds from technical service agreements and entrepreneurship operations/activities.
  3. Researcher headcounts include full and part-time faculty, teachers, researchers and technicians who conducted research in Fiscal 2019.
  4. FY2018 figures may have been adjusted as more accurate information became available.
  5. Data are provided for the main college including affiliated research centres/institutes, where applicable.





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