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Canada's Top 50 Research Universities 2020

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    Tier:     Prov:
Rank  University Sponsored Research Income Research Intensity Tier* Province
2019 2018 FY2019
$000
FY2018
$000
% Change
2018-2019
$ per
Faculty
$000
$ per
Graduate
Student
$000
1 1 University of Toronto+ $1,089,287 $1,111,035 -2.0 $399.6 $56.5 M ON
2 2 University of British Columbia $624,465 $618,024 1.0 $262.8 $57.0 M BC
3 4 McGill University $606,489 $566,598 7.0 $336.8 $62.2 M QC
4 3 Université de Montréal $597,168 $567,065 5.3 $289.9 $36.3 M QC
5 5 University of Alberta $506,299 $493,824 2.5 $242.4 $64.2 M AB
6 6 University of Calgary $487,805 $421,761 15.7 $315.7 $77.8 M AB
7 7 Université Laval $401,441 $403,841 -0.6 $262.4 $37.3 M QC
8 8 McMaster University $371,599 $391,573 -5.1 $404.4 $75.1 M ON
9 9 University of Ottawa $346,406 $314,609 10.1 $273.6 $48.5 M ON
10 10 Western University $245,965 $260,740 -5.7 $160.2 $37.9 M ON
11 14 University of Saskatchewan $243,531 $175,057 39.1 $231.9 $71.9 M SK
12 11 University of Waterloo $240,726 $212,649 13.2 $201.6 $40.2 C ON
13 13 Queen's University $235,231 $175,929 33.7 $294.8 $44.1 M ON
14 15 Université de Sherbrooke $169,319 $160,248 5.7 $141.9 $17.1 M QC
15 16 University of Guelph $164,591 $149,829 9.9 $198.5 $56.6 C ON
16 17 Simon Fraser University $160,988 $142,598 12.9 $182.3 $32.4 C BC
17 12 University of Manitoba $160,838 $212,295 -24.2 $134.0 $41.5 M MB
18 20 Memorial University of Newfoundland $160,636 $116,796 37.5 $170.0 $41.9 M NL
19 18 Dalhousie University $151,334 $141,311 7.1 $136.2 $41.5 M NS
20 19 University of Victoria $114,083 $118,599 -3.8 $155.0 $37.9 C BC
21 21 York University $100,304 $105,168 -4.6 $73.9 $16.8 C ON
22 23 Carleton University $81,760 $70,298 16.3 $98.7 $19.9 C ON
23 26 Ryerson University $79,574 $48,664 63.5 $95.2 $28.9 C ON
24 22 Université du Québec à Montréal $76,485 $70,947 7.8 $70.1 $9.7 C QC
25 24 Institut national de la recherche scientifique $71,889 $64,018 12.3 $482.5 $108.4 S QC
26 25 Concordia University $61,899 $55,999 10.5 $72.1 $8.7 C QC
27 28 University of New Brunswick $48,474 $38,694 25.3 $107.2 $30.3 C NB
28 27 Laurentian University $39,400 $44,013 -10.5 $99.0 $43.3 U ON
29 29 École de technologie supérieure $35,734 $30,165 18.5 $189.1 $18.5 S QC
30 31 Université du Québec à Rimouski $30,550 $25,262 20.9 $149.8 $27.6 U QC
31 30 University of Windsor $30,067 $28,207 6.6 $59.9 $7.4 C ON
32 34 Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières $29,298 $21,259 37.8 $63.4 $10.7 U QC
33 33 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi $25,257 $22,628 11.6 $100.6 $16.0 U QC
34 36 University of Regina $24,357 $18,927 28.7 $58.1 $12.8 U SK
35 32 Lakehead University $22,820 $23,975 -4.8 $65.8 $17.5 U ON
36 37 Wilfrid Laurier University $18,160 $18,877 -3.8 $34.2 $9.0 U ON
37 35 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue $17,539 $19,400 -9.6 $141.4 $24.3 U QC
38 38 Brock University $16,636 $15,735 5.7 $28.9 $9.4 U ON
39 41 Ontario Tech University $16,373 $11,908 37.5 $76.5 $20.2 U ON
40 39 University of Lethbridge $15,782 $15,165 4.1 $43.6 $26.8 U AB
41 44 Université de Moncton $12,946 $11,184 15.8 $38.1 $22.7 U NB
42 46 University of Northern British Columbia $12,943 $9,084 42.5 $66.0 $21.4 U BC
43 40 Royal Military College of Canada++ $12,567 $13,202 -4.8 $66.5 $37.5 U ON
44 45 University of Winnipeg $12,344 $9,419 31.1 $42.4 $50.4 U MB
45 42 Trent University $11,555 $11,430 1.1 $46.2 $18.0 U ON
46 48 Université du Québec en Outaouais $11,097 $7,863 41.1 $44.6 $7.6 U QC
47 43 University of Prince Edward Island $10,744 $11,363 -5.4 $40.7 $22.6 U PE
48 47 Saint Mary's University $10,041 $8,502 18.1 $40.0 $15.3 U NS
49 50 Acadia University $7,347 $6,381 15.1 $38.5 $14.0 U NS
50 49 St. Francis Xavier University $7,335 $7,326 0.1 $30.1 $18.2 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 2018 figures may have been adjusted as more accurate information became available.
  4. Faculty headcounts for academic year 2018-2019 were used to calculate Research Intensity-$ per Faculty. Includes full and part-time: full, associate and assistant ranks as provided/available. Data were obtained from Research Infosource's Canadian University R&D Database.
  5. Graduate student enrollment headcounts for academic year 2018-2019 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, S - Specialized (not full-service)
+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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