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Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges 2021

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Rank College Sponsored Research Income Researchers Research Intensity Prov   Main Affiliated Research Centre(s)/Institute(s)
2020  2019  FY2020
$000
FY2019
$000
%
Change
2019-2020
2019-2020
#
$ per
Researcher
$000
1 1 Cégep de Trois-Rivières $19,521 $15,827 23.3 119 $164.0 QC Centre de Métallurgie du Québec, Innofibre, C2T3
2 6 Humber College $15,034 $8,471 77.5 450 $33.4 ON Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation
3 8 Niagara College $13,917 $7,828 77.8 38 $366.2 ON Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre
4 2 Lambton College $12,527 $12,420 0.9 186 $67.3 ON Centre of Excellence in Energy & Bio-Industrial Technologies
5 3 NAIT - Northern Alberta Institute of Technology $12,252 $11,754 4.2 62 $197.6 AB
6 7 Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) $11,726 $8,445 38.9 129 $90.9 AB Centre for Innovation and Research in Advanced Manufacturing and Materials (CIRAMM)
7 12 Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles $9,761 $7,058 38.3 123 $79.4 QC CIRADD, Merinov, Nergica
8 15 George Brown College $9,199 $6,255 47.1 109 $84.4 ON Food Innovation and Research Studio (FIRSt)
9 13 Cégep de Thetford $8,639 $6,456 33.8 80 $108.0 QC COALIA, Kemitek
10 4 Mohawk College $8,493 $10,884 -22.0 246 $34.5 ON IDEAWORKS
11 14 Sheridan College $8,237 $6,412 28.5 158 $52.1 ON Centre for Mobile Innovation
12 40 Saskatchewan Polytechnic $7,023 $1,736 304.6 95 $73.9 SK Digital Integration Centre of Excellence (DICE)
13 10 Cégep de La Pocatière $6,939 $7,358 -5.7 114 $60.9 QC Solutions Novika
14 5 RRC Polytech $6,874 $9,303 -26.1 150 $45.8 MB Technology Access Centre for Aerospace & Manufacturing (TACAM)
15 25 Cégep de Shawinigan $6,513 $3,796 71.6 40 $162.8 QC Centre national en électrochimie et en technologies environnementales (CNETE)
16 18 Conestoga College $6,348 $4,629 37.1 222 $28.6 ON SMART (Smart Manufacturing and Advanced Recycling Technologies) Centre, Canadian Institute for Seniors Care
17 9 British Columbia Institute of Technology $6,171 $7,531 -18.1 110 $56.1 BC Centre for Applied Research and Innovation (CARI)
18 24 Cambrian College $5,561 $3,933 41.4 68 $81.8 ON Glencore Centre for Innovation & Centre for Smart Mining
19 21 Collège de Maisonneuve $5,527 $4,442 24.4 62 $89.1 QC Centre d'études des procédés chimiques du Québec (CÉPROCQ)
20 19 Centennial College $4,959 $4,480 10.7 69 $71.9 ON Wearable Interactive Mobile Technologies Access Centre / Aerospace Innovation
21 22 Seneca College $4,494 $4,112 9.3 149 $30.2 ON Seneca Centre for Innovation in Life Sciences (SCILS)
22 16 College of the North Atlantic $4,264 $6,151 -30.7 47 $90.7 NL Centre for Innovative Mining Solutions (CIMS), Newfoundland and Labrador Workforce Innovation Centre
23 42 La Cité $4,001 $1,619 147.1 22 $181.9 ON Centre d'accès à la technologie en bio-innovation (CAT-B), Centre d'expertises en prototypage intelligent (CEPI)
24 Cégep de Sainte-Foy $3,931 $3,292 19.4 79 $49.8 QC CIMMI, Centre d'enseignement et de recherche en foresterie (CERFO)
25 32 Collège d'Alma $3,813 $2,742 39.1 33 $115.5 QC Agrinova
26 Cégep André-Laurendeau $3,569 $3,335 7.0 82 $43.5 QC OPTECH
27 37 Algonquin College $3,552 $1,837 93.4 96 $37.0 ON Data Analytics Centre, Social Innovation Lab, Victimology Research Centre
28 28 Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick $3,507 $3,466 1.2 33 $106.3 NB Réseau CCNB-INNOV
29 26 Lethbridge College $3,479 $3,538 -1.7 42 $82.8 AB Integrated Agriculture Technology Centre (IATC), Spatial Technologies Applied Research & Training (START) Centre
30 31 Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue $3,325 $2,873 15.7 34 $97.8 QC Centre technologique des résidus industriels (CTRI)
31 47 Cégep de Lévis $3,003 $875 243.2 42 $71.5 QC Centre de robotique et de vision industrielles (CRVI), TransBIOTech
32 27 Cégep de Saint-Jérôme $2,957 $3,481 -15.1 61 $48.5 QC CDCQ, IVI
33 39 Selkirk College $2,799 $1,769 58.2 28 $100.0 BC Applied Research and Innovation Centre
34 29 Aurora College $2,789 $3,102 -10.1 22 $126.8 NT Aurora Research Institute
35 46 Loyalist College $2,735 $943 190.0 15 $182.3 ON Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis
36 20 Nova Scotia Community College $2,661 $4,451 -40.2 63 $42.2 NS SEATAC
37 34 Holland College $2,622 $2,260 16.0 27 $97.1 PE Canada's Smartest Kitchen
38 23 Fleming College $2,601 $4,000 -35.0 25 $104.0 ON Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies, Centre for Sustainable Municipalities
39 41 Durham College $2,562 $1,655 54.8 62 $41.3 ON CCBI, The AI Hub, Centre for Cybersecurity Innovation, MRC Studio
40 38 Cégep de Rimouski $2,532 $1,833 38.1 45 $56.3 QC SEREX, Innovation maritime
41 35 Fanshawe College $2,468 $2,087 18.3 42 $58.8 ON Centre for Applied Research in Biotechnology (CARIB)
42 33 Olds College $2,364 $2,297 2.9 27 $87.6 AB Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI)
43 Cégep du Vieux Montréal $2,256 $573 293.7 26 $86.8 QC Centre de recherche pour l'inclusion des personnes en situation de handicap (CRISPESH)
44 44 Bow Valley College $2,229 $1,437 55.1 32 $69.7 AB
45 17 Cégep de Jonquière $2,051 $4,712 -56.5 47 $43.6 QC
46 Cégep de Saint-Laurent $1,981 $1,843 7.5 32 $61.9 QC Centre des technologies de l'eau (CTE), Centre Artenso
47 45 Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup $1,919 $1,385 38.6 25 $76.8 QC GREB, LLiO
48 49 Georgian College $1,775 $770 130.5 51 $34.8 ON  
49 Collège Lionel-Groulx $1,746 $1,342 30.1 28 $62.4 QC Centre d'innovation en microélectronique du Québec (CIMEQ)
50 43 Camosun College $1,695 $1,463 15.9 35 $48.4 BC Camosun Technology Access Centre

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. Excludes funds from technical service agreements and entrepreneurship operations/activities.
  2. Data were obtained through a survey of publicly-funded colleges and from financial statements.
  3. Fiscal 2019 figures may have been adjusted as more accurate information became available.
  4. Researcher headcounts include full and part-time faculty, teachers, researchers and technicians who conducted research in Fiscal 2020.
  5. Data are provided for the main college including affiliated research centres/institutes, where applicable.





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