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Canada's Top 50 Research Universities 2021

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    Tier:     Prov:
Rank  University Sponsored Research Income Research Intensity Tier* Province
2020 2019 FY2020
$000
FY2019
$000
% Change
2019-2020
$ per
Faculty
$000
$ per
Graduate
Student
$000
1 1 University of Toronto+ $1,234,278 $1,089,287 13.3 $446.6 $61.0 M ON
2 2 University of British Columbia $652,637 $624,465 4.5 $267.7 $57.5 M BC
3 3 McGill University $628,642 $606,489 3.7 $344.1 $63.5 M QC
4 4 Université de Montréal $613,474 $597,168 2.7 $300.1 $36.1 M QC
5 6 University of Calgary $457,296 $487,805 -6.3 $298.5 $67.8 M AB
6 5 University of Alberta $446,013 $506,299 -11.9 $215.8 $54.6 M AB
7 7 Université Laval $426,628 $401,441 6.3 $273.0 $38.2 M QC
8 9 University of Ottawa $383,063 $346,406 10.6 $292.6 $50.3 M ON
9 8 McMaster University $353,530 $371,599 -4.9 $369.4 $68.9 M ON
10 10 Western University $230,407 $245,965 -6.3 $156.8 $34.1 M ON
11 13 Queen's University $228,092 $235,231 -3.0 $270.3 $40.7 M ON
12 11 University of Saskatchewan $223,328 $243,531 -8.3 $207.9 $65.0 M SK
13 12 University of Waterloo $211,213 $240,726 -12.3 $172.8 $34.0 C ON
14 14 Université de Sherbrooke $205,176 $169,319 21.2 $168.0 $19.9 M QC
15 17 University of Manitoba $193,138 $160,838 20.1 $159.2 $48.9 M MB
16 16 Simon Fraser University $167,256 $160,988 3.9 $188.6 $34.0 C BC
17 19 Dalhousie University $166,368 $151,334 9.9 $150.2 $43.4 M NS
18 15 University of Guelph $164,356 $164,591 -0.1 $196.6 $54.0 C ON
19 18 Memorial University of Newfoundland $162,922 $160,636 1.4 $173.9 $40.3 M NL
20 20 University of Victoria $124,972 $114,083 9.5 $176.8 $42.2 C BC
21 23 Ryerson University $105,605 $79,574 32.7 $123.2 $36.1 C ON
22 21 York University $100,416 $100,304 0.1 $72.7 $16.5 C ON
23 22 Carleton University $86,468 $81,760 5.8 $102.5 $20.5 C ON
24 24 Université du Québec à Montréal $83,567 $76,485 9.3 $74.7 $10.8 C QC
25 25 Institut national de la recherche scientifique $66,280 $71,889 -7.8 $419.5 $98.6 S QC
26 26 Concordia University $60,536 $61,899 -2.2 $70.3 $8.1 C QC
27 27 University of New Brunswick $50,609 $48,474 4.4 $111.7 $31.1 C NB
28 28 Laurentian University $37,794 $39,400 -4.1 $96.2 $37.9 U ON
29 29 École de technologie supérieure $35,570 $35,734 -0.5 $183.4 $16.5 S QC
30 31 University of Windsor $34,469 $30,067 14.6 $68.8 $8.3 C ON
31 32 Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières $33,297 $29,298 13.6 $71.5 $11.0 U QC
32 30 Université du Québec à Rimouski $31,204 $30,550 2.1 $151.5 $27.3 U QC
33 34 University of Regina $28,027 $24,357 15.1 $65.9 $13.8 U SK
34 33 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi $26,745 $25,257 5.9 $109.2 $16.8 U QC
35 35 Lakehead University $22,236 $22,820 -2.6 $65.0 $15.3 U ON
36 37 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue $18,132 $17,539 3.4 $127.7 $22.9 U QC
37 40 University of Lethbridge $17,911 $15,782 13.5 $51.6 $28.6 U AB
38 39 Ontario Tech University $17,638 $16,373 7.7 $80.9 $21.7 U ON
39 36 Wilfrid Laurier University $16,926 $18,160 -6.8 $31.7 $7.6 U ON
40 38 Brock University $15,592 $16,636 -6.3 $27.5 $8.0 U ON
41 42 University of Northern British Columbia $13,886 $12,943 7.3 $70.5 $23.2 U BC
42 43 Royal Military College of Canada++ $13,750 $12,567 9.4 $70.9 $29.9 U ON
43 45 Trent University $13,532 $11,555 17.1 $52.4 $19.5 U ON
44 44 University of Winnipeg $13,169 $12,344 6.7 $43.9 $55.6 U MB
45 41 Université de Moncton $12,911 $12,946 -0.3 $37.8 $21.5 U NB
46 47 University of Prince Edward Island $10,987 $10,744 2.3 $41.6 $21.9 U PE
47 48 Saint Mary's University $10,103 $10,041 0.6 $39.8 $15.2 U NS
48 46 Université du Québec en Outaouais $9,411 $11,097 -15.2 $38.4 $6.6 U QC
49 50 St. Francis Xavier University $6,727 $7,335 -8.3 $26.5 $14.2 U NS
50 49 Acadia University $6,553 $7,347 -10.8 $32.9 $12.7 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 2019 figures may have been adjusted as more accurate information became available.
  4. Faculty headcounts for academic year 2019-2020 were used to calculate Research Intensity-$ per Faculty. Includes full/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 2019-2020 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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