Canada's Top 50 Research Universities 2023

  Research Universities of the Year 2023
Three universities gain Research Infosource’s designation of Research University of the Year in their category for their performance on a balanced set of input and output measures. These full-service universities demonstrated superior performance on key measures of research success.
Rank Medical Score*
1 University of Toronto 96.9
2 McGill University 88.1
3 University of British Columbia 78.1
Rank Comprehensive Score*
1 University of Waterloo 94.5
2 University of Guelph 86. 4
3 University of Victoria 80.9
Rank Undergraduate Score*
1 Ontario Tech University 81.4
2 University of Regina 80.5
3 Lakehead University 73.3


*The score in each category is out of a possible 100 points based on the following measures and weighting: total sponsored research income (20%), research intensity per faculty (20%), research intensity per graduate student (10%), total number of publications in leading journals (20%), publication intensity (20%) and publication impact (10%). For each measure in each category, the top ranking institution was assigned a score of 100 and the other institutions’ scores were allocated points and calculated based on their ranking positions.