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Canada's Top 50 Research Universities 2023



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University Research Partnerships and Collaborations 2018-2022
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Research Infosource shines the spotlight on university research partnerships and collaborations at full-service universities as measured by grants, contracts or contributions received from corporate, not-for-profit and international government sources between FY2018-FY2022; and, the number of cross-sector and international publications between 2017-2021.

Corporate Research Income FY2018-FY2022
Corporate Research Income

Rank Medical $000   
1 University of Toronto $680,704   
2 McMaster University $522,002   
3 Université de Montréal $399,515   
4 University of British Columbia $388,953   
5 Queen's University $313,537   
 
Rank Comprehensive $000   
1 University of Waterloo $132,536   
2 University of Guelph $113,583   
3 Université du Québec à Montréal $36,084   
4 Simon Fraser University $33,280   
5 Concordia University $29,780   
 
Rank Undergraduate $000   
1 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi $34,365   
2 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue $33,951   
3 Laurentian University $21,590   
4 Ontario Tech University $17,994   
5 Université du Québec à Rimouski $12,922   
Corporate Research Income Growth
(% Change FY2018-FY2022)
Rank Medical %   
1 Memorial University of Newfoundland 52.9   
2 University of Saskatchewan 49.3   
3 University of Calgary 41.2   
4 University of Toronto 25.3   
5 Université Laval 24.7   
 
Rank Comprehensive %   
1 Carleton University 304.9   
2 University of New Brunswick 92.5   
3 Simon Fraser University 88.9   
4 Toronto Metropolitan University 70.3   
5 University of Victoria 66.6   
 
Rank Undergraduate %   
1 University of Lethbridge 734.8   
2 Ontario Tech University 496.6   
3 University of Northern British Columbia 157.3   
4 Université du Québec à Rimouski 107.0   
5 Wilfrid Laurier University 103.8   

Not-for-Profit Research Income FY2018-FY2022
Not-for-Profit Research Income

Rank Medical $000   
1 University of Toronto $1,904,902   
2 University of British Columbia $598,933   
3 Université de Montréal $505,636   
4 McGill University $442,248   
5 Université Laval $376,613   
 
Rank Comprehensive $000   
1 Simon Fraser University $121,224   
2 University of Waterloo $104,755   
3 University of New Brunswick $42,888   
4 University of Victoria $41,915   
5 University of Guelph $41,160   
 
Rank Undergraduate $000   
1 Lakehead University $31,032   
2 Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières $21,726   
3 Université de Moncton $19,313   
4 University of Prince Edward Island $10,861   
5 Université du Québec à Rimouski $10,440   
Not-for-Profit Research Income Growth
(% Change FY2018-FY2022)
Rank Medical %   
1 University of Saskatchewan 66.1   
2 Université de Sherbrooke 56.3   
3 University of Alberta 50.3   
4 McGill University 44.0   
5 University of Ottawa 31.1   
 
Rank Comprehensive %   
1 University of Guelph 460.1   
2 Concordia University 119.5   
3 Toronto Metropolitan University 73.9   
4 Carleton University 44.4   
5 University of New Brunswick 33.3   
 
Rank Undergraduate %   
1 University of Regina 297.8   
2 Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières 270.0   
3 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi 244.9   
4 Ontario Tech University 242.5   
5 Saint Mary's University 208.0   

International Government Research Income FY2018-FY2022
International Government Research Income

Rank Medical $000   
1 University of Toronto $152,541   
2 McGill University $110,302   
3 University of British Columbia $87,223   
4 Université de Montréal $62,135   
5 University of Alberta $40,440   
 
Rank Comprehensive $000   
1 University of Victoria $21,442   
2 University of Waterloo $14,437   
3 Simon Fraser University $13,457   
4 University of Windsor $5,806   
5 York University $4,386   
 
Rank Undergraduate $000   
1 University of Regina $3,017   
2 Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières $2,693   
3 Ontario Tech University $2,358   
4 Laurentian University $1,837   
5 Lakehead University $956   
International Government Research Income Growth
(% Change FY2018-FY2022)
Rank Medical %   
1 Université de Sherbrooke 208.2   
2 University of Calgary 155.7   
3 University of Saskatchewan 93.4   
4 Queen's University 47.6   
5 University of British Columbia 43.4   
 
Rank Comprehensive %   
1 University of New Brunswick 585.2   
2 Concordia University 161.5   
3 University of Guelph 159.3   
4 University of Windsor 82.2   
5 University of Victoria 77.7   
 
Rank Undergraduate %   
1 Trent University 203.9   
2 University of Lethbridge 108.0   
3 University of Regina 107.4   
4 Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières 80.8   
5 Ontario Tech University 35.0   

Cross-sector Collaboration Publications 2017-2021
Cross-sector Collaboration Publications

Rank Medical #   
1 University of Toronto 37,149   
2 University of British Columbia 15,189   
3 McGill University 13,447   
4 Université de Montréal 12,576   
5 University of Ottawa 10,659   
 
Rank Comprehensive #   
1 University of Waterloo 3,484   
2 Simon Fraser University 2,997   
3 University of Victoria 2,603   
4 University of Guelph 2,451   
5 Carleton University 2,063   
 
Rank Undergraduate #   
1 Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières 478   
2 Laurentian University 441   
3 Trent University 420   
3 University of Regina 420   
5 Lakehead University 377   
Cross-sector Collaboration Publications Growth
(% Change 2017-2021)
Rank Medical %   
1 Memorial University of Newfoundland 71.6   
2 Queen's University 60.8   
3 University of Calgary 60.5   
4 McMaster University 53.7   
5 University of Ottawa 53.4   
 
Rank Comprehensive %   
1 University of Windsor 80.0   
2 Concordia University 77.9   
3 Carleton University 55.2   
4 University of Waterloo 45.1   
5 Toronto Metropolitan University 38.6   
 
Rank Undergraduate %   
1 Ontario Tech University 260.9   
2 Brock University 163.4   
3 University of Northern British Columbia 104.8   
4 Université du Québec en Outaouais 97.0   
5 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue 65.9   

International Collaboration Publications 2017-2021
International Collaboration Publications

Rank Medical #   
1 University of Toronto 45,117   
2 University of British Columbia 27,369   
3 McGill University 22,667   
4 University of Alberta 19,662   
5 Université de Montréal 16,488   
 
Rank Comprehensive #   
1 University of Waterloo 10,527   
2 Simon Fraser University 5,843   
3 University of Guelph 5,500   
4 University of Victoria 5,449   
5 York University 4,745   
 
Rank Undergraduate #   
1 University of Regina 1,848   
2 Brock University 1,326   
3 Wilfrid Laurier University 1,242   
4 Lakehead University 1,183   
5 Ontario Tech University 944   
International Collaboration Publications Growth
(% Change 2017-2021)
Rank Medical %   
1 Memorial University of Newfoundland 76.5   
2 Queen's University 57.5   
3 University of Calgary 51.6   
4 University of Saskatchewan 48.0   
5 University of British Columbia 45.7   
 
Rank Comprehensive %   
1 Concordia University 75.9   
2 University of Windsor 75.0   
3 York University 64.6   
4 Toronto Metropolitan University 62.6   
5 University of New Brunswick 59.9   
 
Rank Undergraduate %   
1 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue 177.8   
2 Ontario Tech University 164.6   
3 Université du Québec en Outaouais 136.2   
4 Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières 101.8   
5 University of Northern British Columbia 74.7   

Notes:
  1. Research Income:
    1. Based on full-service universities on the Top 50 Research Universities list for all 5 years; and reported research income in the form of a grant, contract or contribution from corporate, not-for-profit and international government sources between FY2018-FY2022.
    2. Financial data were obtained from Statistics Canada.
  2. Research Publications:
    1. Based on full-service universities on the Top 50 Research Universities list for all 5 years; and had cross-sector and international publications between 2017-2021.
    2. University Cross-sector Collaboration Publications: publications that were co-authored with researchers from a Canadian non-university institution.
    3. University International Collaboration Publications: publications that were co-authored with researchers outside of Canada.
    4. Publications with multiple authors from different institutions were counted once for each university listed on the authored publication.
    5. Publication data were obtained from Observatoire des sciences et des technologies (Clarivate Analytics – Web of Science).








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