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Canada's Top 50 Research Universities 2023



  Top 50 Universities - Medical
Research Income
 
Rank University $000   
1 University of Toronto $1,341,082   
2 University of British Columbia $737,129   
3 McGill University $699,204   
4 Université de Montréal $660,041   
5 University of Alberta $597,428   
6 University of Calgary $506,139   
7 Université Laval $469,362   
8 University of Ottawa $432,275   
9 McMaster University $369,861   
10 Université de Sherbrooke $248,613   
11 University of Saskatchewan $239,652   
12 Western University $232,620   
13 University of Manitoba $210,975   
14 Dalhousie University $190,796   
15 Queen's University $182,607   
16 Memorial University of Newfoundland $175,792   
Research Income Growth
(% Change FY2021-FY2022)
Rank University %   
1 Université de Sherbrooke 19.9   
2 University of Alberta 7.8   
3 Dalhousie University 3.8   
4 McGill University 1.7   
5 University of British Columbia 1.4   
6 University of Calgary 0.3   
7 University of Ottawa -0.1   
8 Memorial University of Newfoundland -0.2   
9 McMaster University -1.3   
10 Université de Montréal -3.3   
11 University of Toronto -8.2   
12 Université Laval -8.9   
13 University of Manitoba -9.0   
14 Western University -12.0   
15 University of Saskatchewan -16.0   
16 Queen's University -19.7   
Faculty Research Intensity
($ per Faculty)
Rank University $000   
1 University of Toronto $483.1   
2 McMaster University $407.3   
3 McGill University $382.5   
4 University of Calgary $334.7   
5 University of Ottawa $329.0   
6 Université de Montréal $314.3   
7 Université Laval $295.0   
8 University of Alberta $293.0   
9 University of British Columbia $287.8   
10 University of Saskatchewan $233.8   
11 Queen's University $213.1   
12 Université de Sherbrooke $192.4   
13 Memorial University of Newfoundland $182.9   
14 University of Manitoba $173.2   
15 Dalhousie University $154.4   
16 Western University $150.9   
Graduate Student Research Intensity
($ per Graduate Student)
Rank University $000   
1 University of Alberta $71.3   
2 McGill University $69.8   
3 McMaster University $68.5   
4 University of Calgary $67.6   
5 University of Saskatchewan $66.5   
6 University of Toronto+ $62.7   
7 University of British Columbia $58.7   
8 University of Ottawa $52.9   
9 University of Manitoba $52.4   
10 Dalhousie University $46.2   
11 Memorial University of Newfoundland $42.9   
12 Université Laval $36.9   
13 Université de Montréal $35.8   
14 Western University $31.7   
15 Queen's University $27.1   
16 Université de Sherbrooke $22.8   


Notes:
  1. Based on full-service universities on the 2023 Top 50 Research Universities list.
  2. University tiers: Medical = have a medical school; Comprehensive = have a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs; Undergraduate = have mainly undergraduate programs.

  Top 50 Universities - Comprehensive
Research Income
 
Rank University $000   
1 University of Waterloo $196,267   
2 University of Guelph $163,541   
3 University of Victoria $146,650   
4 Simon Fraser University $141,177   
5 York University $111,459   
6 Université du Québec à Montréal $92,436   
7 Carleton University $90,238   
8 Concordia University $87,452   
9 Toronto Metropolitan University $85,491   
10 University of New Brunswick $54,420   
11 University of Windsor $34,831   
Research Income Growth
(% Change FY2021-FY2022)
Rank University %   
1 University of Victoria 18.5   
2 Concordia University 15.4   
3 York University 5.6   
4 Université du Québec à Montréal 4.8   
5 University of New Brunswick -2.2   
6 University of Windsor -6.0   
7 Carleton University -7.4   
8 University of Guelph -10.5   
9 University of Waterloo -11.2   
10 Toronto Metropolitan University -16.5   
11 Simon Fraser University -17.7   
Faculty Research Intensity
($ per Faculty)
Rank University $000   
1 University of Guelph $194.2   
2 University of Victoria $188.3   
3 University of Waterloo $160.6   
4 Simon Fraser University $154.6   
5 University of New Brunswick $117.3   
6 Carleton University $101.2   
7 Concordia University $100.4   
8 Toronto Metropolitan University $92.2   
9 Université du Québec à Montréal $83.3   
10 York University $79.3   
11 University of Windsor $69.2   
Graduate Student Research Intensity
($ per Graduate Student)
Rank University $000   
1 University of Guelph $52.1   
2 University of Victoria $48.1   
3 University of Waterloo $30.4   
4 Simon Fraser University $29.5   
5 Toronto Metropolitan University $28.1   
6 University of New Brunswick $27.6   
7 Carleton University $20.4   
8 York University $17.3   
9 Concordia University $12.4   
10 Université du Québec à Montréal $10.6   
11 University of Windsor $7.1   


Notes:
  1. Based on full-service universities on the 2023 Top 50 Research Universities list.
  2. University tiers: Medical = have a medical school; Comprehensive = have a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs; Undergraduate = have mainly undergraduate programs.


  Top 50 Universities - Undergraduate
Research Income
 
Rank University $000   
1 Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières $47,480   
2 Laurentian University $39,784   
3 Université du Québec à Rimouski $36,144   
4 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi $34,158   
5 University of Regina $31,649   
6 Lakehead University $23,887   
7 Ontario Tech University $22,858   
8 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue $19,959   
9 Wilfrid Laurier University $18,777   
10 University of Lethbridge $17,821   
11 University of Northern British Columbia $17,718   
12 University of Winnipeg $16,612   
13 Brock University $16,292   
14 Royal Military College of Canada $14,843   
15 Trent University $13,051   
16 Saint Mary's University $12,123   
17 Université du Québec en Outaouais $12,028   
18 Université de Moncton $10,610   
19 University of Prince Edward Island $10,586   
20 Thompson Rivers University $8,538   
21 Université TÉLUQ $8,406   
Research Income Growth
(% Change FY2021-FY2022)
Rank University %   
1 Laurentian University 57.6   
2 Thompson Rivers University 29.9   
3 Université TÉLUQ 24.4   
4 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi 17.6   
5 University of Northern British Columbia 16.9   
6 Royal Military College of Canada 13.7   
7 Ontario Tech University 8.0   
8 University of Winnipeg 7.7   
9 Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières 7.7   
10 Université du Québec en Outaouais 5.2   
11 University of Regina 1.2   
12 Université du Québec à Rimouski 0.6   
13 Brock University -1.6   
14 Saint Mary's University -1.8   
15 University of Lethbridge -2.0   
16 Lakehead University -2.1   
17 Trent University -5.7   
18 Université de Moncton -9.0   
19 Wilfrid Laurier University -9.8   
20 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue -12.6   
21 University of Prince Edward Island -17.8   
Faculty Research Intensity
($ per Faculty)
Rank University $000   
1 Université du Québec à Rimouski $168.9   
2 Laurentian University $167.2   
3 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue $134.0   
4 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi $126.0   
5 Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières $102.1   
6 Ontario Tech University $95.2   
7 University of Northern British Columbia $86.9   
8 Royal Military College of Canada $73.8   
9 University of Regina $73.1   
10 Lakehead University $65.6   
11 Université TÉLUQ $65.2   
12 University of Winnipeg $55.0   
13 University of Lethbridge $53.5   
14 Thompson Rivers University $50.5   
15 Université du Québec en Outaouais $48.5   
16 Trent University $45.6   
17 Saint Mary's University $43.8   
18 University of Prince Edward Island $37.7   
19 Wilfrid Laurier University $34.5   
20 Université de Moncton $31.5   
21 Brock University $28.1   
Graduate Student Research Intensity
($ per Graduate Student)
Rank University $000   
1 University of Winnipeg $61.8   
2 Laurentian University $40.0   
3 Université du Québec à Rimouski $28.0   
4 University of Northern British Columbia $26.0   
5 University of Lethbridge $25.3   
6 Ontario Tech University $24.1   
7 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue $23.9   
8 Royal Military College of Canada $22.9   
9 University of Prince Edward Island $20.9   
10 Université de Moncton $17.3   
11 Lakehead University $16.6   
12 Saint Mary's University $16.3   
13 Trent University $16.2   
14 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi $15.3   
15 University of Regina $14.7   
16 Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières $14.0   
17 Thompson Rivers University $9.8   
18 Brock University $9.2   
19 Université du Québec en Outaouais $8.5   
20 Wilfrid Laurier University $7.8   
21 Université TÉLUQ $6.9   


Notes:
  1. Based on full-service universities on the 2023 Top 50 Research Universities list.
  2. University tiers: Medical = have a medical school; Comprehensive = have a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs; Undergraduate = have mainly undergraduate programs.
  3. Apparent ties due to rounding.


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