Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges 2018


Rank College Research Income Researchers* Research Intensity   Main Research Institute/Centre/Facility
2017  2016  FY2017**
$000
FY2016
$000
%
Change
2016-2017+
2016-2017
#
$ per
Researcher
$000
Prov  
1 3 Lambton College $11,397 $11,038 3.3 71 $160.5 ON Centre of Excellence in Energy and Bio-Industrial Technologies
2 1 George Brown College $11,060 $13,217 -16.3 128 $86.4 ON Food Innovation & Research Studio, Product Development, Digital Experience, Green Building
3 15 NAIT - Northern Alberta Institute of Technology $9,925 $5,205 90.7 48 $206.8 AB
4 11 Cégep de Trois-Rivières $8,290 $5,975 38.7 78 $106.3 QC Centre de métallurgie du Québec
5 6 Sheridan College $8,280 $8,297 -0.2 104 $79.6 ON Sheridan Centre for Elder Research
6 5 Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles $8,192 $9,951 -17.7 108 $75.9 QC CIRADD, Merinov, Nergica
7 8 Centennial College $7,004 $6,364 10.1 196 $35.7 ON Wearable, Interactive, and Mobile Technologies Access Centre in Health
8 7 Niagara College $6,517 $6,942 -6.1 63 $103.4 ON Canadian Food & Wine Institute Innovation Centre
9 2 Fanshawe College $6,237 $12,332 -49.4 55 $113.4 ON Canadian Centre for Product Validation
10 9 Red River College $6,205 $6,172 0.5 48 $129.3 MB BETAC - Building Envelope Technology Access Centre
11 10 British Columbia Institute of Technology $6,100 $6,000 1.7 120 $50.8 BC Centre for Applied Research and Innovation
12 13 Cégep de La Pocatière $5,970 $5,674 5.2 73 $81.8 QC Solutions Novika, Biopterre, OPTECH
13 12 Cégep Édouard-Montpetit $5,938 $5,737 3.5 87 $68.3 QC Centre technologique en aérospatiale
14 14 Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) $5,495 $5,487 0.1 67 $82.0 AB Centre for Innovation and Research in Unmanned Systems
15 16 Yukon College $4,991 $4,803 3.9 43 $116.1 YT Yukon Research Centre
16 23 Mohawk College $4,865 $3,137 55.1 129 $37.7 ON IDEAWORKS
17 20 Nova Scotia Community College $4,675 $3,719 25.7 90 $51.9 NS NSCC Applied Oceans Research Group
18 4 Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe $4,401 $10,792 -59.2 117 $37.6 QC CTT Group, Cintech Agroalimentaire, Eklor
19 19 Cégep de Thetford $3,664 $3,866 -5.2 42 $87.2 QC OLEOTEK, Centre de Technologie Minérale et de Plasturgie
20 30 Humber College $3,303 $2,275 45.2 302 $10.9 ON Centre for Entrepreneurship
21 22 Cégep de Sept-Îles $3,252 $3,190 1.9 25 $130.1 QC ITMI, INREST
22 37 Cambrian College $3,220 $1,856 73.5 27 $119.3 ON Glencore Centre for Innovation
23 24 Conestoga College $3,129 $2,825 10.8 168 $18.6 ON Centre for Advancing Seniors' Care, Centre for Smart Manufacturing, Technology Recycling Lab
24 25 Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick $3,000 $2,709 10.7 30 $100.0 NB CCNB-INNOV Network
25 21 Cégep de Victoriaville $2,894 $3,292 -12.1 48 $60.3 QC CETAB+, CISA, INOVEM
26 41 Camosun College $2,766 $1,635 69.2 15 $184.4 BC Camosun Technology Access Centre
27 33 Algonquin College $2,734 $2,072 31.9 79 $34.6 ON Data Analytics Research Centre
28 29 Collège Shawinigan $2,733 $2,308 18.4 28 $97.6 QC CNETE (Centre National en Èlectrochimie et en Technologies Environnementales)
29 36 Collège d'Alma $2,716 $1,904 42.6 19 $142.9 QC Agrinova
30 27 Aurora College $2,635 $2,485 6.0 11 $239.5 NT Aurora Research Institute
31 18 Cégep André-Laurendeau $2,628 $4,100 -35.9 30 $87.6 QC OPTECH, Institut international de logistique de Montréal
32 26 Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue $2,448 $2,701 -9.4 23 $106.4 QC Centre technologique des résidus industriels
33 47 College of the North Atlantic $2,415 $1,474 63.8 18 $134.2 NL Applied Mineralogy and Chemistry Lab
34 38 Collège de Maisonneuve $2,410 $1,800 33.9 40 $60.3 QC CÉPROCQ, ITEGA, IRIPI
35 31 Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon $2,238 $2,239 -0.04 28 $79.9 QC TransBIOTech, CRVI
36 49 Saskatchewan Polytechnic $2,063 $1,404 46.9 65 $31.7 SK Digital Integration Centre of Excellence
37 28 Seneca College $1,990 $2,430 -18.1 71 $28.0 ON Centre for Development of Open Technology
38 39 Dawson College $1,945 $1,725 12.8 32 $60.8 QC Centre de recherche pour l’inclusion scolaire et professionnelle des étudiants en situation de handicap
39 34 Red Deer College $1,808 $2,001 -9.6 106 $17.1 AB Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing
40 46 Cégep de Rimouski $1,692 $1,506 12.4 32 $52.9 QC SEREX, Innovation Maritime
41 40 Cégep de Saint-Laurent $1,645 $1,704 -3.5 17 $96.8 QC Centre des technologies de l’eau
42 44 Grande Prairie Regional College $1,627 $1,531 6.3 44 $37.0 AB National Bee Diagnostic Centre - Technology Access Centre
43 43 Durham College $1,618 $1,575 2.7 32 $50.6 ON Centre for Craft Brewing Innovation, Artificial Intelligence Hub
44 48 Olds College $1,546 $1,427 8.3 28 $55.2 AB OCCI - Olds College Centre for Innovation
45 45 Cégep de Sainte-Foy $1,534 $1,512 1.5 37 $41.5 QC Centre en imagerie numérique et medias interactifs
46 32 Holland College $1,396 $2,210 -36.8 29 $48.1 PE Canada's Smartest Kitchen
47 17 Cégep de Saint-Jérôme $1,382 $4,326 -68.1 37 $37.4 QC CDCQ, IVI
48 Cégep de Jonquière $1,364 $1,094 24.7 62 $22.0 QC CPA, ÉCOBES
49 St. Lawrence College $1,316 $964 36.5 5 $263.2 ON Sustainable Energy Applied Research Centre
50 42 Lethbridge College $1,286 $1,628 -21.0 18 $71.4 AB Aquaculture Centre of Excellence
Notes:
  1. Data were obtained through a survey of publicly-funded colleges and from financial statements.
  2. Research income includes all funds (direct and indirect) to support applied and scholarly research received from all sources (internal and external).
  3. FY2016 figures may have been adjusted as more accurate information became available.
  4. Data are provided for the main college including affiliated research institutes/centres, where applicable.
* Head count of full or part-time faculty/teaching staff/technicians and/or dedicated researchers conducting research. Does not include support staff or student researchers
** FY2017 research income excludes in-kind contributions, income received from Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Funds (PSI-SIF) and technical service/fee-for service agreements
+ Readers should exercise caution in comparing 2016-2017 research income growth results as definitions changed between years

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