Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges 2018
Spotlight on College Research Activity





RE$EARCH Infosource shines the spotlight on five aspects of college research activity for FY2017: Number of Research Partnerships, Number of Completed Research Projects, Number of Paid Student Researchers, Industry Research Income and Industry Research Intensity.

Number of Research Partnerships*
Rank Large #   
1 Algonquin College 300   
2 Sheridan College 257   
3 Humber College 226   
Rank Medium #   
1 Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe 553   
2 Cégep de Trois-Rivières 139   
3 Lambton College 125   
Rank Small #   
1 Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles 169   
2 Collège d'Alma 157   
3 Cégep de La Pocatière 131   
Number of Completed Research Projects*
Rank Large #   
1 Sheridan College 180   
2 Algonquin College 170   
3 Niagara College 131   
Rank Medium #   
1 Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe 357   
2 Cégep de Trois-Rivières 195   
3 Cégep Édouard-Montpetit 103   
Rank Small #   
1 Collège d'Alma 77   
2 Cégep de La Pocatière 76   
3 Cégep de Thetford 30   
Number of Paid Student Researchers**
Rank Large #   
1 George Brown College 399   
2 Centennial College 274   
3 Humber College 182   
Rank Medium #   
1 Lambton College 144   
2 Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe 101   
3 Cambrian College 74   
3 Dawson College 74   
Rank Small #   
1 Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles 50   
2 Cégep de Jonquière 41   
3 Yukon College 38   
Industry Research Income+
Rank Large $000   
1 Mohawk College $2,732   
2 NAIT - Northern Alberta Institute of Technology $2,638   
3 Sheridan College $1,465   
Rank Medium $000   
1 Cégep de Trois-Rivières $3,429   
2 Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe $2,384   
3 Cégep Édouard-Montpetit $1,995   
Rank Small $000   
1 Cégep de La Pocatière $4,278   
2 Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles $3,657   
3 Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon $1,605   
Industry Research Intensity (Industry Research Income as % of Total Research Income)
Rank Large %   
1 Mohawk College 56.2   
2 Camosun College 30.6   
3 NAIT - Northern Alberta Institute of Technology 26.6   
Rank Medium %   
1 Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe 54.2   
2 Cégep de Saint-Jérôme 48.6   
3 Cégep de Trois-Rivières 41.4   
Rank Small %   
1 Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon 71.7   
2 Cégep de La Pocatière 71.7   
3 Cégep de Jonquière 69.5   

Notes:
  1. Data were obtained through a survey of publicly-funded colleges and from financial statements.
  2. College size categories are based on Fiscal 2017 total college income: Large = more than $100 million; Medium = $50 million to $100 million; Small = less than $50 million.
  3. Apparent ties due to rounding.
* Research partnerships and completed research projects with external organizations governed by formal written agreements
** Students that were involved in applied research projects that were paid for their work
+ Research income from industry sources in the form of grants or contracts; excludes in-kind contributions/donations

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