Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities 2018




    Tier:     Prov:
Rank  University Sponsored Research Income Research Intensity Tier* Province
2017 2016 FY2017
$000
FY2016
$000
% Change
2016-2017
$ per
Faculty
$000
$ per
Graduate
Student
$000
1 1 University of Toronto++ $1,147,584 $1,008,256 13.8 $428.2 $63.7 M ON
2 3 University of British Columbia $577,190 $532,143 8.5 $249.9 $55.2 M BC
3 4 Université de Montréal $536,238 $522,878 2.6 $271.0 $33.9 M QC
4 2 McGill University $515,302 $547,458 -5.9 $296.7 $56.0 M QC
5 5 University of Alberta $513,313 $433,663 18.4 $242.1 $69.4 M AB
6 7 University of Calgary $380,388 $360,480 5.5 $250.4 $63.0 M AB
7 8 McMaster University $379,959 $354,619 7.1 $434.7 $82.8 M ON
8 6 Université Laval $356,675 $376,940 -5.4 $228.6 $34.3 M QC
9 9 University of Ottawa $324,581 $325,969 -0.4 $246.8 $47.5 M ON
10 10 Western University $249,669 $234,736 6.4 $166.1 $41.6 M ON
11 14 Queen's University $207,034 $151,808 36.4 $266.1 $44.3 M ON
12 13 University of Waterloo $189,333 $166,440 13.8 $163.1 $34.7 C ON
13 12 University of Manitoba $187,444 $191,290 -2.0 $155.3 $49.1 M MB
14 11 University of Saskatchewan $186,261 $215,928 -13.7 $185.2 $57.3 M SK
15 16 Dalhousie University $150,038 $135,958 10.4 $130.2 $44.6 M NS
16 15 University of Guelph $140,294 $148,911 -5.8 $184.1 $52.0 C ON
17 18 Simon Fraser University $138,964 $109,916 26.4 $156.3 $30.9 C BC
18 17 Université de Sherbrooke $132,455 $133,180 -0.5 $115.6 $13.4 M QC
19 19 University of Victoria $114,922 $99,589 15.4 $170.0 $35.7 C BC
20 20 Memorial University of Newfoundland $111,778 $91,178 22.6 $111.3 $29.7 M NL
21 21 York University $96,030 $66,566 44.3 $73.0 $16.6 C ON
22 22 Université du Québec à Montréal $67,790 $63,935 6.0 $61.1 $8.6 C QC
23 24 Institut national de la recherche scientifique+ $64,434 $55,748 15.6 $426.7 $104.9 C QC
24 23 Carleton University $54,369 $58,690 -7.4 $67.9 $13.2 C ON
25 25 Concordia University $53,099 $50,810 4.5 $65.4 $8.4 C QC
26 27 University of New Brunswick $48,206 $38,128 26.4 $105.3 $30.2 C NB
27 26 Ryerson University $47,832 $47,130 1.5 $61.5 $18.2 C ON
28 30 Laurentian University $32,068 $23,444 36.8 $79.2 $35.9 U ON
29 29 École de technologie supérieure+ $27,610 $26,116 5.7 $159.6 $16.8 U QC
30 28 University of Windsor $26,198 $30,041 -12.8 $51.6 $8.3 C ON
31 31 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi $24,945 $22,449 11.1 $107.1 $16.6 U QC
32 32 Lakehead University $21,997 $20,460 7.5 $68.7 $21.0 U ON
33 36 Université du Québec à Rimouski $20,581 $15,963 28.9 $106.1 $17.7 U QC
34 33 Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières $19,988 $20,237 -1.2 $44.4 $8.1 U QC
35 38 Wilfrid Laurier University $17,738 $14,216 24.8 $33.3 $11.0 U ON
36 34 University of Lethbridge $17,202 $19,678 -12.6 $48.9 $30.4 U AB
37 37 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue $16,153 $15,758 2.5 $130.3 $26.3 U QC
38 35 University of Regina $15,429 $17,609 -12.4 $39.0 $8.2 U SK
39 39 Brock University $14,228 $13,487 5.5 $26.5 $8.4 U ON
40 41 Royal Military College of Canada+++ $12,903 $12,484 3.4 $68.6 $24.2 U ON
41 40 University of Prince Edward Island $12,867 $13,136 -2.0 $55.9 $28.7 U PE
42 43 Université de Moncton $11,952 $12,057 -0.9 $35.3 $21.5 U NB
43 42 Trent University $11,411 $12,310 -7.3 $46.4 $23.1 U ON
44 44 University of Ontario Institute of Technology $11,335 $10,084 12.4 $57.8 $15.1 U ON
45 48 University of Northern British Columbia $9,913 $7,640 29.8 $51.9 $17.2 U BC
46 47 University of Winnipeg $9,524 $7,730 23.2 $34.5 $40.7 U MB
47 49 Saint Mary's University $8,260 $7,324 12.8 $32.8 $13.0 U NS
48 45 St. Francis Xavier University $7,665 $8,334 -8.0 $34.8 $21.4 U NS
49 46 Université du Québec en Outaouais $7,095 $7,859 -9.7 $28.6 $5.7 U QC
50 Cape Breton University $6,719 $5,562 20.8 $56.0 $16.5 U NS

Notes:
  1. Sponsored research income includes all funds to support research received in the form of a grant, contribution or contract from all sources external to the institution.
  2. Financial data were obtained from Statistics Canada, except where noted.
  3. Fiscal 2016 research income figures may have been adjusted as more accurate information became available.
  4. Faculty data for academic year 2016-2017 were used to calculate Research Intensity-$ per Faculty. Includes full, associate and assistant ranks. Data were obtained from RE$EARCH Infosource Canadian University R&D Database.
  5. Graduate student data for academic year 2016-2017 were used to calculate Research Intensity-$ per Graduate Student. Includes full and part-time students enrolled in graduate level (master’s and doctorate) programs and courses leading to degrees, certificates or diplomas. Excludes students enrolled in health related internships/residencies and first professional programs. Data were obtained from Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur, Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Manitoba Advanced Learning Division, Alberta Advanced Education, BC HEADSet and some individual universities.
  6. All data are provided for the main university including its affiliated institutions, where applicable.
  7. All main institutions are members of the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO).
*Tier: M - Medical, C - Comprehensive, U - Undergraduate
+Not a full-service university
++Sponsored research income administered by affiliated hospitals was reported one fiscal year in arrears
+++Sponsored research income figures were obtained directly from the university


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