Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities 2020
Research Universities of the Year

  Research Universities of the Year 2020
Three universities gain Research Infosource's designation of Research University of the Year in their category for their performance on a balanced set of input and output measures. These full-service universities demonstrated superior performance on key measures of research success.
Rank Medical Score*
1 University of Toronto 97.0
2 McGill University 70.1
3 McMaster University 68.4
Rank Comprehensive Score*
1 University of Waterloo 97.0
2 University of Guelph 84.3
3 Simon Fraser University 73.2
Rank Undergraduate Score*
1 University of Regina 80.8
2 Lakehead University 74.9
3 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue 74.9

*The score in each category is out of a possible 100 points based on the following measures and weighting: total sponsored research income (20%), research intensity per faculty (20%), research intensity per graduate student (10%), total number of publications in leading journals (20%), publication intensity (20%) and publication impact (10%). For each measure, the top ranking institution is assigned a score of 100 and the other institutions' scores are calculated as a percentage of the first ranked institution. To be eligible to be included in the Research Universities of the Year Tier rankings, full-service universities must have ranked in the top 50% in their respective tier for 5 out of 6 measures. Apparent ties due to rounding.