Eighteen Ontario universities made the list of the 50 top research universities in Canada, demonstrating that universities in the province continue to be major players in work that changes lives and strengthens the economy.
“University research provides many benefits to society and we can be proud that Ontario university researchers are contributing about 43 per cent of Canadian university research,” says Bonnie Patterson, President and CEO of the Council of Ontario Universities.
The report, published by Re$earch Infosource each fall, lists the top 50 universities based on income from grants, contributions and contracts from several internal and external sources. Together, the Ontario universities in the top 50 list garnered $2.56 billion in sponsored research income in 2010.
No matter their size and breadth, all Ontario universities are engaged in research and scholarship. It is a fundamental component of a university’s mission to push the boundaries of knowledge and discovery and to provide relevant education to students through research.
“University research underpins and informs the teaching of our students,” says Patterson. “It helps to cultivate inquiring minds and analytical capabilities in students, skills that are important no matter what career paths our graduates follow.”
View Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities.
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