Canadian University Research Income Growth Slows in 2005

October 25, 2006

Yesterday, Research Infosource released its annual list of Canada's Top 50 Research Universities. Total sponsored research income grew 3.2% to $5.2 billion in 2005, the smallest increase in six years. The University of Toronto remained in top position with $708.6 million. The Université de Montréal moved up to second position with $429.3 million, and McGill University dropped to third with $423 million. Next in line came uAlberta, UBC, McMaster, uCalgary, uOttawa, Laval, and UWO. Three universities were singled out for "Research University of the Year" in their categories: Toronto, Waterloo, and Lakehead. Lakehead also topped the list for growth, with an 87% increase over 2004. McMaster was tops for "research intensity" (funding per full-time faculty). Quebec was the only province whose universities recorded a net decrease in research funding.