Four Canadian universities identified as “tech challengers” by THE

May 11, 2017

Four Canadian universities have appeared on a list of schools that the Times Higher Education has identified as “technology challengers,” or schools that “have innovation at the core of their strategy, strong industry links and research that excels in technological areas like engineering.” The University of Waterloo, University of Calgary, Queen’s University, and Simon Fraser University all appeared on the list. “While elite institutions may be able to rely on their long-established reputations and large pots of research funding,” the article notes, technology challengers “have been forced to be fleet-footed and innovative as they strive for other sources of income.” The product of this fleet-footedness, the article adds, is a group of schools that are at the centre of “innovative areas of research associated with the technological and digital revolution.” Times Higher Education