University research expands at slow pace in 2012 following Alberta cuts

October 17, 2013

Total research income generated from Canada’s 50 leading universities expanded by only 1.1% in 2012, “depressed by sharp cutbacks in provincial research funding in Alberta,” according to Infosource’s 2013 Top 50 Research Universities annual rankings. The rankings are calculated based on research income. The University of Toronto topped the list, this year becoming the first institution to post over $1 billion. The University of British Columbia comes in second with $585.2 million generated, and the Université de Montréal third with $526.2 million. Infosource also named 3 institutions as Research Universities of the Year 2013 in their respective categories: the University of Toronto (Medical/Doctoral); the University of Waterloo (Comprehensive); and the Université du Québec à Rimouski (Undergraduate). Infosource News Release | Rankings