2016 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - academic

The 2016 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Count 2015
1 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 36.12 85
2 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 29.43 68
3 McGill University, Canada 21.52 66
4 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 18.93 64
5 University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada 16.46 38
6 University of Waterloo, Canada 13.01 24
7 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 11.74 26
8 Dalhousie University, Canada 9.25 21
9 University of Victoria (UVic), Canada 8.17 31
10 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 6.85 26
11 Western University (UWO), Canada 5.99 19
12 Queen's University, Canada 5.77 10
13 University of Guelph, Canada 5.49 15
14 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 4.69 20
15 McMaster University, Canada 4.62 9
16 National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS), Canada 4.44 29
17 Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada 4.17 27
18 Trent University, Canada 4.08 9
19 Carleton University, Canada 4.02 12
20 University of Manitoba, Canada 3.65 9
21 Lakehead University, Canada 2.92 6
22 Laval University (UL), Canada 2.71 32
23 York University, Canada 2.52 14
24 Polytechnique Montréal, Canada 2.51 5
25 Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Canada 2.42 8
26 University of Regina, Canada 2.15 5
27 Saint Mary's University (SMU), Canada 1.93 4
28 Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), Canada 1.85 27
29 University of Windsor (UWin), Canada 1.83 3
30 Concordia University, Canada 1.79 14
31 Laurentian University, Canada 1.51 4
32 University of Winnipeg, Canada 1.36 3
33 École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Canada 1.01 9
34 University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada 0.95 5
35 University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Canada 0.93 7
36 Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada 0.91 13
37 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), Canada 0.90 14
38 Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU), Canada 0.79 3
39 Acadia University, Canada 0.78 2
40 University of Lethbridge, Canada 0.55 4
41 University of Quebec, Canada 0.50 1
41 University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Canada 0.50 1
42 Brandon University (BU), Canada 0.33 1
43 MacEwan University, Canada 0.20 1
43 Dawson College, Canada 0.20 1
44 Brock University, Canada 0.14 2
45 University of Sherbrooke (USherbrooke), Canada 0.12 2
46 Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), Canada 0.11 1
47 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), Canada 0.09 1
47 TÉLUQ University, Canada 0.09 1
47 Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), Canada 0.09 1
48 University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres (UQTR), Canada 0.08 2
49 NLC Network, Canada 0.08 1
50 Mount Allison University, Canada 0.07 1

Footnote

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