2016 tables: Institutions - life 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 164.25 406
2 McGill University, Canada 98.41 284
3 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 67.23 175
4 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 36.35 136
5 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 25.03 83
6 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 24.72 80
7 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 23.35 75
8 Laval University (UL), Canada 19.06 76
9 McMaster University, Canada 14.74 45
10 Queen's University, Canada 14.09 34
11 University of Sherbrooke (USherbrooke), Canada 11.97 25
12 Western University (UWO), Canada 11.48 46
13 University of Guelph, Canada 10.92 23
14 Dalhousie University, Canada 10.81 37
15 University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada 9.61 21
16 York University, Canada 7.32 15
17 Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada 6.62 28
18 University of Victoria (UVic), Canada 5.93 17
19 University of Manitoba, Canada 4.39 30
20 Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada 3.90 18
21 University of Waterloo, Canada 2.63 13
22 Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Canada 2.59 15
23 University of Lethbridge, Canada 2.35 5
24 Concordia University, Canada 2.32 12
25 University of Windsor (UWin), Canada 2.12 4
26 National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS), Canada 1.77 9
27 University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Canada 1.34 2
28 Lakehead University, Canada 1.34 6
29 Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU), Canada 1.07 2
30 Brock University, Canada 1.00 1
31 Ryerson University, Canada 0.90 3
32 Polytechnique Montréal, Canada 0.78 3
33 Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), Canada 0.61 6
34 Thompson Rivers University (TRU), Canada 0.60 1
35 Mount Allison University, Canada 0.58 2
36 University of Winnipeg, Canada 0.50 5
37 Mount Royal University, Canada 0.50 1
38 Laurentian University, Canada 0.35 4
39 University of Regina, Canada 0.32 4
40 Trent University, Canada 0.31 2
41 Carleton University, Canada 0.24 3
42 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), Canada 0.19 4
43 Cape Breton University (CBU), Canada 0.17 1
44 University of Moncton, Canada 0.14 1
45 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), Canada 0.09 1
45 TÉLUQ University, Canada 0.09 1
45 Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), Canada 0.09 1
46 St. Francis Xavier University (StFX), Canada 0.08 1
47 University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres (UQTR), Canada 0.07 2
48 École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Canada 0.06 1
49 Saint Mary's University (SMU), Canada 0.05 1
50 University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada 0.05 1
51 OCAD University (OCAD U), Canada 0.03 1
52 Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon (CLL), Canada 0.02 1
53 Northwest Community College (NWCC), Canada 0.01 1
54 Acadia University, Canada 0.00 1

Footnote

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