2017 tables: Institutions

The 2017 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Share 2016 Count 2016 Change in Adjusted Share 2015-2016*
1 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 328.52 291.99 788 -8.8%
2 McGill University, Canada 190.41 174.11 547 -6.2%
3 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 154.94 130.36 417 -13.7%
4 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 112.86 106.42 331 -3.3%
5 University of Waterloo, Canada 86.21 71.51 155 -14.9%
6 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 60.11 64.44 168 10.0%
7 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 68.52 63.53 350 -4.9%
8 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 62.18 54.45 232 -10.2%
9 McMaster University, Canada 52.51 49.30 116 -3.7%
10 Western University (UWO), Canada 34.14 44.20 109 32.8%
11 Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI), Canada 47.84 33.70 103 -27.7%
12 Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada 28.08 33.41 172 22.1%
13 University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada 36.69 31.42 78 -12.2%
14 Queen's University, Canada 40.13 29.58 163 -24.4%
15 University of Sherbrooke (USherbrooke), Canada 33.29 25.82 114 -20.4%
16 University of Victoria (UVic), Canada 24.71 25.03 170 3.9%
17 Dalhousie University, Canada 26.49 23.84 69 -7.7%
18 Laval University (UL), Canada 31.06 23.65 127 -21.9%
19 Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Canada 30.67 22.29 69 -25.4%
20 University of Guelph, Canada 20.65 20.51 154 1.9%
21 University of Manitoba, Canada 20.22 17.33 144 -12.1%
22 National Research Council (NRC), Canada 21.22 16.42 93 -20.6%
23 Polytechnique Montréal, Canada 11.54 15.05 51 33.8%
24 York University, Canada 21.72 13.69 140 -35.4%
25 Concordia University, Canada 11.33 11.55 89 4.6%
26 National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS), Canada 20.66 11.55 85 -42.7%
27 Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada 12.32 10.56 87 -12.1%
28 Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Canada 6.23 8.81 27 45.0%
29 University of Lethbridge, Canada 3.87 8.15 17 115.9%
30 Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), Canada 7.98 7.84 78 0.8%
31 Natural Resources Canada, Canada 5.30 7.44 31 44.0%
32 Brock University, Canada 4.69 7.36 29 61.2%
33 University of Windsor (UWin), Canada 10.47 7.06 24 -30.9%
34 Carleton University, Canada 8.44 6.87 114 -16.5%
35 Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), Canada 9.95 6.24 36 -35.6%
36 University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada 3.14 6.22 17 103.2%
37 Clinical Research Institute of Montreal (IRCM), Canada 6.52 5.26 20 -17.2%
38 Alberta Health Services (AHS), Canada 2.94 4.03 27 40.6%
39 Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Canada 5.95 3.91 16 -32.7%
40 Laurentian University, Canada 3.30 3.54 10 10.0%
41 Trent University, Canada 4.72 3.53 7 -23.2%
42 Canadian Light Source Inc., Canada 3.81 2.53 19 -31.8%
43 Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, Canada 2.64 2.40 9 -6.7%
44 Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), Canada 0.96 2.30 14 145.0%
45 Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), Canada 2.40 2.23 37 -4.8%
46 Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), Canada 2.23 2.17 24 -0.4%
47 Lakehead University, Canada 3.75 2.06 7 -43.8%
48 Alberta Geological Survey, Canada 0.40 2.03 4 420.2%
49 Child and Family Research Institute (CFRI), Canada 1.16 1.99 9 76.9%
50 Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU), Canada 2.90 1.94 7 -31.4%
51 University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres (UQTR), Canada 0.27 1.83 15 593.0%
52 University of Winnipeg, Canada 3.63 1.81 12 -48.8%
53 Ryerson University, Canada 2.57 1.71 4 -31.6%
54 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Canada 3.75 1.53 11 -58.2%
55 École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Canada 1.22 1.51 17 26.7%
56 St. Francis Xavier University (StFX), Canada 0.46 1.47 4 228.5%
57 Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Canada 1.17 1.33 11 16.5%
58 Mount Allison University, Canada 1.54 1.32 6 -11.8%
59 FPInnovations, Canada 0.78 1.31 4 71.5%
60 Cape Breton University (CBU), Canada 0.17 1.26 4 677.0%
61 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), Canada 1.01 1.23 23 25.8%
62 University of Regina, Canada 2.47 1.20 14 -50.0%
63 Acadia University, Canada 1.12 1.13 2 2.9%
64 University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada 0.67 1.11 2 70.2%
65 Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Canada 0.62 1.10 6 82.2%
66 University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Canada 2.31 1.01 7 -55.4%
67 Katzie Development Limited Partnership (KDLP), Canada 0.79 1 N/A
68 Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), Canada 1.76 0.76 8 -55.4%
69 Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), Canada 0.54 0.69 3 31.7%
70 Hydro-Québec, Canada 1.11 0.67 9 -37.9%
71 Genome Canada, Canada 1.24 0.62 22 -48.4%
72 London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), Canada 0.33 0.56 7 73.3%
73 Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI), Canada 0.75 0.54 5 -25.9%
74 Azastra Opto, Canada 0.53 2 N/A
75 Health Canada (HC-SC), Canada 4.69 0.51 2 -88.8%
76 Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM), Canada 0.52 0.50 2 -1.3%
77 Encana Corporation, Canada 0.50 1 N/A
77 Applied Biological Materials (ABM) Inc., Canada 0.50 1 N/A
77 Timron Scientific Consulting Inc., Canada 0.50 1 N/A
77 Econous Systems, Inc., Canada 0.50 1 N/A
78 University of Moncton, Canada 0.17 0.49 4 191.8%
79 Spatio-Temporal Targeting and Amplification of Radiation Response Program (STTARR), Canada 0.08 0.49 3 501.8%
80 Génome Québec, Canada 0.42 0.48 20 17.7%
80 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canada 0.82 0.48 20 -40.3%
81 Redeemer University College, Canada 0.46 2 N/A
82 Hakai Institute, Canada 0.17 0.45 1 178.4%
83 Canadian Solar, Inc., Canada 0.65 0.44 1 -30.5%
84 Montreal Cancer Institute (ICM), Canada 0.31 0.43 19 40.5%
85 NanoAcademic Technologies Inc., Canada 0.42 2 N/A
86 eSenso Biotech Inc., Canada 0.40 1 N/A
86 Anaergia Inc., Canada 0.40 1 N/A
87 Athabasca University, Canada 0.38 3 N/A
88 Applied Brain Research, Inc., Canada 0.38 1 N/A
89 Saint Mary's University (SMU), Canada 3.89 0.36 7 -90.5%
90 University of Quebec, Canada 1.44 0.35 2 -75.0%
91 Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon (CLL), Canada 0.15 0.34 7 131.3%
91 Héma-Québec, Canada 0.15 0.34 7 131.3%
92 Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), Canada 0.33 1 N/A
92 Ingenuity Lab, Canada 0.33 1 N/A
93 Brandon University (BU), Canada 0.42 0.31 2 -23.8%
94 Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), Canada 0.30 1 N/A
95 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), Canada 0.09 0.30 5 238.0%
96 SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., Canada 0.05 0.29 6 518.0%
97 Sussex Research Laboratories Inc., Canada 0.29 1 N/A
97 Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Canada 0.29 1 N/A
98 IWK Health Centre, Canada 0.40 0.28 4 -27.0%
99 Ballard Power Systems Inc., Canada 0.47 0.25 1 -45.7%
99 Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP), Canada 0.63 0.25 1 -59.4%
99 Mira Geoscience Ltd., Canada 0.25 1 N/A
100 MacEwan University, Canada 0.70 0.23 2 -67.0%
101 Arnot Research and Consulting Inc. (ARC), Canada 0.13 0.22 1 71.0%
101 Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc. (ACD/Labs) - Head Office, Canada 0.22 0.22 1 2.6%
102 Redlen Technologies, Canada 0.21 1 N/A
103 Metlakatla First Nation, Canada 0.02 0.20 1 936.0%
103 Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU), Canada 0.11 0.20 1 84.6%
103 KM Diamond Exploration Ltd., Canada 0.14 0.20 1 43.6%
103 Stantec Inc., Canada 1.72 0.20 1 -88.1%
103 Seneca College, Canada 0.20 1 N/A
103 G360 Institute for Groundwater Research, Canada 0.20 1 N/A
103 Aquapath Canada Limited, Canada 0.20 1 N/A
103 Douglas College, Canada 0.20 1 N/A
103 Caprion, Canada 0.20 1 N/A
104 St. Joseph's Health Care London, Canada 0.14 0.19 6 36.3%
105 Marianopolis College, Canada 0.18 2 N/A
106 Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), Canada 0.09 0.18 4 106.4%
107 Airzone One Ltd., Canada 0.50 0.18 1 -62.7%
108 CipherQ, Canada 0.17 1 N/A
108 Golder Associates Limited, Canada 0.17 1 N/A
108 Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corp. (ACS), Canada 0.17 1 N/A
108 Canada Department of National Defence (DND), Canada 0.08 0.17 1 105.1%
108 Royal Tyrrell Museum, Canada 1.00 0.17 1 -82.9%
108 EnviroSim Associates Ltd., Canada 0.17 1 N/A
108 National Parks of Canada, Canada 0.17 1 N/A
108 Engineering Support and Research, Canada 0.17 1 N/A
108 Kinexus Bioinformatics Corporation, Canada 0.17 1 N/A
109 Bishop's University, Canada 0.15 3 N/A
109 D-Wave Systems, Inc., Canada 0.20 0.15 1 -23.1%
110 M-Expertise Marine, Canada 0.14 1 N/A
111 Providence Health Care, Canada 0.05 0.13 6 171.1%
112 Northwest Territories Geological Survey (NTGS), Canada 0.13 1 N/A
112 Okanagan College, Canada 0.13 1 N/A
112 Government of New Brunswick, Canada 0.13 1 N/A
112 Champlain College Lennoxville, Canada 0.13 1 N/A
112 InStream Fisheries Research Inc. (IFR), Canada 0.13 1 N/A
113 British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource, Canada 0.60 0.12 4 -78.8%
114 Royal Alberta Museum, Canada 0.25 0.12 2 -50.2%
115 Alberta Innovates, Canada 0.11 0.11 1 7.7%
115 Geological Survey of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada 0.11 1 N/A
115 Northwest Territories Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NWT ENR), Canada 0.11 1 N/A
116 Complete MT Solutions Inc. (CMTS), Canada 0.11 2 N/A
117 International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Canada 0.01 0.10 1 1,212.9%
117 The Experimental Lakes Area (ELA), Canada 0.01 0.10 1 1,212.9%
117 Barrick Gold Corporation, Canada 0.18 0.10 1 -43.6%
117 Chemical Computing Group Inc., Canada 0.20 0.10 1 -48.7%
117 Mohawk College, Canada 0.10 1 N/A
117 Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Canada 0.10 1 N/A
117 KMT Hepatech, Inc., Canada 0.10 1 N/A
118 TÉLUQ University, Canada 0.09 0.10 4 12.3%
119 Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM), Canada 0.09 3 N/A
120 Woodley And Associates Inc., Canada 0.09 1 N/A
120 Cameco Corporation, Canada 0.09 1 N/A
120 Crandall University, Canada 0.09 1 N/A
120 Algoma University, Canada 0.09 1 N/A
121 Mbed Pathology, Canada 0.09 2 N/A
122 Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG), Canada 0.05 0.09 7 82.2%
122 Manitoba Hydro, Canada 0.05 0.09 7 82.2%
122 Gouvernement du Québec, Canada 0.26 0.09 7 -65.4%
123 Cégep de Saint-Laurent, Canada 0.08 1 N/A
123 WSP Global Inc., Canada 0.08 1 N/A
123 Kemira Water Solutions Canada, Inc., Canada 0.08 1 N/A
123 Saskatchewan Cancer Agency (SCA), Canada 0.08 1 N/A
123 StemCell Technologies, Inc., Canada 0.08 1 N/A
124 Water Quality Services, Canada 0.08 1 N/A
124 P.J. Schmidt Investment Management, Inc., Canada 0.08 1 N/A
125 Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (OAHPP), Canada 0.08 0.08 3 -3.9%
126 British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Canada 0.26 0.08 3 -70.3%
126 BC Hydro and Power Authority, Canada 0.26 0.08 3 -70.3%
127 Ursus Heritage Consulting Ltd., Canada 0.07 1 N/A
128 Cégep de Thetford, Canada 0.04 0.07 2 97.8%
128 Cégep Garneau, Canada 0.04 0.07 2 97.8%
129 Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Canada 0.29 0.07 1 -76.6%
130 VSF Canada, Canada 0.06 1 N/A
130 Bioinformatics Solutions Inc. (BSI), Canada 0.06 1 N/A
131 Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM), Canada 0.06 1 N/A
131 Freshwater Research, Canada 0.06 1 N/A
132 British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Canada 0.05 1 N/A
133 Antibe Therapeutics Inc., Canada 0.04 1 N/A
134 Montréal West Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Center (MWI IUHSSC), Canada 0.03 1 N/A
135 Canadian Museum of History, Canada 0.15 0.03 1 -76.6%
135 Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Canada 0.03 1 N/A
136 Toronto Area of Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Canada 0.03 1 N/A
137 Vancouver Island University (VIU), Canada 0.03 1 N/A
138 Grand Challenges Canada, Canada 0.03 1 N/A
139 Montreal Botanical Garden, Canada 0.03 2 N/A
140 CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB), Canada 0.05 0.02 2 -52.0%
141 Institute of Particle Physics (IPP), Canada 0.02 0.02 23 6.0%
142 OCAD University (OCAD U), Canada 0.03 0.02 1 -44.6%
143 Saskatoon Health Region, Canada 0.01 1 N/A
144 Fieldday Consulting, Canada 0.01 1 N/A
145 Repeat Diagnostics Inc., Canada 0.01 1 N/A
146 Biospective Inc., Canada 0.00 1 N/A
147 Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), Canada 0.01 0.00 1 -62.1%
147 Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, Canada 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

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