2018 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

The 2018 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2016 Share 2017 Count 2017 Change in Adjusted Share 2016-2017*
1 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 31.93 33.62 85 10.2%
2 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 28.95 28.66 66 3.6%
3 Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Canada 20.82 21.99 58 10.6%
4 McGill University, Canada 28.04 18.47 64 -31.0%
5 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 19.83 14.76 53 -22.1%
6 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 11.23 13.85 32 29.2%
7 Dalhousie University, Canada 7.92 12.43 33 64.2%
8 University of Waterloo, Canada 7.43 10.15 30 42.9%
9 University of Victoria (UVic), Canada 4.57 9.64 34 120.9%
10 Western University (UWO), Canada 10.74 8.49 24 -17.2%
11 University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada 14.44 7.83 30 -43.2%
12 Natural Resources Canada, Canada 7.11 7.37 26 8.6%
13 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 8.41 6.97 26 -13.3%
14 Polytechnique Montréal, Canada 5.25 6.06 7 20.9%
15 Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Canada 3.56 4.60 12 35.2%
16 Carleton University, Canada 1.47 4.34 14 208.7%
17 University of Guelph, Canada 2.83 4.06 16 50.4%
18 Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada 4.43 4.00 16 -5.5%
19 Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada 2.98 3.81 24 33.6%
20 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 4.14 3.28 21 -17.1%
21 University of Manitoba, Canada 1.19 3.23 11 185.0%
22 Queen's University, Canada 4.84 3.14 8 -32.1%
23 McMaster University, Canada 3.94 3.13 7 -16.9%
24 Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Canada 3.91 2.41 10 -35.5%
25 Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, Canada 1.32 2.17 8 72.2%
26 National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS), Canada 2.64 2.10 14 -16.8%
27 Health Canada (HC-SC), Canada 0.51 1.92 5 292.5%
28 Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU), Canada 0.38 1.89 7 426.3%
29 Laval University (UL), Canada 2.45 1.88 17 -20.0%
30 York University, Canada 1.32 1.70 16 34.6%
31 University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada 2.36 1.60 10 -28.9%
32 National Research Council (NRC), Canada 0.14 1.32 5 868.2%
33 Concordia University, Canada 2.54 1.25 12 -48.6%
34 University of Regina, Canada 0.94 1.04 3 15.5%
35 University of Sherbrooke (USherbrooke), Canada 0.82 1.00 3 28.6%
36 University of Lethbridge, Canada 0.95 0.89 3 -1.8%
37 Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), Canada 1.98 0.80 15 -57.7%
38 Stantec Inc., Canada 0.20 0.79 3 314.3%
39 Wellington Laboratories Inc., Canada 0.67 3 N/A
40 Lakehead University, Canada 1.99 0.65 2 -65.8%
41 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), Canada 0.54 0.58 12 13.4%
42 Canadian Light Source Inc., Canada 0.34 0.58 2 78.1%
43 G360 Institute for Groundwater Research, Canada 0.20 0.57 2 197.4%
44 Northwest Territories Geological Survey (NTGS), Canada 0.13 0.56 4 370.9%
45 Saskatchewan Power Corporation (SaskPower), Canada 0.50 1 N/A
45 Contango Strategies Limited, Canada 0.50 1 N/A
46 University of Winnipeg, Canada 0.46 3 N/A
47 Ministère du Développement Durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les Changements Climatiques (MDDELCC), Canada 0.43 2 N/A
48 Laurentian University, Canada 2.26 0.40 3 -81.2%
49 Bishop's University, Canada 0.03 0.40 1 1,574.8%
49 University of Quebec, Canada 0.40 1 N/A
50 Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), Canada 0.28 0.38 2 41.3%
51 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Canada 0.85 0.36 1 -56.0%
52 Trent University, Canada 3.53 0.35 3 -89.7%
53 Calgary Water Resources, Canada 0.33 1 N/A
53 Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST), Canada 0.33 1 N/A
53 FPInnovations, Canada 0.33 1 N/A
54 Feedlot Health Management Services, Ltd., Canada 0.29 1 N/A
55 Brock University, Canada 0.43 0.26 4 -35.6%
56 Nexen, Canada 0.25 1 N/A
56 Teledyne Optech, Inc., Canada 0.25 1 N/A
56 Montreal Water Infrastructure Department Direction, Canada 0.25 1 N/A
56 Montreal Technical Expertise Division, Canada 0.25 1 N/A
57 University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Canada 0.21 0.23 3 11.5%
58 Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), Canada 0.09 0.23 2 160.4%
59 MacEwan University, Canada 0.23 0.23 3 4.4%
60 Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Canada 0.21 1 N/A
61 Halifax Water, Canada 0.20 1 N/A
62 Acadia University, Canada 0.13 0.19 3 61.5%
63 Gouvernement du Québec, Canada 0.06 0.18 3 190.6%
64 Yukon Department of Tourism and Culture, Canada 0.17 1 N/A
64 Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Canada 0.17 1 N/A
65 University of Windsor (UWin), Canada 1.81 0.14 1 -91.7%
65 Advanced Mineral Technology Laboratory Ltd. (AMTEL), Canada 0.14 1 N/A
66 Brandon University (BU), Canada 0.14 0.13 1 -8.4%
66 Anaergia Inc., Canada 0.40 0.13 1 -67.3%
66 World Water and Climate Foundation (WWCF), Canada 0.13 1 N/A
66 Ottawa Ottawa Fire Services, Canada 0.13 1 N/A
67 Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Canada 0.29 0.11 1 -59.3%
67 Scimitar Scientific, Canada 0.11 1 N/A
67 Fort Richmond Collegiate (FRC), Canada 0.11 1 N/A
67 Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC), Canada 0.11 1 N/A
67 Government of Nunavut, Canada 0.11 1 N/A
67 Sander Geophysics Limited (SGL), Canada 0.11 1 N/A
67 Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC), Canada 0.11 1 N/A
67 Assiniboine Park Conservancy, Canada 0.11 1 N/A
67 Higdon Wildlife Consulting, Canada 0.11 1 N/A
68 Dorset Environmental Science Centre, Canada 0.10 2 N/A
69 HD Analytical Solutions, Canada 0.10 1 N/A
70 Northwest Territories Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NWT ENR), Canada 0.09 1 N/A
70 Consorminex Minerals Inc., Canada 0.09 1 N/A
70 Global Forest Watch Canada (GFWC), Canada 0.09 1 N/A
71 Isotope Tracer Technologies Inc. (IT2), Canada 0.09 2 N/A
72 Integrated Sustainability Consultants Ltd., Canada 0.08 1 N/A
72 Teck Resources Limited, Canada 0.08 1 N/A
73 British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Canada 0.08 0.07 1 -1.9%
73 BC Hydro and Power Authority, Canada 0.08 0.07 1 -1.9%
73 British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource, Canada 0.12 0.07 1 -39.2%
74 Athabasca University, Canada 0.38 0.07 1 -81.8%
74 Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), Canada 0.07 1 N/A
74 Yukon Geoglogical Survey, Canada 0.07 1 N/A
75 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), Canada 0.08 0.07 3 -10.9%
76 Royal Alberta Museum, Canada 0.12 0.06 2 -44.4%
77 Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), Canada 0.06 1 N/A
78 University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Canada 0.06 1 N/A
79 University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres (UQTR), Canada 0.17 0.04 2 -76.0%
80 Algoma University, Canada 0.02 1 N/A
81 Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG), Canada 0.06 0.01 1 -90.4%
81 Manitoba Hydro, Canada 0.06 0.01 1 -90.4%
81 École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Canada 0.06 0.01 1 -90.4%
81 Hydro-Québec, Canada 0.06 0.01 1 -90.4%
82 TÉLUQ University, Canada 0.08 0.00 2 -96.1%
82 Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), Canada 0.16 0.00 2 -98.1%
83 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada 0.00 6 N/A

Footnote

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*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2020 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.