2019 tables: Institutions - life sciences - academic

The 2019 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2017 Share 2018 Count 2018 Change in Adjusted Share 2017-2018*
1 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 147.66 159.18 442 0.2%
2 McGill University, Canada 74.88 76.27 242 -5.3%
3 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 47.65 53.32 182 4.0%
4 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 37.53 41.43 150 2.6%
5 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 25.70 27.39 79 -0.9%
6 Western University (UWO), Canada 11.88 21.77 53 70.3%
7 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 21.19 20.83 87 -8.6%
8 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 18.59 20.66 60 3.3%
9 Laval University (UL), Canada 11.10 16.59 61 39.0%
10 Queen's University, Canada 5.79 14.66 34 135.4%
11 McMaster University, Canada 16.43 13.99 47 -20.9%
12 Dalhousie University, Canada 8.85 11.32 35 18.9%
13 University of Guelph, Canada 11.48 9.20 28 -25.5%
14 Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada 7.63 8.61 34 4.9%
15 University of Victoria (UVic), Canada 10.29 7.16 18 -35.3%
16 University of Sherbrooke (USherbrooke), Canada 15.53 6.65 24 -60.2%
17 University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada 9.37 6.14 22 -39.1%
18 York University, Canada 3.07 4.72 9 42.8%
19 Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Canada 0.86 4.35 18 372.0%
20 University of Manitoba, Canada 5.42 3.21 15 -44.9%
21 University of Lethbridge, Canada 1.79 3.17 7 64.1%
22 Concordia University, Canada 2.18 2.90 19 23.9%
23 University of Waterloo, Canada 5.96 2.70 9 -57.9%
24 Brock University, Canada 1.33 2.09 3 45.8%
25 Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada 4.31 1.78 18 -61.6%
26 University of Regina, Canada 0.89 1.66 4 73.0%
27 University of Windsor (UWin), Canada 0.58 1.50 5 138.3%
28 National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS), Canada 1.29 1.24 13 -10.9%
29 Ryerson University, Canada 0.37 0.79 2 100.0%
30 University of Moncton, Canada 0.75 1 N/A
31 Carleton University, Canada 1.01 0.73 5 -32.7%
32 University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Canada 0.50 0.69 4 28.8%
33 Trent University, Canada 0.50 0.60 5 11.6%
34 Laurentian University, Canada 0.08 0.56 3 524.9%
35 Lakehead University, Canada 0.66 0.51 4 -28.5%
36 Mount Allison University, Canada 0.42 2 N/A
37 University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Canada 0.08 0.39 2 336.1%
38 Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU), Canada 1.37 0.38 3 -74.2%
39 University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada 0.11 0.38 4 219.7%
40 University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres (UQTR), Canada 0.25 0.27 3 1.5%
41 Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), Canada 0.47 0.27 7 -46.7%
42 Acadia University, Canada 0.07 0.25 2 219.8%
43 Mount Royal University, Canada 0.20 1 N/A
44 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), Canada 0.27 0.20 7 -32.7%
45 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), Canada 0.11 0.13 6 8.9%
46 Northwest Community College (NWCC), Canada 0.06 0.11 1 65.3%
47 TÉLUQ University, Canada 0.04 0.06 4 22.0%
47 Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), Canada 0.13 0.06 4 -57.5%
48 École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Canada 0.05 2 N/A
49 University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada 0.04 1 N/A
49 St. Francis Xavier University (StFX), Canada 0.04 1 N/A
50 Polytechnique Montréal, Canada 0.13 0.04 1 -69.0%
51 Marianopolis College, Canada 0.04 1 N/A
52 Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon (CLL), Canada 0.07 0.03 1 -62.7%
53 University of Winnipeg, Canada 0.03 1 N/A
54 Bishop's University, Canada 0.17 0.02 1 -88.8%
55 Algoma University, Canada 0.02 0.01 1 -63.2%
55 Saint Mary's University (SMU), Canada 0.01 1 N/A

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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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.