2019 tables: Institutions

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 285.29 327.92 865 8.5%
2 McGill University, Canada 148.03 146.46 511 -6.6%
3 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 122.83 132.64 472 1.9%
4 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 101.41 99.69 359 -7.2%
5 University of Waterloo, Canada 68.53 66.36 153 -8.6%
6 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 62.36 61.79 329 -6.5%
7 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 63.75 61.48 151 -9.0%
8 Western University (UWO), Canada 47.27 57.50 126 14.8%
9 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 53.39 55.13 241 -2.5%
10 Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI), Canada 50.72 43.18 131 -19.7%
11 McMaster University, Canada 47.24 41.48 109 -17.1%
12 Queen's University, Canada 25.13 37.40 183 40.5%
13 University of Victoria (UVic), Canada 33.08 33.71 189 -3.8%
14 Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada 33.64 33.51 186 -6.0%
15 Laval University (UL), Canada 26.97 31.40 113 9.9%
16 Dalhousie University, Canada 31.94 23.32 75 -31.1%
17 University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada 25.18 23.19 83 -13.1%
18 Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Canada 23.84 23.15 73 -8.3%
19 University of Sherbrooke (USherbrooke), Canada 40.37 23.10 89 -46.0%
20 National Research Council (NRC), Canada 19.95 18.02 84 -14.8%
21 University of Manitoba, Canada 20.93 16.87 155 -23.9%
22 York University, Canada 14.55 15.37 150 -0.3%
23 Polytechnique Montréal, Canada 15.10 15.11 48 -5.5%
24 University of Guelph, Canada 20.67 14.52 159 -33.7%
25 Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Canada 11.27 14.04 46 17.6%
26 National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS), Canada 13.95 12.19 58 -17.5%
27 Concordia University, Canada 9.53 9.97 61 -1.3%
28 Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), Canada 9.93 9.22 62 -12.4%
29 University of Windsor (UWin), Canada 7.71 8.85 24 8.4%
30 Clinical Research Institute of Montreal (IRCM), Canada 6.17 7.98 26 22.2%
31 Natural Resources Canada, Canada 7.58 6.87 34 -14.5%
32 Carleton University, Canada 8.54 6.86 132 -24.2%
33 Brock University, Canada 5.92 6.45 16 2.8%
34 Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), Canada 6.27 5.39 67 -18.9%
35 Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada 11.37 5.25 55 -56.4%
36 University of Lethbridge, Canada 6.17 5.17 15 -20.9%
37 Laurentian University, Canada 0.84 5.02 22 465.4%
38 Canadian Light Source Inc., Canada 3.38 4.97 33 38.9%
39 University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada 2.40 4.32 19 70.1%
40 Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), Canada 3.17 4.29 26 27.7%
41 Alberta Health Services (AHS), Canada 2.49 4.26 34 61.4%
42 Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Canada 3.31 3.70 15 5.3%
43 University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Canada 1.14 3.64 7 201.7%
44 University of Regina, Canada 2.02 3.39 11 58.5%
45 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Canada 3.12 3.25 12 -1.5%
46 Ryerson University, Canada 0.37 2.98 6 670.2%
47 Lakehead University, Canada 3.19 2.80 11 -17.3%
48 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), Canada 0.82 2.54 20 194.0%
49 D-Wave Systems, Inc., Canada 2.50 4 N/A
50 Health Canada (HC-SC), Canada 2.42 2.48 8 -3.3%
51 Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, Canada 2.17 2.44 9 6.2%
52 Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), Canada 2.98 2.35 20 -25.5%
53 Xanadu Quantum Technologies Inc., Canada 0.25 2.25 3 749.4%
53 Alberta Geological Survey, Canada 2.25 4 N/A
54 Trent University, Canada 0.73 2.16 9 179.4%
55 University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Canada 0.73 1.85 12 140.7%
56 Saint Mary's University (SMU), Canada 2.36 1.82 11 -27.5%
57 Wellington Laboratories Inc., Canada 0.67 1.69 3 136.9%
58 Mount Allison University, Canada 0.13 1.67 5 1,085.9%
59 Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI), Canada 0.63 1.45 14 116.6%
60 Hydro-Québec, Canada 1.71 1.39 6 -23.2%
61 University of Quebec, Canada 0.86 1.37 6 51.2%
62 University of Winnipeg, Canada 0.52 1.33 9 142.4%
63 Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Canada 0.88 1.32 11 42.0%
64 Acadia University, Canada 1.19 1.24 6 -2.2%
65 Hakai Institute, Canada 1.19 5 N/A
66 MaRS Discovery District, Canada 1.16 4 N/A
67 Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP), Canada 1.10 5 N/A
68 Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), Canada 1.27 1.01 24 -24.5%
69 Quantum Silicon Inc., Canada 0.45 1.00 3 109.1%
70 Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc., Canada 0.38 0.96 2 142.7%
71 Athabasca University, Canada 0.07 0.94 9 1,225.3%
72 Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU), Canada 6.17 0.90 7 -86.3%
73 Ballard Power Systems Inc., Canada 0.84 3 N/A
74 Northwest Territories Geological Survey (NTGS), Canada 0.56 0.81 4 36.1%
75 G360 Institute for Groundwater Research, Canada 0.57 0.81 2 34.5%
76 Health PEI, Canada 0.80 1 N/A
77 University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres (UQTR), Canada 0.93 0.76 10 -22.5%
78 University of Moncton, Canada 0.82 0.75 1 -13.3%
79 Bionest - Wastewater Treatment Solutions, Canada 0.73 2 N/A
80 Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), Canada 1.00 0.72 10 -32.4%
81 Nipissing University, Canada 0.31 0.70 2 115.2%
82 Genome Canada, Canada 0.96 0.70 18 -31.5%
83 École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Canada 0.37 0.66 10 71.0%
84 Trinity Western University (TWU), Canada 0.65 2 N/A
85 IntelliSyn R&D, Canada 0.57 1 N/A
86 Vancouver Island University (VIU), Canada 0.29 0.56 1 83.8%
87 Arnot Research and Consulting Inc. (ARC), Canada 0.55 2 N/A
88 Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), Canada 2.52 0.55 5 -79.5%
89 MacEwan University, Canada 0.23 0.54 3 126.2%
90 Bioinformatics Solutions Inc. (BSI), Canada 0.40 0.53 2 25.8%
91 Stantec Inc., Canada 0.79 0.52 3 -38.3%
92 Montreal Technical Expertise Division, Canada 0.25 0.51 3 93.0%
93 FPInnovations, Canada 1.00 0.50 2 -52.8%
93 Canadian Institute for Genomics and Society (Genomics4S), Canada 0.50 1 N/A
93 CRM Geotomography Technologies, Inc., Canada 0.50 1 N/A
93 Okapi Wildlife Associates Reg'd, Canada 0.50 1 N/A
93 Schlumberger Canada Limited, Canada 0.50 1 N/A
94 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canada 0.45 0.50 17 5.0%
94 Génome Québec, Canada 0.46 0.50 17 1.4%
95 Deep Genomics Inc., Canada 0.01 0.48 2 5,530.5%
96 Ingenuity Lab, Canada 0.48 1 N/A
97 Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM), Canada 0.01 0.47 5 3,124.3%
98 Acuitas Therapeutics, Canada 0.34 0.46 2 26.3%
99 Vector Institute, Canada 0.43 8 N/A
100 Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Canada 0.95 0.42 4 -58.0%
101 Wallbridge Mining Company Limited, Canada 0.40 1 N/A
102 London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), Canada 0.16 0.39 6 126.3%
103 TÉLUQ University, Canada 0.04 0.39 5 730.1%
104 St. Francis Xavier University (StFX), Canada 0.05 0.39 4 631.7%
105 Canadian Museum of Nature, Canada 0.25 0.35 2 32.1%
106 Child and Family Research Institute (CFRI), Canada 0.08 0.34 3 330.2%
107 Society for the Exploration and Valuing of the Environment (SEVE), Canada 0.03 0.33 1 875.3%
107 Thompson Rivers University (TRU), Canada 0.33 1 N/A
108 Sharks of the Atlantic Research and Conservation Centre (ShARCC), Canada 0.30 1 N/A
109 University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada 0.94 0.29 2 -70.6%
110 Siebens-Drake Medical Research Institute, Canada 0.29 1 N/A
111 Novus Environmental Inc., Canada 0.29 1 N/A
112 Montreal Botanical Garden, Canada 0.27 2 N/A
113 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), Canada 0.11 0.27 7 136.6%
114 Tutte Institute for Mathematics and Computing (TIMC), Canada 0.25 1 N/A
114 Canadian General Tower (CGT) Limited, Canada 0.25 1 N/A
114 Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP), Canada 0.25 1 N/A
115 Montreal Cancer Institute (ICM), Canada 0.60 0.24 10 -61.8%
116 Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM), Canada 0.24 2 N/A
117 Metlakatla First Nation, Canada 0.13 0.22 1 67.8%
118 SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., Canada 0.06 0.21 6 223.6%
119 Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon (CLL), Canada 0.20 0.21 4 -2.7%
119 Héma-Québec, Canada 0.20 0.21 4 -2.7%
120 Mount Royal University, Canada 0.20 1 N/A
120 Klimaat Consulting and Innovation Inc., Canada 0.20 1 N/A
120 University of the Fraser Valley, Canada 0.20 1 N/A
120 EEStor Corporation, Canada 0.20 1 N/A
121 Providence Health Care, Canada 0.02 0.20 6 703.8%
122 Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Canada 0.19 1 N/A
123 Ocean Wise, Canada 0.19 2 N/A
124 Epimeron Inc., Canada 0.18 1 N/A
125 Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Canada 0.31 0.17 3 -47.4%
126 CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB), Canada 0.17 0.17 1 -5.6%
126 Associated Engineering (AE), Canada 0.17 1 N/A
126 TMAC Resources Inc., Canada 0.17 1 N/A
126 Solaris Chem Inc., Canada 0.17 1 N/A
126 ArcticDx Inc., Canada 0.17 1 N/A
127 StemCell Technologies, Inc., Canada 0.05 0.16 2 231.2%
128 International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Canada 0.06 0.15 1 154.8%
128 Centre Intégré de Santé et de Services Sociaux des Îles (CISSS des Îles), Canada 0.15 1 N/A
129 Calgary Water Resources, Canada 0.33 0.14 1 -59.6%
129 Medicago Inc., Canada 0.14 1 N/A
129 Metro Vancouver, Canada 0.14 1 N/A
129 IUU Risk Intelligence, Canada 0.14 1 N/A
129 Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Canada 0.14 1 N/A
129 Shell Canada Limited, Canada 0.14 1 N/A
130 IWK Health Centre, Canada 0.00 0.13 4 3,069.1%
131 British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Canada 0.13 2 N/A
132 Few-cycle Inc., Canada 0.07 0.13 2 65.2%
132 Yukon College, Canada 0.25 0.13 1 -52.8%
132 Story Environmental Inc. & Story Geomatics Inc., Canada 0.13 1 N/A
132 Integrated Nanotherapeutics Inc., Canada 0.13 1 N/A
132 Alberta Aurora Chasers, Canada 0.13 1 N/A
133 St. Joseph's Health Care London, Canada 0.14 0.12 5 -19.2%
134 Northwest Community College (NWCC), Canada 0.06 0.11 1 67.8%
134 Hovingtoǹs Consulting, Canada 0.11 1 N/A
134 Paleotec Services, Canada 0.11 1 N/A
134 Public Works Region of Peel, Canada 0.11 1 N/A
134 ARC Medical Devices Inc., Canada 0.11 1 N/A
134 Yukon Department of Environment, Canada 0.11 1 N/A
134 Guelph Environmental Services, Canada 0.11 1 N/A
134 London Water Operations, Canada 0.11 1 N/A
134 Ottawa Drinking Water, Canada 0.11 1 N/A
135 Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC), Canada 0.11 2 N/A
136 Saskatoon Health Region, Canada 0.07 0.10 1 27.7%
136 Armitage Environmental Sciences, Inc. (AES), Canada 0.10 1 N/A
137 Johnson Matthey Battery Materials Ltd., Canada 0.14 0.09 1 -39.9%
137 CanniMed Therapeutics Incorporated, Canada 0.09 1 N/A
138 Maple Leaf Medical Clinic, Canada 0.16 0.09 1 -48.6%
139 Canadian Center for Computational Genomics (C3G), Canada 0.09 2 N/A
140 Royal Alberta Museum, Canada 0.06 0.08 1 22.1%
140 Susila Dharma International Association (SDIA), Canada 0.08 1 N/A
140 Diffusion-Wave Diagnostic Technologies, Canada 0.08 1 N/A
141 Statistics Canada, Canada 0.08 2 N/A
142 Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC), Canada 0.07 1 N/A
143 Teledyne Optech, Inc., Canada 0.25 0.07 1 -73.0%
143 Aquanty Inc., Canada 0.07 1 N/A
143 Kinexus Bioinformatics Corporation, Canada 0.07 1 N/A
143 Cégep de Thetford, Canada 0.07 2 N/A
143 Cégep Garneau, Canada 0.07 2 N/A
144 Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), Canada 0.01 0.07 4 583.7%
145 Hatfield Consultants, Canada 0.07 1 N/A
146 DanioDesign Inc., Canada 0.06 1 N/A
147 Imperial Oil Resources Limited, Canada 0.06 1 N/A
147 Suncor Energy, Inc., Canada 0.06 1 N/A
147 HealthBridge Foundation of Canada, Canada 0.06 1 N/A
148 PotashCorp, Canada 0.07 0.06 3 -20.6%
149 Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), Canada 0.13 0.06 4 -56.9%
150 Geoscience BC, Canada 0.06 1 N/A
151 Domain Therapeutics NA Inc., Canada 0.05 0.05 1 -0.6%
152 Biospective Inc., Canada 0.00 0.05 1 1,780.1%
152 Magnametrics, Canada 0.05 1 N/A
153 Canadian Blood Services, Canada 0.04 0.05 1 25.4%
154 Intrinsik Inc., Canada 0.05 1 N/A
155 Anandia Labs, Canada 0.05 1 N/A
155 Zymeworks Inc., Canada 0.05 1 N/A
156 Canadian Museum of History, Canada 0.09 0.04 2 -55.8%
157 Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM), Canada 0.00 0.04 1 3,524.3%
158 John Abbott College (JAC), Canada 0.13 0.04 1 -68.5%
158 Banff National Park, Canada 0.04 1 N/A
159 Institute of Particle Physics (IPP), Canada 0.04 0.04 29 -4.4%
160 Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum, Canada 0.04 1 N/A
161 Marianopolis College, Canada 0.04 1 N/A
162 Spatio-Temporal Targeting and Amplification of Radiation Response Program (STTARR), Canada 0.06 0.04 1 -44.1%
162 Isotope Tracer Technologies Inc. (IT2), Canada 0.09 0.04 1 -60.5%
163 LGL Limited, Canada 0.03 1 N/A
164 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada 0.00 0.03 4 943.6%
165 Niagara College Canada, Canada 0.03 1 N/A
166 Oncolytics Biotech Inc., Canada 0.03 1 N/A
167 Ovo Clinic Montréal, Canada 0.03 1 N/A
167 Archaeological Services (ASI), Inc., Canada 0.03 1 N/A
168 Parks Canada, Canada 0.02 1 N/A
169 Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (OAHPP), Canada 0.00 0.02 4 790.1%
170 Bishop's University, Canada 0.57 0.02 1 -96.7%
170 Millennia Research Ltd., Canada 0.02 1 N/A
170 Pacific Identifications Inc., Canada 0.02 1 N/A
171 Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG), Canada 0.01 0.02 2 198.9%
171 Manitoba Hydro, Canada 0.01 0.02 2 198.9%
171 Gouvernement du Québec, Canada 1.23 0.02 2 -98.6%
172 Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation (SXFN), Canada 0.02 1 N/A
173 Canadian Beef Breeds Council, Canada 0.02 1 N/A
174 Laskeek Bay Conservation Society, Canada 0.01 1 N/A
175 Semex, Canada 0.01 1 N/A
176 Algoma University, Canada 0.02 0.01 1 -62.7%
176 BC Public Service Agency, Canada 0.01 1 N/A
177 Quebec Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEES), Canada 0.01 1 N/A
178 Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC), Canada 0.01 1 N/A
179 Dalglish Family 22q Clinic, Canada 0.01 1 N/A
180 British Columbia Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH), Canada 0.01 1 N/A
181 Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, Canada 0.01 2 N/A
182 Alberta Innovates, Canada 0.10 0.01 1 -95.0%
182 Hardner and Gullison Associates (HGA), Canada 0.01 1 N/A
183 Gydle Inc., Canada 0.00 1 N/A
184 Sierra Stars Observatory Network (SSON), Canada 0.00 1 N/A
185 Translational Research In Oncology (TRIO), Canada 0.02 0.00 1 -74.9%
186 Stem Cell Network (SCN), Canada 0.00 0.00 1 126.5%
186 Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine (OIRM), Canada 0.00 0.00 1 126.5%
186 MaRS Innovation (MI), Canada 0.00 0.00 1 126.5%
186 Centre for the Commercialization of Antibodies and Biologics (CCAB), Canada 0.00 0.00 1 126.5%
186 Canadian Stem Cell Foundation, Canada 0.00 0.00 1 126.5%
187 Youthdale Treatment Centers, Canada 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

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