2019 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science

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 8.71 12.40 45 32.7%
2 McGill University, Canada 2.57 2.80 14 1.5%
3 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 1.34 2.18 17 52.3%
4 University of Waterloo, Canada 0.01 2.02 4 36,184.5%
5 Dalhousie University, Canada 0.37 1.99 8 395.7%
6 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 1.25 1.93 19 44.3%
7 D-Wave Systems, Inc., Canada 1.92 2 N/A
8 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 1.27 1.41 15 3.0%
9 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 1.64 1.19 4 -32.8%
10 National Research Council (NRC), Canada 1.05 0.88 7 -21.9%
11 Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada 0.54 0.64 13 9.6%
12 University of Guelph, Canada 0.34 0.54 7 50.4%
13 University of Sherbrooke (USherbrooke), Canada 0.07 0.49 4 557.9%
14 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 1.57 0.35 6 -79.0%
15 Sharks of the Atlantic Research and Conservation Centre (ShARCC), Canada 0.30 1 N/A
16 University of Manitoba, Canada 0.17 0.30 5 66.1%
17 Laval University (UL), Canada 1.17 0.26 4 -79.1%
18 Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), Canada 0.78 0.26 3 -68.9%
19 Western University (UWO), Canada 0.58 0.26 5 -58.5%
20 Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), Canada 0.41 0.25 4 -42.1%
21 Canadian Museum of Nature, Canada 0.25 1 N/A
22 University of Victoria (UVic), Canada 0.30 0.23 9 -27.6%
23 Natural Resources Canada, Canada 0.38 0.20 1 -50.3%
23 Alberta Geological Survey, Canada 0.20 1 N/A
24 University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada 0.08 0.20 4 134.7%
25 University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Canada 0.07 0.15 2 113.9%
26 Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), Canada 0.15 6 N/A
27 York University, Canada 1.35 0.14 5 -90.5%
28 Lakehead University, Canada 0.10 1 N/A
29 Carleton University, Canada 0.01 0.09 6 546.8%
30 Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Canada 0.57 0.09 1 -85.1%
30 University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Canada 0.09 1 N/A
31 Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Canada 0.06 0.08 1 24.3%
31 Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI), Canada 0.08 1 N/A
32 Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Canada 0.00 0.08 3 2,599.0%
33 McMaster University, Canada 0.04 0.08 2 79.4%
34 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Canada 0.08 0.07 2 -24.7%
35 Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Canada 0.08 0.06 1 -23.7%
35 Ocean Wise, Canada 0.06 1 N/A
36 Queen's University, Canada 0.02 0.05 6 181.3%
37 Saint Mary's University (SMU), Canada 0.06 0.04 3 -34.1%
38 Archaeological Services (ASI), Inc., Canada 0.03 1 N/A
39 Millennia Research Ltd., Canada 0.02 1 N/A
39 Pacific Identifications Inc., Canada 0.02 1 N/A
40 Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation (SXFN), Canada 0.02 1 N/A
41 Vector Institute, Canada 0.02 1 N/A
41 MaRS Discovery District, Canada 0.02 1 N/A
42 PotashCorp, Canada 0.01 0.02 2 201.6%
43 University of Winnipeg, Canada 0.02 1 N/A
44 Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), Canada 0.14 0.01 1 -93.5%
45 National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS), Canada 0.70 0.01 1 -98.8%
46 Algoma University, Canada 0.01 1 N/A
46 BC Public Service Agency, Canada 0.01 1 N/A
47 Canadian Museum of History, Canada 0.01 1 N/A
48 Gydle Inc., Canada 0.00 1 N/A
49 University of Lethbridge, Canada 0.00 1 N/A
50 Youthdale Treatment Centers, Canada 0.00 1 N/A
51 Laurentian University, Canada 0.01 0.00 1 -96.3%
52 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), Canada 0.04 0.00 1 -99.2%
52 TÉLUQ University, Canada 0.04 0.00 1 -99.2%
52 Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), Canada 0.13 0.00 1 -99.7%
52 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), Canada 0.14 0.00 1 -99.8%
52 Concordia University, Canada 0.16 0.00 1 -99.8%
52 Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada 0.62 0.00 1 -99.9%

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.