We’re pleased to announce that for the ninth year running, U of G has retained its spot as one of the top research universities in Canada.

In the 2023 Research Infosource Inc. ranking of Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities, U of G once again claimed its spot as second among Canadian comprehensive universities without a medical school.

“Our University’s research excellence has made us a destination of choice for researchers and students from around the world. It is wonderful to see our ground-breaking research and dedication to solution-oriented discovery recognized through this ranking,” said U of G president and vice-chancellor Dr. Charlotte Yates.

This achievement is an incredible reflection of the contributions our faculty, staff, and students make to creating a top-notch research culture at U of G. It also speaks to U of G’s dedication and leadership in food and agriculture, One Health and sustainability and our commitment to working across disciplinary boundaries to solve global challenges.

“The University’s consistently high standing in these rankings is a testament to our dedication to creating a diverse institution where innovation and discovery thrive,” said Dr. Rene Van Acker, interim vice-president (research).

“Across our institution, we are committed to working across disciplinary boundaries in our research to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.”

U of G performed particularly well this year in criteria related to research income. The University placed first in both graduate student research intensity and faculty research intensity, second among comprehensive schools for all funds supporting research, and second for research income it attracts from the private sector.

“One of our strategic priorities is to deepen our global impact,” said Yates. “Through the innovative work of our faculty, research staff and students, the impact of our research is felt not only in Guelph and southern Ontario, but also across Canada and around the world.”   

Thanks to all of the members of the campus community who have contributed to this achievement.

Read the full details of the ranking in the news release.