Niagara College #1 in Ontario, #2 in Canada for research funding

Published January 31, 2023 at 1:04 pm

“We’re number one… and also number two!”

Niagara College has earned the No. 2 spot in Canada as a top research college and the No. 1 spot in Ontario. Since Research Infosource Inc. first published its Top 50 Research Colleges report in 2013, the college has been in the top 15 consistently.

This is the eighth year in a row, Niagara College has ranked among the Top-10 colleges in the country for research funding, according to a special report released on January 25.

“I am so proud that Niagara College continues to receive recognition as one of Canada’s top 10 colleges for research funding,” said Niagara College president Sean Kennedy. “We are thrilled to earn the second-highest rank in the country and the No. 1 spot in Ontario.

“The expansion of our research and innovation capabilities has been a priority for the College, and today’s announcement is a testament to the important work of our Research & Innovation team to provide real-world solutions for industry and the community through applied research.”

Among colleges with applied research funding in Canada, Niagara College earned the second-highest spot by attracting more than $18.1 million in funding to conduct innovative projects with industry partners in the food and beverage, advanced manufacturing, horticulture and the environment, and business sectors.

The college also moved up one place from last year’s standing to the No. 1 spot, in the category of completed research projects, with a total of 228, while Niagara’s total number of research partnerships was 190.

Marc Nantel, PhD, vice-president, Research, Innovation & Strategic Enterprises at the College, stated that being in the Top-10 for the eighth year is a continued source of pride for the college’s Research & Innovation division.

“This announcement is something about which we truly thrilled, and we have to thank the outstanding effort of our staff, faculty, and students who work on projects with industry partners to drive meaningful outcomes,” said Nantel.


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