TORONTO—Canada’s 50 leading research colleges combined to earn $117.3 million from their research in 2012, according to a ranking by Research Infosource Inc.
The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) emerged as the top research college by attracting a total of $9.8 million in funding.
Ironically enough, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) was runner-up with $6.3 million.
Newfoundland’s College of the North Atlantic attracted $6.0 million, Yukon College nabbed $5.4 million and British Columbia Institute of Technology received $5.2 million in funding in 2012.
The 2012 national total marked a 30.7 per cent increase over 2011. The number of faculty involved in research also increased to 1,731, representing a 15.2 per cent increase. Growth in research income and faculty numbers combined to yield an expansion of 13.4 per cent in research intensity, measured as research income per faculty member.