U of Guelph ranked one of top research schools for fifth year running


The University of Guelph was ranked 2 out of 13 "comprehensive, non-medical" universities. The BDDC was one of the few research highlights provided in the article for their innovative research.

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Article written by Jonathan Duncan at the Guelph Mercury on November 10, 2019.

"For the fifth year in a row, the University of Guelph has been ranked as one of the best research schools in the country.

Guelph's second-place ranking is only among comprehensive, non-medical schools. That is, schools offering a wide range of degrees/programs, that don't have a medical component.

The University of Waterloo was first in the category.

The rankings were published by Research Infosource Inc., a research and development firm. Among all 50 schools they looked at, Guelph came in 16 overall.

The rankings are based on measures like sponsored research income, number of publications in leading journals and research impact. The company used data from Statscan to establish their ranking.

Among comprehensive universities, U of G was ranked second in the overall value of its research income. It ranked first in research intensity (or average research dollars per faculty member). And it ranked first in corporate research income as a percentage of total research income.

A few research highlights from the U of G

(From the press release)

Drawing on longtime research strengths in agri-food crops, U of G experts from across campus are bringing research rigour to bear on aspects of cannabis breeding, cultivation, production and health impacts – research that also produces highly qualified grads for Canada’s growing medicinal and recreational cannabis industry.

A new $5-million ImprovLab to be constructed by 2021 will be a world-class, practice-based research facility to support investigations by U of G’s International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation.

From heading off the next global pandemic to improving food security in Canada’s North, tackling some of humanity’s most pressing health problems at the intersection of human, animal and environmental health is the purpose of the new One Health Institute at U of G.

U of G’s Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre received $1 million for a project to turn co-products from ethanol production into new products. Profs. Amar Mohanty and Manjusri Misra of the BDDC received the Synergy Award for Innovation, recognizing university-industry partnerships in natural sciences and engineering.

Lawrence Hill, School of English and Theatre Studies, is one of five Canadians to receive an inaugural Library and Archives Canada Scholars Award recognizing creation and promotion of the country’s literary and historical heritage.

U of G’s Food from Thought project provided nearly $20 million to many of U of G’s top researchers to continue research that leverages leading agriculture and biodiversity science, big data, digital tools and technologies, economics and social sciences.

The University’s Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics has launched the Marketing Analytics Centre, a research centre for studying marketing analytics and consumer-driven big data and the first one in Canada to use business analytics to explore consumer behaviour in food and health."