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January 25, 2023 2:50 PM

Conestoga named among Canada's top 15 research colleges

Conestoga has been named among Canada’s top 15 research colleges for 2022 according to a new report released January 25 by Research Infosource Inc., a leading source of research and development intelligence in Canada. The report ranks the top 50 research colleges across Canada and listed Conestoga in fifteenth place - ahead one spot from the 2021 results - with research income totalling more than $7 million.

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Conestoga has been named among Canada’s top 15 research colleges for 2022 according to a new report released by Research Infosource Inc.

“Conestoga has ranked among the top 25 for several years now,” said Dr. Michelle Chrétien, associate vice president, Research & Innovation. “Our faculty, researchers and students should be proud of their efforts in collaborating with industry, community and government partners to deliver innovative solutions to address real-world challenges.”

According to the report, Conestoga was also among Canada’s top ten large colleges for its number of paid student researchers and completed research projects, as well as its industry research income. As part of its results this year, Research Infosource also measured the research income colleges received from each national granting council between fiscal years 2019 and 2021. Among large colleges, Conestoga placed third for the research funding it received from the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada.  

In a news release, Research Infosource CEO Ron Freedman noted an overall gain of 3.8 per cent in the national total of college research income in 2021, with 40 per cent of colleges reporting a drop in their research income. During this period, Conestoga’s research income grew by more than 11 per cent.

To view the full report, visit Research Infosource.

Conestoga's centres of excellence and innovation focus on applied research in a variety of areas including advanced recycling technologies, cybersecurity, seniors care, smart manufacturing and digital innovation, supply chain excellence, and workforce safety, wellness and performance. In 2021-22, nearly 4,500 Conestoga students and 350 faculty members were engaged in applied research through capstone, curriculum-based and independent research projects.

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