October 23, 2013 1:15 pm
Updated: October 23, 2013 8:55 pm

Two Alberta schools named Canada’s top research colleges


CALGARY – Two schools in Alberta have been named amongst the top research colleges in Canada.

Research Infosource Inc. released their inaugural ranking of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges on Wednesday.

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary emerged as the top research college by attracting a total of $9.8 million in funding.

Meanwhile, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton was runner-up with $6.3 million.

“Canada’s colleges are important and growing research performers in the country’s national system of innovation”, said Ron Freedman, CEO of Research Infosource.  “Colleges are clearly on the move, as evidenced by their strong year-on-year growth.”

Newfoundland’s College of the North Atlantic ($6.0 million), Yukon College ($5.4 million) and British Columbia Institute of Technology ($5.2 million) rounded out the top five.

The combined research income of Canada’s 50 leading research colleges was $117.3 million in Fiscal 2012.

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