For the seventh year running, the University of Guelph ranks second among Canadian comprehensive universities in an annual national survey of top research institutions.
U of G claimed second spot out of 50 comprehensive universities – those with a full range of graduate programs and professional schools without a medical school – in the 2021 Research Infosource Inc. ranking of Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities.
The University ranked 18th overall among the institutions surveyed.
“I’m delighted that the University of Guelph once again ranks among the top research universities in Canada,” said Dr. Malcolm Campbell, vice-president (research). “These results reflect the excellence of our researchers and the confidence of our research partners in U of G’s ability to advance discoveries and innovations that make a difference in lives worldwide.”
Campbell added that U of G researchers have played a prominent role in research and scholarship to help combat the coronavirus and its impacts, including many projects supported by the University’s dedicated COVID-19 Research Development and Catalyst Fund and the Creating in a Time of Coronavirus Fund.
Pandemic-related research at the University of Guelph has focused on numerous topics, including sanitization of personal protective equipment, impacts on people with disabilities, preparing children for vaccination, technology for monitoring physical distancing in crowds and pets’ risk of contracting the disease.
“U of G researchers have met challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic head-on, demonstrating agility and resourcefulness to devise and deliver innovative solutions,” said Campbell.Source : University of Guelph