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Research & Innovation at a Glance

World ranking “high”

York’s research output ranked “very high” (QS World University
Rankings, 2021).

No. 1

York is the top ranked university in Canada for publications on COVID-19 &
Mathematical Modeling
, with researchers ranked Nos. 1, 3, 4 & 6 in the
country (SciVal, 2021).

No. 1

York is the top ranked university in Canada for publications on galaxies,
stars & galactic evolution
with the No. 1 researcher in the country:
Science Prof Adam Muzzin, with 30 publications & a 354-citation count.
(SciVal, 2021).

No. 1

York ranked No. 1 in citation impact in Nursing & Health Professions
(SciVal, 2020-21).

No. 1

York ranked No. 1 in Ontario for global collaborative research
Over 60% of York’s publications have an international co-
author (SciVal, 2020).

$100+ M

earned by York researchers in grants & awards (2019-2020). 2021 saw
major grant wins including $9M in research infrastructure funding from
the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

Researcher Chairs

York has an allocation of 38 Canada Research Chairs & 43 York Research
– a number that has increased tenfold since the start of the
program in 2015.

No. 2

Since 2015, York has ranked second in total research-related media
(online) among Ontario universities (SciVal, 2021).

No. 2

York ranks second academic institution in the world for Heart
Rehabilitation, Secondary Prevention & Metabolic Equivalent, with the No.
1 researcher in the world
: Health Prof Sherry Grace (SciVal, 2021).

Top 3

ranking of @YUResearch compared to other Canadian university research
Twitter accounts, no. of followers, with a potential reach of 5+ million.
Engagement rate jumped by 68% over last year (2021).

Innovation York supported 179 start-up ventures, which have raised
$16.8M+, generated $18.1M+ in revenue, & created 263 jobs.

Innovation York

• engaged with 354 students, 177 community & industry partners to
support $27M in grant applications
• facilitated 292 experiential learning opportunities.

230+ articles published by Brainstorm (2017-2021) with content picked up
globally. Average time readers spend on page exceeds industry norm by
. Unique visitors to VPRI website up by 36% over last year (2021).

27 Organized Research Units doing collaborative, interdisciplinary
research. New in 2021: Bee Ecology, Evolution, & Conservation & Centre
for Indigenous Knowledges & Languages.

28,000+ viewers

have seen “2 Minutes, 3 Questions” video series (2017-2021).