George Brown among top 10 research colleges in Canada

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George Brown has once again ranked in the top ten for Canadian colleges when it comes to research activities. With many projects in motion last year, we provided more than 1,000 students with important opportunities to work with industry partners and get experience solving real-world problems. 

RESEARCH Inforsource Inc. produces annual rankings of the top Canadian research institutions and among colleges, for 2021 George Brown College ranked eighth in overall research income. We also ranked fourth for the number of paid students and the number of completed projects. 

Learn more about research opportunities for students at George Brown. 

“We are already starting to see how college-led research will be vital in social- and economic recovery post-pandemic,” says Dr. Krista Holmes, George Brown’s Associate Vice-President of Research & Innovation. “From physical and digital product development, to intelligently designed urban spaces, to sustainable textile manufacturing, to innovation in teaching and learning – George Brown can help to shape a new reality, with a better quality of life for everyone.” 

Research during the 2020/21 academic year included projects that focused on improving the mental health of seniors in long-term care homespromoting accessibility in the workforce, and empowering community members to reshape the places they live, among many others. 

Research by the numbers

  • 1,438 student research experiences 
  • 125 research projects 
  • 109 different research partners 
  • 79 research-active faculty 

Learn more about Research and Innovation at George Brown.