UNBC recognized as a top research university

  • Nov. 15, 2010 4:00 p.m.

UNBC has been ranked number one in a national survey of Canada’s research universities, achieving the top ranking in the category of Primarily Undergraduate universities.The annual compilation of Canada’s University Innovation Leaders is produced by Research InfoSource and measures both research funding and the success of faculty in having research results appear in leading academic journals. Highlights:-1. The survey reports that UNBC received $17.7 million in research income in the 2008-09 fiscal year, in 35th place nationwide.-1. Measured on a per-faculty basis, UNBC’s research income is virtually identical to Simon Fraser University and more similar to universities in the top 20.-1. In analysis that factors the number of faculty and their achievement in earning research income and publishing research, UNBC’s score is fourth-highest in Canada and tops outside Ontario.”This result is tremendous for a young and relatively small university. It points to the excellent faculty we have and their ability to work in the region to identify and conduct valuable research,” said UNBC President George Iwama. UNBC was established in Prince George in 1990 and has since attracted many students from Haida Gwaii.