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UHN was ranked number one on the
2023 list of
Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals from Research Infosource Inc. UHN has held the top position since the inception of the list in 2011.
The annual rankings compare research hospitals across Canada according to their research spending data. Funds that were considered included grants, contributions, and contracts from all internal and external government and non-government sources in the previous fiscal year.
UHN research spending totalled $474. 6 million in the 2022 fiscal year. Along with UHN, a total of 20 Ontario research hospitals made the list.
Other research hospitals in the top five for total research spending are: the Hospital for Sick Children ($294.2 million); McGill University Health Centre ($231.6 million); Vancouver Coastal Health Authority ($168.8 million); and the B.C. Provincial Health Services Authority ($162.5 million).
Within the "Large Hospital" category – total hospital spending of more than $1 billion – UHN also maintained the number one ranking for research hospital intensity, which is defined as the percentage of research spending versus total hospital spending.
"Each year, UHN's top rank serves as a powerful reminder of the significance of our unwavering commitment to the entire spectrum of health research," says Dr. Brad Wouters, UHN's Executive Vice President of Science and Research. “From fundamental discoveries to education, clinical innovation to medical rehabilitation, we are one team working toward a shared goal of creating A Healthier World.
"Our achievements would not be possible without the generous support of our foundations – The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and UHN Foundation," Dr. Wouters says. "Together with our academic, philanthropic, government, private and patient partners, we are part of a larger research community that is resilient, and which is making progress every day towards our goal to improve health."
Research Infosource Inc. reports on research activity across Canada.
Read the complete list and a
Spotlight on Hospital Research Activity within the Large Hospital category.