Humber students train for World Skills competition

According to Research Infosource Inc., which released its annual list of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges earlier today, Humber College now ranks as the #8 research college in Canada based on research income, climbing 12 spots from last year.

Humber ranked first in key areas, including research partnerships, corporate research income, and corporate research intensity. Humber also ranked second in paid student researchers. These metrics reflect the strong network of research partners Humber has built by creating alignment with the needs of industry, and by developing an integrated approach that helps companies with their technical challenges and the development of their talent pipeline. 

Advanced Manufacturing Skills Consortium partnerships within the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation exemplify the unique model Humber has created to work with industry. These partnerships create new learning pathways and opportunities for students and faculty while helping Humber obtain the latest technology and equipment, as well as project-based research grants, and internship and job opportunities. 

“We are grateful to our partners," says Dr. Darren Lawless, Dean, Applied Research & Innovation, Humber College. “These results show the commitment industry has towards supporting Humber’s partnership model, which encourages closer collaboration and results in outcomes-driven applied research.”

Humber is encouraged by this year’s results and continues to work towards the development of new collaborations and initiatives to further expand research activities and improve performance.

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Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges is published annually by Research Infosource Inc. Find more information, including the full ranking results, on the Research Infosource website.