Canada's Top Research Hospital

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UHN remains first on list of Canada’s top 40 research hospitals by Research Infosource Inc.
Posted On: December 08, 2023

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 $474,600 million in the 2022 fiscal year. Along with UHN, a total of 20 Ontario research hospitals made the list. The 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 BC 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 percent of research spending versus total hospital spending.

Dr. Brad Wouters, UHN’s Executive Vice President of Science and Research, comments, “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. From fundamental discoveries to education, clinical innovation to medical rehabilitation, we are one team working toward a shared goal of creating a healthier world.” 

A short video celebrating the people, places, and passion behind UHN’s continued contributions as Canada’s top research hospital.

“Our achievements would not be possible without the generous support of our foundations—The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and the UHN Foundation. 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. Click on the following links to view the complete list of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals and a Spotlight on Hospital Research Activity within the Large Hospital category.