Oshawa’s Ontario Tech scores high in Macleans magazine’s annual university rankings


Published October 7, 2022 at 9:22 am

Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques tries the Ontario Tech-developed Bio-Monitor for the first time in space. The innovative smart shirt system is designed to measure and record astronauts’ vital signs.

Ontario Tech University may be only two decades old but it has quickly carved out a reputation as a major research school with professors well schooled in attracting grant money to fund their projects.

Ontario Tech earned a #2 ranking nationally among undergraduate schools for total research dollars in the annual Macleans University Rankings and was #1 in the country for social sciences and Humanities grants. The school also scored high in medical/science grants with a #3 ranking in Canada and #1 ranking in Ontario, a ranking all the more impressive considering there is no medical faculty at the school.

The university also ranked as the #1 primarily undergraduate school in Canada for library acquisitions and placed third in the student services category.

Bryan Oliver, a communications officer with Ontario Tech called the numbers “very positive” and evidence that the school “punches above its weight” in several important categories.

“For a youthful university like ours that is in its 20th academic year, it’s very impressive,” he said. “Many other universities have had decades of a head start but Ontario Tech has clearly developed many strong suits amongst its peers.”

Ontario Tech was ranked ninth overall in the country among undergraduate universities.

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