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Research Facts

Queen's Research Facts

Queen's is a catalyst

One of the top universities in Canada, Queen’s has a long history of discovery and innovation that has shaped our knowledge and helped to address some of the world’s deepest mysteries and most pressing questions, including issues of environmental protection, health care, and the development of advanced technologies. For more than 175 years, Queen’s has brought together and built synergies among leading researchers, scholars and innovators making a real and measured impact.

Queen’s University is taking a closer look at research

The university fosters a dynamic, welcoming and collaborative environment of focused inquiry where scientists, artists, and scholars across disciplines share ideas and challenge the boundaries of what’s known and understood to effect change. We are ambitious about building synergies – strengthening our relationships with current partners, and working to establish new ones. Over the next five years, 200 new faculty will bolster the vibrancy of our research and learning capacity and help to enhance our vision of research prominence, collaboration, and internationalization.

Through our work with national and international collaborators, governments, communities, and industry partners, we will facilitate knowledge translation and exchange, advancing the research continuum – from fundamental science to tangible impact.

Excellence in Astroparticle Physics

Nobel medal

2015

Nobel Prize in Physics

– Arthur B. McDonald, co-recipient

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$63.8M

Canada First Research Excellence Fund

Strategic Research Plan

The research mission at Queen’s is guided by Queen's Strategic Research Plan 2018-2023: Excellence in Research through Diversity of Thought and Understanding.

Our strategic research plan identifies six primary research themes that highlight a spectrum of research and embrace both established and emerging strengths and priorities.

Transformative Student Learning Experience with a Research-Intensive Environment

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90.2%

Highest undergraduate
graduation rate in Canada

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Second highest PhD completion
rate in the U15

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91.7%

Highest master’s completion
rate in the U15

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Award-winning Research

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Awards per faculty in Canada

– Maclean’s Rankings, 2018-2019

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89

Fellows of the
Royal Society of Canada

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10

Members of the College of
New Scholars, Artists and Scientists
of the Royal Society of Canada

Together, in a catalytic environment that supports and challenges, we are advancing a brighter future

2015

Nobel Prize in Physics

– Arthur B. McDonald

2016

US National Academy of Engineering

– R. Kerry Rowe

Molson Prize

– John McGarry

2017

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellowship

– Norman Vorano

Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair

– Heather Stuart

2018

Royal Society (UK and the Commonwealth)

– John Smol

Global Young Academy

– Stéfanie von Hlatky

3M National Teaching Fellow

– Richard Ascough

Advancing Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Skills Development since 2013

more than

120

Startups and SMEs created

more than

600

Startups and regional SMEs supported

more than

1,000

Jobs created/retained

more than

5,000

People trained

more than

3,500

Student supported

more than

$225M

Investment dollars attracted

more than

$13M

Royalties received and returned to investors

41 Patents were granted to Queen’s scholars between 2013 and 2017, placing us 9th in Canada

– Maclean’s Rankings, 2018-2019