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Climbing the rankings of Canada’s top research colleges

Mohawk moves to 15th in Canada and 4th in Ontario for applied research activity

Mohawk ranks 15th in the latest Research Infosource’s annual ranking of Canada’s top 50 research colleges, and is 4th among Ontario’s 24 public colleges.

Research Infosource measures college research activity based on research income, research intensity and research partnerships. Mohawk ranked 17th last year. The college moved up two spots due to a 26.6 per cent increase in research income in 2016 and the growing number of faculty who are involved in applied research projects through the college’s Applied Research and Innovation Fund (ARIE).

“Learning by doing is the hallmark of a Mohawk education. Applied research projects give our students valuable real world experiences while strengthening Mohawk’s connections with industry and government partners.”
Paul Armstrong, Vice President Academic

Fast Facts:

Mohawk has three centres of excellence for applied research:

  • Our mHealth and eHealth Development and Innovation Centre (MEDIC)
  • Our Additive Manufacturing Resource Centre (AMRC), and
  • Our Mohawk Energy Research Centre

In October, Mohawk received a $4.63 million grant from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) to develop and commercialize clean energy technologies.

In September, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council invested $1.75 million over five years to set up a Technology Access Centre (TAC) at Mohawk. The TAC will open in 2017 and see faculty and students working with partners such as Canada Health Infoway, City of Hamilton, eHealth Ontario, Hamilton Health Sciences, IBM Canada and Interfaceware to design, test and implement digital health technologies.

In 2016-17, Mohawk’s Applied Research and Innovation Fund (ARIE) is supporting 19 applied research projects involving more than 27 different industry, academic and community partners.


Jay Robb
Director of Communications, Mohawk College
905-575-1212, ext. 3965

About Mohawk

Mohawk College educates and serves 30,000 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three campuses and two City School locations at the Eva Rothwell Resource Centre and the Central Public Library in Hamilton, Ontario. Mohawk has ranked first among all Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area colleges in student satisfaction for seven consecutive years and first in graduate satisfaction for the past five years. Mohawk ranks 15th among all colleges in Canada for applied research activity and has been named among Canada’s greenest employers and the region’s top employers for the past three years.