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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 more than 29,500 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three main campuses in Hamilton, Ontario and learning hubs across Hamilton through City School by Mohawk, and at the College’s Centre for Aviation Technology at the Hamilton International Airport. Mohawk is among the top five colleges for applied research in Canada. It has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers seven years in a row, holds a GOLD STARS rating from AASHE for sustainability achievements and is home to the country’s largest and first institutional building to receive dual certification for Zero Carbon Building Framework design and performance for The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. More than 135,000 people have graduated from Mohawk since it was founded.