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Expanding Scholarly, Research & Creative Activity (SRC)

In 2015-16, Ryerson University’s overall external research funding reached an all-time high of $47.1 million. Our success is due to faculty and student research that is relevant and connected to today’s challenges. Ryerson recognizes SRC success not only through funding dollars but also in the impact of our interdisciplinary research, locally, nationally and internationally.

Working with more than 200 industry and community funding partners, we are recognized for our collaborative approach toward solving complex business and societal issues.

Tri-Council Funding

Ryerson researchers were recognized by the Tri-Council agencies, increasing the university’s overall share of funding from all three funding agencies. Ryerson received approximately $15.8 million in Tri-Council funding representing an overall 18.8% increase over the previous year.


Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)


Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

Canada Research Chairs

CRCs are allocated every two years based on a university’s share of total Tri-Council funding over the previous three years. Through their research excellence, Ryerson’s CRCs are making a positive impact on the socio-economic well being of Canadians and advancing their fields of study internationally.

Provincial & Other Federal Funding

Ryerson received $17.3 million in provincial and federal (non Tri-Council) funding from agencies such as the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth, and the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science.

Industry & Other Non-Government Funding

In 2015-16, Ryerson received $13.3 million (an increase of 24.5% over the previous fiscal year) from industry partners, including grants and research contracts with business enterprises to undertake collaborative research projects.

Faculty Honours

The positive impact of SRC activity by Ryerson researchers continues to be acknowledged through honours and awards.