Return on Research (Annual Research Report)

This annual publication is the statement of record for the University of Guelph research enterprise. It offers a broad accounting of the University's research performance, including a synopsis of research awards and support.

Cover of Return on Research 2016-17
  • WELCOME: From Malcolm Campbell, Vice-President, Research
  • U OF G: A BANNER YEAR FOR RESEARCH:  Research revenue $141,956,403
  • FOOD FROM THOUGHT: Food From Thought is the  largest single federal research  investment in U of G history,  with $76.7 million invested  over seven years from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.
  • FEDERAL GRANTING COUNCILS: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research council; Social Sciences and Humanities Research council; Canadian Institutes of Health Research 
  • FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Three cutting-edge University of Guelph research projects in genomics – one of today’s most  rapidly developing and powerful areas of science and technology – received $10.7 million in  support to improve animal health and welfare, crop yields and food production. The investment came from Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program, which supports  university-industry R&D collaborations with social and economic benefits. 
  • OMAFRA U of G AGREEMENT: The University of Guelph has a unique and long-standing agreement with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to conduct innovative research that is fundamental to sustaining and enhancing the agri-food sector – provincially, nationally and globally.
  • ONTARIO GOVERNMENT: A breadth of research is supported with almost $5.4 million at the University of Guelph by various provincial ministries.
  • INTERNATIONAL: The University of Guelph has a long-standing commitment to international development in  dozens of disciplines. International research grew significantly in 2016-17.
  • INNOVATION: The Research Innovation Office helps transform world-class University of Guelph research into innovations that improve life. 
  • NEW AWARDS: In 2016-17, the University of Guelph instituted two new internal award  programs to support and enhance research.
  • LEADERSHIP: Meet our leadership.
Cover of Return on Research 2015-16
  • WELCOME: From Malcolm Campbell, Vice-President, Research
  • U OF G: A RESEARCH INTENSTIVE UNIVERSITY:  Research revenue $144,824,657
  • FUNDING BOOST FROM NATIONAL AGENCIES: Research funds awarded from the Tri-Agencies and the Networks of Centres of Excellence up 4.6 %
  • RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT: Canada Foundation for Innovation and Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science Ontario Research Fund (Research Infrastructure) programs awarded almost $7 million
  • MAJOR INCREASE IN INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH: $48 million in international research funding
  • INVESTING IN AGRI-FOOD RESEARCH: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
  • MOBILIZING KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATION: Catalyzing research into innovations that improve life
  • LEADERSHIP: Meet our research leaders
Cover of Return on Research 2014-15
  • WELCOME: From Malcolm Campbell, Vice-President, Research
  • A STELLAR YEAR FOR RESEARCH: Overall research revenue rises to $146 million
  • OUR MAJOR PARTNER: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
  • TAKING GLOBAL LEADERSHIP: New initiatives strengthen international presence
  • BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY: Funding, royalties hit highest level ever
  • WHERE GOOD THINGS GROW: Guelph gains from provincial investment
  • EXCEEDING NATIONAL STANDARDS: Guelph is ahead of the pack on program success
  • FEEDING NINE BILLION PEOPLE: A Guelph resource addresses this huge challenge
  • FOR THE HEALTH OF ALL: New veterinary research facilities announced
  • OUR RESERACH LEADERS: Meet Guelph’s privately and publicly endowed research chairs
Cover of Return on Research Annual Report 2013-2014
  • WELCOME: From John Livernois, Vice-President (Interim), Research
  • MAJOR PERFORMANCE: With $142 million in funding, Guelph is a leading research institution
  • VITAL PARTNERSHIP: With the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
  • GLOBAL OUTREACH: The University’s international research activity hits a new high
  • PROVINCIAL CONNECTIONS: Ontario government investment has risen significantly
  • OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Research results are directly and readily made available to society
  • COMMITTED TO SOCIETY: Finding broad, creative resources to fund complex studies
  • FIRST-TIME SUCCESS: New researchers far surpass national average for support
Cover of Return on Research annual report 2012-2013
  • WELCOME: From Kevin Hall, Vice-President (Research and External Partnerships)
  • STRATEGY: Advancing our research strengths through Guelph’s strategic plan
  • LEADING THE WAY: Research revenue tops $154 million, 2,000 projects, 700 researchers
  • PARTNERS: Five-year agreement with Ontario agriculture ministry is unique in Canada
  • MOVING FORWARD: Research revenues rise from tri-councils, federal departments
  • COMMITTED TO SOCIETY: Ontario government ministries’ support up 30 per cent
  • GLOBALLY CONNECTED: Guelph faculty, staff and students are active in 70 countries
  • LEADERSHIP: Researchers are at the forefront of their academic fields
Return on Research 2011-12 thumbnail
  • Welcome: From Kevin Hall, Vice-President (Research)
  • Strategy: Advancing our research strengths
  • Success: Research revenue shows significant gains and record highs
  • Commitment: Guelph gives unparalleled on-campus space to research
  • Serving Stakeholders: The business end of Guelph research
  • Performance: Guelph is the most inventive and efficient research university in Canada
  • Head of the Class: It’s all about changing lives and improving life
  • Leadership: Guelph researchers top their academic fields