The University of Alberta ranks among the top five Canadian universities in annual sponsored research funding, including clinical trials and related research funding.
June 2016 marked the largest single gift in the U of A’s history as the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation gave $40 million to the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute. The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation gave an additional $14.5 million for a total of $54.5 million (over 10 years; therefore only a portion of the $54.5 million is reflected in the $441.2 million in revenue for 2015/2016). The institute, a decade-long partnership between the university and Alberta Health Services, is the only organization in Canada dedicated to the full spectrum of women’s, children’s and perinatal health.
The U of A is home to 52 Tier 1 and 34 Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs at an annual value of $13.8 million and three Canada Excellence Research Chairs, each valued at $10 million over seven years.