Think tank

Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

CIFAR

Toronto, Canada

CIFAR is founded on the belief that the grand possibilities and global problems that face humanity will only be addressed with different and new ways of thinking. Through its unique research programs, CIFAR creates strong connections between the world’s top researchers that spark unconventional perspectives and groundbreaking insights. Pioneering thinkers, both early-career and distinguished, enjoy a precious and rare commodity: the freedom to take intellectual risks that through sustained effort have the potential to lead to transformative knowledge. Today, CIFAR researchers are working on global challenges that hold the potential to improve human health, transform technology, build strong societies and sustain the Earth.

Contact details

Website:
https://www.cifar.ca/

Address:
MaRS Centre, West Tower 661 University Ave., Suite 505
, Toronto, ON M5G 1M1

Country:
Canada

Sub-region:
Northern America

Areas of focus

Topics of research
Geographics of focus
Global
Operating languages
English , French

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1982
Age (years)
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 39
Canada average
 35
Global average
 31
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Alan Bernstein
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2018): Alan Bernstein
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2017): Alan Bernstein
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2017
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 45
Canada average
 27
Global average
 161
% Female researchers
2017
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
83% 
Canada average
36% 
Global average
41% 

Organisational performance

Publications
2016
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 13
Canada average
 27
Global average
 161
2015
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 1
Financials
2015
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 $13,758,520
Canada average
 $5,571,503
Global average
 $55,910,158

Social

Likes (2019)
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 2,751
Canada average
 18,867
Global average
 24,405
Likes (2017)
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 1,613
Twitter
Followers (2019)
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 11,388
Canada average
 10,799
Global average
 15,113
Followers (2018)
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 9,827
Followers (2017)
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 5,717
Subscribers (2019)
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 908
Canada average
 1,101
Global average
 5,924
Subscribers (2017)
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 236
Followers (2019)
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 7,812
Canada average
 3,812
Global average
 6,912

Data notes

Last updated: 01/04/2020
Boundary organization (find out more): Yes
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Wikipedia: List of think tanks
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