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
 40
Canada average
 33
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: N/A
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Alan Bernstein, O.C., OOnt., PhD, FRSC/MSRC, President & CEO
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): Alan Bernstein
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2018): Alan Bernstein
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 59
Canada average
 26
Global average
 85
2017
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 45
% Female staff
2021
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 78%
Canada average
 53%
Global average
 48%
% Female researchers
2017
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 83%
Canada average
 37%
Global average
 41%

Organisational performance

Publications
2016
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 13
Canada average
 26
Global average
 160
2015
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 1
Financials
2020
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 $37,400
Canada average
 $6,241,133
Global average
 $199,446,603
2019
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 $32,700
2015
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 $13,758,520

Social

Likes (2022)
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 3,146
Canada average
 21,161
Global average
 32,612
Likes (2021)
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 3,077
Likes (2019)
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 2,751
Followers (2022)
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 15,535
Canada average
 12,651
Global average
 19,181
Followers (2021)
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 13,723
Followers (2019)
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 11,388
Subscribers (2022)
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 2,370
Canada average
 2,987
Global average
 5,590
Subscribers (2021)
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 1,910
Subscribers (2019)
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 908
Followers (2022)
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 13,586
Canada average
 8,200
Global average
 16,259
Followers (2019)
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
 7,812

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
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
Notes: The number of associates includes fellows of CIFAR
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