Best Social Sciences and Humanities Scientists in Canada

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Social Sciences and Humanities scientists is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. Show more

Our best scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Social Sciences and Humanities, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Social Sciences and Humanities, over 10,371 profiles were examined.

The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist's general H-index and their D-index.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page .

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
Citations
Publications
19 World 1 National Michael H. Boyle

Michael H. Boyle

McMaster University, Canada
D-index 103 Citations 22,497 188
31 World 2 National Henry A. Giroux

Henry A. Giroux

McMaster University, Canada
D-index 97 Citations 65,117 429
46 World 4 National Carles Muntaner

Carles Muntaner

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 91 Citations 24,375 330
47 World 3 National Wolff-Michael Roth

Wolff-Michael Roth

University of Victoria, Canada
D-index 91 Citations 30,869 580
55 World 6 National Laurence J. Kirmayer

Laurence J. Kirmayer

McGill University, Canada
D-index 89 Citations 23,112 213
56 World 5 National Patricia O'Campo

Patricia O'Campo

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 89 Citations 23,185 317
70 World 7 National Kenneth Leithwood

Kenneth Leithwood

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 86 Citations 45,198 204
81 World 8 National Russell W. Belk

Russell W. Belk

York University, Canada
D-index 84 Citations 71,253 292
85 World 9 National David Feeny

David Feeny

McMaster University, Canada
D-index 83 Citations 38,265 192
106 World 10 National John P. Robinson

John P. Robinson

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 80 Citations 46,538 244
122 World 11 National Barry Wellman

Barry Wellman

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 78 Citations 52,655 173
147 World 12 National Michael Fullan

Michael Fullan

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 75 Citations 59,868 152
154 World 13 National John N. Lavis

John N. Lavis

McMaster University, Canada
D-index 74 Citations 21,071 298
173 World 14 National Richard Florida

Richard Florida

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 73 Citations 84,610 157
189 World 15 National Jim Cummins

Jim Cummins

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 72 Citations 62,879 182
198 World 16 National Karl Marx

Karl Marx

University of Alberta, Canada
D-index 71 Citations 200,472 345
218 World 17 National Guy Faulkner

Guy Faulkner

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 70 Citations 11,870 240
260 World 18 National Lorelei Lingard

Lorelei Lingard

University of Western Ontario, Canada
D-index 68 Citations 16,725 239
283 World 19 National Merrill Swain

Merrill Swain

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 68 Citations 35,770 128
325 World 20 National David Nicholas

David Nicholas

University of Calgary, Canada
D-index 66 Citations 11,325 330
381 World 21 National Lise Gauvin

Lise Gauvin

University of Montreal, Canada
D-index 65 Citations 9,666 158
388 World 22 National Douglas Walton

Douglas Walton

University of Windsor, Canada
D-index 65 Citations 21,449 351
409 World 24 National Clyde Hertzman

Clyde Hertzman

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 64 Citations 13,847 165
410 World 23 National Vincent Larivière

Vincent Larivière

University of Montreal, Canada
D-index 64 Citations 18,949 222
459 World 26 National Sally Thorne

Sally Thorne

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 63 Citations 19,336 166
464 World 25 National Joan L. Bottorff

Joan L. Bottorff

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 63 Citations 10,580 217
515 World 27 National Ross E. G. Upshur

Ross E. G. Upshur

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 61 Citations 14,322 272
539 World 28 National John C. Spence

John C. Spence

University of Alberta, Canada
D-index 61 Citations 14,823 188
547 World 31 National Philip C. Abrami

Philip C. Abrami

Concordia University, Canada
D-index 61 Citations 20,593 143
554 World 29 National Kwame McKenzie

Kwame McKenzie

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 61 Citations 10,971 206
560 World 30 National Edward M. Adlaf

Edward M. Adlaf

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
D-index 61 Citations 7,177 166
588 World 32 National Nady el-Guebaly

Nady el-Guebaly

University of Calgary, Canada
D-index 60 Citations 5,237 92
603 World 33 National Ronald Labonté

Ronald Labonté

University of Ottawa, Canada
D-index 60 Citations 11,899 309
631 World 34 National Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell

Queen's University, Canada
D-index 59 Citations 63,106 229
641 World 35 National Karen Mann

Karen Mann

Dalhousie University, Canada
D-index 59 Citations 14,006 119
676 World 36 National Stevan Harnad

Stevan Harnad

University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
D-index 58 Citations 10,259 203
684 World 37 National Emmanuel Stip

Emmanuel Stip

University of Montreal, Canada
D-index 58 Citations 884 42
720 World 38 National Bartha Maria Knoppers

Bartha Maria Knoppers

McGill University, Canada
D-index 57 Citations 9,706 326
735 World 39 National Tim Jackson

Tim Jackson

University Health Network, Canada
D-index 57 Citations 15,653 209
741 World 41 National Kate Shannon

Kate Shannon

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 57 Citations 11,076 172
744 World 40 National Louise Barrett

Louise Barrett

University of Lethbridge, Canada
D-index 57 Citations 8,560 128
746 World 42 National Terry Anderson

Terry Anderson

Athabasca University, Canada
D-index 57 Citations 43,774 146
752 World 43 National Joy L. Johnson

Joy L. Johnson

Simon Fraser University, Canada
D-index 57 Citations 8,154 148
760 World 44 National Brian Hodges

Brian Hodges

University Health Network, Canada
D-index 57 Citations 10,025 137
783 World 46 National Cécile Rousseau

Cécile Rousseau

McGill University, Canada
D-index 57 Citations 7,689 201
787 World 45 National Morton Beiser

Morton Beiser

Ryerson University, Canada
D-index 57 Citations 9,665 78
816 World 47 National Paula Goering

Paula Goering

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
D-index 56 Citations 7,515 126
827 World 48 National Cheryl Missiuna

Cheryl Missiuna

McMaster University, Canada
D-index 56 Citations 3,994 60
858 World 49 National Wade D. Cook

Wade D. Cook

York University, Canada
D-index 55 Citations 14,597 147
888 World 50 National Laurette Dubé

Laurette Dubé

McGill University, Canada
D-index 55 Citations 11,491 148
897 World 51 National Geoffrey Wall

Geoffrey Wall

University of Waterloo, Canada
D-index 55 Citations 11,857 228
910 World 53 National James R. Dunn

James R. Dunn

McMaster University, Canada
D-index 55 Citations 9,457 122
918 World 54 National Louise Potvin

Louise Potvin

University of Montreal, Canada
D-index 55 Citations 11,872 197
920 World 52 National Marlene Scardamalia

Marlene Scardamalia

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 55 Citations 28,034 120
930 World 55 National Richard H. Glazier

Richard H. Glazier

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 54 Citations 6,034 148
936 World 56 National Mario Bunge

Mario Bunge

McGill University, Canada
D-index 54 Citations 17,980 187
952 World 57 National Yona Lunsky

Yona Lunsky

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
D-index 54 Citations 4,152 126
985 World 58 National Carl Bereiter

Carl Bereiter

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 54 Citations 31,234 111
1003 World 59 National Benjamin I. Goldstein

Benjamin I. Goldstein

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 53 Citations 917 21
1013 World 60 National Jane Webster

Jane Webster

Queen's University, Canada
D-index 53 Citations 27,778 108
1035 World 61 National Robert E. Mann

Robert E. Mann

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
D-index 53 Citations 6,337 259
1038 World 62 National D. Jean Clandinin

D. Jean Clandinin

University of Alberta, Canada
D-index 53 Citations 39,893 121
1081 World 63 National Guy Paré

Guy Paré

HEC Montréal, Canada
D-index 52 Citations 11,566 123
1087 World 64 National Ian Hacking

Ian Hacking

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 52 Citations 26,196 128
1124 World 65 National Roy Suddaby

Roy Suddaby

University of Victoria, Canada
D-index 52 Citations 31,705 98
1161 World 66 National Timothy Caulfield

Timothy Caulfield

University of Alberta, Canada
D-index 51 Citations 8,776 261
1198 World 67 National Jonathan Crush

Jonathan Crush

Balsillie School of International Affairs, Canada
D-index 51 Citations 9,021 252
1213 World 68 National Donald C. Cole

Donald C. Cole

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 50 Citations 7,912 195
1218 World 69 National Valerie Tarasuk

Valerie Tarasuk

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 50 Citations 8,843 104
1240 World 70 National U. Rashid Sumaila

U. Rashid Sumaila

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 50 Citations 13,204 163
1243 World 71 National Marie-Pierre Gagnon

Marie-Pierre Gagnon

Université Laval, Canada
D-index 50 Citations 10,164 179
1251 World 72 National Yvonne Steinert

Yvonne Steinert

McGill University, Canada
D-index 50 Citations 10,697 142
1256 World 73 National Darren W. Dahl

Darren W. Dahl

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 50 Citations 13,352 108
1282 World 74 National Rob Whitley

Rob Whitley

McGill University, Canada
D-index 50 Citations 8,159 131
1289 World 75 National Cheryl Regehr

Cheryl Regehr

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 50 Citations 5,584 107
1290 World 76 National Julia Abelson

Julia Abelson

McMaster University, Canada
D-index 50 Citations 9,078 126
1306 World 77 National Scott T. Leatherdale

Scott T. Leatherdale

University of Waterloo, Canada
D-index 49 Citations 6,122 215
1334 World 78 National Evan D. G. Fraser

Evan D. G. Fraser

University of Guelph, Canada
D-index 49 Citations 9,602 105
1345 World 79 National Susan J. Elliott

Susan J. Elliott

University of Waterloo, Canada
D-index 49 Citations 8,402 191
1398 World 80 National Ian Colman

Ian Colman

University of Ottawa, Canada
D-index 48 Citations 3,537 80
1400 World 81 National Will Small

Will Small

Simon Fraser University, Canada
D-index 48 Citations 6,235 123
1401 World 82 National William Pickett

William Pickett

Queen's University, Canada
D-index 48 Citations 7,183 185
1441 World 83 National Robert A. Stebbins

Robert A. Stebbins

University of Calgary, Canada
D-index 48 Citations 14,659 179
1470 World 84 National Robin Cohen

Robin Cohen

University of Waterloo, Canada
D-index 47 Citations 19,395 211
1475 World 86 National Ussif Rashid Sumaila

Ussif Rashid Sumaila

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 47 Citations 10,324 127
1476 World 85 National Christoph Hauert

Christoph Hauert

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 47 Citations 17,245 79
1493 World 88 National Caroline Haythornthwaite

Caroline Haythornthwaite

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 47 Citations 18,104 104
1496 World 87 National Joshua S. Gans

Joshua S. Gans

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 47 Citations 12,799 216
1498 World 90 National Kelley Lee

Kelley Lee

Simon Fraser University, Canada
D-index 47 Citations 7,338 205
1506 World 89 National Miriam Stewart

Miriam Stewart

University of Alberta, Canada
D-index 47 Citations 5,390 92
1522 World 91 National Leslie L. Roos

Leslie L. Roos

University of Manitoba, Canada
D-index 46 Citations 9,765 124
1570 World 92 National David Ley

David Ley

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 46 Citations 14,746 109
1578 World 93 National Philip Oreopoulos

Philip Oreopoulos

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 46 Citations 16,230 90
1579 World 94 National Antonio Páez

Antonio Páez

McMaster University, Canada
D-index 46 Citations 8,013 127
1625 World 95 National Kevin W. Eva

Kevin W. Eva

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 45 Citations 9,866 81
1632 World 96 National Allison Williams

Allison Williams

McMaster University, Canada
D-index 45 Citations 5,939 180
1633 World 97 National Reginald G. Smart

Reginald G. Smart

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
D-index 45 Citations 6,572 155
1650 World 99 National Margaret Lock

Margaret Lock

McGill University, Canada
D-index 45 Citations 12,330 102
1651 World 98 National Jill J Francis

Jill J Francis

Ottawa Hospital, Canada
D-index 45 Citations 11,826 121
1662 World 101 National Colleen Varcoe

Colleen Varcoe

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 45 Citations 7,217 111

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