Universities and Rankings
University of Toronto
U of T is Canada’s leading research university. Its rich architectural heritage is a magnet for visitors to Toronto and serves as the backdrop for an internationally recognized academic community of some 8000 faculty and staff. In the heart of Toronto, this historic 65-hectare (160-acre) campus is also home to more than 43000 full and part-time students. There are 14 professional faculties and 86 doctoral programs, located in 8 internationally renowned colleges.
University of Western Ontario
Founded in1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth and the Anglican Diocese of Huron, the University of Western Ontario is one of Canada’s oldest and best universities. The first students graduated in arts and medicine in 1883. Today, The University of Western Ontario is a vibrant centre of learning with 1164 faculty members and almost 29000 undergraduate and graduate students.
The University of British Columbia
Established in 1908, is one of Canada’s leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world. The University attracts 54000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world to two major campuses.
University of Waterloo
The University of Waterloo is committed to providing students with a dynamic place to learn, a place that will prepare them for the opportunities of the 21st century. The latest in computing, state-of-the-art labs and libraries, and award-winning professors bring out the best in its students. Their highly respected co-op programs and study abroad opportunities mean that students’ programs and study abroad opportunities mean that students’ education extends well beyond the campus.
McMaster is a full-service university, with well-established strengths in health care, engineering, business, social sciences, science, humanities, research and education. The University offers both students and professors exciting and unique opportunities for research, education, and collaboration.
As a globally recognized research centre, York is fully engaged in the critical discussions that lead to innovative solutions to the most pressing local and global social challenges. York’s 11 faculties and 28 research centres are thinking bigger, broader and more globally, partnering with 288 leading universities worldwide.York’s community is strong----55000 students,7000 faculty and staff, and more than 250000 alumni.
University of Victoria
The University of Victoria is more than a top research university in a spectacular West Coast location. UVic is ranked #11 globally and first in Canada among universities less then 50 years old by Times Higher Education (THE). It also ranks in THE’s elite global list of the top 200 universities, which includes approximately one per cent of the world’s best institutions.
University of Calgary
Founded in 1966 the U of C is composed of 14 faculties and more than 85 research institutes and centres. More than 25000 undergraduate and 5500 graduate students are currently enrolled. The U of C has graduated over 145000 alumni, including the current Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper. Being in Calgary, with Canada’s highest concentration of engineers and geoscientists, the Faculty of science, Department of Geosciences and the Schulich School of engineering maintain ties to the petroleum and geosciences industry.