A group of 15 leading universities in Canada with several internationally renowned:

University of Toronto

The University of Toronto has assembled one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in breadth and depth on any other Canadian campus. U of T faculty co-author more research articles than their colleagues at any university in the US or Canada other than Harvard. As a measure of impact, U of T consistently ranks alongside the top five U.S. universities whose discoveries are most often cited by other researchers around the world. The U of T faculty are also widely recognized for their teaching strengths and commitment to graduate supervision.

U of T attracts undergraduate, graduate and professional program students from across Canada and abroad. Our students have unique opportunities to learn from top researchers. Off campus, they can enjoy the extraordinary amenities and attractions of the Toronto region, Canada’s per-eminent urban cluster. On campus, students are able to craft intimate learning communities within a unique undergraduate college system, participate in more than 1000 clubs and co-curricular activities, and compete on a wide variety of intra-mural and inter-collegiate sports teams.

University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia (UBC), 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 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world to two major campuses.

As one of the world’s leading universities, The University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society,and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.

McGill University

McGill’s 21 faculties and professional schools offer degrees in more than 300 fields of study. McGill offers a full range of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs as well as professional degrees in law, dentistry, business and medicine. The world-renowned Faculty of Medicine has four affiliated teaching hospitals and graduates more than 1,000 health care professionals each year.

With almost 20 per cent of its students coming from 160 countries around the globe, McGill has the most internationally diverse student body of any medical-doctoral university in Canada. The ability to balance academic excellence with extracurricular activities is another hallmark of students at McGill. In addition to a rich athletic tradition that includes many Olympians and Rhodes scholars, thousands of McGill students participate in the hundreds of clubs, associations and community groups that enrich Montreal and contribute to a vibrant campus life.

McMaster University

McMaster is a full-service university. With well-established strengths in health care, engineering, business,social sciences, science, and humanities research and education, the University offers both students and professors exciting and unique opportunities for research, education, and collaboration.

With a long-standing reputation as Canada’s “most innovative” university, McMaster has pioneered a number of programs that have changed how professors teach and students learn. Problem-based-learning (PBL), pioneered at McMaster, has now spread across North America as a preferred method of instructing undergraduate students.

University of Alberta

The University of Alberta is a research-intensive, innovative institution that attracts the best and brightest minds from around the world. With world-class facilities such as Canada’s National Institute for Nanotechnology on our main campus, we are leading the way in research and discovery. Our students choose from 200 undergraduate and 170 graduate programs, many of which are unique in Canada. We lead the country with the most 3M teaching awards (Canada’s highest award for undergraduate teaching excellence) and rank second in Canada for external research funding, with more than $490 million. With 100 years of history, U of A is known globally.

U of A is located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, a modern city and the major hub for Alberta’s thriving oil and gas industries. The main campus is located in the center of Edmonton, minutes from downtown and with great bus and subway access through the city. Home to 37,000 students, including 3,405 international students from 130 countries, U of A fosters a supportive and multicultural atmosphere within a vibrant research environment.

University of Montreal (Université de Montréal)

Founded in 1878, the Université de Montréal, with its two affiliated schools, the École Polytechnique and the HEC Montréal, is now the largest university in Quebec and the second largest in Canada. With over 55,000 students from around the world and some 10,000 employees, the Université de Montréal awards close to 10,000 diplomas at every university level. Deeply rooted in Montreal and dedicated to its international mission, the Université de Montréal is one of the top universities in the French-speaking world.
Situated on the northern slope of Mount Royal, the Université de Montréal boasts an exceptional natural setting. Combining green space and modern architecture, the campus is steeped in the great tradition of North American universities. With over 30 buildings, some of which are connected by an underground network, the campus is dominated by the majestic Art-Deco tower of the Roger Gaudry Building-a distinctive feature of Montreal’s unique silhouette. Côte des Neiges, one of the city’s most cosmopolitan and vibrant districts, offers the university community a wide range of shops and services, including a cultural center, bookstores, boutiques, restaurants and cafes.

The Université de Montréal is one of Canada’s major research centers. With its two affiliated schools-the École Polytechnique and the HEC Montréal-and its network of affiliated hospitals, it brings together 2,300 professors and researchers from all the fundamental disciplines, some 300 research units, and one of Canada’s largest student bodies at the master’s and doctoral levels. The University earmarks close to $400 million for basic and applied research each year, making it Canada’s second most active university in the field. At UdeM, students launch into a unique scientific adventure, working alongside internationally renowned specialists and participating in exciting new breakthroughs.