Eight Canadian universities have been ranked among the top 200 universities around the world, with the University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, and McGill University in the top 50 in this popular university ranking system.
At the same time, the three Canadian universities in the top 50 barely dropped in their rankings while four of the eight Canadian universities in the top 200 enhanced their position on the list. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings is among the world’s most renowned poll of its kind and is profoundly respected for its unwavering quality.
Coming in at number 22 (in the world) the University of Toronto is the highest ranked Canadian establishment on the list. Barring establishments in the United States and the United Kingdom, it positioned second after the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Universities in the United States and the United Kingdom dominate university ranking records. In any case, take note of the fact that these top foundations are usually more seasoned and entrenched, and receive private donations and endowments. Conversely, Canada’s state-funded university system contends emphatically, considering financing comes only from government budgets and relatively low tuition fees.
The eight universities to make it onto this prestigious list are; the University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, McGill University, University of Montreal, University of Alberta, McMaster University, University of Waterloo and University of Calgary. In that order.
University of Toronto 
The University of Toronto has three campuses; Downtown Toronto, Mississauga, and Scarborough. The University of Toronto is academically known for its influential movements and curricula in literary criticism and communication theory, known as the Toronto School. U of T is the birthplace of insulin and stem cell research and is the location of where the first practical electron microscope was designed. This university is also the origin of the development of multi-touch technology, the first to identify of Cygnus X-1 as a black hole and the theory of NP-completeness. The top five countries of students who attend U of T are China, India, United States, South Korea and Hong Kong. U of T is one of the best public universities in the world and recognized as the best in Canada.
University of British Columbia 
According to the UBC website “The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world.” It is British Columbia’s oldest institution of higher learning and there are more than 60 000 students at its Vancouver and Okanagan Valley campuses. Its most popular faculties are Arts, Science, Medicine, Applied Science and the Sauder School of Business. UBC is one of the largest research libraries in Canada. UBC’s admissions guidelines are among Canada’s most thorough, and as indicated by the yearly rankings ordered by Maclean’s and U.S. News and World Report, the college consistently ranks among the main three research university across the country. Among UBC’s current and former faculty and alumni are; 7 noble prize winners, 3 Canadian prime ministers, 69 Rhode Scholars, 1 Rhodes Scholars in the past five years and 208 Royal Society of Canada members.
McGill University 
McGill University offers more than 250 specific and interdisciplinary Master’s and Doctoral graduate degree programs, winning its fantastic notoriety as one of the biggest centres for learning and research in North America.
Students have the chance to work intimately with widely acclaimed faculty members who are pioneers, innovators, designers and explorers in their fields. McGill boasts two flawless, geologically distinct grounds, one in the heart of cosmopolitan downtown Montreal, and one 40 km (25 miles) west on the banks of the wonderful St. Lawrence River.
McGill has schooled three astronauts, three Canadian prime ministers, thirteen justices of the Canadian Supreme Court, four foreign leaders, 28 foreign ambassadors, nine Academy Award winners, eleven Grammy award winners, three Pulitzer Prize winners and 20 Olympic medalists.
University of Montreal 
The University of Montreal, correctly pronounced Université de Montréal, is set over more than 65 hectares. The main grounds of the University of Montreal look down over Quebec’s biggest city from the statures of Mont Royal. The 138-year-old college is one of the world’s driving francophone establishments and is first among Quebec’s training and research universities. Established in 1878, in the university has grounds that stretch through Terrebonne, Laval, Longueuil, Saint-Hyacinthe, and Mauricie, alongside two associated schools: Polytechnique Montréal, an expert engineering school, and HEC Montréal, a business college.
With over 67,000 understudies at the university and its subsidiary schools, one in five individuals studying in Quebec go to UdeM. Its 16 faculties and schools offer 600 undergrad and postgraduate projects, and understudies are capably overseen by a scholastic staff of more than 7000, including 2700 teachers and scientists.
University of Alberta 
Built up in 1908 in Edmonton, (the capital of Alberta), the University of Alberta is a public research university in Canada, situated at the edge of the North Saskatchewan River valley. Its main grounds ranges around 50 squares of the city, and the university includes an aggregate of 150 structures spread over more than four grounds.
Edmonton is home to the world’s second greatest fringe theater festival, a folk music celebration, and the university’s ‘festival of ideas’. Its South Campus concentrates on agricultural research and is likewise home to a 32,516m2 sports focus, which consolidates different sports clubs, 14 varsity groups, and the Canadian ladies’ national basketball team.
McMaster University 
McMaster University commonly referred to as Mac, is co-instructive, and has more than 25,000 undergrad and more than 4,000 post-graduate students. Alumni and past students of the university can be discovered all over Canada and in 140 nations around the globe. The university excels in medicinal services, engineering, business, social sciences, science, and humanities research and education, offering both students and teachers, a one of a kind opportunity for research, education, and joint effort. With a long-standing notoriety as Canada’s “most innovative” university, McMaster has spearheaded various projects that have changed how educators teach and students learn. Problem-based-learning (PBL), pioneered at McMaster, has now spread across North America as a favored strategy for educating undergrad students.
University of Waterloo 
In just 100 years, the University of Waterloo has ended up as one of Canada’s leading universities with 35,000 full and part-time understudies in undergrad and graduate projects.
Waterloo is an all-inclusive centered institution situated at the heart of Canada’s innovation center and has been praised as Canada’s most inventive university for as far back as 24 years. More than 16,000 understudies take part in the world’s biggest post-secondary co-operative education program where understudies interchange school and work terms, gaining experience with employers, such as Google, Facebook, Amazon.
University of Calgary 
The University of Calgary is Canada’s driving cutting-edge university, a living, developing and energetic organization that grasps change and opportunity with a can-do attitude in Canada’s most venturesome city.
The university has an unmistakable key heading to become one of Canada’s main five research universities by 2016, grounded in creative learning and educating, and completely incorporated with the community of Calgary. Supporting industry and organizations locally and internationally, the University of Calgary endeavors to serve the community and mirror its qualities while attempting to discover answers for probably the most difficult issues confronting society today.
Remember university is your home away from home, possibly for a couple of years to come. Students hoping to study abroad should consider the community and culture of their expected destination – who better than Canada?