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Top 10 Universities in Canada 2015

Canada hosts some of the best Universities in the world. Studying in one of these prestigious universities gives you an added advantage in the current competitive job market. To be the best, you have to go through the best learning institutions. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings gives a list of the top universities in Canada. The system ranks the universities using the criteria of research, knowledge transfer, teaching and international appeal.  Below is a list of the ten top Universities in Canada in 2014-2015 according to this ranking.

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1. University of Toronto


Formerly King’s College, the University of Toronto was established in 1827 and features as one of the best teaching and research faculties in North America. It is situated one hour North of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The school is famous for arts and humanity courses. It has been the leading faculty for the many years, and many great minds in the art world have passed through here.

2. The University of British Columbia (UBC)

The University of British Columbia (UBC)
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UBC features among the 40 best universities in the world.  For the last century, the University has been hailed for producing some of the top brains in the world in the science field. It is higly regarded for engineering, nanophysics and zoology.  The school is located in Kelowna, British Columbia in Canada.

3. University of Alberta


The University of Alberta features among the top five universities in North America and ranks among the top 100 universities in the world. It peacefully rests in Camrose, a little city in rural Alberta in the East of Edmonton. It is a home for innovative research in the science field and, it is one of the best in world renowned discoveries.

4. Simon Fraser University


Since 1965, Simon Fraser University has been the best center for innovative education in Canada. The school also leads in cutting-edge research and community outreach. It has three campuses that are located in various parts of Greater Vancouver.

5. McGill University


The list of the world’s finest Universities will be considered incomplete without a mention of McGill University found in Montreal, Canada. It is among the well-known research-intensive institutions in the globe. Nanotechnology, green chemistry, food science and genomics are among its best courses. Quite a number of Canada’s best lawyers, magistrates, accountants, and astronauts graduated from McGill.

6. University of Calgary


As the name suggests, University of Calgary is located in Calgary, Alberta. The institution cuts across all disciplines supporting discovery, innovation and creativity. It has been among the nation’s fast rising universities targeting the top five positions in Canada’s university rankings. It is well-known for its philosophy department, ethics, philosophy of science and history. 

7. York University

York University
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York University is the third largest University in Canada and the second largest in Toronto, Ontario. It is popular in business studies, environmental studies, law, liberal arts, and education. The school has continuously received awards for having the best faculty in the courses listed above.

8. University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo


When you think about innovation and inspired learning in Canada, the University of Waterloo features at the top.   The University is a home to world-changing research and innovations. It brings world-changing ideas in computing, nanotechnology, clinical psychology, health sciences and engineering. Its main campus is in Waterloo, Ontario.

9. McMaster University

McMaster University
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McMaster University is the home of media and is situated few minutes from downtown Hamilton, Ontario. It is a large and attractive campus with a conductive learning environment. It has been in existence since 1930 and has grown immensely ever since. The media school is well renowned and has seen thousands of top media professionals pass through it.

10. University of Victoria


The University of Victoria offers hands-on experience approach towards learning and innovation. Experience gives students at the University an upper edge in learning. It has natured thousands of talents and boasts as one of the best all round institutions in Canada. It is situated in Oak Bay and Saanich in Greater Victoria.

The list of top universities is dynamic and is subject to change as it is the overall performance of schools and their reputation that determines how high they rank. But with inter-university competitions on the rise, each institution has pressure to perform and be the best. Students generally compete to attend the best universities to be appealing to the job market, and for prestige and fame. 

See also: Top 5 Most In-Demand Scholarships In Canada 2015

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