Distinguished Ontario Universities

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Subject: Distinguished Ontario Universities
-Highlights of Some Distinguished Ontario Universities


University of Toronto


The University of Toronto, with a total enrolment of more than 67,000 students, 129 academic departments, and 65 doctoral programs, is the largest English-language university in Canada and a major centre for research and graduate studies.
As Canada´s leading public research institution, the University of Toronto is also the place Canadians turn to most often for reflection and commentary on our nation´s past and for creative solutions to new challenges. Our innovative research puts Canada on the map, furthers our nation´s competitiveness and reaffirms our traditions of compassion.

For more information: http://www.utoronto.ca/





University of Waterloo


The University of Waterloo is recognized as a leader in the fields of Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science. Waterloo operates the world´s largest co-operative program, with more than 10,000 students participating. The co-operative option is available in all six faculties, through 40 educational programs. The University of Waterloo, founded in 1957, provides advanced training to more than 24,000 full and part-time students per academic year. The University of Waterloo is recognized as a leader in technology transfer to the private sector; it is the source of over 250 spin-off companies.
Bill Gates, President of MicroSoft, is quoted as saying "We hire more people from Waterloo than any other university in the world. They are good people and the University has a great co-operative program". MicroSoft has recruited more than 600 graduates from UW, more than from any other educational institution, including MIT or Harvard.

For more information: http://www.uwaterloo.ca/





Queen´s University


Established in 1841, Queen´s is one of Canada´s leading universities, with an international reputation for scholarship, research, social purpose, spirit and diversity. Consistently ranked as one of the top medical/doctoral universities in Canada by Maclean´s magazine, Queen´s is known for its high quality and incomparable 24-hour learning environment.
Located in historic Kingston, Ontario, Queen´s is home to over 16,000 students and almost 1,000 faculty, offering undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in 17 faculties, schools and colleges.

For more information: http://www.queensu.ca





McMaster University


Lauded year after year as the country´s "most innovative" research-intensive university by Maclean´s magazine, McMaster boasts faculty who are committed to turning their innovations into inventions and to moving their technologies into the marketplace.
McMaster University was founded in 1887, and moved to its current location in Hamilton in 1930. McMaster boasts over 19,000 students and almost 1,400 full-time faculty. McMaster also offers students global opportunities by participating in more than 40 international exchange agreements.

For more information: http://www.mcmaster.ca/





University of Western Ontario


Founded in 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth and the Anglican Diocese of Huron as "the Western University of London Ontario", Western is one of Canada?s oldest universities. The first students graduated in arts and medicine in 1883.
Today, The University of Western Ontario is a vibrant centre of learning with over 1,100 faculty members and almost 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Through its 12 Faculties and Schools and three affiliated Colleges, the University offers more than 60 different degree and diploma programs.

For more information: http://www.uwo.ca/





York University


Founded in 1959, in Toronto, Canada, York University is Canada´s third largest university. With almost 50,000 students, York has a national and international reputation for innovation and excellence in scholarship and teaching. York University is also home to the largest Faculty of Arts in Canada.
York is one of Canada´s outstanding research and teaching universities with ten faculties offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in the humanities and social sciences, environmental studies, fine arts and pure and applied science; and professional programmes in education, business and law. York is also the home of twenty leading research centres.

For more information: http://www.yorku.ca/





University of Ottawa


Recognized as Canada´s premier bilingual university, the University of Ottawa was established as the College of Bytown in 1848. It is located in the heart of the National Capital, at the crossroads of French and English Canada. The University of Ottawa has carved a place of distinction for itself among Canada´s leading universities through its 300 programs, 10 faculties, and by enabling students the choice to study in English or French. Its campus provides a vibrant setting for the exchange of ideas and promotes the cross-pollination of knowledge and cultures for its 30,000 students.
For more information: http://www.uottawa.ca/





Wilfrid Laurier University


Wilfrid Laurier University is one of Canada´s foremost small universities, with a strong sense of community and top marks within Maclean´s magazine´s university rankings. An institution with a distinct commitment to teaching, Laurier combines programs in Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences with those in Professional Schools. The ratio of students to faculty is a low 25:1. The Laurier community provides an environment that fosters personal growth as well as the development of excellence in graduate programs, scholarly research, creativity, and professional achievement.
For more information: http://www.wlu.ca/

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NOTES:
These universities have been selected due to their performance in the previous rankings.


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[09-12-2005,18:48]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Distinguished Ontario Universities)
Are these listed in order of "distinguishedness"?
[09-12-2005,20:22]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Distinguished Ontario Universities)
No, just listed that way.
[09-12-2005,21:50]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Distinguished Ontario Universities)
How the hell made you the Distinguished JUDGE!!!! Pay attention to Globe and Mail and Macleans, they have a lot more experience judging university. PLEASE GROW UP AND GET OVER YOUR INFERIOR COMPLEX YORKIE!!!
[10-12-2005,00:28]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Distinguished Ontario Universities)
HAHAHAHAHA.... I think your confused.

Maclean´s annual ranking of Canadian universities is for the "undergraduate experience". Not the overall University i.e Research, Graduate schools, etc. Only for Undergraduate experience. As for the Globe and Mail, that is a joke ranking. They rank based on survey´s from students at their universities mostly and they use sample´s of like what 250 students? HAHAHA!

BTW, I neither go to York or Concordia, I go to Western.

[10-12-2005,01:44]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Distinguished Ontario Universities)
HAHAHAHAHA.... I think your confused.

Maclean?s annual ranking of Canadian universities is for the "undergraduate experience". Not the University overall, i.e Research, Graduate schools, etc. Only for Undergraduate experience. As for the Globe and Mail, that is a joke ranking. They rank based on survey?s from students at their universities mostly and they use sample?s of like what 250 students? HAHAHA!

BTW, I neither go to York or Concordia, I go to Western.

[10-12-2005,01:45]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Distinguished Ontario Universities)
If you want a realistic picture of rankings of Universities, look at The FT, Times, World university rankings, etc.
[10-12-2005,01:48]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Distinguished Ontario Universities)
why isn´t there a description of my school Brock ??
[11-12-2005,10:27]
Anonymous



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