Saturday, 11 January 2014


As a U of T student, you can tailor your university experience by choosing from among over 700 different undergraduate programs and more than 400 different graduate and professional programs. You’ll learn directly from some of the world's top professors - teachers with a track record of discovery, collaboration, and innovation. To provide you with the best possible learning and study environments, U of T is composed of many smaller learning communitiesthree welcoming campusesseven undergraduate colleges, and a range of faculties, schools, and centre
If you are a current student or would like to apply to U of T, we invite you to find and create your own unique learning experience using our programs of study.

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.

These pages outline some of the discoveries, achievements and other events that McGill and McGillians have played a part in for nearly two centuries. For brevity's sake, we've omitted some momentous milestones: Nobel Prizes, groundbreaking discoveries and lasting contributions to human endeavour in all its forms.  But we hope that between the advancement of atomic theory, the creation of three major sports, and the 50 or so other stories featured on this site, you'll gain some insight into the great careers and innovations that McGill helped spark.

The Université de Montréal first opened its doors on January 6th, 1878. At the time, less than a hundred students were admitted to three faculties-theology, law and medicine-in various locations around the city. In 1895, new premises were acquired on Saint Denis St., in the heart of the Latin Quarter, and all of its faculties were moved to one location.
Formerly a branch of the Université Laval de Québec, the Université de Montréal officially became a self-governing and independent institution on May 8th, 1919. With its affiliated schools (the École Polytechnique, founded in 1873 and affiliated in 1887, and the École des Hautes Études Commerciales, founded in 1907 and affiliated in 1915), it became for Montreal a prestigious and much-awaited Francophone university.
After a fire destroyed the facilities on Saint Denis St., Ernest Cormier was commissioned to design the plans for a new campus on the north side ofMount Royal. In 1926, he unveiled the result of all his hard work-a modern institution in the Art Deco style characterized by simplicity of form.
The University was hit hard by the Depression of the 1930s. Construction halted for a decade, and the University almost closed is doors. It survived this dark period, however, and in 1943 the Université de Montréal inaugurated its new campus, 15 years after construction had first began.
In 1965, during the Quiet Revolution, the appointment of Roger Gaudry, the first secular rector, paved the way for modernization and the University took a decisive step in higher education and research. During the 1980s, the Université de Montréal carved out a place for itself on the international stage and became one of the world's top institutions of higher learning.
In 2002, the University embarked on its largest construction projects since the late '60s. Financed by public and private fundraising, the project involves the construction of five ultra-modern buildings for advanced research and teaching in the fields of pharmacology, engineering, aerospace, cancer research and biotechnology. Once this ambitious project is completed, the University will be poised to rise to the challenges facing the world of knowledge over the next 40 years.

UAlberta is a Top 5 Canadian university and one of the Top 100 in the world, home to more than 170 graduate programs, 200 undergraduate programs and 400 active student groups.

The University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual (English-French) university in the world. Located at the heart of Canada’s capital, we have ready access to the great institutions of our country. Our advances in social sciences, health, science and the humanities make uOttawa a unique place to learn, grow and excel.

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university has a clear strategic direction –Eyes High – to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, grounded in innovative learning and teachingand fully integrated with the community of Calgary.
As a comprehensive academic and research institution, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discoverycreativity and innovationacross all disciplines. Through the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, under construction now, the university will take the lead in educational innovation by researching the most effective methods forengaging students, by supporting faculty to be the best teachers they can be and by providing some of the most innovative learning spaces available anywhere in North America.

The members of the university community share a stimulating common vision of the future: to become one of the best universities in the world. To that end, Université Laval also intends to stand out by being:
  • A comprehensive university recognized as an establishment with an international reputation for its students and high quality educational programs
  • A university on the cutting edge of research and creation that distinguishes itself on the national and international scenes through its exceptional achievements
  • An open university that promotes dialog, cooperation, and the participation of its members in major world issues
  • A university committed to its community that builds productive partnerships with all sectors of society while staying true to its fundamental mission, independence, and responsibilities
  • A model university that gives all members of its community the opportunity to grow, develop their potential, and establish themselves in a dynamic, stimulating, diverse, and respectful institutional setting
  • A modern university that is committed to sustainable development and manages its resources responsibly

What can a single university do in 50 years? The answer is in our story, told by some great people committed to making the world a better place. Huge thanks to the students, teachers, researchers, staff, alumni and community members who took part in this fun project, and special thanks to Jordan Klassen for letting us use his song Go to Me.
The University of Victoria offers innovative programs for more than 20,000 students on our diverse and welcoming West Coast campus.
Our deep commitment to students, inspired teaching, internationally renowned research and opportunities for real-life learning set us apart.

Queen’s University is a community, 170 years of tradition, academic excellence, research, and beautiful waterfront campus made of limestone buildings and modern facilities. But more than anything Queen’s is people. We are researchers, scholars, artists, professors and students with an ambitious spirit who want to develop ideas that can make a difference in the world. People who imagine together what the future could be and work together to realize it.
Queen’s is one of Canada’s oldest degree-granting institutions, and has influenced Canadian higher education since 1841 when it was established by Royal Charter of Queen Victoria. Located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, it is a mid-sized university with several faculties, colleges and professional schools, as well as the Bader International Study Centre located in Herstmonceux, East Sussex, United Kingdom.Queen’s balances excellence in undergraduate studies with well-established and innovative graduate programs, all within a dynamic learning environment. 
Queen’s is a full-spectrum, research-intensive university that conducts leading-edge research in a variety of areas, including:
  • computational science and engineering
  • globalization studies
  • mental health
  • basic and clinical biomedical sciences
  • healthy environments and sustainable energy systems
  • social issues such as surveillance, poverty and bullying
The campus has a fully integrated network of six libraries and is home to several outstanding museums and galleries, including the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.

In the place where innovative education, cutting-edge research and community outreach intersect, you'll find Simon Fraser University. Our vision? To be Canada's leading engaged university.
Born in 1965, SFU has become Canada's leading comprehensive university with vibrant campuses in British Columbia's largest municipalities —VancouverBurnaby and Surrey — and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world.

In just half a century, the University of Waterloo, located at the heart of Canada’s technology hub, has become a leading comprehensive university with 35,100 full- and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs.
Consistently ranked Canada’s most innovative university, Waterloo is home to advanced research and teaching in science and engineering, health, environment, arts and social sciences. From quantum computing and nanotechnology to clinical psychology and health sciences research, Waterloo brings ideas and brilliant minds together, inspiring innovations with real impact today and in the future.
As home to the world's largest post-secondary co-operative education program, Waterloo embraces its connections to the world and encourages enterprising partnerships in learning, research, and commercialization. With campuses and education centres on four continents, and academic partnerships spanning the globe, Waterloo is shaping the future of the planet.

From the initial aspirations of Bishop Hellmuth to the internationally known research of our top scholars today, these leaders of vision, courage and imagination have always looked to the future in shaping Western University.

Founded on March 7, 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth (1817–1901) of the Anglican Diocese of Huron, ‘The Western University of London Ontario’ opened its doors to students for the first time in 1881 with four faculties – Arts, Divinity, Law and Medicine.

In 1916, the current campus was purchased from the Kingsmill family, and in 1923 the university was renamed The University of Western Ontario.

Since that first class graduated in 1883, the university has become a vibrant centre of learning. Through 12 faculties and three affiliated university colleges, Western today offers its 36,000-plus students more than 400 specializations, majors and minors.

It was at Western where Sir Frederick Banting rose from a restless sleep in 1920 and wrote out 25 words that led to his discovery of insulin.
It was at Western where Canada’s first French Immersion program was established at Trois-Pistoles, Québec, in 1932 – a program that continues today.

It was at Western where researchers led by Ivan Smith developed the world’s first ‘cobalt bomb’ to treat cancer in 1951, increasing the cure rate for cervical cancer to 75 per cent from 25 per cent.

And while our excellence roots itself in history, Western continues to eye the next-generation discoveries.

Western, a leader in wind engineering since 1965, testing such structures as the World Trade Center, Sears Tower and Jakarta Tower, will continue its dominance with the opening of the WindEEE Dome research facility.

Western, a leader in business education since its founding, has continued to lead at home and abroad thanks to construction of a state-of-the-art Richard Ivey School of Business in 2012 and the opening of North America’s first business school campus in Hong Kong in 1998.

Western, a medical advancement leader since its founding, has continued to push innovation most recently when an HIV vaccine developed by Dr. Chil-Yong Kang received approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration to start human clinical trials, a first of its kind, in 2012.

Our focus on academic innovation means we are committed to the continuousdevelopment of our programs and courses. And as Atlantic Canada’s leading research university, Dal attracts over $140 million inresearch grants and awards each year. Learn more about:
Dalhousie’s campus reflects a diverse mix of students who come from across Canada and around the world, bringing multiple cultures and perspectives to the Dalhousie community.

Welcome to Carleton University, Canada’s capital university!  Situated on a beautiful campus bordered by the sparkling Rideau River and Canal, Carleton is just minutes from the heart of our nation’s government and enjoys easy access to the many organizations, associations and businesses which thrive in Ottawa. Many of Ontario’s leading high tech companies surround our campus where cutting-edge research joins with highly innovative teaching to solve real-life problems.  Members of a dynamic, research-intensive university, Carleton’s faculty and staff provide a superior learning experience for our fine students who hail from every province and from over 100 countries around the world.
Carleton offers 65 programs of study in areas as diverse as public affairs, journalism, film studies, engineering, high technology and international studies.  More than 2,000 brilliant professors and staff members constitute a diverse and dedicated team serving  26,000 students. Carleton’s creative, interdisciplinary and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative works in science and technology, business, governance, public policy and the arts.
Students are truly VIPs on the Carleton campus and enjoy residence andrecreation programs as well as a wide variety of cultural and social activities.  Endowed lectures bring speakers of world renown to our campus and proximity to the city makes it possible to enjoy world-class events at theNational Arts Centre and the many museums and galleries across the city.
I look forward to meeting you when you visit Carleton University and to welcoming you as a member of our community of scholars dedicated to learning for a better future.
Sincerely yours,
Dr. Roseann O’Reilly Runte
President and Vice-Chancellor

The University of Manitoba is the province’s largest university, with over twenty faculties for you to explore. But it’s not just about size and scale - it’s about options. The U of M offers more academic programssupport for studentscampus servicesscholarships and bursaries than any other post secondary institution in the province. And that means more opportunities to turn a great education into an amazing career.
As a student, you’ll also benefit from real life innovators in the classroom, more undergradresearch opportunities, and more chances to meet, learn from, and become one of tomorrow’s leaders.
First Nations, Metis and Inuit students thrive at the University of Manitoba where we have a strong and dynamic community of Indigenous students and faculty, outstanding programming, and a stunning new facility that is the heart of our Indigenous community, Migizii Agamik.
Beyond the classroom, you’ll discover even more.
With over 100 student groups and recreation clubs, co-op work opportunitiestravel exchange programs, and community service projects at home and abroad, the University ofManitoba offers you more ways to connect, develop leadership skills, and expand your awareness and understanding of this world we all share.
When you combine all that with a gorgeous campus and welcoming community, it’s easy to see why the University of Manitoba is home to visionaries, innovators and trailblazers.

Guelph attracts students who rank among Canada's best, enabling us to provide a challenging academic environment and an educational experience that is diverse and emphasizes a collaborative approach to learning. We are seeking students who pursue excellence and who strive to be leaders.



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