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Canadian Universities Among the World’s Best

13 MAY 2013
Topic : Education News

On Wednesday, May 8th, great news was announced for some Canadian universities. The 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject, which ranks the top 200 universities in the world for 30 disciplines, was released in London, England, and Canadian universities improved their rankings in several subjects.

University of Calgary improved its rankings in seven subject categories, while maintaining its rankings in eleven of them. For example at U of C, medicine improved in the rankings, moving from the 101-150 category to the 51-100 category. The proud president of the university, Elizabeth Cannon, says: “We are continuously working to improve the learning experience for our students on our path to achieving the Eyes High vision to be one of Canada’s top five research universities.”

The Université de Montréal is also pleased to be among the best universities in the world in twenty-nine different disciplines. A dozen of these disciplines are ranked in the top 100, including medicine, pharmacy, geography and political science.

At Concordia University it is the communication studies programs that has clinched a spot in the top 100. University of Toronto and McGill University top the list of Canadian schools in the ranking. In medicine they are respectfully at the 11th and 19th QS rank while they are both among the top 50 for the Law program, with University of British Colombia joining them at the 40th spot. UBC also makes its mark in the top 50 for its psychology, pharmacy, and geography programs, among many others.

We should also mention that University of Ottawa and Université de Québec are in the category 51-100 for their philosophy departments. Queen’s University made the top 50 for geography. For the full rankings and to see where every Canadian university stands, you can visit: