This week I have been touring with a group of Canadian Universities visiting high schools to show students the fantastic range of opportunities available to them to study their undergraduate degree in Canada.
Canada is a great place to live and study. The warm and friendly stereotype about Canadians is true. From urban centres like Toronto and Montreal to small towns like Nova Scotia and Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada has something for everyone! Here’s a little insight into the universities that have been busy touring schools with me.
Acadia University is consistently one of the top primarily undergraduate universities in Canada; located in one of the most beautiful university settings in the country: Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Known for it’s small class sizes and exceptional student/faculty interactions, you’ll never feel like a number or statistic.
Bishop's University is a small liberal arts college in Lennoxville, a borough of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. It is situated on a 500 acre campus located in the rolling hills and downhill skiing country of the Eastern Township region. Bishop’s has over 100 programme majors, minors and concentrations available in a range of disciplines.
More information about Bishop's University can be found here. I visited Bishop’s University as part of my “Around the World in 80 Universities blog” back in June 17. My full blog can be found here.
Carleton University is a public comprehensive university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Carleton University provides high-quality education to more than 30,000 full- and part-time students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Carleton draws students from more than 140 countries to its diverse and inclusive campus, and has over 153,000 alumni living in over 160 countries around the world. There are 22 undergraduate degree programs—with over 100 majors, concentrations and specializations—provide the skills and knowledge to solve real-world problems. More information about Carleton University can be found here.
Concordia University is a highly diverse community in quite possibly the most cosmopolitan city in the world. Of the nearly 47,000 students studying at our downtown and west-end Montreal campuses, 18.5% are international. Indeed, we welcome students from more than 150 countries, and maintain formal ties with over 100 institutions in 33 countries. Concordia offers more than 100 undergraduate and 100 graduate programs, diplomas and certificates in four Faculties, a School of Graduate Studies and a School of Extended Learning. We are increasingly recognized as an innovative teaching and research institution. We approach societal issues from a broad perspective and encourage our students to become active, critical and concerned citizens. We call this approach “big thinking” — examining the issues of the day and seizing opportunities with a diversity of thought and an openness of spirit. Recognizing that research drives big thinking, more than one quarter of our students are enrolled in graduate studies, raising our community’s intellectual temperature and elevating its ambitions.
More information about Concordia University can be found here.
Queen's University at Kingston is a mid sized public research university in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Queen’s is built on a stunning limestone campus located on the shores of Lake Ontario and steps from downtown Kingston, the bled of historic charm and state-of-the-art facilities at Queen’s makes students feel welcomed and supported, while challenging them with innovative concepts and new ways of thinking. More information about Queen's University can be found here.
At Ryerson University, what our students learn in the classroom is enhanced by real-world knowledge and experience. Located in the heart of Toronto, Canada’s most multicultural and linguistically diverse urban centres, 36,700 undergraduate students from over 146 different countries are embraced at an institution that champions diversity, entrepreneurship and innovation. The university offers programs across the Faculties of Engineering & Architectural Science, Business, Communication and Design, Arts, Science, and Community Services. Taught by world-class faculty, academic research and rigour is complimented through career relevant internships and co-ops, or amplified through zone learning, specialized minors or international student exchanges. As critical thinkers and effective communicators, our students enter diverse careers upon graduation or launch their own ventures. They collaborate with industry, government and professional practice to creatively solve problems and be catalysts for both community and global change. More information about Ryerson University can be found here.
University of British Columbia
As you may already know, UBC is one of North America’s leading research universities, consistently ranked among the top 40 universities in the world. Undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional programs lead to internationally recognized degrees through 18 Faculties and 14 Schools in Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical & Life Sciences, Medicine & Health Sciences, Engineering, Business, Visual & Performing Arts, Resource Sciences, Education, and Law. UBC has two principal campuses each set in unparalleled natural surroundings – UBC Vancouver on Canada’s spectacular Pacific coast and UBC Okanagan in British Columbia’s scenic interior. For information about UBC campuses, programs, admission requirements and more, visit here.
University of Guelph
The University of Guelph is a comprehensive public research university in Guelph, Ontario, Canada and offers over 85 majors in 12 programmes. The university is the only in Ontario that offers veterinary medicine and is ranked number 1 in Canada of 4 and 7th best veterinary medicine programme in the World. The University is a beautiful, safe and vibrant mid-sized university with just under 27,000 undergraduate students. Lined with beautiful trees, an arboretum and over 3,000,000 bricks that make up the walkways across campus, UofG is a walking campus in the heart of the City of Guelph. More information about the University of Guelph can be found here.
University of Toronto
As a top comprehensive research university there are over 700 programme options available students have the opportunity to mix and match majors and minors from different disciplines. More information about the University of Toronto can be found here.
University of Waterloo
The University of Waterloo is a public research university with a main campus in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Students can choose from more than 100 undergraduate programs in areas such as Applied Health Sciences, Arts, Business, Engineering, Environment, Mathematics, and Science. With 50,000 university and college students, the community is student-focused and home to 150+ different ethnic backgrounds. The university is located in the city of Waterloo, 110 km west of Toronto, Ontario. More information about the University of Waterloo can be found here.
The EduCanada Tour Group 2019
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