Canada’s top 3 universities slip in THE 2014 world rankings

March 7, 2014

The University of Toronto, McGill University, and the University of British Columbia have all ranked in the Top 50 universities in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2014. The top Canadian universities slipped slightly from last year, with uToronto falling to number 20 from 16, and both McGill and UBC falling to number 33 from 31 in 2013. To come up with the rankings, THE used data from an invitation-only survey of 10,536 “experienced, published scholars” from 133 countries. THE Rankings Editor Phil Baty says the drop of all 3 universities is a warning. “Maybe it means Canada is punching below its weight,” says Baty. “It’s all about branding and how Canada is perceived in the world, and Canada is clearly in the shadow of the US.” THE World Reputation Rankings | Montreal Gazette