uToronto top Canadian institution in revised THE rankings

September 16, 2010

The University of Toronto is the top-ranked Canadian university in this year's Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which split from QS this year (the latter's 2010 rankings listed McGill as the top Canadian institution) and partnered with Thomson Reuters to expand the amount of data used in the rankings exercise. uToronto placed 17th overall, followed by UBC (30) and McGill (35). The other Canadian universities to make the top 200 are McMaster (93), uAlberta (127), UVic (130), uMontréal (138), Dal (193), and SFU (199). Absent from this year's top 200 list are uWaterloo, UWO, uCalgary, and Queen's. Academica Group's Ken Steele says the benefit to the ranked Canadian institutions will mostly come from the boost to their reputation among foreign students looking to study in Canada, who pay more attention to international rankings than Canadian students. THE World University Rankings 2010 | Globe and Mail | Margin Notes (University Affairs blog)