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Canadian universities visit Columbia

By October 28, 2014September 2nd, 2015No Comments

University logosUniversities from across Canada continue to visit Columbia to discuss the post-secondary options at their respective schools. Students have been attending information sessions to learn about academic programs and meet university representatives. Here are the schools that visited last week:

McGill University
McGill University is one of Canada’s premier research intense universities; “the most internationally diverse of any research-intensive university in Canada.” Admissions to their acclaimed programs are highly sought after and students who apply have some of the highest entering averages in the country.

Fast Facts
• Ranks 31st in Times Higher Education world rankings
• 1st ranked Canadian medical-doctoral university (Maclean’s University Rankings 2014)
• International students account for 20% of the student population
• 10 Nobel prize winners among alumni

The University of British Columbia
The University of British Columbia (UBC), known for its research capabilities, innovation and leadership, is one of the best post-secondary institutions in Canada and the world. Students who choose to study here will gain unique experiences and will discover endless opportunities on Canada’s West Coast.

Fast Facts 
• One of the world’s top 40 research universities, ranked 32nd by Times Higher Education
• Home to the second largest research library in Canada
• Campuses located in Vancouver and Okanagan Valley
• 9000 international students from 151 countries
• One of the nation’s best Varsity and university athletic programs
• $8 million in scholarships available to international students

The University of Windsor
Located in the diverse city of Windsor, Ontario, the University of Windsorwelcomes students from across Canada and the world. As a mid-sized student-centred institution, the University fosters student success by providing endless learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom.

Fast Facts
• Offers 190 undergraduates programs, 65 graduate programs and six professional programs
• International students account for 11% of the population
• new $70-million downtown campus for the School of Arts and Creative Innovation to open in 2015
• Odette School of Business offers courses in accounting, finance and HR
• The job placement rate for Computer Science graduates is 100%
• Outstanding Scholars Program gives top achieving first-year students the opportunity of a paid research experience

Memorial University 
Memorial University is Atlantic Canada’s largest university. Known for its inclusive community, it is dedicated to “innovation and excellence in teaching and learning, research, scholarship, creative activity, service and public engagement.”

Fast Facts
• 4 campuses, 3 in Newfoundland and Labrador and one in the United Kingdom
• International students represent 11% of the student population
• Diverse scholarships available for domestic and international students

Students interested in learning more about each school should visit their University Placement Counsellor.

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