Universities in Canada


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About universities in Canada

The higher education system in Canada is very well-respected the world over for its quality and the wide range of opportunities it offers for students of all levels.  With a few exceptions, the system is fairly similar to that of the United States, although instead of being overseen by the national government, the higher education system in Canada is the responsibility of the individual provinces.
 
In Canada, the system of higher education falls into three fairly broad categories:  universities, university colleges and community colleges.  To explain this system in the most simple terms, the universities in Canada are generally responsible for providing programs that lead to academic degrees and community colleges largely provide vocational education, with university colleges falling somewhere in between these two institutions.  In addition to public universities, university colleges and junior colleges, Canada also has a wide array of private institutions and colleges, some of which offer a full range of academic programs, and others that are more specialized and career-focused.
 
In Canada, the publicly-funded university system consists of 92 universities and university colleges registered with the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC).  Unlike the United States, there is no federal oversight board or national accreditation system in Canada.  This gives the institutions in the various provinces a high degree of autonomy and freedom, which contributes to the diversity of programs offered by the higher education sector.  Membership in the AUCC is required for any university or college wishing to have their programs officially recognized, as it is this membership, combined with provincial charters that ensure the quality and excellence of education at each institution.
 
University programs in Canada are predominantly academic, leading to Bachelor, Master’s and Doctorate-level degrees in a wide range of fields.  University colleges, on the other hand, combine the conventional academic approach of the university with the career/vocational philosophy of the junior colleges.  This enables these “middle of the road” institutions to offer programs leading to academic degrees (usually at just the undergraduate level), as well as courses of study that lead to professional and career certification.  This wide range of program offerings makes university colleges very popular among Canadian students.
 
Community colleges in Canada are represented by a different membership group—the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) that, like the AUCC, helps to ensure the excellence of these schools and the programs they offer.  This group represents over 100 community colleges and technical institutes in Canada, schools that boast a collective enrollment of approximately one million students.  Community colleges serve a dual purpose, in that they help prepare students for university enrollment by offering a wide range of general education courses, while also offering a number of career/vocational-oriented programs leading to certification and future employment.
 
A note that must be mentioned with regard to the higher education system in Canada pertains strictly to the province of Quebec.  In this province, secondary school education concludes after grade 11 (17 years old), at which time students can choose between two publicly-funded options for continuing their education:  a two-year course aimed at preparing them for university admission, or a three-year vocational program offering many of the same career-focused education tracks offered by community colleges. 
 

List of universities in Canada

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Contact: Acadia University

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Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Acadia University is an institution of higher education, based in the town of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. Established in 1838 by the Baptist Community, the university offers mainly undergraduate degrees, although it has also made available a few master’s programs and one doctoral level... See full description.
Contact: Assumption University

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2629 Riverside Dr. W., Windsor, ON, Canada
Contact: Athabasca University

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1 University Drive, Athabasca, AB, Canada
Athabasca University is a Canadian institution of higher learning, located in Athabasca, Alberta. It was established in 1970, and is an accredited research university. It is known with the fact that it provides the opportunity to professionals to finish undergraduate, graduate, and certificate... See full description.
Contact: Camosun College

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3100 Foul Bay Road, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Camosun College is an educational institution, founded in 1971, and based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Camosun College has two campuses, Lansdowne and Interurban. The Lansdowne campus offers university transfer and access programs, as well as career, technical and vocational programs... See full description.
Contact: Carleton University, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs

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Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research - 1516 Dunton Tower 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Carleton University is a comprehensive university, located in the capital of Canada, Ottawa. The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs within the school takes care of the academic activities of all graduate students at Carleton. It defines and administers regulations for over 100... See full description.
Contact: Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface

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200, av. de la Cathédrale, Saint Boniface, Manitoba, Canada
Université de Sain-Boniface is a French language university located in Manitoba, Canada. It was founded in 1818. The school offers undergraduate degrees, elected graduate degree, as well as professional and technical training. The university campus has state of the art classrooms, computer... See full description.
Contact: Concordia University

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1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The groundwork of Concordia University was laid down in 1974 by merging Loyola College and Sir George Williams University. Concordia University is located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Concordia has two campuses: Sir George William campus near downtown and Loyola campus in the residential area... See full description.
Contact: Concordia University College of Alberta

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7128 Ada Boulevard, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
The CUCA (Concordia University College of Alberta) is a self-regulating establishment which came into existence in 1967 residing in Edmonton, Alberta. It is open for anyone as it is supported mainly by the Government of Alberta and private endowments. The undergraduate programs include Bachelor... See full description.
Contact: Conestoga College

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299 Doon Valley Drive, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Conestoga College was founded as a small community college in 1967, since when it has grown to become one of Canada’s most respected polytechnic institutes. It offers a full array of educational and training programs – from short courses to four-year degrees, combined with research... See full description.
Contact: DeVry Institute of Technology

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2700 3rd Ave. SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Devry Institute of Technology is situated in Calgary (east of downtown). The institute offers degrees in fields like business management, computer forensics, computer information systems, web development, engineering technology and networking. DIT also offers various online courses with... See full description.
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