2 Alberta universities make Maclean's best Canadian med schools list

Oct 27 2016, 10:17 pm

Maclean’s Magazine has released its annual list of Canadian university rankings of 2016, and Alberta has two of the top 10 medical schools in the country.

The med school at the University of Alberta came in at fifth place, while the med school at the University of Calgary came in 10th place.

According to Maclean’s, the U of A’s ranking reflects the research-intensive focus of the university and the strong foundation undergraduates receive from professors.

“The University of Alberta offers an exceptional and life-changing experience for students in one of the world’s most prosperous regions,” U of A president Indira Samarasekera told the magazine.

Meanwhile, the University of Calgary was praised for its green spaces and underground tunnels that help students escape cold winters.

“We’re achieving the high standards we’ve set before us, as we near the goal of becoming a top five research institute in the country,” U of C president Elizabeth Cannon told Maclean’s.

“For the University of Calgary to move into the top 10 against such impressive global competition really speaks to our growing reputation.”

Meanwhile, in Maclean’s ranking of primarily undergraduate universities, the University of Lethbridge came third.

University Hall at the University of Lethbridge (University of Lethbridge)

University Hall at the University of Lethbridge (University of Lethbridge)

Maclean’s described Lethbridge’s University Hall as “a ship amidst an emerald ocean,” and praised the school as a place that’s always charting new territory.

“Lethbridge has star academics working in niche areas, and classes small enough that undergrads can share in professors’ discoveries,” writes Maclean’s.

So far so good, but unfortunately no Albertan universities made the magazine’s overall list of the best universities in Canada.

Top 15 universities in Canada

Source: Maclean’s magazine

  1. Simon Fraser University – Burnaby, BC
  2. University of Waterloo – Waterloo, Ontario
  3. University of Victoria – Victoria, BC
  4. University of Guelph – Guelph, Ontario
  5. Carleton University – Ottawa, Ontario
  6. University of New Brunswick – Fredericton and St. John, New Brunswick
  7. Memorial University of Newfoundland – St. John’s, Newfoundland
  8. York University – Toronto, Ontario
  9. Wilfred Laurier University – Waterloo, Ontario
  10. Concordia University – Montreal, Quebec
  11. Ryerson University – Toronto, Ontario
  12. Université du Québec à Montréal – Montreal, Quebec
  13. University of Regina – Regina, Saskatchewan
  14. University of Windsor – Windsor, Ontario
  15. Brock University – St. Catherines, Ontario