Maclean’s magazine has released its 2017 university rankings on Best Universities in Canada by reputation, considering the quality and innovation of each institution.

The following CALDO universities have ranked within the Best 20 Universities in Canada by reputation: University of Waterloo (#2), University of Alberta (#5), Queen’s University (#6), Western University (#8), University of Calgary (#12), Dalhousie University (#14), University of Ottawa (#15) and Université Laval (#17).

Also, Maclean’s places universities in one of three categories, recognizing the differences in types of institutions, levels of research funding, diversity of offerings, and breadth and depth of graduate and professional programs. Undergraduate universities tend to be smaller in size and have fewer graduate programs and graduate students. The universities chosen in the Comprehensive category have a significant degree of research activity and a wide range of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including professional degrees. Medical Doctoral universities offer a broad range of Ph.D. programs and research and all universities in this category have medical schools.

We are proud to say that one of our nine universities, University of Waterloo ranked #2 within the Top 3 under Comprehensive category. University of Waterloo has been described as a Research Meca in Canada because of all the prestigious research centers that are part of the university.

In addition to this great news, we are glad to mention that eight of our nine universities have been ranked within the Top 15 under the Medical Doctoral category. This category includes some of the largest universities in the country. Institutions in this category have a broad range of PhD programs and research, as well as medical schools. The CALDO universities included into this category are: Queen’s University (#4), University of Alberta (#5), Dalhousie University (#7), University of Ottawa and Western University (both sharing #8), University of Calgary (#10), Université Laval (#12) and University of Saskatchewan (#14).

More information about Macleans ranking 2017 can be found here.

Congratulations to all nine CALDO universities for their accomplishments. As you can see, there are at least nine good reasons to choose Canada as your destination of study.