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View on Arts building from Golden Square Mile

About ֱ

Who We Are

ֱ is one of Canada's best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. International students from more than 150 countries make up nearly 30% of ֱ's student body ‒ the highest proportion of any Canadian research university.

History

ֱ is a public university, founded in 1821.

A Tradition of Success

ֱ is recognized around the world for the excellence of its teaching and research programs. Ernest Rutherford's Nobel Prize-winning research on the nature of radioactivity was conducted at ֱ, part of a long tradition of innovation on our campuses that includes the invention of the artificial blood cell and Plexiglas. Today our professors are building the new field of epigenetics, developing alternative energy sources from crop plants and driving human achievement in every field imaginable.

The Best and Brightest

In addition to a stellar faculty, ֱ is known for attracting the brightest students from across Canada, the United States, and around the world. ֱ students have the highest average entering grades in Canada, and our commitment to fostering the very best has helped our students win more national and international awards on average than their peers at any other Canadian university. The prestigious Rhodes Scholarship has gone to a nation-leading 147 ֱ students.

Two students at Convocation in front of Arts building

ֱ Proud

Our university is home to an exceptional collection of students, faculty and staff, and counts itself among the finest research-intensive universities in the world.

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