If I were you I would not go anywhere else. Waterloo and Toronto hold 75% of the Computer Science Research Budget in the entire country, so that will give you an idea of the relative power they have in Canada and how central they are when it comes to technology
I have heard from all of this universities. If I am interested in a job in Finance or Investment Banking, where would you go?
I heard Rotman has a kick ass Dean, Roger Martin, while Schulich has a huge alumni network, Ivey is in a crappy town (London Ontario). Queens is far from everything even though has a very small and closely knit class size. Then going to McGill, well only if you want to live in Montreal and finally UBC if you like to ski and sail in the same day.
I would not go to any other business school in Canada. Ivey in London, Ontario is full of white students with very little diversity. Rotman on the other hand is very diverse and you are in the heart of a world class city!
Queen's is a lot more better? If you want to sound convincing, use proper grammar.
BTW, other than UofT and McGill, almost none of the Canadian universities have a reputation in the States. If you want to work in the States, then you really have to prove yourself, which is easier said than done.
Hi everyone! I'm a grade 11 student, and i want to study business in university.. I have a great average, and would like to study Business in Canada. Can you suggest some great universities in Canada to study business?
Which is the best thing in the IT field (e.g. Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Hardware engineering, Networking....etc) is the most demanded now a days, when talking in terms of finding jobs, and Salary rates?
The top schools in Canada for undergrad are UofT, McGill, Queens and UBC. But it also depends what you want to study. For example, if you´re interested in Comp. Science then University of Waterloo is amazing. If you´re interested in Business then Ivey at Western and Schulich at York University are great!
So it really depends...the big science schools are McGill and UofT, the big engeneering schools are UofT, Queens, McGill and Waterloo.
An alumni network is more important for grad schools. It´s basically contacs with other graduates of the same university. Which grad school is top also depends on which program you want to do.
hi everyone, I'm currenlty living in vancouver, and I'm considering taking computer science here.
Since there are two main universities here (UBC and SFU), I'm confused which one has better programs. Can you give me some suggestions?
The statement that Waterloo and Toronto hold 75% of "the research budget in the entire country" is patently false. The top five institutions in Canada for Computer Science are: Toronto, Alberta, UBC, Calgary and Waterloo. Waterloo's graduate and research programs have been faltering in the last 10 years. Toronto, Alberta, UBC and Calgary now outperform Waterloo in research by a considerable margin. The only thing keeping Waterloo in the top 5 in Canada is its unique undergraduate program and its focus on entrepreneurship. I would recommend any of the other top 5 over Waterloo.
That statement that was made about Waterloo program faultering is absolutely false. The person who mentioned that 75% of research endowments was allocated to UofT and UofWaterloo may have been exagerating. However, in the feild of computer science University of Waterloo is by far at the head of the game. Bill Gates has made several speaches at that school and it is basically the most acknowledged comp sci school in canada. Well, not basically, it is!
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People, its all a matter of what exactly you wanna focus on....If you want a core program in CS UofT is great and they have interdisciplinary programs, where, you can mix computing science with subjects from other faculties like Economics etc.
However, from my own research, I think it's safe to say Waterloo is leading right now. I heard their facilities are great. However, the whole of Canada knows this, and so does the rest of the world who wishes to study in Canada. So expect competition to be high, you obviously have to have great grades.
On the flip side, another great school is Queen's although they aren't really known for their CS to be outfront, this school is great also. I was on their website the other night, and the first thing that caught my eye was the diversity in their program. Their newest addition is 'Computer Science and the Creative Arts', where you learn a core program in Computer Science, and you can mix it with art, music, film and media.
I heard Simon Fraser,UBC,Calgary etc. are all pretty cool schools too.
So, after exhausting myself typing this long reply, my point IS:
Only YOU would know the perfect university for yourself. If you want a school backed by resources, REPUTATION! and a great co-op program, Waterloo may be great.
U of T is known for strong core programs in CS etc but Queen's is highlighted by its diversity.
I only mentioned these three because I'm focusing on Ontario since that is where I will make my selection from (It's where I live, I'm not biased, lol).
But don't be afraid to make your selection based on where you live. For example, if you live in Quebec, McGill is GREAT, and I heard Concordia has a pretty diverse program too. So before you decide to choose a school based on popularity, is the school right for you?
There are some good advices. I am not surprised that nobody has University of Ottawa. I did my undergrad at UofT and came to OttawaU to do my Masters - one of the worst mistakes in my life. looking back at it, the writings were on the wall from day 1. There are Phd students at OttawaU who, if you give them a pseudo code, they wont be able to give time/space complexity. I was even asked:"What does it mean: 'Unless P=NP'".
Universities that one should consider (in no particular order) are:
1) University of Toronto
6) not sure about Montreal/Quebec ...
are you guys asking for undergrad or graduate school?? If you are living in Ottawa (bal), and you are not willing to move, then you have very little choice. I dont think there is such a big difference between Carleton and OttawaU (at the undergrad level) - at grad level, they are exactly the same! If you wanna learn CS (at either level), you should avoid both universities (especially if you wanna do grad school later on); if you dont care about grad school and all you wanna do is get the job after the school, either (Carleton or Ottawa) will do (no big diff).
since you are moving anyways (from a diff country), as I said before: consider only these universities: Univ. of Toronto, McGill, Waterloo, UBC, Alberta, Queens (more or less in that order). Every other university - please avoid! (that is true for CS and other programs)
I am from India.The problem I am facing is that I missed all admission dates of all top universities and trying for Jan2009 to get into one from the rest ,also i am undergraduate in CS with 2 yrs experience.Can you suggest me some universities.
I guess you cannot get visa if you are not enrolled in a program? Otherwise, if you are here, you could always take some courses as a "special student" and then try to enroll into a program later on...
But since you missed the deadline, now you are asking me to suggest you a university that is not very good, but is better than the other "bad" universities? That's a hard call ...
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Seems like you guys tried your best to reach to an end of this crappy comparison. Well, it's pritty good helpin each-other out of everyone's extensive experience. I don't really know how extensive it is, but just guessing after reading all responses...and thus excuse me to say that you're completely "Idiots". sorry, but it's just the way it is...you spend time askin ppl to help u go for a better university, whcih u can easily find out urself, don't ask me how as you're an academic student since u know how to make good questions, but never made a better answer. U can just visit the uni website and read the curriculum that match ur interest. that's it, why do u go for a reputation which does NOT feed ur purpose. all u want is to study somethin u want, NOT somethin ppl want. So, to end this now, never make a choice that belongs to someone u don't even know, especially when things turned up shit like whatchu got in rite above.
i'm a BS student in the best university in Iran.i want to apply for cs ,my GPA is 3.3/4 and i don't have any research experience .what universities ,do you think,can i apply and be accepted with funding?ill be very grateful if u help me!