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Old 03-31-2013, 11:08 AM
 
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:20 PM
 
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McGill. This is my field and I am an alumni. Maclean's also ranks it as such. It's better for biotechnology than UBC is, which I recall you asked about in another thread. I say that as current UBC student. The University of Toronto is also very well respected in this field, I would say it's bascially on par with McGill.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:47 PM
 
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McGill. This is my field and I am an alumni. Maclean's also ranks it as such. It's better for biotechnology than UBC is, which I recall you asked about in another thread. I say that as current UBC student. The University of Toronto is also very well respected in this field, I would say it's bascially on par with McGill.
Thanks! Although I still somewhat prefer UBC over McGill. But no worries about that!
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:18 PM
 
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Thanks! Although I still somewhat prefer UBC over McGill. But no worries about that!
It does have a more spacious campus and lots of nice, new facilities. UBC's a great school, can't say it'd be a bad choice.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:12 AM
 
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It does have a more spacious campus and lots of nice, new facilities. UBC's a great school, can't say it'd be a bad choice.
McGill ranked as the 22nd best university in the world for life sciences whereas UBC ranked as 39th best university for life sciences. I'm still going to decide which university to go to. I still have another year thankfully.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:47 PM
 
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Remember that ranking is not everything. I don't know specifically about biotechnology, but Canadian universities generally do not differ significantly in terms of quality (the way they do in the US for example).
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:32 PM
 
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Remember that ranking is not everything. I don't know specifically about biotechnology, but Canadian universities generally do not differ significantly in terms of quality (the way they do in the US for example).
In terms of reputation, they differ just as much.. in terms of actual quality, who knows? (actually, who knows in the US too?)
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:17 AM
 
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In terms of reputation, they differ just as much.. in terms of actual quality, who knows? (actually, who knows in the US too?)
Not really. You've got a few internationally well-known schools like U of Toronto, McGill, and UBC; then you have a few unis like Waterloo or York that are known for something specific, like their Co-op program or business faculty respectively. The rest have similar reputations.

Canada has relatively few universities, and they're mostly public, hence the similarity in quality of education.

In the US, you have the Ivy League, famous private universities, public universities, small regional universities, small private universities etc.
Along with the big names, you have plenty of small universities that suck. Not as much the case in Canada.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:19 AM
 
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Not really. You've got a few internationally well-known schools like U of Toronto, McGill, and UBC; then you have a few unis like Waterloo or York that are known for something specific, like their Co-op program or business faculty respectively. The rest have similar reputations.

Canada has relatively few universities, and they're mostly public, hence the similarity in quality of education.

In the US, you have the Ivy League, famous private universities, public universities, small regional universities, small private universities etc.
Along with the big names, you have plenty of small universities that suck. Not as much the case in Canada.
I disagree unless you're talking about for-profits (U of Phoenix etc) and small colleges with religious affiliations (which have a very small share of the market for higher education in the US). I'm not going to get into a pointless naming game of "Canadian universities that suck" but the large majority of US colleges are similar to each other in terms of reputation and (perceived) quality of education, just like Canada. The only (very significant) difference between the US and Canada is at the top.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:00 AM
 
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I don't believe there are any private universities in Canada.
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