U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Canada
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 07-20-2011, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
2,705 posts, read 4,048,858 times
Reputation: 1783

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by kkgg7 View Post
Why do you choose these countries? Forget Canada if climate is any concern.
Switzerland is no better. Based on what he wants to study, he would probably be going to Vancouver or Toronto if he chooses Canada, not Montreal or Edmonton.

Here's how they rank on annual sunshine hours:
Toronto: 2038 hours
Vancouver: 1928 hours
Geneva: 1694 hours
Bern: 1638 hours
Zurich: 1475 hours

Precipitation:
Vancouver: 1199mm
Zurich: 1031mm
Bern: 1028mm
Geneva: 954mm
Toronto: 834mm

July mean temperature
Toronto: 22.2C
Geneva: 19.3C
Zurich: 17.6C
Vancouver: 17.6C
Bern: 17.3C

January mean temperature:
Vancouver: 3.3C
Geneva: 0.9C
Zurich: -1.1C
Bern: -1.2C
Toronto: -4.2C

Annual mean temperature:
Vancouver: 10.1C
Geneva: 10.0C
Toronto: 9.8C
Zurich: 8.4C
Bern: 7.9C

So by most measurements, Switzerland doesn't have better weather than Toronto or Vancouver. If you're into warm weather and sunshine, Australia is definitely best.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-20-2011, 07:11 PM
 
9,336 posts, read 20,207,146 times
Reputation: 4511
Not true that australia is warm. It depends where. In winter it can get chilly and in older buildings poor insulation can be an issue. I was once at a coffee shop with 3 torontonians And they were complaining about the cold...
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-24-2011, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
2,705 posts, read 4,048,858 times
Reputation: 1783
Quote:
Originally Posted by minibrings View Post
Not true that australia is warm. It depends where. In winter it can get chilly and in older buildings poor insulation can be an issue. I was once at a coffee shop with 3 torontonians And they were complaining about the cold...
Maybe they were expecting summer type weather all year? Name me a city in Australia where it's colder than Switzerland or Canada. Most seem to be 10-20C warmer in the winter.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-25-2011, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Canada
4,758 posts, read 9,124,470 times
Reputation: 5137
Well, McGill University in Montreal is in the top ten in the world as a University in the biomedical sciences, and is especially good for neuroscience because we have the Montreal Neurological Institute. Give it a look!
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Canada

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top