The Maclean’s Guide compare universities in three different groupings:

Medical Doctoral Universities: Those in the Medical Doctoral category have a broad range of Ph.D. programs and research, as well as medical schools.

Rank, University
1 McGill
2* Queen’s
2* Toronto
4 UBC
5 Alberta
6 McMaster
7 Calgary
8 Dalhousie
9 Saskatchewan
10* Ottawa
10* Western
12 Laval
13 Montreal
14 Sherbrooke
15 Manitoba

Comprehensive Universities: Those in the Comprehensive category have a significant amount of research activity and a wide range of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including professional degrees.

Rank, University
1* Simon Fraser
1* Victoria
3 Waterloo
4 Guelph
5* Memorial
5* New Brunswick
7 Carleton
8 Windsor
9* Regina
9* York
11 Concordia

Primarily Undergraduate Universities: Those in the Primarily Undergraduate category are largely focused on undergraduate education, with relatively few graduate programs.

Rank, University
1 Mount Allison
2 UNBC
3 Acadia
4 St. Francis Xavier
5 Wilfrid Laurier
6 Trent
7* Lethbridge
7* UPEI
9 Winnipeg
10 Saint Mary’s
11* Brandon
11* Lakehead
13 Ryerson
14 Brock
15* Moncton
15* Mount Saint Vincent
17* Bishop’s
17* Laurentian
19 St. Thomas
20 Nipissing
21 Cape Breton (UCCB)

Source: Maclean 2008

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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