Following are some of the top leading computer science schools in Canada:

University of Waterloo
- The Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo is one of the best in the world.
- UW Computer Science research publications has the most citations and has had the most impact among Canadian Computer Science departments according to a ranking by the Science Citation Index in 2005.
- Active areas of research include artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, computer graphics, databases and text management, networks and distributed systems, programming languages, scientific computing, software engineering, computational statistics, etc.

University of British Columbia
- has ranked the University of British Columbia as having the highest journal publishing impact factor in the field of computer science in Canada.

University of Toronto
- Ranked 1st in the country and 8th in the world for Computer Science in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009.
- The University is placed in the top 30 globally (29th) in the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings 2009.

McGill University
- McGill School of Computer Science (SOCS) is one of the leading teaching and research centers for computer science in Canada. Its professors have received most of the top awards in Computer Science.
- Research Areas at SOCS include Computational Complexity, Computational Geometry, Discrete Mathematics, Internet Technologies, Machine Learning, Medical Image Analysis, Pattern Recognition, etc.
- It is the top research university in Canada (tied with U. of Toronto) in Macleans's 2005 rankings.
- Ranked 3rd in the country and 65th in the world according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009.

Carleton University
- Placed in the Top 5 in Canada for its research impact on the field of computer science, according to the prestigious The ranking is based on an analysis by Thompson-Reuters on the average citations per paper among Canadian universities that published 50 or more papers from 2003 to 2007. Other universities in the top five include the UBC, University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario and McGill University.

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World University Ranking Tables

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