Alberta is the most populous of Canada’s ‘prairie provinces’ and is no less mountainous than British Columbia to its west. Two of the 10 highest-ranked universities in Canada are based here:
1. University of Alberta
Ranked fourth in Canada and 109th in the world, the University of Alberta is mainly based in the city of Edmonton and is a major economic driver to the province, accounting for five percent of its annual GDP (Gross Domestic Product).
2. University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is ranked 229th in the world and ninth in Canada in 2019 and is one of the younger top Canadian universities, founded in 1966. It’s been at the forefront of numerous innovations in its history, such as the invention of the neurochip.
Other top universities in Canada
The list of top Canadian universities doesn’t end there, with the provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador each hosting one internationally ranked university.
1. Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia
Ranked joint 279th in the world and 12th in Canada, Dalhousie University has three campuses in Halifax, and has its medical school in the city of Saint John, in the neighboring province of New Brunswick.
2. University of Saskatchewan
Located in the city of Saskatoon in the central prairie province of Saskatchewan, the University of Saskatchewan is ranked joint 461st in the world in 2019.
3. University of Manitoba
The University of Manitoba is located in province capital and largest city, Winnipeg, and is ranked 601-650 in the world this year.
4. Memorial University of Newfoundland
Finally, in Newfoundland you’ll find the largest university in the ‘Atlantic Canada’ region with 18,200 students, the Memorial University of Newfoundland, ranked 651-700 in the world.