University of Toronto—With Campuses In Downtown TO, Scarborough and Mississauga—Ranked As Best University In Canada

The highly anticipated and widely read QS World University Ranking has placed the University of Toronto as #1 university in Canada in its 2018 ranking.

The U of T also did well in the QS global ranking.  Out of 950 universities examined, the U of T ranked #31—ahead of many respected academic institutions, such as the UCLA, University of Manchester, London School of Economics, and 916 other universities across the world.

The University of Toronto was founded in 1827.  Today, it has three campus locations —downtown Toronto, Scarborough, and Mississauga.

The University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) was established in 1967, and is U of T’s second largest division with a student population of just over 14,000. Its award-winning facilities are located on the 225 acres of protected greenbelt along the Credit River, at the border of Mississauga’s Erindale and Erin Mills neighbourhoods.

UTM offers undergraduate and interdisciplinary graduate studies programs and runs 15 academic departments, an Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology, 148 programs and 89 areas of studies.

Many of the faculty and researchers at UTM are recognized internationally for their innovative work.  Yet, these accomplishments are not always generally known or touted domestically.

Last year, Shiri M. Breznitz, a Faculty of Arts & Science associate professor at U of T’s Munk School of Global Affairs, launched the university’s first-ever Alumni Impact Survey.  “… in general, coming from the U.S., I think Canadians are very modest. I keep hearing, ‘We’re not Harvard, we’re not MIT.’ But U of T is not just the top university in Canada, it’s one of the top universities in the world.” said Breznitz.

It goes without saying that all Mississaugans are gratified with the results of the QS university ranking.  A university that is deemed the best in Canada and among the 30 top globally, is located right here in Sauga.

P.S. Did you know that…

  • U of T was home to Canada’s first electronic computer and had the first female computer scientist.
  • Bondar, a UTM alumnus and the first Canadian woman in space, went on her first flight into space carrying the crest of Erindale College, as UTM used to be known. Another alumnus, Julie Payette, has flown aboard the Space Shuttles Discovery and Endeavour and worked onboard the International Space Station. She is currently Governor General of Canada.
  • U of T alumni make many of the shows people watch on Netflix. To mention just a few:  alumnus Hart Hanson created Bones;  House was created by alumnus David Shore; alumnus Tassi Cameron created Rookie; and Stephanie Savage, a U of T grad, co-created Gossip Girl.
  • When UTM’s forensic science program launched in 1995, it was the first of its kind in Canada, and one of only 15 other universities around the world offered degrees in this program.  Now it’s the subject of the addictive series, CSI.
  • Football started at U of T. The first documented football game was played on front campus in front of University College on November 9, 1861.