University of Toronto top in Canada, No. 20 in world; UBC is No. 3 in Canada, 43 in world

UNIVERSITY of Toronto is the top university in Canada and No. 20 in the world, according to the prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings.

Among universities in B.C., UBC comes third in Canada and No. 43 in the world.

Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings rate universities around the world based on research, graduate employment, academic reputation, teaching standards, faculty-student ratios, and number of international students. It’s said to be one of the top three university ranking surveys in the world.

Here are the rankings for the top Canadian universities:

University of Toronto – 20

McGill University – 21

University of British Columbia – 43

Université de Montréal – 83

University of Alberta – 84

McMaster University – 113

University of Waterloo – 169

University of Calgary – 171

Queen’s University, Ontario – 187

Western University – 191

University of Ottawa – 218

Simon Fraser University – 222

Dalhousie University – 235

University of Victoria – 290