University of Montreal

University of Montréal

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Deeply rooted in Montréal and dedicated to its international mission, University of Montréal (UdeM) is a leading research university.

With its affiliated schools, Polytechnique Montréal (engineering), and HEC Montreal (business), University of Montréal is one of the largest university complexes in North America.

Situated on the northwestern flank of Mount Royal, one of North America’s finest urban parks, University of Montréal proudly reflects the welcoming multicultural city after which it is named. One out of every four students at University of Montréal comes from outside Canada. Montréal is known for its cultural vitality, safety and low cost of living.

With its 14 faculties and its affiliated schools, University of Montréal has over 66,500 students and 2,400 professors and researchers.

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Montrealer by its roots,
international by vocation

The University of Montréal has a truly international environment. With 10,000 international students, the university was previously named Canada’s third most international university, by a Times Higher Education ranking.

The university encourages student mobility. It has some 600 agreements that link the University of Montréal to higher education establishments located in 65 countries which provide a range of opportunities for its students to collaborate with their peers from all over the world and study abroad.

University of Montréal is also part of the G3. The G3 is a group of three major French language universities: Université de GenèveUniversité de Montréal, and Université libre de Bruxelles.  G3 universities have created a common fund to help initiate new partnerships. The Strategic Project Development Program for Teaching and Research is one of the main vehicles for developing collaborations within the G3. The program is funded equally by all members of the group.

These universities have common interests and share similar goals in the areas of teaching, research, and service to society and the international community. The G3 aims to create innovative collaboration models in training, teaching, and research. It positions itself as a reference within the Francophonie.

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The University of Montréal has three different faces

  • Proud Montrealer: Just like the city whose name it bears, the Université de Montréal is cosmopolitan, cultured, scientific and creative
  • International leader: The teaching of its professors, the rigor of its researchers and the results of its students allow UdeM to remain in the forefront of the best universities in the world year after year
  • Exemplary citizen: Committed, green and civic-minded, the entire Université de Montréal community takes sustainable actions for the city and for the inhabitants of the planet

One of the three foremost university research hubs in Canada

£597.2M

Research income

465

Research units

University of Montréal attracts over $500 million in research funding every year, making it one of the three foremost university research hubs in Canada.

Many renowned laboratories were born at University of Montréal, including: MILA, the world’s leading university research centre in deep learning; the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC), one of the most productive in its domain; and the Centre de recherche en droit public (CRDP), the most comprehensive public-law research centre in Canada.

The University’s scientific research is overseen by Vice-Rectorate of Research, Discovery, Creation and Innovation. They ensure the development of research initiatives and collaborations in the University’s three salient research areas: the humanities and social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and health and biomedical sciences.


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Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University

Alice Aiken Dalhousie University

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Dr. Alice Aiken
Vice-President, Research & Innovation


Dr. Alice Aiken is the Vice-President Research & Innovation at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. She is an active researcher focused on health systems transformation and evidence-informed policy-making. Dr. Aiken is currently the Vice-Chair of the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and chairs the board of Research Nova Scotia. She is elected to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada.

She was formerly the Dean of the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie. She is a co-founder and the former Scientific Director of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research, a unique consortium of over 41 Canadian and 7 international universities dedicated to researching the health needs of military personnel, Veterans and their families.

She received her PhD and Master from Queen’s University, Canada, her Physical Therapy degree from Dalhousie University, and a BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Ottawa. She also proudly served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 14 years, first as a ship’s navigator in the Royal Canadian Navy, then as a physiotherapist.

She is currently the Honorary Captain(Navy) for Canadian Forces Health Services Atlantic, and a Dame of the Order of St George. For her commitment to the health and well-being of military personnel, Veterans, and their families, she has received the Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the Chapel of the Four Chaplains Legion of Honor Bronze Medallion (USA).

dalhousie university logo

Dalhousie University is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia which is ranked one of the friendliest cities in the world. Founded in 1818, Dalhousie is one of Canada’s oldest universities, attracting more than 20,000 students from around the world. They make a lasting impact by blending transformative academic programs with pioneering research on Canada’s East Coast.

Dalhousie University is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq.

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Thinking and
acting globally

Dalhousie’s global connections enhance the quality and impact of education and research at local, national, and international levels. The university’s international strategy is built on cooperation and partnerships to support learning and research that is interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, global in reach, and oriented toward solving problems that extend across national borders.

Key areas of internationalization include:

The university has over 300 partnership agreements with universities from 67 countries. The Office of International Relations helps oversee the implementation of the international strategy and coordinates partnership agreements, visiting delegations, and visits abroad.

Vision and Values

Dalhousie inspires the diverse community to serve Nova Scotia, Canada, and the world through innovative and impactful teaching and research, world-class scholarship, a passion for learning, and a deep sense of social responsibility

  • Academic freedom
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching, research and service
  • Equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility
  • Future-ready leaders
  • Impactful community engagement
  • Social responsibility and sustainability
  • Wellness, accessibility, respect and support

Excellence in academics, leadership, research and innovation

$181m

Awarded annually in external research grants and awards

92%

of faculty have a PhD or doctorate

Dalhousie has a rich history of excellence in research and innovation. Their researchers are recognized through the institution, across the province, the country, and on the global stage for their many achievements.

What are Dalhousie’s research strengths? Their research efforts focus on five Signature Research Clusters and are informed by two cross-cutting themes, Big Data and Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Dalhousie combines the prestige of a big-name university with a hands-on, collaborative education — all students have access to experiential learning opportunities in their programs and nearly 90% are taking advantage of it.

Dalhousie has received a five-star rating overall, and specifically in Teaching, Employability, Learning Environment, and Innovation, from QS Stars, one of the top global university rating systems.


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McGill University

McGill University

Louis Arsenault - Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations)

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Louis Arsenault
Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations)


Louis Arseneault is Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations) at McGill University since February 1, 2017. His expertise includes strategic communications and marketing, public affairs, economic development, government and media relations, as well as issues management. Mr. Arseneault came to McGill after 11 years with Montréal International, an economic development agency serving the Greater Montreal area, where he worked as Vice-President (Talent Attraction, Promotion and Communications). Prior to joining Montréal International, he worked as Senior Director of corporate communications at Bell Canada, and as Assistant Director of public affairs at CAA-Québec.

As Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations), Mr. Arseneault is responsible for government relations, community engagement and the University’s overall communications, public affairs and marketing portfolio.

McGill University

McGill University is one of Canada’s best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. With students coming to McGill from over 150 countries, our student body is the most internationally diverse of any research-intensive university in the country. McGill is a public university, founded in 1821.

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Support and solidarity.
Made by strong communities.

McGill is recognized around the world for the excellence of its teaching and research programs. Ernest Rutherford’s Nobel Prize-winning research on the nature of radioactivity was conducted at McGill, part of a long tradition of innovation on our campuses that includes the invention of the artificial blood cell and Plexiglas. Today our professors are building the new field of epigenetics, developing alternative energy sources from crop plants, and driving human achievement in every field imaginable.

In addition to a stellar faculty, McGill is known for attracting the brightest students from across Canada, the United States, and around the world. McGill students have the highest average entering grades in Canada, and our commitment to fostering the very best has helped our students win more national and international awards on average than their peers at any other Canadian university. The prestigious Rhodes Scholarship has gone to a nation-leading 145 McGill students.

Mission and principles

  • MISSION: The mission of McGill University is the advancement of learning and the creation and dissemination of knowledge, by offering the best possible education, by carrying out research and scholarly activities judged to be excellent by the highest international standards, and by providing service to society.
  • PRINCIPLES: In fulfilling its mission, McGill University embraces the principles of academic freedom, integrity, responsibility, equity, and inclusiveness.

#1 in Canada among Medical-Doctoral Universities for 15 consecutive years

147

Canada Research Chairs allotted to McGill

$4.7m

Revenue from a total of  89  CLINICAL TRIALS in FY 2018-19

The combination of McGill and the research centres affiliated with the university creates a nexus of researchers, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows pursuing the next vital steps in every area of research imaginable.  

For close to two centuries, McGill University has attracted some of the world’s brightest researchers and young minds. Today, McGill remains dedicated to thetransformative power of ideasandresearch excellence as judged by the highest international standards. The Strategic Research Plan (SRP) expresses McGill’s commitments to fostering creativity; promoting innovation; problem solving through collaboration and partnership; promoting equity, diversity and inclusion; and serving society through seven identified Thematic Areas of Research Excellence. 


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McMaster University

McMaster University

Andrea Farquhar

W100 Representative

Andrea Farquhar
Assistant Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs


Andrea leads a team at McMaster that is responsible for strategic reputational management, marketing and media relations, digital media communications, fundraising communications and the alumni magazine, government and community relations, and internal communications. Her early career was in media, where she was a reporter and newsreader

McMaster University

McMaster University is public research university located in Ontario, Canada. Founded in 1887 in Toronto through a bequest from the estate of Senator William McMaster, a member of the first senate after Confederation and founding president of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. The first three faculties were Arts, Science, and Divinity.

McMaster University’s purpose is the discovery, communication and preservation of knowledge. In their teaching, research and scholarship, they are committed to creativity, innovation and excellence.

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A research-intensive, student-centred university

McMaster recognises that a key element of its internationalisation strategy is forging global partnerships – research and educational alliances based on reciprocity, transfer of knowledge and resources, engagement with communities, and a commitment to effective collaboration.

They are involved with projects in over 130 countries, and within those countries have built over 1200 partnerships.

McMaster University is actively engaged every year in hundreds of international partnerships and collaborations, and these connections include; faculty exchanges, research collaborations, capacity building initiatives, joint supervision of doctoral students, student exchanges and mobility agreements.

Mission and vision

  • McMaster's purpose is the discovery, communication and preservation of knowledge
  • Committed to creativity, innovation and excellence in teaching, research and scholarship
  • We value integrity, quality, inclusiveness and teamwork in everything we do
  • We inspire critical thinking, personal growth and a passion for lifelong learning
  • We serve the social, cultural and economic needs of our community and our society

17th in the THE Impact Rankings

70+

Research centres and institutes

$493,500m

Research intensity (per faculty member)

With more than 70 research centres and institutes, McMaster University has a high focus on collaborative research within many faculties, and with a particular focus on experimental sciences.

McMaster is collaborating across borders in the advancement of aerospace and earth science research, joining forces with the Operational Space Medicine program at the Canadian Space Agency and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). They have also participated in the North American Carbon program, alongside NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the United States Geological Survey, allowing graduate students to gain experience with field measurements and climate modeling works.


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Concordia University

Concordia University

Graham-Carr Concordia University

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Graham Carr
Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs


Graham Carr was appointed Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs on October 1, 2016, prior to that he served as Vice-president for Research and Graduate Studies.

Graham came to Concordia as a faculty member in History in 1983. His research focuses on North American cultural history, in particular cultural diplomacy and the Cold War.

At Concordia he has served as Chair in the Department of History, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science, Dean of Graduate Studies, and Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies.

He is a past president of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences; a founding executive committee member of the Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Administrators, past Chair of the Canada-US Fulbright selection committee, and served for many years on the National Capital Commission’s Advisory Committee for Communications, Marketing and Programming.

Concordia University

Concordia University, formed by a merger in 1974, is welcoming, engaged, and committed to innovation and excellence in education, research, creative activity and community partnerships. It dares to be different and draws on its diversity to transform the individual, strengthen society and enrich the world.

Concordia’s core values stem from those long prized by its founding institutions, Loyola College and Sir George Williams University. Concordia adopted the motto of the city of Montreal, Concordia salus, which speaks to well-being through harmony. The union of two very different institutions of higher education has led to an exceptionally successful synthesis of compatible and timely values.

The University’s future development is informed by its 9 strategic directions, which guide the work of designing a next-generation university. These 9 directions include doubling their research, delivering a next-generation education, increasing experiences outside of the classroom, being inventive and enterprising, achieving public impact through research and learning and going the extra mile for their community.

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Concordia dares to be different

Concordia University has a rich and diverse student base, with the university being home to students from 150 countries. The university also has strong partnerships with a large number of institutions across a wide range of countries helping it to be a truly global university. To find out more about their international partnerships visit their partnerships page.

Mission and vision

  • Mission: Concordia University is welcoming, engaged, and committed to innovation and excellence in education, research, creative activity and community partnerships. It dares to be different and draws on its diversity to transform the individual, strengthen society and enrich the world.
  • Vision: Concordia’s vision is to rank among Canada’s top five comprehensive universities within the next decade, and to be a first choice for students and faculty locally, across Canada, and internationally in a wide variety of defined areas of research and study.
  • Values
    • Excellence
    • Opportunity
    • Quality of Life

Nurturing Montreal’s culture of innovation

119

Research Chairs

$56m

Annual research income

Concordia seeks to foster a vibrant and supportive research environment that values the very diverse nature of all research done by Concordia faculty. It does so through its internal funding programs as well as through strategic level investments. The university’s Canada Research Chairs (CRC) and Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Strategic Research Plan seeks to further mobilize excellence in our major areas of research strength by building on established and emerging areas of critical mass where additional investment is required in order to maintain or build capacity. The plan was informed by internal policies and an analysis of Concordia’s major research strengths.

Concordia has expertise in health, cities, digital arts, AI, aerospace, and synthetic biology.


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University of Alberta

University of Alberta

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University of Alberta

Since its inception in 1908, the University of Alberta has had the vision to be one of the world’s great universities for the public good. The university is dedicated to the promise made by founding president Henry Marshall Tory that “knowledge shall not be the concern of scholars alone. The uplifting of the whole people shall be its final goal.” This promise endures as the university strives to improve the lives of people in Alberta, across Canada, and around the world.

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A place where good ideas have
a strong chance to become reality

The U of A has close to 400 teaching and research agreements with governments and partner institutions in nearly 50 countries. Key examples include Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, and Fudan University/Shanghai Medical College in China.

The Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative is an independent research partnership between the U of A and the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres. The U of A’s largest international collaboration, which was recently renewed until 2020, merges scientific and technical expertise to develop innovative solutions for today’s challenges in energy and the environment, terrestrial ecosystem and resource informatics, and health. The initiative is expanding into infectious disease research.

Mission and vision

  • To be a vibrant and supportive learning environment
  • Discover, disseminate, and apply new knowledge through teaching and learning, research and creative activity, community involvement, and partnerships
  • To give a national and international voice to innovation in our province, taking a lead role in placing Canada at the global forefront
  • To inspire the human spirit through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery, and citizenship in a creative community, building one of the world’s great universities for the public good

Home to leading experts in both established and emerging fields

$12.3b

Annual impact on Alberta economy

$500+m

Annual research funding 2019

The University of Alberta is one of Canada’s top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences. In particular, the University of Alberta is internationally recognized as a world leader in diabetes research, energy and environment, virology, food security, nanotechnology, humanities computing, printmaking, artificial intelligence, family business research, carbohydrate chemistry, and circumpolar research.

Our expertise and strength attracts over $500 million annually from various research funders and partners including federal and provincial government, industry, foundations and other organizations.


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University of Toronto

University of Toronto

David Estok

W100 Representative

David Estok
Vice President, Communications


David Estok oversees a team of marketing and communications professionals in digital media, brand marketing, media relations and communications. David has years of experience working in a collaborative manner in complex organizations in both the private and public sectors.

Prior to joining U of T, David was Vice-President, Communications for SickKids Hospital Foundation for five years. During that time, the Foundation was recognized for numerous awards in marketing and communications including a Silver Lion at Cannes for the “Better Tomorrow” campaign.

David was the Editor in Chief of The Hamilton Spectator, a large, suburban newspaper for almost four years. Under his leadership the newspaper was nominated for 11 National Newspaper Awards, two Michener awards, and was named best large-scale media organization in Canada.

David is also the former Associate Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs for The University of Western Ontario and has worked as a writer and senior editor for a number of publications including Macleans Magazine and The Financial Post.

David holds a Master’s degree in Journalism from Carleton University and an Honours BA in English and History from The University of Western Ontario.

University of Toronto

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has evolved into Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation. We are proud to be one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, driven to invent and innovate.

Our students have the opportunity to learn from and work with preeminent thought leaders through our multidisciplinary network of teaching and research faculty, alumni and partners.

The ideas, innovations and actions of more than 560,000 graduates continue to have a positive impact on the world.

The University of Toronto is one of the world’s great universities, distinguished by an extraordinary depth and breadth of excellence. U of T’s global outlook and cosmopolitan location in one of the world’s great cities provide students with a transformative educational experience, equipping them with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to navigate our rapidly changing world.

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Equity. Diversity. Inclusion.
Where everyone belongs

The University of Toronto has a wide range of active agreements with institutions around the globe. They have Eight Axes which form the backbone of their  International Strategic Plan and represent key dimensions for growth to position the University of Toronto for success on the international stage. These include:

  1. Recruitment
  2. Mobility
  3. International Student Experience
  4. Academic Partnerships
  5. Innovation
  6. Entrepreneurship
  7. Alumni and Fundraising
  8. Reputation and Brand

University of Toronto’s student body is a global microcosm, with over half of our students speaking two or more languages. Our students come from all over the world – over 160 countries – and our international students comprise over 15% of our student body. The university is committed to educating the best and brightest global citizens by providing a fulfilling and rigorous education with countless international opportunities for the entire student body. We are dedicated to transforming students into global leaders.

Mission and vision

  • City building
  • International Partnerships
  • Transformative Education
  • Dedicated to fostering an academic community in which the learning and scholarship of every member may flourish
  • Vigilant protection for individual human rights
  • A resolute commitment to the principles of equal opportunity, equity and justice

Consistently ranked among the top 10 public universities worldwide

980+

Programs of study

$1.38B

Research Funds Awarded by Sector

For nearly two centuries, University of Toronto (U of T) faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff have been extending the boundaries of knowledge and providing answers to some of the world’s most important questions. U of T is home to some of the world’s most talented thinkers, inventors, innovators, and educators, who are advancing knowledge and making critical discoveries for a healthier, more sustainable, prosperous, and secure future.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 public universities worldwide, U of T has remarkable strengths in disciplines that span the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and the professions. According to Times Higher Education (THE), U of T is one of only eight universities globally to place in the top 50 in all 11 subject areas ranked by THE — demonstrating our excellence in scholarship across a wide range of fields.

Curiosity-driven research is the catalyst that expands knowledge and holds the potential to alter fundamentally how we understand ourselves and the world around us. The exploration of fundamental knowledge has been at the root of much of our long-term social progress. Without the basic research conducted at universities, many of the most life-changing discoveries and innovations would never have occurred. At the University of Toronto, fundamental research in the sciences and engineering, social sciences, humanities, and health sciences has led to the discovery of insulin and stem cells, the development of the electron microscope, and one of the world’s first operational computers, the unearthing of “Peking Man,” the understanding that the medium is the message, and breakthrough developments in deep learning and neural networks. These advances were built upon decades, often centuries, of knowledge and discovery within and across disciplines.


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