The University of Toronto (UofT) has many pioneering achievements to its name, including Canada’s first academic publishing house, the first forest science faculty in the country, and becoming the first Canadian university to reach more than C$1 billion in endowment.
Students and researchers are organised into 12 faculties on the Vancouver campus and a further seven on the Kelowna campus. UBC offers a special joint undergraduate programme with Sciences Po – a higher education institution in Paris.
McMaster’s medical school is well-renowned and the university also provides teaching across the faculties of engineering, business, humanities, social sciences and science. The university places a strong emphasis on research working to target some of the most urgent needs in society particularly in the field of health sciences. This includes research from the Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute which turned bits of human skin into blood cells, which could help to alleviate the shortage of blood donors.
If you look at Top 1000 you can see many other Canadian universities that made the list such as University of Calgary, Carleton and others.
The report stated that:
Compared with the US, Canada can also provide cheaper study options, simpler application processes and more opportunities for permanent residency.
According to the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s International Student Survey, more than 90 per cent of students questioned were satisfied or very satisfied with their studies in Canada, and 95 per cent would recommend Canada as a study destination.
You can see the full list of universities here , most of them are offering computer science and accept international students.
Computer Science is one in demand degree that can you set up for life with salaries floating around $80k – $120k for 3-8 years of experience, and some new grads finding themselves getting as much as $60k-$80k starting salaries after finishing university.
Using scientific data from academic publishing company Elsevier, Macleans have crunched the data to come up with the following top 20 list where to get your computer science degree in Canada.
Macleans used the following five criteria to calculate the scores: field weighted citation impact (FWCI) at 35 per cent, fractional publications at 10 per cent, fractional citations at 10 per cent, program reputation at 35 per cent and research reputation at 10 per cent.
What is FWCI , fractional publications and citations you might ask? It measures the impact of research at each university by calculating how often a paper gets cited. Fractional publications measure the volume of papers published at each university and Fractional citations measure how often a paper was cited and also take into account if there are multiple authors on a paper.
University employees were fooled by phishing email asking them to change banking information for one of their main vendors.
MacEwan University blames admin error for losing $11.8m dollars. They said no safeguards were in place before. University says now more than 1 person would be required to change any banking information so this does not happen again.
The fraud happened when hackers created a website that looks exactly like university’s main vendor’s website. After sending phishing emails, hackers asked university to pay millions of dollars of service fees university normally pays but with different banking information.
It only took 9 days to lose $11.8m before anyone realized that something was up. First was for $1.9m , second payment was for $22,000 and then last one was for $9.9m. Maybe they would have lose more money if not for actual vendor calling them to see why they have not been paid yet.
Some people were surprised how university that advises students to watch out for phishing attacks gets duped itself:
Where did the money go? The money was initially transferred to an account in Montreal, and then off to 2 different accounts in Hong Kong.
University does not think it was a collusion between university employees and hackers. Employees were entry level employees. University also says they expect to recover the funds and going to be able to meet all their financial obligations.
Top Hat, educational software firm that makes teaching fun and effective in higher education by creating a one to one interactive experience between professors and students using laptops, smartphones, and tablets, has announced that they have raised $22.5m USD. This will help the company to transform how universities engage and educate students inside and outside the classroom.
Money have been raised by Union Square Ventures, Emergence Capital, Georgian Partners, iNovia Capital, Golden Venture Partners, Version One Ventures and SoftTech VC.
Top Hat has over 200 employees in Toronto and Denver offices. Millions of students at more than 700 leading colleges and universities use Top Hat’s teaching platform to engage their students with interactive content, tools and activities
Mike Solagadze, Founder, CEO, Top Hat, said:
This $22.5 million Series-C funding will allow us to continue aggressively building out our vision for a new, 21st-century approach to academic content. We’ll become an accessible, indispensable resource for students and professors, and get even closer to our goal of bringing the full benefits of digital teaching and materials to the classroom.
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