[Help] Good Undergraduate Programs on Canada

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    Sep 17, 2012 4:48 AM GMT
    Hey there!

    I'm applying to an undergraduate program on Canada. And I should choose 3 Canadian Colleges as soon as CBIE send me the application form.
    Can you help me to choose these? icon_razz.gif
    I speak a poor french, but i dont believe it's a good ideia at this first moment choose a french language college icon_smile.gif
    Actually Im studying my third year at Electrical Engineering Program in Brazil.

    PS: Canadian culture tips also are welcome lol
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    Sep 17, 2012 4:51 AM GMT
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    Sep 17, 2012 5:21 AM GMT
    My english is not that good :/

    Im planning move to Canada on January 2013. And I should choose 3 Canadian colleges to apply. It's better if these colleges are good on engineering area icon_razz.gif

    If you are canadian or know something about canadian colleges, help me choosing that icon_smile.gif)

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    Sep 17, 2012 5:28 AM GMT
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  • rafiki87

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    Sep 17, 2012 11:17 AM GMT
    mmmm engineering in canada... you could check out university of waterloo in waterloo, ontario, university of british columbia in vancouver, british columbia, and university of toronto in toronto, ontario. these schools are the top engineering schools in canada, and they're really picky about entrance marks.

    queen's university in kingston, ontario is also decent for engineering, mining is their best engineering programme.
  • Bunjamon

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    Sep 17, 2012 11:35 AM GMT
    A quick google search gleaned this: http://www.techvibes.com/blog/canadas-three-best-engineering-schools-2012-07-16

    I went to McGill, though, so I would naturally recommend that you go there. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 17, 2012 11:57 AM GMT
    There are only like 2 or 3 French speaking colleges/Universities int he COUNTRY anyhow. So don;t worry, if the app is En Francais, you'll know not to apply icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 17, 2012 12:25 PM GMT
    The BEST:
    U of Toronto
    U of Waterloo

    Not Bad:
    McGill U
    Queens U
    UBC
  • OptimusMatt

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    Sep 17, 2012 3:48 PM GMT
    rafiki87 saidmmmm engineering in canada... you could check out university of waterloo in waterloo, ontario, university of british columbia in vancouver, british columbia, and university of toronto in toronto, ontario. these schools are the top engineering schools in canada, and they're really picky about entrance marks.

    queen's university in kingston, ontario is also decent for engineering, mining is their best engineering programme.


    FUCK UWaterloo

    Seriously.
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    Sep 17, 2012 4:03 PM GMT
    I'm not sure how it works for international students, but in Ontario when you apply to a university you apply through a central application service and your fee gives you 3 choices within Ontario or at least did when I went to UofT 10 years ago. According to http://www.techvibes.com/blog/canadas-three-best-engineering-schools-2012-07-16

    Those choices should be U of Waterloo, Toronto, and then Ottawa in that order.

    I'm biased but U of Toronto is the obvious choice icon_lol.gif Their St George campus is the one you should apply to if there's an option. I don't know if their other 2 campuses even have engineering options. Again I don't know if its still this way, but it used to be that UofT Scarborough and Mississauga campuses had separate and lower admissions criteria but they're also way out of the city if that matters. St George is downtown and is the main campus.
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    Oct 02, 2012 11:30 PM GMT
    I got this list (colleges i can apply):
    Im thinking seriously about choose a college in a english speaker province that people also know french icon_razz.gif is Ontario the best option?

    Ive in mind: McGill, Univ. Toronto and Ottawa.
    What do you think?
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    Algoma University
    Brandon University
    Brock University
    Carleton University
    Concordia University
    Dalhousie University
    École de technologie supérieure
    École Polytechnique de Montréal
    Kwantlen Polytechnic University
    Lakehead University
    McGill University
    Memorial University of Newfoundland
    Mount Royal University
    Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
    Simon Fraser University
    Thompson Rivers University
    Trent University
    Université de Sherbrooke
    University of British Columbia
    University of Guelph
    University of Lethbridge
    University of Manitoba
    University of New Brunswick
    University of Ottawa
    University of Regina
    University of Saskatchewan
    University of the Fraser Valley
    University of Toronto
    University of Victoria
    University of Windsor
    Vancouver Island University
    York University
  • rafiki87

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    Oct 03, 2012 12:08 AM GMT
    DanWolf20 saidI got this list (colleges i can apply):
    Im thinking seriously about choose a college in a english speaker province that people also know french icon_razz.gif is Ontario the best option?

    Ive in mind: McGill, Univ. Toronto and Ottawa.
    What do you think?
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    Algoma University
    -> doubt you'd want to be in this part of the world over winter term...

    Brandon University
    - > don't think you'd want to go to this one... it's in the middle of nowhere

    Brock University
    -> not really an engineering school, more of a liberal arts/performing arts

    Carleton University
    -> the only english only school in ottawa, i think...

    Concordia University
    -> the other english school in quebec, it's not in downtown montreal, it's a bit of a trek to get to downtown montreal

    Dalhousie University
    -> great for a small-sized school experience

    École de technologie supérieure
    -> french language only...

    École Polytechnique de Montréal
    -> french language only...

    Kwantlen Polytechnic University
    -> haven't heard of them... it's a REALLY new university

    Lakehead University
    -> wouldn't want to live in Sudbury, as an international student experience

    McGill University
    -> great over-all, city's also pretty cheap to live in, and you have the option of writing your final exam in either english or french

    Memorial University of Newfoundland
    -> haven't heard much about this school to make comments on it...

    Mount Royal University
    -> newer school in calgary... could be interesting

    Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

    Simon Fraser University
    -> would reconsider living in vancouver, city's pretty pricy to live in

    Thompson Rivers University
    -> good choice if you like being in the mountains

    Trent University
    -> middle of nowhere hippy school

    Université de Sherbrooke
    -> french only school - both final exams and lectures

    University of British Columbia
    -> good choice to get into for engineering

    University of Guelph
    -> more of a biology/veterinary/agricultural studies school

    University of Lethbridge
    -> middle of nowhere southern alberta

    University of Manitoba
    -> gets ridiculously cold here in the winter, and there are a shit ton of mosquitoes in the summer

    University of New Brunswick
    -> dunno if fishing villages are your thing

    University of Ottawa
    -> downtown ottawa, not entirely sure what they're good at, think they're more of a liberal arts/humanities school

    University of Regina
    -> wouldn't be seeing much of canada as a foreigner...

    University of Saskatchewan
    -> same as UofR

    University of the Fraser Valley

    University of Toronto
    -> little to no prof interaction... has a tendency to be too big of a school

    University of Victoria
    -> dunno what their engineering is like.. it's a pretty school though

    University of Windsor
    -> ghetto!!!

    Vancouver Island University
    -> pretty area of BC... dunno if you'll see much over the winter/spring

    York University
    -> bit of a trek to get to downtown toronto, not sure if you'd want to live near the school too...


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    Oct 03, 2012 12:26 AM GMT
    Have you been to the University of Windsor rafiki? It's not ghetto and it has one of the top engineering programs in Canada. Windsor offers an international experience with Michigan across the river. UW just opened the doors to the centre for engineering innovations a $120 million world class building right on campus and is expanding the campus to the downtown core. Windsor a alumni includes many CEOs across the country and in the states. I'm really sick of people trashing the school. I'm proud to be a Lancer!

    http://www.uwindsor.ca/dailynews/2012-09-17/first-students-enter-centre-for-engineering-innovation
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    Oct 03, 2012 2:59 AM GMT
    Thanks so much guys!! icon_smile.gif))

    I liked the analyzes it sounds be really sincere lol

    im really excited to go to Canada icon_smile.gif))
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    Oct 16, 2012 7:11 AM GMT
    WhyWhySee saidThere are many good universities in Canada.

    You can learn a lot about how the universities stack up here http://oncampus.macleans.ca/education/

    There are three Canadian universities in the top 3 for Engineering. UWaterloo, UToronto and UOttawa.
    http://oncampus.macleans.ca/education/2012/07/11/business-leaders-picked-their-top-50-engineering-schools/#more-41819

    I think it's foolish to completely rely on by rankings like this. The city and what the school specializes in is more important to me.


    Top 3 Canadian Engineering UOttawa?

    Here is another ranking link
    http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2011-12/subject-ranking/subject/engineering-and-it




    McGill, University of Alberta and Mcmaster, UBC even SFU kids might disagree

    I am sure UOttawa is a great school, I just don't see it's top 3 engineering CANADIAN school.

    Disclaimer, I am an Eng grad myself (Went to two schools in the above list) so I might be more familiar(or biased) with Eng schools depends how you view it.