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University Campuses

The word "campus" has acquired considerable reach and resonance. It now can be applied to almost any group of buildings with a common purpose on a landscaped site. There are office campuses, health campuses, industrial campuses and research campuses.


University College

A public post-secondary educational institution, the university college was a hybrid institution in Canada. As its name implies, the university college incorporated many of the traditional values and culture of both the university and the community college.


University Rankings 1996: Winners

When Karrie Wolfe arrived at the UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO from her home in Kitchener, Ont., in September, she brought more than just top marks, a prestigious National Scholarship and her winter clothes. "Like a lot of people, I arrived with preconceptions about the U of T," says Wolfe.


University of Alberta

The Department of Extension (1912) quickly began offering lectures and library services across the province. The department later created two enduring Alberta institutions, CKUA radio (1927) and the Banff School of Fine Arts (1933, now the Banff Centre).


University of British Columbia

In 1920 honours courses, extension services and summer sessions were introduced, and McGill's Victoria College in Victoria became an affiliate of the university. In 1925 UBC moved to its permanent site on the Vancouver campus. Expansion of the campus was virtually at a standstill during the 1930s.


University of Calgary

By 1969 the U of C had established many of the programs offered by larger Canadian universities. In 1991, the year of its 25th anniversary, the U of C had more than 20 000 full-time and part-time students, with almost 4000 academic and staff positions.


University of Guelph

The University of Guelph, in GUELPH, Ontario, was incorporated in 1964. Its history dates back to 1874 when the Ontario School of Agriculture was established on a farm provided by the Ontario government. In 1880 it became the Ontario Agricultural College.


University of Manitoba

In 1900 the university became a teaching institution by an act of the provincial legislature. Thereafter, other colleges also received affiliated status: the Manitoba College of Pharmacy (1902); Manitoba Agricultural College (1906); St Paul's College (Roman Catholic) and Brandon College (1938).


University of Ottawa

In 1866, university status was granted by Parliament, making the University of Ottawa the last university to receive its charter prior to the British North America Act, which made education a provincial responsibility.


University of Regina

 The University of Regina's main campus and original College Avenue campus, covering 930 acres, are both located in Wascana Centre, one of the largest urban parks in North America. The University counts more than 14 000 full-time and part-time students.