Group of Thirteen (G13) Universities

The Group of Thirteen,(G13 or G-13) is formed by a group of top leading research-intensive universities in Canada. The G13 institutions have some of the highest financial endowments in the country.

Ranking Profile of G13 members:

University of Alberta
- Named one of "Canada's Top 100 Employers" by Mediacorp Canada Inc. in 2008.

McGill University
- Placed in the top 3 for number of awards per full-time faculty, average size of medical/science grants and research dollars awarded per full-time faculty, and percentage of total operating expenditures devoted to scholarships and bursaries (Maclean's rankings 2007).

University of Calgary
- Placed among the world's top 100 universities in Engineering & IT (ranked 87th globally) in the QS World University Rankings 2009.

University of British Columbia
- Rated 41st globally in the Wuhan University Ranking of Top 500 Universities.

Dalhousie University
- Rated as the 7th best university in the Medical Doctoral category by Maclean's Magazine in 2009.

University of Ottawa
- According to the 2007 Corporate Knights survey of Business Schools, the University's Telfer School of Management is placed among the top 10 in Canada for their undergraduate programs.

University of Toronto
- Rated 11th globally by the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT) in 2009.

McMaster University
- Top 4 in Canada and top 100 in the world (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009).

Laval University
- Rated 7th nationally, according to Canada's Top 50 Research Universities, Research Inforsource Inc., 2009.

University of Western Ontario
- It has been placed 1st in the Globe and Mail University Report Card for overall quality of education.

Université de Montréal
- Placed among the world's top 100 institutions for Arts & Humanities (81st place) in the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings 2009.

Queen's University
- It received more A+ than any other university in the country, according to the Globe and Mail's University Report Card 2008.

University of Waterloo
- Ranked 1st in the categories of Leaders of Tomorrow and Best Overall (Maclean's magazine, 2009).

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