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The University of Waterloo was founded as Waterloo College in 1925, which was closely associated with the University of Western Ontario. In the 1950s the school began taking the steps necessary to become non-denominational and eligible for public funding. By 1959 it had rebuilt itself as the University of Waterloo, a publicly funded research and […]

University of Waterloo

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The University of Victoria started out as Victoria College more than a century ago, in 1903. At the time, it was affiliated with McGill University in Montreal. It is the oldest post-secondary learning institution in British Columbia, however. Though Victoria separated from McGill in 1915, it gained full university status nearly half a century later, […]

University of Victoria

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The University of Toronto got its start back in 1827. However, that was just ‘the end of the beginning’, the culmination of a development process which started in 1798. Initially, the institution was called King’s College, se defined by the charter issued by King George IV. It was originally a heavily religious institution of the […]

University of Toronto

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The University of the Fraser Valley got its start in 1974 as Fraser Valley College, and by 1975 could claim more than 2,300 students. It added an award-winning Trades program in 1978, and by 1986 had opened an extensive Agriculture Centre in Chilliwack. It first gained University College status in 1991, becoming the University College […]

University of the Fraser Valley

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The University of Victoria (USask to its staff and students) started out as a publicly funded, fully independent institution of higher learning modelled after the State University model common to the US, in 1907. It awarded its first set of degrees in 1912. From the very beginning, the school provided courses on dentistry, veterinary science, […]

University of Saskatchewan

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The University of Regina was originally founded as a private Methodist Church High School in 1911. It was then known as Regina College, and it became associated with the University of Saskatchewan in 1925. It broke ties with the church in 1934, and gained degree granting status in 1961. At that time it became the […]

University of Regina

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The University of Ottawa (or Université d’Ottawa) stands out in many ways. It is the single largest bilingual university in the world, and classes are delivered in both English and French. As a result, it attracts students from all over the world. It has a long history, having begun as the College of Bytown, administered […]

University of Ottawa

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The University of Northern British Columbia got its start in 1990, making it a very young institution indeed. It started small, as well, offering just a handful of courses from commercially rented office space in 1992 and 1993, but by 1994 the primary campus at St George was finished and it could begin teaching in […]

University of Northern British Columbia

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