Industry Canada

Industry Canada

October 09, 2009 16:04 ET

Minister of State Goodyear Congratulates Canadian Universities in World Rankings

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 9, 2009) - The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario), issued the following statement today on the announcement of this year's prestigious Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings of the top 200 universities:

"On behalf of our government, I congratulate the 11 Canadian universities that have made the 2009 Times Higher Education university rankings list. Canada has the most highly educated population in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. These schools have demonstrated that they are among the best in the world for education and research excellence, and they are vital to our country's future economic competitiveness.

"Canada leads the G7 in expenditures on higher-education research and development as a proportion of gross domestic product. Through our Science and Technology Strategy, launched by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the government is committed to enriching academic excellence in Canada. We are making strategic investments in university research and are strengthening the ability of Canadian universities to develop, attract and retain the world's top talent. The ideas, innovation and skilled graduates produced by our schools help to ensure our country's future prosperity."

The 11 Canadian universities that made the list are McGill University, McMaster University, Queen's University, Simon Fraser University, the Université de Montréal, the University of Alberta, the University of British Columbia, the University of Calgary, the University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo and the University of Western Ontario.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Gary Goodyear
    Minister of State (Science and Technology)
    Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Agency
    for Southern Ontario)
    Gary Toft, Director of Communications
    613-943-7599
    or
    Industry Canada
    Media Relations
    613-943-2502