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UVic by the rankings

The University of Victoria is recognized annually as one of Canada's top universities by external surveys and UVic students alike.

Rankings 2011 (PDF)

Times Higher Education

The University of Victoria is one of Canada's top universities, ranking first in Canada and eleventh in the world amongst universities less than 50 years old according to the Times Higher Education (THE). UVic is also on THE's list of the top 200 universities in the world. In the Times Higher Education's 2011 World University Rankings UVic is listed at number 177, putting it in ninth place among all universities in Canada.

Being in the top 200 universities in the world “represents approximately the top one per cent of higher education institutions worldwide, so a place within it is an outstanding achievement,” says Phil Baty, editor of the THE World University Rankings 2011-12.

UVic was the top-ranked university in Canada without a medical school. There are only nine Canadian universities in the top 200.

The global ranking is the only system that includes a section dedicated to the teaching and learning environment, including the first-ever global survey of institutions’ teaching reputation.

For more information visit the Times Higher Education website.

Maclean's

UVic retained second place for the third straight year in the comprehensive university category in the 22nd edition of the Maclean’s rankings of Canadian universities. The university’s commitment to excellence in all areas is evident in the results, with UVic ranked in the top three in 10 of 13 performance indicators used to create the annual report.

UVic scored well for its library expenses, acquisitions and holdings, as well as for its amount of total research dollars and the percentage of its budget dedicated to student scholarships.

For more information on the rankings visit the Maclean's website.

Re$earch Infosource

The University of Victoria continues its long-term reign as one of Canada’s top research universities, according to Re$earch Infosource’s 2011 rankings.

For the ninth year in a row, UVic has been named a Research University of the Year among the country’s comprehensive universities—those that offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. UVic places third in the category, along with Simon Fraser University. First and second place go respectively to Waterloo and Guelph, both in Ontario.

Research Universities of the Year are defined by Re$earch Infosource as “the leading institutions that excel on a balanced scorecard of research input and output/impact indicators.” Ranking factors include total sponsored research income, research intensity, number of publications and their intensity and impact. There are 11 universities in the comprehensive category.

Globe and Mail

In the 2013 Globe and Mail's “Canadian University Report” on undergraduate student satisfaction with their university experience, students ranked the University of Victoria highly for its facilities, commitment to sustainability, campus atmosphere and libraries.

The university received an overall B+ for student satisfaction. UVic received an A for its buildings and facilities; an A- for libraries, environmental commitment, campus atmosphere and city satisfaction; and a B+ for quality of teaching and learning, class size, student/faculty interaction, recreation and athletics, information technology, career preparation, co-op/internships and reputation with employers.

For more information visit the report on the Globe and Mail website.

Canada’s 100 Greenest Employers

For the second year in a row, the University of Victoria received top marks for its commitment to sustainability by the editors of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. UVic is included in this year's list of Canada’s 100 Greenest Employers.

Sustainability initiatives cited include: the efforts of the Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability in working with students, staff and faculty in advancing sustainability; a unique dual plumbing system in new buildings that recirculates treated waste water and will save over 10 million litres of potable water each year; the university’s Sustainability Action Plan goals to reduce water consumption by 25 per cent, reduce electricity consumption by 20 per cent, and lower greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent; new construction on campus that meets Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification standards; and compost drop stations and a program for recycling and proper disposal of non recyclables to help achieve a 75 per cent waste diversion rate goal.

The Canada's Greenest Employers competition is now in its fourth year. For details on UVic’s selection, visit www.eluta.ca/green-at-university-of-victoria

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