Canadian University Facts

  • Established in 1785, the University of New Brunswick is the oldest English university in Canada; established in 1663, Université Laval is the oldest French university in Canada.

  • The University of British Columbia’s University Networking Program is Canada’s largest wireless campus network.

  • Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), established in 1876, is Canada's largest military university (the other being Collège militaire royal in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec), providing academic and leadership training to officer cadets and other members of Canada's armed forces.

  • Established in 1827, with over 50,000 undergraduate students, the University of Toronto is the largest university in Canada.

  • In 2005, there were more than 800,000 full-time university students in Canada; there were over 265,000 part-time students.

  • Imagine UBC, with 5,100 attendees, and hosted by The University of British Columbia, is the largest one-day orientation program held for new first-year students.

  • As the province's newest university, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology is Ontario's first laptop-based university.

  • The First Nations University of Canada, founded in 1976 and located in Regina, Saskatchewan, is the only First Nations-controlled university in Canada, and has the largest concentration of Aboriginal faculty in one institution in the world.