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The Directory of Canadian Universities is the authoritative guide to Canadian universities. It includes everything from scholarship information and fees, to programs and housing facilities, at 97 Canadian universities.
Frequency: Annual (May 2013 release)
Format: 7″ x 9.25″, 592 pages, bilingual
Innovation in education: quick facts on undergraduate education.
1. Preparing for rewarding careers
About half of all Canadian university students across all disciplines complete at least one co-op, practicum, internship or field placement by the time they graduate. Canadian University Survey Consortium, 2012 Survey of Graduating Undergraduate Students
2. High-end research opportunities
University professors often involve undergraduates in their research work: 58 percent of undergraduates report having involvement with faculty research projects. Canadian University Survey Consortium, 2012 Survey of Graduating Undergraduate Students
3. A global experience on campus
Canada is increasingly becoming a destination of choice for international students seeking a high quality university education. More than 100,000 international students are currently enrolled at our universities. They enrich the learning experience of all students by bringing new perspectives, cultures and languages to university life — inside and outside of the classroom. AUCC estimates adapted from Statistics Canada, Postsecondary Student Information System
4. New approaches in teaching and research
More than half of faculty members at Canadian universities have been hired since 2000. These scholars and scientists bring new approaches in learning and research to their classrooms and labs. They also bring international perspectives gained through their own studies and research partnerships. They’re innovative, interdisciplinary, collaborative and open to the world. AUCC estimates adapted from Statistics Canada, University and College Academic Staff System.
5. International experiences
About 25,000 undergraduate students take part in a study-abroad experience each year. AUCC estimates adapted from Statistics Canada, Postsecondary Student Information System
These international experiences help students become global citizens and prepare for future careers. More than half of employers polled said they would hire a student with study abroad experience over a candidate without these experiences. Council of Ontario Universities, Employment Outcomes of 2009 Graduates of Ontario University Undergraduate Programs, November 2012
6. Becoming global citizens
More than 1,300 Canadian students from three-quarters of Canada’s universities have participated in internships in developing and emerging countries through the CIDA-funded Students for Development since the program was launched in 2005. This is just one of many programs and courses that give undergraduates an opportunity to gain international experience and make a difference in communities around the world. AUCC figures (AUCC has been the managing body of the program over this time period and tracks participation each year for reporting to CIDA)
University Affairs is a magazine for and about Canada’s university community, printed 10 times a year and updated regularly online. Published continuously since 1959, University Affairs offers news, commentary, in-depth articles on a wide range of topics, and career advice for academics.
The award-winning magazine, owned by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, is also the largest source of career ads for people seeking academic positions in Canada.
A summary of university programs and services specifically tailored to Aboriginal students. The report includes data collected from a 2012 survey sent to Canadian universities.