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Canada’s Best Universities by Student Awards: Rankings 2023

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These figures show the five-year tally (2017-21) of the number of students, per 1,000, who have won national academic awards.

Medical Doctoral

RankUniversityUniversityNo. of AwardsNo. of Awards
1McGill6.4
*2UBC4.9
*2Toronto4.9
4Dalhousie3.5
5Ottawa3.4
6Queen's3.1
*7Alberta2.8
*7Western2.8
*9Calgary2.6
*9McMaster2.6
11Montréal2.4
12Laval2.3
13Sherbrooke1.8
14Manitoba1.7
15Saskatchewan1.5

Comprehensive

RankUniversityUniversityNo. of AwardsNo. of Awards
1Simon Fraser4.1
2Victoria3.3
3Waterloo3
4Carleton2.5
5UQAM2.3
6New Brunswick2.1
*7Concordia2
*7Memorial2
9York1.9
10Guelph1.8
*11Wilfrid Laurier1.1
*11Windsor1.1
13Brock0.9
14Toronto Metropolitan0.7
15Regina0.5

Primarily Undergraduate

RankUniversityUniversityNo. of AwardsNo. of Awards
1Saint Mary's1.3
2Mount Allison1.1
3UNBC1
*4UPEI0.9
*4St. Francis Xavier0.9
*6Acadia0.7
*6Bishop's0.7
*6Lethbridge0.7
*6Moncton0.7
*6Trent0.7
11Lakehead0.6
12Laurentian0.5
13Ontario Tech0.4
14Mount Saint Vincent0.3
15Nipissing0.2
*16Brandon0.1
*16St. Thomas0.1
*16Winnipeg0.1
19Cape Bretonnone

* Indicates a tie

More numbers behind the rankings:
Canada’s best universities by student/faculty ratio
Canada’s best universities by faculty awards
Canada’s best universities by social sciences and humanities grants
Canada’s best universities by medical/science grants
Canada’s best universities by total research dollars
Canada’s best universities by operating budget
Canada’s best universities by library expenses
Canada’s best universities by library acquisitions
Canada’s best universities by scholarships and bursaries
Canada’s best universities by students services
Canada’s best universities by reputation