Université Laval, a major university

Since its founding, Université Laval has been training, equipping, and guiding the decision makers who grapple with the major issues of society. Through the advancement and sharing of knowledge, its culture of excellence, and its global outlook, our academic community contributes to the development and international profile of our province. Still today, with the world at a crossroads, Université Laval plays a bigger role than ever in Québec City and on the national and international scene, both as a catalyst for change and a visionary institution where knowledge, curiosity, and innovation are part of everyday life.


As the first French-language university in the Americas, known for its global perspective and commitment to the highest standards, Université Laval contributes to the advancement of society by:

training skilled, responsible individuals who promote change, and
advancing and sharing knowledge in a high-energy research and development environment.


The first French-speaking university in America, open to the world and driven by a culture of excellence, Université Laval contributes to the development of society:
through the training of competent, responsible and promoters of change,
through advancement and sharing of knowledge
in a dynamic environment of research and creation.


The actions of members of the university community put the student’s success first and reflect the following core institutional values:
Respect for the diversity of people, societies, knowledge and ways of thinking
the humanistic and ethical approach
the development of critical thought and judgment
individual and collective commitment, and leadership
promoting creation, innovation and excellence

A shared, stimulating and forward-thinking vision mobilizes members of the university community: to become one of the best universities in the world. To this end, Université Laval intends to stand out by being:
a comprehensive university, which is recognized as an institution of international reputation for its students and its valuable training programs
a state-of-the-art university in research and creation that is renowned nationally and internationally for the exceptional quality of its achievements
an open university that promotes the exchange, cooperation and participation of its members in major global issues
a university committed to its community which, in keeping with its fundamental mission, its autonomy and its responsibilities, builds fruitful partnerships with all components of society
a model university that enables all members of its community to flourish, develop their potential and assert themselves in a dynamic, stimulating, diverse and respectful institutional environment
a modern university that is committed to sustainable development and responsibly managing its resources


Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has evolved into Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation. They are proud to be one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, driven to invent and innovate.
Their students have the opportunity to learn from and work with preeminent thought leaders through our multidisciplinary network of teaching and research faculty, alumni and partners.
The ideas, innovations and actions of more than 560,000 graduates continue to have a positive impact on the world.

The University of Toronto is committed to being an internationally significant research university, with undergraduate, graduate and professional programs of excellent quality.

Purpose of the University
The University of Toronto is dedicated to fostering an academic community in which the learning and scholarship of every member may flourish, with vigilant protection for individual human rights, and a resolute commitment to the principles of equal opportunity, equity and justice.

Within the unique university context, the most crucial of all human rights are the rights of freedom of speech, academic freedom, and freedom of research. And we affirm that these rights are meaningless unless they entail the right to raise deeply disturbing questions and provocative challenges to the cherished beliefs of society at large and of the university itself.

It is this human right to radical, critical teaching and research with which the University has a duty above all to be concerned; for there is no one else, no other institution and no other office, in our modern liberal democracy, which is the custodian of this most precious and vulnerable right of the liberated human spirit.

Objectives of the University of Toronto
The University of Toronto is determined to build on its past achievements and so enhance its research and teaching. The University anticipates that it will remain a large university. It will continue to exploit the advantages of size by encouraging scholarship in a wide range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, sciences and the professions. It will continue to value its inheritance of colleges and federated universities that give many students an institutional home within the large University. It will strive to make its campuses attractive settings for scholarly activity.


The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning.

As one of the world’s leading universities, the University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.

Academic Freedom
The University is independent and cherishes and defends free inquiry and scholarly responsibility.

Advancing and Sharing Knowledge
The University supports scholarly pursuits that contribute to knowledge and understanding within and across disciplines, and seeks every opportunity to share them broadly.

The University, through its students, faculty, staff, and alumni, strives for excellence and educates students to the highest standards.

The University acts with integrity, fulfilling promises and ensuring open, respectful relationships.

Mutual Respect and Equity
The University values and respects all members of its communities, each of whom individually and collaboratively makes a contribution to create, strengthen, and enrich our learning environment.

Public Interest
The University embodies the highest standards of service and stewardship of resources and works within the wider community to enhance societal good.


Our vision
The University of Ottawa will offer an unparalleled university experience and, through outstanding teaching and research,play a vital role in defining the world of tomorrow. We will instil in each of our graduates an ethic of service, a culture of engagement and an awareness of shared responsibility that will prepare them for global citizenship.
Our mission
We are unique because of our location in the heart of the nation’s capital, our bilingualism and commitment to the promotion of French culture in Ontario, and the excellence of our scholarship. As a research-intensive university, we provide our students with an outstanding education and enrich the intellectual, economic and cultural life of Canada, helping our country play an important and valued role among the nations of the world.

The University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual (English-French) university in the world. Located at the heart of Canada’s capital, we have ready access to the great institutions of our country. Our advances in social sciences, health, engineering, science and the humanities make uOttawa a unique place to learn, grow and excel.

Over the coming decade, the University of Ottawa will be launching key initiatives that relate directly to its core values.

Putting students at the centre of our educational mission
Enabling our staff to grow as individuals and as a group
Creating and sharing knowledge
Promoting bilingualism and strengthening Francophone communities
Practising and promoting an ethic of service and civic responsibility


Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world.

Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities.

Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Trent’s unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration.

In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent’s students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues.

Trent’s Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while the Durham GTA campus offers a close-knit community with an urban vibe, conveniently located in Oshawa, 40 minutes from downtown Toronto.

Objects and
purposes of
3. The objects and purposes of the University are,
(a) the advancement of learning and the dissemination of knowledge; and

(b) the intellectual, social, moral and physical development of its members and the betterment of society.


Uplifting the Whole People
The University of Alberta has had the vision to be one of the world’s great universities for the public good since its inception. This university is dedicated to the promise made by founding president Henry Marshall Tory that “… knowledge shall not be the concern of scholars alone. The uplifting of the whole people shall be its final goal.”

This vision endures as the university strives to improve the lives of people in Alberta, across Canada, and around the world.

The university motto, quaecumque vera, means “whatsoever things are true” and is taken from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Philippians, Chapter 4, Verse 8, in the Latin Vulgate version of the Bible.

Within a vibrant and supportive learning environment, the University of Alberta discovers, disseminates, and applies new knowledge through teaching and learning, research and creative activity, community involvement, and partnerships. The U of A gives a national and international voice to innovation in our province, taking a lead role in placing Canada at the global forefront.

To inspire the human spirit through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery, and citizenship in a creative community, building one of the world’s great universities for the public good.

Aboriginal Acknowledgement
The University of Alberta acknowledges the traditional territory on which we stand and thanks the diverse Indigenous peoples whose footsteps have marked this territory for centuries, such as Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis and Nakota Sioux.

The University of Alberta is a board-governed public institution whose board members include representatives of the public, staff, faculty, and students, including representatives of the Students’ Union and the Graduate Students’ Association.

Board of Governors’ Chair: Michael Phair

The senate is an independent advisory body of community leaders that plays a critical role in linking with the community and enhancing the reputation of the university. The senate also selects honorary degree recipients.


The University of Lethbridge fosters an environment that meets the educational and personal needs of students through excellent teaching, exposure to research, interaction with professors and instructors, academic advising, counseling, and cultural, recreational and extracurricular programs.

We value and support many approaches to teaching and learning, and strive to be a leader in using teaching tools, techniques, and technologies to facilitate, ameliorate, and refine the educational experience.


Quebec business leaders founded HEC Montréal at the turn of the 20th century to help francophones assume the levers of business and economic power in their own province. Since then, HEC Montréal has asserted its leadership as a dynamic player in its own community, where it remains deeply rooted, as well as on the world stage. Drawing on a remarkable pool of world-class teachers and researchers — experts in every field of management — the School plays a key role in advancing society through groundbreaking teaching that integrates innovative content and methods at all levels; pioneering research that continuously pushes the boundaries of management science; and fruitful partnerships that enable the transfer of new knowledge and fresh perspectives. As testimony to its excellence, HEC Montréal was the ¬first business school in North America to be awarded the three most prestigious international accreditations in its field.

Francophone, community-based, open to the world, HEC Montréal, a world-class university in management, contributes to the growth of society by exercising leadership in all its fields of activity: teaching at all levels. cycles, research and community services.
HEC Montréal intends to play a leading role in all spheres of activity, with a focus on:
• the training of a management succession experienced in the new requirements of the business world;
• the international positioning of the institution and the multiplication of its networks of influence and collaboration;
• the production of cutting-edge research and its transfer to organizations.


The Université de Montréal is one of the world’s leading research universities.


McGill University is one of Canada’s best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. With students coming to McGill from some 150 countries, our student body is the most internationally diverse of any research-intensive university in the country. McGill was founded in 1821 thanks to a generous bequest by James McGill, and since then, we’ve grown from a small college to a bustling university with two campuses, 10 faculties, some 300 programs of study, and 40,000 students. The University also partners with four affiliated teaching hospitals to graduate over 1,000 health care professionals each year.

The mission of McGill University is the advancement of learning and the creation and dissemination of knowledge, by offering the best possible education, by carrying out research and scholarly activities judged to be excellent by the highest international standards, and by providing service to society.

In fulfilling its mission, McGill University embraces the principles of academic freedom,integrity, responsibility, equity, and inclusiveness.