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Canadian universities slip in global ranking

University of Toronto is once again Canada's highest-rated university, according to Times Higher Education.
University of Toronto is once again Canada's highest-rated university, according to Times Higher Education. File photo

Canadian universities are slipping in a global ranking based on learning environment, research, innovation and other performance indicators.

Eight Canadian universities made the top 200 in the Times Higher Education ranking, and of those, only one — the University of Toronto — held its position at number 20.

The University of British Columbia and McGill cracked the top 50.

Another, the University of Victoria, jumped into the top 200 at number 173.

The University of Alberta, meanwhile, slipped from number 109 last year to number 124 in 2014.

The other Canadian universities to crack the top 200 are McMaster, the University of Montreal and the University of Ottawa.

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A look at the rankings of Canadian universities according to Times Higher Education.
A look at the rankings of Canadian universities according to Times Higher Education. Times Higher Education

The organization uses 13 criteria to evaluate and rank eligible universities.

Schools are excluded if they don’t teach undergraduates, have too narrow a focus or if their research output was less than 1,000 articles between 2009 and 2013.

American universities still dominate the list, with Caltech, Harvard, Oxford, Standford and Cambridge rounding out the top five. But they are also losing ground as Asia’s leading universities continue their steady climb.

With files from Global News