Being geographically the United States northern neighbor and being ten times smaller in population, Canada is often overshadowed by the USA. Nonetheless, Canada ranks very highly in terms of scientific output. For example, in 2008 Canada ranked sixth in the world in terms of the number of the absolute number scientific papers published and their frequency of citation. Indeed a world class research infrastructure and funding system exists in Canada. Therefore, Canada may be an excellent option for international students considering graduate education in Chemistry or related fields. Overall, the University system is similar to the USA but there are notable differences.
In this presentation, an introduction to the graduate school opportunities for American and other international students in Canada will be provided. The advantages and potential disadvantages of pursuing a Master's or Ph.D. in Canada as a 'foreign' student will be discussed.
Tom Woo is currently the Assistant Chair in the department in charge of graduate studies and was the graduate chair at the University of Western Ontario from 2003-2005, before moving to the University of Ottawa.