14 Canadian universities rank in global top 100 for sustainability

Published 06 December 2023

14 Canadian universities have ranked in the global top 100 for sustainability following the publication of the QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2024.

The University of Toronto headlined Canada's strong performance as it was named the most sustainable university in the world, with the University of British Columbia and Western University also ranking in the top 10. The full list of Canadian institutions in the top 100 can be found below.

U of T President Meric Gertler said: “The University of Toronto community is absolutely delighted by this recognition of our global leadership in sustainability. It is a wonderful tribute to the innovation and commitment of the many U of T faculty, students, staff and alumni who are dedicated to meeting every aspect of this great challenge of the 21st century."

The QS sustainability ranking evaluates universities based on data from the QS World University Rankings, including information from surveys and research output related to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. The ranking uses more than 75 data points, grouped into nine lenses, to rank institutions in three main categories: environmental impact, social impact, and governance.

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Canada Universities Ranked in 2024 Sustainability Top 100

  • University of Toronto
  • University of British Columbia
  • Western University
  • McGill University
  • University of Alberta
  • Queen's University at Kingston
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Ottawa
  • McMaster Universit
  • Université de Montréal
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Concordia University
  • Simon Fraser University

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