Canada's Egalitarian Debate

Daniel Zaretsky


The Canadian university system, principally public and administered by its provinces, is distinct and telling in terms of societal trade-offs. Its most salient distinction in contrast to the United States is the absence of an Ivy League equivalent for undergraduate education, with emphasis on system-wide consistent high calibre and low tuition cost.


Research University; North America; Canada; Low stratification in university sector; Tuition cost containment; Research university emphasis

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