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University Skylines in Canada

Pretty straightforward...photos/discussion about the skylines (or you can branch off to discussing the campus in general or whatever you want) of our fine post-secondary institutions.

I'll start by providing a photo of what I consider to be a pretty decent skyline, that of the University of Alberta.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi.../40/U_of_A.jpg

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University of Calgary, slightly out of date, but it gives you a good idea. There are currently about 6 buildings UC in the area, including several high rises.


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Trying to separate U of O from Ottawa's downtown would be tricky.
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Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) - St. John's

Easily one of the ugliest university campuses in North America. The old core is quite nice, and some of the newer buildings are lovely - but the bulk of the university dates from the Smallwood era when industrial architecture from the Canadian mainland were considered superior to our outdated heritage styles by the authorities.

That's not a slight, by the way - I literally mean industrial architecture. Smallwood thought we should live and work in buildings that looked like factories in southern Ontario.

The campus is located adjacent to Pippy Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America - which, unfortunately, pushes St. John's out to either side, giving the illusion of a city that is much smaller than it's actual (still small, of course) size. It's divided in half by the Prince Phillip Parkway, a major four-lane commuter route that's effectively the ring road for post-war St. John's. It has a tunnel network, the Munnels, as well as large skywalks - including one that houses the main cafeteria and food court.

But it is the largest university in Atlantic Canada, and growing considerably. In addition, Newfoundland has - by far - the lowest tuition in the country behind Quebec. The Province also decided to abolish the provincial portion of student loans, providing non-repayable grants instead. For local students, MUN will be, by far, the least expensive post-secondary education option in North America with an average cost for a four-year degree well under $20,000.

Memorial is generally recognized as a good school in most disciplines, but it is renowned around the world for its folklore and marine-related programming. Especially folklore. It is one of the top universities in the world in that field.











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And a few slightly outdated aerials from Bing maps.

The old core:



The bulk of the campus:



Some of the outlying buildings are interesting enough, such as the world-famous Marine Institute:

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I love the colour of St. John's in those winter pics.
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Université de Montréal

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My alma mater UBC looking North:

Looking South:

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To my Maritime eyes, some of these western campuses don't give me that university feeling. I know it's not fair to compare 200 year old schools to ones that are relatively new, but it's ingrained in me that universities have charming old architecture, ivy, and bucolic vistas.
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And then there is Arthur Erickson's UofL:
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To my Maritime eyes, some of these western campuses don't give me that university feeling. I know it's not fair to compare 200 year old schools to ones that are relatively new, but it's ingrained in me that universities have charming old architecture, ivy, and bucolic vistas.
University of Alberta

Old Arts Building:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Canada_02.jpg



Corbett Hall

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Canada_08A.jpg



St. Joseph's College

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Canada_06A.jpg

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these poke the sky at UWO

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It's fascinating how each university has a slightly different lay out and relationship to its community.

At Queen's, I like how everyone could walk to the "student ghetto", and how Kingston has so many old buildings. At UofT and McGill, I like how seamlessly it integrates with the city. At UofC, I like how connected the campus is to itself and how dynamic it is, like a living campus, with new buildings constantly built amid older ones. At UBC, I like how it's surrounded by what is essentially rainforest and nude beaches.

To be improved:
-The area surrounding UofC is little by little beginning to develop FINALLY. For decades, the local CA's have put a stop to all integration.
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Sir Wilfred Grenfell Campus of the Memorial University of Newfoundland - Corner Brook

Grenfell is Memorial's second campus on the west coast of the island. It offers full programs in some fields but, if I understand correctly, for the most part, it serves as place where students from the centre-west of the island can complete their general studies ahead of moving to St. John's to get into the meat of their degrees.

It has (locally) renowned visual arts and environmental sciences programming.













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The University of Saskatchewan "skyline":


IMG_3990
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IMG_2494
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Aerial view of the campus
by University of Saskatchewan, on Flickr

DELEET by University of Saskatchewan, on Flickr

Aerial view of campus by University of Saskatchewan, on Flickr

It's really lovely at ground level, I promise!


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IMG_3024
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Looking towards the Bowl under a canopy of trees
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St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS:


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And then there is Arthur Erickson's UofL:
I do love that building. I visited it last summer.

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University of Manitoba. It was built in what are now Winnipeg's southern suburbs long before the city ever grew to its present size... back then it was in the middle of farm fields.



Inner campus:



It is a somewhat decentralized faculty...the health sciences faculties (med, dentistry, etc.) are located on a different campus close to downtown, and a number of the agriculture facilities are located south of town.
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The University of Saskatchewan does look good at street level.

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Best aerial of St. FX ever. For me St. FX, Acadia, Bishops, and Mt. Allison are perfect. They're all in tiny college towns and have that old money feel to them.
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