Why Ottawa?

Do you know that Ottawa is the most educated city in Canada? The fourth largest city in Canada has the greatest number of engineers, scientists, and Ph. Ds per capita than any other city in the country. Being the hub of political, social, educational, and cultural activities, it can be rightly called one of the most desirable places to live in Canada.

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  • Ottawa is one of the youngest cities in the country. Almost half of the people in the national capital region are under the age of 35.
  • The city hosts over 7.3 million tourists every year who spend around $1.8 billion. 
  • Ottawa houses 1800 technology companies employing more than 76,000 people.
  • According to MoneySense Magazine, Ottawa has been declared the best place to live in Canada. The award was given based on rent affordability, employment rates, and more. Ottawa has won that afford many times. During the evaluation, Ottawa also earned recognition for being pedestrian, transit, and newcomer-friendly. 
  • Canadian Business Magazine declared Ottawa the 14th best place in the world and the 3rd best world in North America. The award was based on economy, political system, education, schools, health, housing and environment.
  • In 2013, Ottawa received the gold-level Bicycle Friendly Community Award.
  • According to RE/Max Canadian Liveability Report, Ottawa’s neighbourhood Centretown is ranked as the third best for the top neighbourhoods for high liveability criteria in City.  
  • Canadian Business ranked Ottawa as one of the best places to live in Canada.
  • Canada was also declared the best tech hub to live and work in Canada.

Why MARS and Carleton?

The MARS group works on cutting-edge applied electromagnetic problems with focus on intellectual satisfaction, hands training and skill development, great work culture and strong team spirit. Furthermore,  the Carleton University is recognized for several strengths that make it a good choice for students:

  • Student Success: Graduated 13 M.A.Sc. students and 4 Ph.D. students, with 3 University Thesis Medals and 7 medal nominations for graduate thesis work.
  • > 76% journal publications with students as first authors in various peer-reviewed international IEEE and OSA > journals.
  • > 92% with students as first authors in various peer-reviewed international IEEE conferences.
  • Diverse Programs: Carleton offers a wide range of programs, including 65 areas of study such as public affairs, journalism, film studies, engineering, high technology, and international studies.
  • Strategic Location: Located in Ottawa, it’s close to the nation’s government and various organizations, providing students with unique opportunities for internships and research.
  • Research Opportunities: It’s a research-intensive university, where innovative teaching meets cutting-edge research to solve real-life problems.
  • Quality Education: Carleton is among the best comprehensive universities in Canada, with award-winning faculty and state-of-the-art facilities.
  • High Rankings: It consistently ranks high in university rankings, reflecting its excellence in education, research, and student satisfaction.
  • Community Engagement: The university has a strong connection with the community and offers experiential learning opportunities in every program.

These factors contribute to Carleton’s reputation as a productive and impactful institution for higher education.