McGill Univ is the top ranked of 10 Canadian university that were placed in the latest world university ranking by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a UK-based student services firm. McGill ranked 19th in the 2010 ranking of 400 institutions and was one of four that placed in the top 100 ahead of the Univ of Toronto (#29), Univ of British Columbia (#44) and Univ of Alberta (#78.) Other ranking Canadian universities are: Queen's Univ (#132), Univ of Montreal (#136), Univ of Waterloo (#145), McMaster Univ (#162), Univ of Western Ontario (#164) and Univ of Calgary (#165). Globally, the top three institutions are Cambridge Univ, Harvard Univ and Yale Univ. It should be noted that all Canadian entries slipped from their 2009 ranking.(www.top universities.com/sites-/default/files/QS_World_University_ranking_top500.pdf).