What's the difference between colleges/universities/institutes in Canada(I know in America they refer to universities as colleges as though they were the same, it's different here though). I think that colleges offer a more 'hands on' techincal approach, where as a university offers a more academic knowledge/theory based approach. What does an 'institute' offer then... in particular what would the 'University of Ontario Institute of Technology' offer? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Ontario_Institute_of_Technology I'm thinking about attending this university for a health sciences degree but first I want to make sure that the degree I would receive would be a legit degree... would it be viewed by the workforce the same way a BHSc would be viewed from say the University of Toronto? What about grad school... what would be the best way to gurantee that if I wanted to attend grad school or medical school that this degree would be acceptable... can you just contact the school you plan on attending and ask them if in 4 years time when you potentially graduate with this degree that you could apply to their graduate programs? Thanks for reading this... I also wasn't sure where this should go, I know we have a 'career guidance' and forums geared more towards schooling but I felt this was more of a general discussion topic. (Since my main question is the distinction between university/college/institute).