Why is Lakehead becoming so good? Suddenly!..

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Subject: Why is Lakehead becoming so good? Suddenly!..
Whether some people like it or not, it seems that Lakehead has suddenly become one of the top universities of Canada. Why? Here is why:

First, it is true that they have a better international reputation than Western, York, Waterloo, etc.

Second, international rankings like Guardian, UK have consistently ranked Lakehead among top 5 Canadian schools.

Third, even MacLeans started to recognize its success by ranking Lakehead 1st in the value added category. This means that MacLeans might rank Lakehead at top 3 (just like Guardian) in near future.

Fourth, the graduates of Lakehead have already proved themselves by ranking top in Ontario in terms of getting jobs withing two years of graduation. So they get jobs easier than UofT already. Thus, they are indeed very successful in the job market.

In short, Lakehead is gradually becoming the top school in Canada. I assume that they will be the top within the next couple of years.

[18-04-2006,04:17]
Anonymous
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OMG, even I´m a little convinced now lakehead has a reputation~
[18-04-2006,10:54]
Anonymous
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Yes, me too... I have also started to believe that Lakehead is a top-notch school.
[18-04-2006,13:49]
Anonymous
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Lakehead is probably one of the most prestigious schools in the world. In East Asia, it has now become a source of prestige to go to Lakehead!!
[18-04-2006,13:57]
Anonymous
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Lakehead is the TOP school in Canada. McGill and UofT are just using their credit from their prestige from the past. In reality, Lakehead is much better than the two. And plus, we r gradually being recognized as the top school of Canada.
[18-04-2006,14:03]
Anonymous
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First, it is NOT true that Lakehead has a better internation reputation. In actual fact, Lakehead has no reputation whatsoever. When major companies such as Microsoft and Google come looking for employees, they go straight to Waterloo or UofT. Lakehead is effectively unknown outside of Thunder Bay.

Second, The Guardian has officially ranked Lakehead at 20th in Canada. This nonsense about Lakehead being ranked 3rd is just that, nonsense. As well, Lakehead has been ranked 16th by Macleans (the top news magazine in Canada). Employers in Canada take the Macleans ranking very seriously.

Third, the value added catagory is meaningless. That catagory was only created as a consolation prize for substandard schools such as Lakehead. The read catagories such as "Best Overall", "Most Inovative", "Highest Quality" all placed the University of Waterloo at 1st place.

Fourth, Lakehead graduates are near the bottom of the list when applying for jobs. Employers prefer graduates from school with good reputations such as UofT, McGill, and Waterloo. Lakehead has absolutely no reputation within, or ouside of Canada. Lakehead graduates generally end up working at minimum wage jobs doing meaningless work.

In short, Lakehead will not be a top school anytime in the near future. This is due to their lack of reputation, and low quality faculty and students. If you are looking to go to a well ranked school with a good reputation, stay far away from Lakehead. However, if you have a low GPA and would still like to be able to attend university, Lakehead is a good match for you!

[18-04-2006,14:24]
Anonymous
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In toronto we call it lakewhat? That´s cause noones ever heard of it! Lakehead is ranked as one of the shittiest schools in the country by Macleans! Feel free to prove me wrong with another ranking, but you better give me a link, otherwise it proves it´s a lie!
[18-04-2006,14:30]
Anonymous
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Lakehead is not ranked 20th by Guardian; its Guardian ranking is simply 3. This is a FACT!!

Also, Lakehead is seriously becoming the best uni of Canada. Just look at the number of international students who are interested in Lakehead. This means that Lakehead is not only a top school in Canada, but also in the world.

Also, in national competitions, Lakehead students always beat the crap outta McGill and UofT students.

Lastly, Lakehead is getting much better faculty and students than it did in the past.

[18-04-2006,15:08]
Anonymous
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Lakehead is not becoming famous "suddenly."

Lakehead was already gradually becoming the top school in Canada. Right now, they have made it into top 3. They will soon rank 1st. And I am sure next year´s Macleans will rank them 1st or 2nd.

[18-04-2006,15:17]
Anonymous
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They are currently ranked 16th, and you think that in one year they are going to jump ahead of schools like Queens, Waterloo, and McMaster to first?? That is laughable to say the least! My predication is that they will stay at 16th where they belong.

And to clarify, The Guardian ranks them 20th! That is FACT! It makes much more sense that being ranked 3rd by one magazine and 16th by another. Besides, the Macleans ranking is much more reliable due to the fact that they are actually based in Canada and are the leading national news magazine in the country! This means they have better access to the campuses, better access to the faculty, and better knowledge of what Canadian employers think. However, that is besides the point, because The Guardian ranks them 20th in Canada anyways!

[18-04-2006,16:24]
Anonymous
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Guardian ranks them 3rd. The only reason why you believe in the wrong 20th argument is that you are toooo much influenced by MacLeans´ crap!!
[18-04-2006,16:52]
Anonymous
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Lakehead beats the rest!

Nothing but the best!

Go Go Lakehead Go!

[18-04-2006,18:40]
Anonymous



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