Comments on the Maclean's Rankings

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Subject: Comments on the Maclean's Rankings
Canada doesn´t have anything like the NRC rankings, or anything for grad school. And the Maclean´s rankings are a joke.

Where I´ve seen Canadian grad programs ranked internationally - UofT always fares well. I´d say it´s around the level of say, Michigan or Wisconsin.

McGill is a very mixed bag - world-renowned in some areas (esp. medicine), rather marginal in others. When I saw the rankings for social science disciplines, for example...I don´t know how it fared so well. In econ, McGill is marginal. It´s no better than say #75 in North America, well behind UofT and UBC (top 25-30), Western and Queen´s (top 50) and behind McMaster, SFU and York as well. In my own field, political science, UofT, York and Carleton are generally viewed to be the leaders - again McGill is marginal. In sociology, McGill seems to be kicking themselves for losing Wallerstein back in the 70s!

I´m going to limit myself to English Canada. I think we can say with confidence that UofT is #1 overall. McGill and UBC would probably be tied for 2nd. Runners up would probably include Alberta, McMaster and York and maybe SFU, Western Ontario and Queen´s. But it varies across fields. York is esp. strong in history and social sciences, for example, probably in the top 3 in Canada in these areas overall - but marginal elsewhere. A breakdown by field would be interesting for Canada if anyone´s in the loop.


[25-05-2006,08:12]
Anonymous
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thanks for being a troll. :)
[25-05-2006,09:13]
Anonymous
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dont blame him, hes an artsy.


[25-05-2006,11:04]
Anonymous
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The view of the original poster is unbiased and analyse the topic with breath and depth.

This thread is one of the very best that I have read recently on this forum. Other threads are just simply trolls or BS!

[25-05-2006,11:51]
Anonymous
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maybe its the telco guy lol
[25-05-2006,12:41]
Anonymous
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Unbiased? This is the most biased entry so far? How come UofT is ranked higher than McGill in all international rankings. That´s a LIE.

McGill is ALWAYS ranked higher with the exception of that Asian university´s rankings, which noone views trustable.

[25-05-2006,13:15]
Anonymous
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relax, that guy was trying to pull your strings, he´s a troll
[25-05-2006,13:22]
Anonymous
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dude, the asian ranking is just as trusted as the THES in academia.
[25-05-2006,13:43]
Anonymous
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thes rankings are the most accurate.

[25-05-2006,16:15]
Anonymous
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^ because it suits you?

look at how they actually do the rankings and make your decision.

[25-05-2006,20:18]
Anonymous
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I agree; THES rankings are the most accurate. God knows what the real jobs of those Asian uni´s employers are. How come a stupid Asian uni can rank world universities? It is degrading if one of you guys think that crappy ass ranking is good.
[25-05-2006,20:24]
Anonymous
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^ you haven´t given one good reason why it is a bad ranking. i can give you reasons why the THES ranking is inaccurate though.
[25-05-2006,20:37]
Anonymous



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