Comment on Maclean's rankings (new!)

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Subject: Comment on Maclean's rankings (new!)
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 - McGill always fares well. I?d say it?s around the level of say, Cornell, UPenn or Berkeley.

UofT is a very mixed bag - world-renowned in some areas (esp. engineering), rather marginal in others. In social sciences, UofT is marginal. It?s no better than say #75 in North America, well behind McGill and UBC (top 15-30), Western and Queen?s (top 50) and behind McMaster, SFU and York as well. In my own field, political science, McGill, York and Carleton are generally viewed to be the leaders - again UofT is marginal. In psychology, UofT seems to be kicking themselves for losing important faculty back in the 70s!

I?m going to limit myself to English Canada. I think we can say with confidence that McGill is #1 overall. UofT 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.

[25-05-2006,13:22]
Anonymous
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just stop this shit, we don´t need this
[25-05-2006,13:24]
Anonymous
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Can you post sources for social sciences and humanities rankings? Seriously cause I´ve been looking for them.

With regards to York, how can a university with such tiny library holdings and humanities departments be one of the best in Canada? Everyone says York is so great for social science and humanities, but I just can´t see it - their course offerings, publications, and holdings are too small. I know - I live near York and really investigated, I would rather have gone there for history than anywhere else. But UofT and McGill just blow York away for humanities. UofT also edges out McGill for history, classics, archaeology, etc, but not by much. I can believe York is tops for environmental sciences and undergrad biz (arguably) but after that just areas like women´s studies and Jewish studies.

[25-05-2006,13:36]
Anonymous
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Oh yeah, my criteria for UofT edging out McGill in those area is the number of faculty, course offerings, programs, and digs. I know McGill has better prof-student ratio and fewer TAs marking papers but that doesn´t matter too much to me.
[25-05-2006,13:41]
Anonymous
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Well, UofT is larger, so of curse they will have more faculty members, etc. If you base your decision on size, then every single Chinese uni. should be better than Canadian and US universities. Such is not the case of course.

Look at Times Higher Education Rankings if you need a ghood, trustable international Ranking.


[25-05-2006,14:52]
Anonymous
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here we go again... seriously, this has been debated over and over again and it´s overkill. Sooner or later, the disses will come, ppl will take shit personally, and we don´t go anywhere with this.

McGill and UofT are great schools. Why can´t we just leave it at that?

[25-05-2006,15:37]
Anonymous
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Coz students from both schools are not happy with the conept of being "equivalent" and "sharing the first spot".
[25-05-2006,17:46]
Anonymous
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THES rankings clearly show that McGill is number 1 in Canada, and 24 in the world.
[25-05-2006,20:24]
Anonymous
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The other world ranking clearly puts McGill at a jaw-dropping 67th place!
[25-05-2006,20:35]
Anonymous
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McGill is #1 in Canada (24th in the world), according to the only trustable world ranking. All other world rankings are bad, and are not accepted by academia throughout the world.
[25-05-2006,23:45]
Anonymous
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^ bullshit. the asian ranking is AS accepted as the THES ranking.
[25-05-2006,23:54]
Anonymous
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hey mista telco!
[26-05-2006,02:15]
Anonymous
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Hey, I´m the telco guy.

This is my first response to this thread.

I really couldn´t give a shit how university students rank other schools. Who cares what school you went to?

[26-05-2006,02:20]
Anonymous



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