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Subject: Canadian Universities
(in NO particular order)

Top Tier
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UofT
UBC
McGill

Second Tier
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Waterloo
Queen´s
Western
McMaster
Alberta
Montreal
Laval

Third Tier
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Concordia
York
Guelph
Laurier
Dalhousie
Calgary


Bottom Tier
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Nippising
Lakehead
UOIT
Brock

[17-07-2006,20:35]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Canadian Universities)
where´s laurentian and ottawa
[17-07-2006,20:37]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Canadian Universities)
third tier.
[17-07-2006,20:39]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Canadian Universities)
wow no bias there... obviously someone hates Lakehead
[17-07-2006,20:53]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Canadian Universities)
Lakehead would be next to Nippising and Brock. Agree?
[17-07-2006,20:57]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Canadian Universities)
Lakehead is top tier, they prove it in every competition they enter.
[17-07-2006,20:58]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Canadian Universities)
^ What´s wrong with you and those York students?


No where you stand. Lakehead is a fine University, but in comparison to others, it ranks low.

[17-07-2006,21:04]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Canadian Universities)
*know
[17-07-2006,21:04]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Canadian Universities)
Lakehead ranked 2nd in the OEC, is that low compared to other universities?

Lakehead ranked 3rd in the ICBC, is that low compaired to the 40 other universities that competed?

Maybe this is why we are "low" compaired to other universities:

(Thunder Bay ? May 31, 2006) After placing second overall at the American Institute of Steel Construction/American Society of Civil Engineers Mid-West Regional Student Steel Bridge Competition in March, Lakehead University?s Civil Engineering Steel Bridge team went to Salt Lake City, Utah, with a new bridge design and a drive to succeed.

In competition at the 15th Annual US National Student Steel Bridge Competition against 45 other university teams, Lakehead?s team placed 5th overall and took home 1st place in the aesthetics category.





[17-07-2006,21:12]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Canadian Universities)
How can a school rank low if it ranks in the top tier in every category?


[17-07-2006,21:19]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Canadian Universities)
Lakheader,

Winning a few competitions doesn´t mean a whole lot. UofT, McGill, and Waterloo have won numerous international championships - beating out schools like Harvard, Yale, Berkeley, Oxbridge, etc....but that doesn´t mean that now we rank higher.

UofT consistently wins the World Debating Championship against Oxford, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, etc. but that doesn´t mean we´re a better University.

[17-07-2006,21:23]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Canadian Universities)
Yes i agree. School competitions mean everything. It is the only true way to rank schools. That´s why in 2 years OUIT will equal MIT. I suggest that schools stop teaching useless things like calculus and communication skills, and focus all their energy on how to win competitions,that way when the students come out of university they can use that knowledge to win more school competitions but fail at life.
There are probably alot of lakeheaders judging these competitions.

[17-07-2006,21:26]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Canadian Universities)
inter university competition is a pretty good way to measure a university, what would you rather people look at? Macleans magasine? ha what a joke.

Lucky for lakehead we didnt stop learning those useless calculus and communication skills or else we wouldnt have kicked so much ass this year in everything.


[17-07-2006,21:48]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Canadian Universities)
The fact that you just spelt "magazine", "magasine" nullifies anything you just said.
[17-07-2006,21:52]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Canadian Universities)
the harvard UofT thing is not really a good comparison, UofT is a school with 60,000 kids, Harvard has 8,000.
UofT students cannot buy their way into school, harvard students can. Harvard is a great school, but its 1/10 smart kids, and 9/10 rich kids.. and sadly being rich doesnt help when everyone is on a level playing field and so they lose to UofT

[17-07-2006,21:53]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Canadian Universities)
People who hate Macleans hate it because their school does shitty. No other reason. Macleans gives a bunch of stats to look at without rankings.
[17-07-2006,21:53]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Canadian Universities)
i may not be able to spell "magazine" but i bet i could do calculations that would make your head spin
[17-07-2006,21:55]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Canadian Universities)
people hate macleans because they take a bunch of stats that dont mean anything and they use them to rank entire schools; 1,2,3,4,5.... People really want to know about the quality of education a school offers and macleans decieves readers into thinking thats what theyre getting.
[17-07-2006,21:59]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Canadian Universities)
"i may not be able to spell "magazine" but i bet i could do calculations that would make your head spin"

Good luck with your "calculations", Rainman. Here, in Canada, knowing how to use the English language effectively will help you greatly.

[17-07-2006,23:49]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Canadian Universities)
"people hate macleans because they take a bunch of stats that dont mean anything and they use them to rank entire schools; 1,2,3,4,5.... People really want to know about the quality of education a school offers and macleans decieves readers into thinking thats what theyre getting."

How is it that you kids get accepted into University?

Dude, how do you expect to get an idea of an institutions quality if you don´t use the stats provided by Macleans? Is library holdings, alumni support, entering average, class sizes, reputation, quality of faculty, money given to students, facilities, etc. etc. not related to the quality of a University? Is Macleans, USNEWS, THES, World University Rankings, etc. all missing some key information that you have?

Please, man. Just because the numbers aren´t in your favour doesn´t mean that it is all bullshit.

Grow up.

[17-07-2006,23:54]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Canadian Universities)
look whos talking, "Dude"

FACULTY 16% Who cares about faculty awards when choosing an undergraduate university? The stupidest professor you could ever find will still understand well beyond any material youll ever have to learn.

LIBRARY (12%) All schools have huge vast libraries, any differences are minuscule and will not effect your quality of education at all, yet its worth 12%.

REPUTATION (19%) this is total bullshit because to employers a degree is a degree. And even so the stat is even more messed up becasue 40% of the recipiants are professors working at some university who are mostly so sheltered in their nerd ways that they have never had a real job in industry outside of university.

FINANCES (12%) no beef with this

STUDENT BODY (22% to 23% of final score) Entering grades effect the caliber of students at the institution in first year, then all the weaker students are weeded out anyway... Laurentian and Lakehead have a much higher failure rate than say UofT. This category doesnt say anything about the quality of education.

CLASSES (17% to 18%) - differences in class size are minuscule yet 18% final grade is alloted to class size?



So tell me again, how is macleans not total bullshit?






[18-07-2006,02:14]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Canadian Universities)
"Dude, how do you expect to get an idea of an institutions quality if you don?t use the stats provided by Macleans?"

I would research the course content of the program i was planning on taking. But then again i could be smart like you and go look in macleans magazine and just pick a university near the top of the page.

[18-07-2006,02:29]
Anonymous



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