Canada doesn't have the best university

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Subject: Canada doesn't have the best university
Yes, it is.

One question for McGillians:

Is McGill the best in LAW/ BUSINESS / FINE ARTS/ CS/ MATH /ENGINEERING?

If not, how could it be the best??

[28-07-2006,06:19]
Anonymous
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Give it a rest already.

There´s no doubt McGill isn´t that great in Business, Fine Arts, etc. but that isn´t the point.

The point is:

McGill is the best "RESEARCH" university. It´s obviously not the best at everything, but the school does have the best group of researchers that can attract the most money.

Research $$$ = Prestige

Why do you think York lacks prestige despite a great Fine Arts, Law, and Business school?

Well, York for it´s size (45,000 + students) attract relatively low research funding. It ranks somewhere between 20th and 25th in terms of attracting research $$$.

That´s pretty bad for a university with the 2nd or 3rd largest student body in Canada.




[28-07-2006,07:11]
Anonymous
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yes, ubc does good with its research and student body of 30,000
[28-07-2006,07:35]
Anonymous
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UBC has 30,000 Asian students and only 10,000 white students.

LOL

[28-07-2006,13:11]
Anonymous
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uoft has 85% white, 10% brown, 5% micellaneous
[28-07-2006,15:47]
Anonymous
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NEWS FLASH: UOFT IS CANADA´s BEST RESEARCH UNIVERSITY.

McGill students, ask your professors, and see what they say. I gaurantee you they say UofT. UofT is the definition of a research University.

[28-07-2006,16:23]
Anonymous
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The difference between UofT´s and McGill´s research isn´t enough to say one is better than the other unless you are looking at specific fields.

Though clearly both McGill and UofT are bigger research powerhouses than York.

[28-07-2006,19:39]
Anonymous
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I´d say UofT has quite a lead on other Canadian Universities despite what Research Infosource says.

Thomson Scientific, which is 10X larger and more reputable than Research Infosource published this:

http://scientific.thomson.com/press/2005/8290754/

Aside from that, THES, McGill´s ranking which they love because it´s the only one which place them ahead of UofT, gives UofT 22pts in the research category and McGill a whoping 8pts.

McGill is great, but I´d put UofT 1st, UBC 2nd, and McGill 3rd in terms of research.

[28-07-2006,20:17]
Anonymous
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UofT is only the biggest research university because it is the biggest university. In the end, it is just a question of how big is your science and engineering in comparison to your arts programs. York is an arts school, and arts professors tend to generate much less money for research, therefore york will rank lower in the research category... not to take anything away from yorks awesome arts programs(the business and law are better than UofT) but arts just doesnt generate research $$


Hey UofT.. lets put it this way, if waterloo was the size of UofT, then they would generate alot more research grants

[28-07-2006,20:42]
Anonymous
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York is an arts school, but UofT and McGill (and Queen´s, UBC, etc) still kill York in arts and humanities. The only exception is York´s fine arts program. Anything else, like English, philosophy, economics, history, etc. UofT and McGill are in a totally different league.

I´ll give you business. York undergrad business is better than UofT undergrad business and kills McGill, but UofT law is significantly better than Osgoode (Wasgoode). Seriously, you are talking about the Osgoode in the 1960´s. Ask people who are in law school or are applying to law school and they´ll tell you what I´m telling you: UofT law is the best in Canada. I would admit if Osgoode was better, but it´s just not true. It hasn´t been for a long time.

That last comment was retarded. No point addressing it.

Can a York student please explain to me why you think that York is so great in arts and humanities? Is it your faculty, courses, student body, library? Cause I don´t see anything great about any of York´s departments except for Schulich, Osgoode, and the fine arts program.

[28-07-2006,21:28]
Anonymous
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i go to york. we have great humanities professors who know their stuff. most arts students at york do not take school seriosly so it is easy to excel and get to know your teachers. more students at mcgill and uft are serios about studying arts and it is harder to stand out or be noticed by their teachers. that is why york is excelent for undergrad and uft for masters.
[28-07-2006,22:12]
Anonymous
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^ lol. worst sell for york ever!
[29-07-2006,03:32]
Anonymous



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