UBC sews up silver spot in national standings
Ranking moves up in student body categories
For the third year in a row, UBC has secured second position overall
in rankings of Canada's medical/doctoral universities, according
to the annual survey published this week in Maclean's magazine.
"We are pleased that our second spot in the Maclean's rankings
reflects the fact that UBC is one of Canada's outstanding national
educational resources," said UBC President Martha Piper.
"Earning the silver spot in these rankings for the third year
in a row shows that students, faculty and staff are deeply committed
to UBC's Trek 2000 vision of a great university in a great city."
The key strategies of Trek 2000 include improved access to education
through greater financial support for students, encouraging curricula
that include opportunities for undergraduate research, and attracting
The University of Toronto again placed first overall in the category,
which ranks 15 universities with a broad range of PhD programs and
research as well as medical schools. Queen's University placed third.
For the second year running, UBC was ranked first in percentage
of faculty with PhDs and in faculty receiving humanities and social
science research grants.
UBC improved or maintained its status in five of the seven Student
Key gains include a move from eighth to third in the proportion
of students who graduate and moving from third to second spot in
terms of students whose average is 75 per cent or higher. UBC also
maintained second place for the average entering grades for students.
The Maclean's ranking measures the undergraduate experience
at Canadian universities, comparing post-secondary institutions
in three groupings: medical/doctoral, comprehensive and primarily