Top grades for UVic

UVic did very well in this year’s post-secondary fall rankings season. The university placed first out of the 11 comprehensive universities that participated in the annual Maclean’s magazine rankings of Canadian universities. UVic placed second in its category in the amount of medical and science grants it attracts, and also scored high for its overall ability to attract research funding, support for its libraries and support for scholarships and bursaries. Last year, UVic placed third in the comprehensive category.

“Year after year in various surveys, UVic is ranked among the top universities in the country, and we’re always pleased to see that confirmed,” says UVic President David Turpin. “It’s a testament to our talented faculty and staff and to our outstanding students and a reflection of their commitment to UVic.”

This year Maclean’s gathered all its data from third-party sources. None of the participating universities submitted data or material to the survey.

UVic also received an A- in the 2007 Globe and Mail’s University Report Card on students’ overall satisfaction with their university experience. UVic sent the Globe and Mail survey out to all its registered students, ensuring that the university’s ratings were based on the opinions of its whole student body, not just those who registered with the database, as was the case in previous years.

UVic’s campus environment and atmosphere received top marks as did its computing equipment, online resources, the library, and faculty’s knowledge of subject matter. UVic’s tolerance for diverse opinions and ideas also received an A-.

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