McMaster excels in student satisfaction, teaching, education, says report

October 27, 2011

The Globe and Mail newspaper has released its Canadian University Report and once
again McMaster leads the country when it comes to satisfied students, high-quality
education and teaching.

According to the report, released Tuesday, McMaster - described as one of "Canada's
Ivy League" schools - is tops in the country in instructors' teaching style, student-
faculty interaction and providing research opportunities.

The University was ranked second in student satisfaction, buildings and facilities,
student residences, campus atmosphere, environmental commitment, work-play
balance, recreation and athletics.

"Reports such as this offer a glimpse of the University at a particular time," said
University President Patrick Deane. "But McMaster's consistently high placement is
encouraging, especially in areas such as teaching, learning and research."

The report listed the BTech, Engineering and Management and Music Cognition
programs as "programs you may not know but should", and a related news story
prominently features comments from Deane and highlights fourth-year anthropology
student Ana-Maria Dragomir and Canada Research Chair and McMaster Professor Megan
Brickley.

The Canadian University Report reflects the opinions of more than 30,000
undergraduate students from across the country on topics such as student satisfaction,
quality of education, campus technology, environmental commitment and interaction
with faculty.

Maclean's magazine released its own set of rankings Thursday which also show that
McMaster is among the top universities in the country.

The University maintained its sixth spot among the fifteen schools in the
medical/doctoral category, and ranked highly in terms of total research dollars, student
services and overall reputation.

The Canadian University Report can be found href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/">here.

The Maclean's rankings can be found href="http://oncampus.macleans.ca/education/rankings/">here.