Queen's first in class in Globe and Mail university rankings
Queen’s takes the top spot again this year with the most ‘A’ grades for large, medium or small universities and a first place ranking in overall student satisfaction, in the annual Globe and Mail Canadian University Report.
The Globe report ranks Canadian universities on 19 indicators of student experience developed through a student survey.
“Queen’s quality shines through in these results on teaching and the learning environment, inside and outside the classroom,” says Principal Daniel Woolf. “With its focus on student experience, the Globe Report helps us to focus first and foremost on students and meeting their needs.”
Queen’s receives an ‘A+’ in the Reputation with Employer category, reflecting a high degree of job readiness and student preparedness for workplace situations and environments. Recent career fairs on campus, organized jointly by Queen’s Career Services and the Kingston Economic Development Corporation, have been the best ever attended by both employers and students.
An ‘A-’ in City Satisfaction further highlights the strong and collaborative relationship between the Queen’s community and the City of Kingston. It is estimated that at least 80 per cent of Queen’s students have volunteered in the community by the time they graduate. The City is further supporting students’ role as citizens through implementation of the Queen’s-Kingston town-gown strategic plan.
‘A’ grades in both Libraries and Athletics and Recreation reflect the university’s commitment to supporting students’ ideas and initiative by helping them reach their personal and learning goals both academically and through extra-curricular learning experiences.
The Globe and Mail Canadian University Report 2012 is the first of three annual national rankings that will be released this fall. Maclean’s University Rankings will be published later this week and Research InfoSource rankings are expected in November.