McGill tops Maclean’s ranking for 12th straight year


For the 12th year in a row, Maclean’s magazine has ranked McGill as the top university in Canada among institutions with medical schools and a broad range of PhD programs
Published: 26Oct2016

McGill once again ranked first in the “medical-doctoral” category in scholarships and bursaries for students, as well as in social sciences and humanities grants relative to faculty size. Maclean’s published the results online Wednesday evening.

“Our leading position in scholarships and bursaries in this ranking underscores our commitment to ensuring accessibility to education for all talented students, regardless of their financial means,” said Principal Suzanne Fortier.

“As we always note, rankings are not an exact science, and different rankings measure different things,” Prof. Fortier added. “But we are proud of the qualities and efforts that have kept us atop the Maclean’s ranking for the past 12 years.”

McGill maintained the top spot despite having a per-student operating budget in the bottom 25 per cent of the 49 universities in the Maclean’s rankings. Quebec universities comprise the bottom four medical-doctoral universities on this indicator.

Montreal-area universities are major contributors to the region’s economy, according to a recent study conducted by the Chambre de commerce du Montréal metropolitain in partnership with Montréal International.

“Canada’s excellent universities attract talented, highly engaged students and professors – locally, nationally and internationally,” said Prof. Fortier. “I am proud that our brilliant students, top-flight researchers, and dedicated staff continue to make McGill one of the world’s leading universities.”


(Photo: Neale McDevitt)

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