McGill #1 again in Maclean’s rankings

Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2013
“We are delighted by this news, which reflects the hard work, the dedication and the accomplishments of our faculty, staff and students,” said Principal Suzanne Fortier. “We must remain vigilant however, as the race for top talent is a global one," says Principal Suzanne Fortier, seen here chatting with students at the recent Soup and Science event. / Photo: Owen Egan

“We are delighted by this news, which reflects the hard work, the dedication and the accomplishments of our faculty, staff and students,” says Suzanne Fortier, seen here chatting with students at the recent Soup and Science event. “We must remain vigilant however, as the race for top talent is a global one.” / Photo: Owen Egan

By McGill Reporter Staff

Maclean’s has once again ranked McGill as the top university in Canada among institutions offering medical-doctoral programs. This is the ninth consecutive year the magazine has placed McGill as the top institution in that category in its annual issue devoted to Canada universities.

“We are delighted by this news, which reflects the hard work, the dedication and the accomplishments of our faculty, staff and students,” said Principal Suzanne Fortier. “We must remain vigilant however, as the race for top talent is a global one. We want McGill – and Canadian universities – to remain magnets for the top professors and top students. We must therefore reaffirm – as a city, as a province and as a nation – the importance of higher education for the well-being of our society and invest in our universities accordingly so we can continue to fulfill our missions of teaching, research and service to the community.”

The University of British Columbia again ranked second, while the University of Toronto was third in the medical doctoral category. The top seven places in this category were unchanged for this year.

Earlier this year, McGill ranked 21st in the world in the 2013 QS World University rankings and 35th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2013-14.

The Maclean’s medical-doctoral category includes 15 Canadian universities with medical schools and a broad range of PhD programs. To access the full 2013 Maclean’s University Rankings, which hit newsstands and the Web today, go to http://oncampus.macleans.ca/education/

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