McGill tops Maclean’s 2016 rankings

Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Photo: John Kelsey

Photo: John Kelsey

For the 11th 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.

McGill once again ranked first in the “medical-doctoral” category in student awards; budget spent on scholarships and bursaries; and social-sciences and humanities grants, relative to faculty size.

McGill achieved its standing despite having the 12th highest operating budget, as weighted by full-time equivalent student, among the 15 universities in the category. The four Quebec medical-doctoral universities comprise the bottom four universities on this indicator.

“The McGill community continues to work hard to remain one of the world’s leading universities,” said Principal Suzanne Fortier. “Rankings are not an exact science, but our strong showing over a period of years in the Maclean’s and other rankings testifies to our commitment to excellence.”

The top five medical-doctoral universities, as ranked by Maclean’s, are McGill, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, Queen’s, and University of Alberta.

Last month, McGill ranked 24th globally in the annual QS World University Rankings and 38th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Click on the video below to see how McGill students reacted to the good news.

 

 

 

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4 Responses to McGill tops Maclean’s 2016 rankings

  1. Stuart Spence says:

    How does McGill’s medical school go on probation and then top this list? McGill went on probation for not teaching enough family medicine, poor student learning conditions, and having too many administrators and not enough medical doctors on the med-school acceptance committee.

    A medical school breaking enough rules consistently that it goes on probation is actually very rare in Canada. In all honesty McGill students should be ashamed that we are still number one. It’s obviously a sham and this didn’t happen by mistake.

  2. Stuart Spence says:

    Re-reading, it looks like it’s for “student awards” and not a general medical school thing. So I guess this comes down to a very misleading title.

  3. Neale Mcdevitt says:

    No, McGill ranked first overall in the “medical-doctoral” category, finishing ahead of University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, Queen’s, and University of Alberta. Within the category, McGill ranked first in such things as student awards; budget spent on scholarships and bursaries; and social-sciences and humanities grants, relative to faculty size.

  4. Tom says:

    I guess no one bothers to read the article. They just make a post based on their preconceived, and erroneous, opinions. The Macleans ranking category is medical/doctoral universities, NOT medical schools. It has been so for over twenty years. It is NOT a ranking of medical schools but rather the entire university.

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