Top of the class in University Report Card
As our university has for the last three consecutive years, Western once again received the highest grades of any large Canadian university (25,000 plus enrolment) in the Globe and Mail’s annual University Report Card. Based on a survey of more than 26,000 students, the November 2 report offers another indication of our growing reputation for providing the best student experience among the country’s leading research-intensive universities.
Highlights of the survey results for Western include:
- overall academic reputation (A+)
- sense of personal safety/security (A+)
- attractiveness of campus (A+)
- faculty members’ knowledge of subjects (A)
- on-campus buildings and facilities (A)
- library services (A)
- reputation of university among employers (A)
- reputation of graduate studies (A)
- reputation of professional schools (A)
- reputation for conducting leading-edge research (A)
Western also earned the highest grades among large universities in several categories, including:
- campus bookstore
- health services
- food services
For more information on how Western compared to other universities, visit the University Report Card web site.
I offer my warmest thanks and congratulations to the dedicated faculty and staff at Western who have worked so hard to produce these strong results. Because of your efforts, Western now holds an exceptional position in Canada, as a large research university which provides an outstanding experience to it students, both in and outside the classroom.
We are here because of those in the front line: our superb classroom teachers who also excel in research, and our staff in services from ITS to the Libraries, from the residences to physical plant. I also thank our student leaders, who through their support of clubs and other volunteer activities contribute enormously to the student experience of which we can be justly proud.