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The Tribune Explains: McGill’s rankings

For the 12th year in a row McGill is ranked first in Canada by Maclean’s magazine among all research universities. Internationally, McGill is ranked 30th in the 2016 QS World University Rankings, 42nd in 2016-2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and 63rd by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Why are the rankings so different and what… Keep Reading

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Tribune Explains: GA and Referenda

What is the General Assembly? The General Assembly (GA) is a method of direct decision-making that takes place once a semester for members of Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU). The Fall GA will take place on Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. in the Shatner Building. All SSMU members, which includes all undergraduate students at… Keep Reading

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Measuring McGill: The facts and flaws behind international university rankings

Renowned authorities such as the Times Higher Education (THE) and the Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) have attributed many different rankings to McGill in the past year. With such an onslaught of conflicting figures—sixty-fourth, forty-second, thirty-eighth, thirty-fifth, twenty-fourth—McGill’s position as a leading academic institution is becoming more and more difficult to ascertain, particularly if… Keep Reading

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McGill’s exchange experience

As the new semester begins, the McGill community welcomes exchange students here to study for the Winter semester. Exchange students who studied at McGill last semester reflected upon their time here, while also offering advice for this semester’s newcomers. Helena McNish, a student from the University of Edinburgh, said that she and her fellow exchange… Keep Reading

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Drop in rankings concerning, but not critical

McGill fell nearly 10 places in this year’s Academic Ranking of World Universities, a drop which highlights a slow but steady descent in its overall position across university ranking lists. This contrasts with  the University of British Columbia  and University of Toronto, both of which have managed to either maintain or improve their rank. This… Keep Reading

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