For many years, Maclean's Magazine has put out a Guide to Canadian Universities. Working at one of those ranked, I've always wondered how they go about ranking them....
Well, now 11 universities have "withdrawn" from Maclean's judgement this year -- University of Toronto, McMaster University, University of Ottawa, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge, University of Manitoba, Université de Montréal, Dalhousie University -- but Maclean's intends to continue with it's ranking of all 47 universities including these 11, claiming that the information it uses is all publicly available.
Regardless, I'm sure the special issue will fly off newsstands as it does every year. Maybe moreso this year thanks to this "controversy."
tags: academia, media