Campus Life

High marks for U of L in Globe poll

The Globe and Mail's annual report card on Canadian University performance is out and the University of Lethbridge has been given a rating from B to A in more than 80 per cent of 17 categories.

The survey was prepared by higher Education Strategy Associates in partnership with the Globe and Mail, and asked more than 35,000 students 100 questions which were distilled down to the final 17 categories. Individual scores (such as the U of L's) are based on a minimum quantity of responses from U of L students.

The Faculties of Health Sciences and Management recorded high marks from students for providing a quality education, and "A" level grades were received for the number of small class sizes, the quality of student/professor interaction, and the institution's athletics and recreation services.

"This survey is a solid reinforcement of our strength as an undergraduate university, but we're moving along a new path to become a comprehensive research university – without losing sight of the very important factors that put all of our students first," says U of L President Mike Mahon.

"We will ensure that students at the undergraduate and graduate levels are exposed to top flight faculty and researchers and that the U of L continues to make significant contributions to the development of Alberta's knowledge economy."