UNBC Maintains Top-Three Spot in Maclean’s for 4th Year in a Row

October 26, 2011
The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) has been ranked among the top universities in Canada in its category for the fourth year running.  According to Maclean’s Magazine’s 2011 Annual University Rankings, UNBC ranks number three just behind two universities that are each more than 150 years older.

“I'm delighted to know that we have distinguished ourselves and our region by our strong standing in the national ranking of universities by Maclean's Magazine. We are third in the country overall, surpassed only by two much older universities in the Maritimes,” says UNBC president George Iwama.  “We are justified in claiming we are Canada's top small university west of Atlantic Canada.”

The annual Maclean’s rankings are arranged into three categories: primarily undergraduate, comprehensive, and medical/doctoral. UNBC secured the number three spot in the primarily undergraduate just behind Mount Allison of New Brunswick and Acadia in Nova Scotia.

“Despite our continuing success, we can’t rest on our laurels—and we aren’t,” says Dr. Iwama.  “UNBC is ranked first in the country in total research funding per faculty member, and just yesterday, students ranked UNBC number one for commitment to the environment in the Globe and Mail’s Canadian University Report. We are maintaining our focus and priorities in service to our communities in northern British Columbia, Canada, and beyond.”

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