2006 Globe and Mail University Report Card

University Report Card Navigator Results for Engineering

While a growing number of Canadian universities are recognizing the need to improve the student experience, Western has forged ahead of the pack, according to the latest results from the Globe's annual University Report Card. [more info]

In addition to the University Report Card, the Globe has also produced a University Report Card Navigator to help visitors search for Canadian universities on their own terms. The Navigator lets people generate their own personal ranking by deciding how important certain indicators are to their selected area of interest. [more info]

Below is a list of indicators pertinent to engineering, linking to a chart with the results. The colours of the bars represent the schools placement for each indicator.

Yellow indicates Upper Tier placement
Dark Blue indicates Middle Tier placement
Grey indicates Lower Tier placement

Institutions with identical colour combinations are not distinguished and are randomly displayed.

2006 University Report Card Indicator definitions can be found at: http://universitynavigator.com/definitions.asp 

Academic Quality

Active and Shared Learning Environment
Extracurricular Engagement
Teaching and Academic Support
Course Offerings
Level of Academic Challenge
Student - Faculty Interaction

Campus Environment

Library and Library Services
Campus Infrastructure
Computing and Technology
Student Services
Preparation for Labour Market
Athletic Excellence


On-Campus Meal Plans
On-Campus Housing

Institutional Resources

Margin of Excellence
Faculty Research Support

Learning Environment

Average Class Size (1st and 2nd Year)
Average Class Size (3rd Year Plus)
Undergraduate Student Quality
Distinguished Teachers

Research Quality

Distinguished Research Activities
Faculty Publications
Research Intensity

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.:Allison Stevenson
Spencer Engineering Building, Room 2074
Telephone: (519) 850-2917 Fax: (519) 661-3808 contactWE@eng.uwo.ca