CAMPUS BEAT #1 in Maclean’s, again! M ount Allison was honoured to once again be recognized as Canada’s #1 undergraduate university by Maclean’s magazine. The 23rd annual rankings were released this fall. Mount Allison has held the top spot for 17 of the past 23 years. Mount Allison scored highest in its category for student awards and library holdings per student, as well as library expenses. The University had high marks in a number of other categories, including awards per full-time faculty and medical/science grants. The University was also top in its category for the number of faculty with a PhD, first professional degree, or terminal degree. Mount Allison improved its ranking for research funding with a significant jump in the social sciences and humanities grants. In the national reputational rankings, Mount Allison was ranked first in its category in best overall for the second year in a row. The University was named the top undergraduate university for highest quality for the third time, and took top spot for most innovative — moving up from second — and second for leaders of tomorrow. The reputational rankings survey CEOs, experts, educators, and community leaders across the country on their views of quality, innovation, and leadership at Canadian universities. Introducing Mount Allison’s 52nd Rhodes Scholar H onours Canadian studies and sociology student Kylie de Chastelain (’14) is Mount Allison’s newest Rhodes Scholar. de Chastelain is one of 11 students across Canada selected for the prestigious scholarship, valued at more than $100,000, from England’s University of Oxford. A resident of Georgetown, ON, de Chastelain is the 11th Mount Allison student in the past 13 years to receive the award. de Chastelain will graduate this spring with an honours degree in Canadian studies and sociology. She has focused largely on aboriginal studies during her time at Mount Allison and plans to continue her studies in politics and governance at Oxford. Also a Bell scholar, she has received research grants for various projects over the past two summers at Mount Allison. In 2013 she travelled to the Northwest Territories where she participated in a field school, living with a community of Dene elders. 6 / Winter 2014 / RECORD