Mount Allison tops Maclean’s rankings Mount Allison was once again named the #1 undergraduate university in the country by Maclean’s magazine in their 2015 university rankings. Mount Allison has held the top spot in the national rankings for 18 of the past 24 years. This year, Mount Allison took first spot in the reputational survey in its category. Maclean’s surveys university officials, high school guidance counsellors, CEOs, recruiters, and organization heads from across the country about their views of quality and innovation at each University. Mount Allison also ranked first for library expenses and second in its category in student awards and awards per full-time faculty. Average entering grades were also impressive with almost 84 per cent of students entering first year having an average of 80 per cent or higher. Students tackle perfectionism The University’s Wellness Centre and Change Your Mind — a student group with the goal of promoting mental health and decreasing the stigma attached to mental illness — held an awareness campaign around ‘perfectionism’ on campus this fall. Sociology student Caroline Kovesi (’17), who led the campaign, says the idea came from a very personal place. “I wanted to address the issue of perfectionism on campus because it rarely gets discussed as a problem. I chose to include professors in the campaign so that we could hear from them directly, and not get caught imagining their expectations or standards in our heads.” Professors Talk Perfectionism saw Mount Allison faculty and staff answer various questions around perfectionism. Their responses were well received by students and the public alike and are available on the Change Your Mind Facebook page. 7