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im Hortons' co-founder Ron Joyce was on hand as
Mount Allison officially launched the Ron Joyce
Centre for Business Studies. Joyce, who donated
$5 million to the Centre, was one of the many dignitaries
present to hear Dr. Tim Hynes, the Centre's director,
outline his plan to differentiate Mount Allison's
Commerce Department, and to make the Centre one of
the premier destinations for an undergraduate business
education in Canada.
"This opening marks a new beginning for Commerce at
Mount Allison," says Hynes. "This launch is not about
cutting the ribbon on a shiny new building. It is about
opening new opportunities for our talented students --
engaging them in valuable, real-world learning experi-
ences and providing them with important links to today's
decision makers and the inner-workings of the industry."
The launch announced:
Increased opportunities for experiential learning, such
as funding for additional field trips, student confer-
ence travel, and case competitions
An internship program that will see students obtain
paid summer employment positions with partner
organizations in the private and not-for-profit sectors
New international exchange opportunities with $3,500
bursaries available (to begin next academic year)
The hiring of a career services coordinator to design
and implement all services relating to student careers
The creation of an annual visiting speakers series, where
a Canadian business leader will speak to the University
community on an important issue of the day
Funds for 13 new student bursaries, valued at
$3,000 each
Mount Allison University launches Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies
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or the fourth year in a row, Mount Allison has again
been named the top undergraduate school in
Canada by Maclean's magazine.
The university has been ranked Canada's #1 under-
graduate university by Maclean's a record 14 times and
has never placed lower than second.
"At Mount Allison, we strive to offer the most enriching
and engaging experience for our students in a sustain-
able fashion. We are pleased that the Maclean's assess-
ment once again validates our approach," says university
President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Robert Campbell.
Mount Allison received top or high marks in many
categories in the 2010 Maclean's rankings, including
"Student Awards," "Student/Faculty Ratio," "Awards Per
Full-Time Faculty," "Library Expenses,"
and "Library Holdings Per Student."
In the reputational survey, which
asked over 11,000 CEOs, experts,
educators, and community leaders
from across the nation for their
views on quality, innovation,
and leadership, Mount Allison
improved two spots from last
year, ranking second in its
category for "Best Overall" and
for "Most Innovative," and
"Leaders of Tomorrow."
Mount Allison was also ranked as
having the "Highest Quality" in its category.
Tim Hortons' co-founder Ron Joyce
Mount Allison rated best undergrad university for record 14th time