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6 / Winter 2013 / RECORD
ount Allison took the top spot once again in
magazine's annual university rankings. It has been
named the top primarily undergraduate university in the
country a record 16 times in the past 22 years. This is the sixth year
in a row it has held the number one spot and it has never finished
lower than second in the annual report.
This year the University also moved to first place in its category in
the national reputational survey rankings.
"We are especially delighted to be in top spot in the national repu-
tational rankings," says President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Robert
Campbell. "It shows that our focus on the quality of our teaching,
the quality of our programs, and on providing students with an
immersive learning experience that is second to none has grabbed
the attention of not only students, but community and business
leaders across the country."
Mount Allison also scored the top spot in its category for student
awards and library holdings per student, and had high marks in a
number of other categories, including library expenses, student/
faculty ratio, awards per full-time faculty, medical/science grants,
operating budget, and scholarships and bursaries.
Maclean's ranks Mount Allison first for record 16th time
tudents at Mount Allison had a unique opportunity to
learn about public service and public policy during the first
Mansbridge Summit on Oct. 26 '12.
Hosted by Chancellor Peter Mansbridge, the day-long Summit
included a panel featuring Elizabeth Weir, research fellow-in-
residence with the Urban and Community Studies Institute at
the University of New Brunswick; William Lahey, law profes-
sor, Dalhousie University; and Canadian public policy expert
Bruce Doern, as well as a keynote address from respected pollster
Nik Nanos.
The highlight of the day was a simulation exercise that cast stu-
dents in the roles of cabinet ministers, NGO executives, and civil
servants, among others, to develop an environmental and energy
policy for Canada.
The students embraced their roles enthusiastically, debating and
discussing the merits of various aspects of their proposed policies,
and in the limited time they were given produced some very im-
pressive recommendations. The results of the simulation can be
viewed online at
Mount Allison hosts first Mansbridge Summit
Mount Allison was named the top undergraduate university in
Canada by Maclean's magazine a record 16th time this year
Chancellor Peter Mansbridge, third from right, hosted the first
Mansbridge Summit at Mount Allison in Oct. From left are Sum-
mit co-ordinator Dr. Bruce Doern, keynote speaker Nik Nanos,
student Kyle Nimmrichter, Board of Regents Chair Suzanne Crawford,
student Sonja Luck, Mansbridge, student Lia D'Abate, and Mount
Allison President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Robert Campbell