Maclean's second annual university student issue unveiled this Thursday, March 22, 2007

    Companion issue to the annual university rankings reveals how more than
    70,000 current students grade their schools

    TORONTO, March 19 /CNW/ - For seventeen years, Maclean's magazine has
published its highly-respected annual university rankings, helping students
and parents plan undergraduate careers by evaluating Canada's universities
according objective criteria. But last year, Maclean's set out to determine
what one group of experts-students -think about their schools. This year, the
magazine has sought the expertise of those students again. How did they assess
each university's performance? The answer is in the issue of Maclean's hitting
newsstands later this week: a companion to the annual rankings, The Second
Annual University Student Issue.
    In three different surveys - two of which were commissioned by Canada's
universities themselves, with results that were largely confidential and
previously unavailable to the public until Maclean's asked for access to them
last year - over 70,000 students and recent graduates were asked to grade
their schools. The results provide a picture of what students have to say
about their experience at each university, and their assessment of the quality
of the education at their school.
    Highlights of the special issue will be released to media at 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, March 22 by CNW Group. The issue will start hitting newsstands on
the same day. Further information will be made available to media through the
contact below.

    About Maclean's:

    Maclean's is Canada's only national weekly current affairs magazine.
Maclean's enlightens, engages and entertains 2.9 million readers with strong
investigative reporting and exclusive stories from leading journalists in the
fields of international affairs, social issues, national politics, business
and culture. Visit

For further information:

For further information: Jacqueline Segal, (416) 764-4125,

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