Students Give Redeemer Top Grades in Globe and Mail Survey
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October 26, 2010

Redeemer University College has once again earned high marks from its students in the in The Globe & Mail’s annual Canadian University Report, released on October 25. The newspaper’s annual survey of student satisfaction, produced in partnership with Higher Education Strategy Associates, graded 59 universities on a number of key criteria by surveying 35,000 Canadian university students about their experiences. In the survey, Redeemer scored high marks in a variety of core areas: Student-Faculty interaction: A+; Quality of education: A; Campus atmosphere: A+; Ease of course registration: A-; Class sizes: A+; Student services: A-; Quality of teaching: A; Libraries: A-; Satisfaction with university: A; Environmental Commitment: A-; Student residences: A. “The results are very encouraging to us because they come from the people who really matter – the students,” says Dr. Douglas Needham, Associate Vice President, Academic at Redeemer. “We are very pleased and thankful that our students have ranked Redeemer so highly in so many important areas. The results speak to the efforts of faculty, staff and administration in working to create a strong and vibrant Christian academic community.” This was Redeemer’s fourth year participating in the survey; it is in the category of universities defined as having enrolments less than 4,000. Overall, Redeemer students ranked their university at or above the average score in 43 of 52 criteria. However, new to the survey this year was a series of questions that attempt to define the “personality” of each of Canada’s universities. To the question “Academically, is your university nurturing and supportive?” Redeemer was ranked second among all universities across the country. Dr. Hubert Krygsman, President of Redeemer University College, is encouraged by the results of the survey. “These results demonstrate again the high quality of university education that we provide and the impressive dedication and care that our faculty and staff take for our students and their learning. It also shows the pivotal importance of the community and environment that Redeemer offers and that students value highly.” The full report can be accessed on the Globe Campus website.

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