Students Give Redeemer Top Grades in Globe and Mail Survey
Judged to be Canada's most "nuturing and supportive university"
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October 25, 2011

Redeemer University College has once again earned high marks from its students 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 60 universities on a number of key criteria by surveying 33,000 Canadian university students about their experiences. The survey results for Redeemer, summarized by The Globe & Mail in 19 different categories, are impressive. “We are very encouraged by these results, because they come from the people whose opinions matter the most – our students,” says Dr. Doug Needham, Associate Vice President, Academic. “We are very pleased that our students have given us high grades on so many important items. These grades speak to the efforts of our faculty, staff, and administrators to create a strong and vibrant Christian academic community that our students enjoy and appreciate.” This was Redeemer’s fifth year participating in the survey; it is in the category of universities defined as having enrolments less than 4,000. Letter grades in various categories were assigned based upon the mean scores received by the students from more than 100 questions that cover different dimensions of the university experience. Overall, Redeemer students ranked their university at or above the average score in 32 of 34 criteria. The survey also asked 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 first 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 that students value the community and the environment that is found at Redeemer. We recognize that as an integral part of their university experience, and it is something that we are very intentional about developing.” The full report can be accessed on the Globe Campus website.

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