Survey Puts UWinnipeg among Canada’s Best for Diversity, Quality of Teaching and Learning, and Environmental Commitment

Oct 25, 2011 | Corporate Member News

UWinnipeg Ranks Highly In 2012 Globe and Mail Survey

UWinnipeg student Carissa Copenace

“The University of Winnipeg has a comfortable feeling about it with great staff, professors and students working together in and out of the classroom. The small class sizes give plenty of opportunity for individual time with professors and create a better working atmosphere with our peers.” Carissa Copenace, Nigaan-niga-bawik-  Anishinaabe name which means Female Leader, Faculty of Education, 4th yr

The University of Winnipeg continues to be one of Canada’s top undergraduate universities, particularly in the areas of diversity, quality of teaching and learning, and environmental commitment according to today’s Globe & Mail Canadian University Report 2012. For the second year, Globe researchers asked six “personality questions” and UWinnipeg students ranked their school 1st in Western Canada and in 5th among all 60 universities in Canada for diversity. 

In addition, UWinnipeg ranks 1st or 2nd in Canada in seven important categories including environmental commitment (1st), quality of teaching and learning (1st), student-faculty interaction (2nd), recreation and athletics (2nd), libraries (2nd), instructors teaching style (2nd) and satisfaction with the city (2nd). 

Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor, UWinnipeg

“The annual Globe and Mail Survey is an important measurement of how we are doing, because it is based on student experiences,” said UWinnipeg President & Vice-Chancellor Dr. Lloyd Axworthy. “Our students consistently tell us tell us they value the personal attention they receive from our professors. This year, they are also telling us that we are among the very best in Canada in reflecting the diversity of our surrounding community, and in our deep commitment to environmental sustainability.” 


Students were asked six “personality” questions about their school. UWinnipeg scored highly in the following: 

“Does your university have a diverse student body?” – 5th overall in Canada, 1st in Western Canada 


Environmental Commitment 1st (with one other) 1st
Quality of teaching and
1st (with six others) 1st (with three others)
Student-Faculty Interaction 2nd (with four others) 1st (with four others)
Instructors teaching style 2nd (with six others) 2nd (with four others)
Recreation & Athletics 2nd (with six others) 2nd (with one other)
Libraries 2nd (with seven others) 2nd (with three others)
Satisfaction with City 2nd (with six others) 2nd (with two others)
Career Preparation 3rd (with seven others) 2nd (with one other)
Most Satisfied Students 3rd (with five others) 2nd (with two others)
Work-play balance 3rd (with five others) 2nd (with two others)
Research opportunities 3rd ((with eight others) 3rd (with two others)
Ease of Course Registration 3rd (with four others) 3rd (with three other)
Campus atmosphere 3rd (with seven others) 3rd (with three others)
Class Sizes 3rd (with five others)     3rd  (with one other)
Academic counseling 4th (with four others) 3rd (with two others)
Reputation with employers 4th (with three others) 3rd (with one others)
Buildings & Facilities 4th (with two others) 4th (with two others)
Information Technology 5th (with two others) 4th (with one other)
Student Residences 6th (with three others) 4th


Diane Poulin, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
P: 204.988.7135, C: 204.293.1167, E: [email protected]

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