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Strong professors inspire, as well as instruct, their students, and they have to balance two important roles: teaching and research. In assessing the calibre of faculty, Maclean's looks at the success of full-time professors at winning national awards from more than 40 awards programs. In addition, Maclean's examines the success of faculty in securing peer-adjudicated research grants from each of the three major federal granting agencies. 

 

Faculty Awards

 

The five-year tally (2007-2011) of the number of full-time professors, per 1,000, who have won national awards.

 

    Ratio
1 Queen's 9.7
2 Toronto 9.4
3 McGill 8.8
4 UBC 7.4
5 Alberta 7.3
6 Ottawa 5.6
*7 McMaster 5.5
*7 Montreal 5.5
9 Dalhousie 4.6
10 Calgary 3.3
11 Western 3.2
12 Laval 2.3
13 Manitoba 2
*14 Saskatchewan 1.8
*14 Sherbrooke 1.8

 

* Indicates a tie.