I have just come back from visiting Grant MacEwan University in Canada. My visit proved very fruitful because the Director of the International Centre gave me a tour of their state-of-the-art facility. If you are planning on studying at the undergraduate level in Canada, this is the place to be. Some of the highlights that impressed me were:
§ Lab Rooms – Well equipped labs with sufficient microscopes and other state-of-the-art lab equipment to enhance a student’s learning experience
§ Classroom Size – No classroom holds more than 115 students with the average classroom size designed to hold no more than 40 to 80 students. That means more individual help for students from their instructors; greater opportunities for student-teacher interaction
§ Teaching vs. Research Facility – Highly qualified professors from all over the world come to teach because they want to work with undergraduate students. Teaching is their focus.
§ Buildings Interconnected – This is vital in international students coming to study from a warmer climate to experience Alberta’s cold winter months. Students do not need to venture outside to get to their different classrooms
§ Ambassador Program – This is a peer mentorship program where Canadian students who are hand-picked by the university assist International students in many ways, including academics
§ Inter-library Connection – The library at Grant MacEwan is connected online with all university libraries in Alberta, including the University of Alberta
§ Residences – The reasonably priced 2 bedroom apartments in their residence includes a little kitchen were the 2 roommates can cook their own meals. That means if a student has food restrictions, they can prepare food according to their needs. The residence is only a few hundred metres from the teaching facility
§ Easily Accessible with Public Transport – The bus system to and from the university is excellent with buses from all over the city converging at the campus bus station. Additionally, 2014 will see the LRT (Light Rapid Transit) system connecting to the university
§ Tuition Costs – Grant MacEwan is a highly regarded university that offers an education for less than the average cost of going to one of the major universities in Canada.
§ Reputable University – Students consistently put Grant MacEwan high on the list of desirable universities. The 2012 Globe & Mail rankings put Grant MacEwan first over 16 other Canadian universities in the areas of 1) most satisfied students, 2) student/faculty interaction, 3) teaching methodology, 4) quality of teaching and learning and 5), classroom size.
If you are looking for a good university for your undergraduate study program in Canada, then you will certainly want to consider Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Canada. One international student said that his relative had recommended this university to him and that is why he was applying. The relative had said it was a good place to study. If you want further information about Grant MacEwan University contact your Canadian representative in Pakistan at Alberta Rose Education Centre for information or assistance in applying to this fine study institute in Canada.