In 1987, McGill student Linda Frum upset the establishment by writing the first honest guide to Canadian universities. Twenty-three years later, Frum is a Canadian Senator and a mother whose teenagers are about to pick schools. She spoke to Maclean’s editor Cathrin Bradbury from her home about what’s changed on campus since 1987, what hasn’t, and what should. To read the entire interview, pick up a copy of Maclean’s 2010 University Rankings issue.
On why kids need to grow up:
On why teaching kids “how to learn” is the wrong approach:
On why students should pay attention to the aesthetics of potential campuses:
On why she no longer believes universities need “less money”:
On why she loves the idea of liberal arts foundations, but fears it’s a lost cause:
On what she thinks still holds true about Western and Queen’s:
On which schools are undervalued and the ignorance of Canadians about each other: