Though here in egalitarian Canada we don’t like to talk about it much, the fact of the matter is that universities are selective. More people want to enter them than there are places available. The more prestigious the institution, the greater the imbalance between demand and supply of places, thus requiring more challenging and discerning barriers to entry (though self-selection reduces actual application numbers somewhat). The question is: on what basis should we select students?
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