URGENT Graduate school help Hi guys, I've been getting a few offers from professors at University of Calgary and Manitoba (both in Canada), and I'm unsure which one I should accept. I have a strong interest in cancer pathology, unfortunately, most of the profs involved in this area do not wish to take me in. The profs that kindly offered me master's positions in their labs are mainly associated with neurology/neuroscience, this is not my concern. From what I learned from other recent graduates, there are a few things I should look into before I agree to join a prof's team: 1. How many papers the prof publishes on a yearly basis, this seems to directly relate to the funding he gets to support his projects. 2. His/her reputation and authority in that field (I don't really know how this is determined other than counting the papers that were published on Nature, Neuroscience Journal, etc. and looking for the impact factor rating associated) 3. The university's rank in colleges across Canada/North America. I personally don't think this is important, but it might play a role if I want to work oversea? 4. What projects my prof's lab is conducting (currently, one prof studies gene therapy's effect on neurodegenerative disease, one studies Rett syndrome and proper glial cell cycle regulation, and the last one focuses on sodium/calcium exchange channels on neurons and cardiac cells). I think all of them are attractive topics, and that makes it harder for me to decide. My question is which one of the above will influence me the most if I planned on getting a job related to neurology (with a decent salary) after I receive a M.Sc.? Based on the researches the profs are conducting, which one carries more "potential" futuristically speaking...? I appreciate any grad student, veterans and professionals in this field to give me some advice on which offer I should take. I know it all comes down to my own preference, but I seriously need some suggestions, thanks a lot in advance!