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June 14, 2010

Quebec PSE "on the precipice"

McGill University principal Heather Munroe-Blum addressed the Canadian Club of Montreal yesterday, declaring that PSE in the province "est au bord du précipice," thanks to "ineffective, indeed now perversely misaligned funding mechanisms" and the lowest per-student funding in Canada. Only 1 Quebec university has cracked the top 100 of any global rankings, or indeed the top 10 in all three Maclean's rankings. Munro-Blum reiterated McGill's commitment to raising tuition to create a self-funded MBA, and urged the province to move away from dysfunctional bureaucracy to allow each university more autonomy to excel in its own way. 

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