The Quebec government is holding a February Summit on Higher Education, which will bring together student groups, universities, government and civil society to discuss the vision for Quebec's post-secondary system. Topics for discussion will include:
Why does Quebec need world-class universities? Aren't "pretty good" universities good enough?
Universities say they're underfunded, but how do we know if that's true? Isn't McGill rich?
How do we make education more accessible?
How can we know whether McGill and other universities are well-managed?
Why invest more in universities? What does Quebec gain?
In anticipation of the Summit, this website lays out the position of McGill's senior administration on these topics. We recognize that there are many different views, however; to provide the broadest possible spectrum of opinion, we've linked to a wide range of other perspectives as well.
We invite you to browse through all these sources, and to draw your own conclusions about the role and future of higher education in Quebec.