The reputation of Canada's top three universities got some added validation this week with the release of this year's QS World University Rankings, but the result for one of them was a bit ominous.
Montreal's McGill University, the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia were ranked 18th, 19th and 45th respectively.
The U of T rose four places to crack the top 20, but McGill, Canada's top school for the ninth straight year, slipped a spot in 2012 compared with the previous year's rankings. And it was actually 12th in 2007.
McGill officials were pleased with the school's consistently high ranking but told QMI Agency its position could continue to fall without stable government funding.
Financing post-secondary education has been a political flashpoint in Quebec, where students took to the streets for weeks of protest this year over now-defeated Liberal premier Jean Charest's plans to raise tuition fees gradually over five years. It's among the lowest in Canada.
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