James Archibald joined the Centre's teaching staff on a full-time basis in 1985. Since then, he has taught courses in management, business communication and translation studies assuming most recently the directorship of the Department of Translation Studies.
In 2003, Archibald was made a Chevalier in the Ordre des Palmes Académiques, and in 2008 he received the Francis W. Weeks Award of Merit from the Association for Business Communication in recognition of his contribution to the profession. He currently serves as the ABC Vice President for Canada and as a member of the Office des professions du Québec.
His most recent books are Langue et localisation : Politiques, stratégies et pratiques (2009) and Langue(s) et immigration(s) : société, école, travail (2009)]. His recent articles focus on language policy on the WEB, language and social cohesion and political and cultural diversity. Archibald has worked closely with ABC Europe on projects in Denmark, Italy, Norway, and Turkey. These have led to several cooperative publishing projects: Discourse, Ideology and Specialized Communication (BERN: Peter Lang, 2007), Multimodality in Corporate Communication, Web Genres and Discursive Identity (MILAN: Edizioni FrancoAngeli, 2007), and Communication: Spanning Cultures, Change and Challenges (Istanbul: Yeditepe University Press, 2008).
Professor Nathalie Cooke has been appointed to the position of Associate Provost, Academic Staff and Priority Initiatives (ASPI) for a three year term effective 1 September 2010.
Professor Cooke has a wide array of experience and expertise as a Professor in the Department of English, and as former Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Arts, Program Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, Co-Editor/Acquisitions Editor of the McGill-Queen’s University Press, and Chair of the Board of Governors of CEGEP Vanier College.
She holds a B.A. from Queen's University, an M.A. from Cornell, and B.Ed., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto.
Nathalie Des Rosiers has been General Counsel of Canadian Civil Liberties Association since July 1, 2009. She was previously Dean of the Faculty of Law – Civil Law Section of the University of Ottawa from 2004 to 2008 and President of the Law Commission of Canada from 2000 to 2004.
She obtained an LL.B. from Université de Montréal and an LL.M. from Harvard University, and received an honorary doctorate from the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2004. She is a member of the Québec Bar and of the Law Society of Upper Canada. She is Full Professor at University of Ottawa and was a member of the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Law. She served as law clerk to Supreme Court of Canada Justice Julien Chouinard and worked in private practice.
She was named one of Canada’s 25 most influential lawyers in 2011 by the Canadian Lawyers Magazine; One of Canada’s 10 Nation Builders in 2010 by the Globe & Mail; she received the Order of Ontario in 2012; the Médaille de l’Université Paris X in 2007; the Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX) Partnership Award in 2004; the Medal of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1999; and the Order of Merit from AJEFO in 2000.
Brendan S. Gillon, a professor in the Department of Linguistics and an associate of the Department of Philosophy, came to McGill University in 1991, having been in the departments of philosophy both at the University of Alberta and at the University of Toronto.
Since 2004, he has been active in the McGill Association of University Teachers (MAUT), serving on its council and then on its executive, first as V-P External and later as its president (2010--2011). During his time as V-P External, he has served as MAUT's representative to Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) and to the Fédération québécoise de professeures et professeurs universitaires.
His research and publications span philosophy and natural language semantics. He is the co-editor of Semantics: A Reader (OUP, 2004) and the editor of Logic in Early Classical India (Motilal Banarsidass, 2010).
He received an MA in East Asian Studies from the University of Michigan, an MA in Sanskrit and Indian Studies from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in philosophy from MIT. He was also a senior fellow of the American Institute of Indian Studies at Poona University (India) and a visiting scholar at Ryukoku University (Japan).
Dr. Michael Hawes is a professor of political science, a tireless advocate of international education, and a proud alumnus of the Fulbright program. He assumed the leadership of Fulbright Canada in September of 2001 and has had the privilege of directing the program through some very exciting times. He is Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America, Executive Director of the Canada ‐ U.S. Fulbright Program, and Executive Director of the Killam Fellowships Program. Under his direction Fulbright Canada has witnessed dramatic growth in its programs and in the number of students and scholars that the program supports.
Since 1985, he has been a professor of international relations (currently on leave) in the Department of Political Studies at Queen's University in Kingston. He also holds an appointment at the Queen's School of Business, where he currently teaches in the area of cross‐cultural negotiation. During the 1999‐2000 academic year Michael was the J. William Fulbright Distinguished Professor of International and Area Studies at the University of California at Berkeley and the John A. Sproul Senior Research Fellow in Canadian Studies. In the Spring of 2010, he was Visiting Research Chair and Professor at the Center for Public Diplomacy in the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. He has also held posts as Visiting Scholar at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico in Mexico City, Visiting Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of British Columbia, Visiting Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute for International Affairs in Stockholm, Visiting Professor of International Political Economy at Tsukuba University in Japan, and, on several occasions, Visiting Professor of International Political Economy at the International University of Japan in Niigata Japan. Michael was Acting Director of the Centre for International Relations at Queen’s University, Senior Fellow at PARMEC (the Program for the Study of Mexico, the United States, and Canada) at ITAM in Mexico City, Research Associate at Nichi‐Bei Ken (the Center for Japan‐U.S. Relations) at Kokusai Daigakku, and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Socio‐Economic Planning at Tsukuba University in Japan.
Michael holds a Ph.D. in political science from York University in Toronto, an M.I.A. in international affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, and a B.A.H in economics and history from the University of Toronto. He has published widely on foreign policy, political culture, international economic relations, regional integration, and related subjects. He has also sat on a number of national advisory committees and on ministerial advisory boards.
Pericles Lewis is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Yale University. He is the first president of Yale-NUS College, a partnership with National University of Singapore that is Singapore’s first liberal arts college. As President, he has advocated for liberal arts and sciences education that encourages critical thinking in the context of a residential community of learning. He has responsibility for all aspects of the College’s operations, including the articulation of the College’s mission, development of an innovative curriculum and co-curricular activities, maintaining the financial well-being and physical infrastructure of the College, oversight of teaching and research programs, and recruitment, development, and well-being of an outstanding student body, faculty, and staff. Lewis’s own work is on literary form has shown how developments in literary form emerge out of a background of social, political, and existential ferment. He is a recognized expert on Modernism and has published two academic monographs, Religious Experience and the Modernist Novel (Cambridge, 2010) and Modernism, Nationalism, and the Novel (Cambridge, 2000), as well as The Cambridge Introduction to Modernism (Cambridge, 2007). He holds a B.A. in English from McGill.
Dr Annette Majnemer is an occupational therapist (BSc.OT, 1980) with graduate training from the Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery at McGill University (MSc 1985, PhD 1990). She is currently a Professor at the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy, and is an Associate Member of the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology & Neurosurgery at McGill University.
Dr Majnemer's research interests focus on the developmental, functional and quality of life outcomes of children with disabilities and their determinants. Populations of interest include preterm infants, children with congenital heart defects following open-heart surgery, children with cerebral palsy and developmental delay. She is also examining health service utilization patterns and quality of care in these populations. She is a member of the MUHC Research Institute and her research lab is based at the Montreal Children's Hospital.
Professor Anthony C. Masi was appointed Provost of McGill University effective December 1st, 2005 and is presently in his second term as Provost. He was formerly Deputy Provost and Chief Information Officer from 2003-2005, Vice-Principal (Information Systems & Technology) from 2000-2003, and Associate Dean with multiple portfolios in the Faculty of Arts prior to 2000.
Professor Masi completed a PhD in sociology-demography at Brown University and became a professor in the Department of Sociology at McGill University in 1979 where he has taught statistical analysis and computer applications at the graduate and undergraduate levels. His innovative course syllabi and early use of web and internet tools were included in several editions of the American Sociological Association’s resource manuals.
Over the course of his academic career he has also been the Jemolo Fellow in European Studies at Nuffield College (Oxford), a research fellow at the Italian National Statistics Institute in Rome, and a visiting professor at the Universities of Bari and Pisa in Italy. Professor Masi has published widely on industrialisation and labour force issues and has presented papers in Mexico, Russia, Germany, Poland, Italy, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, the United States, and Australia.
In addition to regularly holding competitively awarded research grants, Professor Masi was McGill’s signatory on a major Canada Foundation for Innovation infrastructure project that led to the establishment of campus-based research data centres for accessing Statistics Canada survey information. He is currently a member of the National Statistics Council, an advisory board to Canada’s Chief Statistician.
Professor Masi’s administrative work at McGill began with the development of the Social Science Statistics Laboratory and its subsequent transformation into a Faculty-wide information technology support service of which he was the first Director.
Dr. Rush G. Miller has served as University Librarian and Director of the University Library System since 1994. He also holds a joint appointment as Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science. In addition, he holds the Hillman Endowed Chair. He holds the M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval English History and the M.L.S. in library science. Before coming to Pitt he was Dean of Libraries at Bowling Green State in Ohio for eight years. He has also served as Director of Libraries at Sam Houston State and Delta State Universities. His career as a library director spans 34 years.
Since joining Pitt, Dr. Miller has become a leader in change management and information technology management. Beginning in 1996, he led the redesign of traditional technical services at Pitt, reducing staff size from 70 to 29 and saving 1.1 million dollars, freeing up funds to pursue an aggressive information technology path. Today the ULS’ D-Scribe Program of digital publishing boasts more than 100 successful digitization projects, several open access e-print servers serving entire disciplines, an institutional repository, a fully implemented/mandated ETD program, a platform for managing and publishing ejournals, and a collaboration with the Pitt University Press to digitize and mount as open access all backlist titles (with more than 550 currently available). In addition, the University of Pittsburgh boasts one of the largest arrays of licensed digital resources in the US. While developing information technology, Pitt has also added more than 1.5 million volumes to print collections, renovated most of the 20 libraries in the system, and built a remote facility with state-of-the-art facilities for technical services, a preservation laboratory, archival collections, Information Systems (with 110 servers and a large staff of systems analysts), a Digital Research Library (responsible for digitization of print collections), and a high density storage facility with a 3 million volume capacity. The ULS is halfway through an ambitious project to digitize and mount on the web the entire contents of the Darlington Library, one of the finest historical libraries in America with 11,000 books plus historical maps, atlases, manuscripts and other rare materials, many of which are unique.
His programs in opening Chinese resources to world scholars through a collaborative with the key universities in China have had a profound effect on scholarly access to remote resources and have become a model for international global resource sharing. In addition, he initiated an extensive training and staff exchange program with more than 20 university libraries in China and Korea.
Dr. Miller was involved in the establishment of both OhioLINK and PALCI, two statewide consortia which have had major impact on modern library developments and resource sharing. He received the first PALCI Leadership Award in 2004.
The Pitt Libraries hold 6 million books and 98,000 journals and have a total budget in excess of $30 million.
Dr. Miller has been active as an author and speaker on issues as diverse as digital libraries, global library resources, collection development of digital libraries, organizational development, diversity, and management. His most recent efforts are a co-authored book entitled Beyond Survival: Managing Academic Libraries in Transition (Libraries Unlimited, 2007) and contributions to new books on leadership and services to the disabled. He has served on a number of boards and advisory committees, including the boards of ARL, PALINET, and PALCI in the past few years. Currently he is on the editorial board for The Journal of Academic Librarianship.
Heather Munroe-Blum is Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University and Professor in Medicine. A distinguished psychiatric epidemiologist, she has dedicated her career to the advancement of higher education, science and innovation, in Canada and internationally, advising governments and other organizations on the role that universities and research play in advancing international competitiveness and enriching societies.
Prof. Munroe-Blum serves on numerous not-for-profit and private boards. She serves on the Board, the Internationalization Committee, and the Membership Committee of the Association of American Universities, and chairs the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada’s Standing Advisory Committee on University Research (SACUR). She is a member of the Science, Technology and Innovation Council (STIC) of Canada, the U.S. National Research Council’s Committee on Research Universities, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Trilateral Commission, and is co-chair of the Private Sector Advisory Committee of the Ontario-Quebec Trade and Co-operation Agreement. She serves on the boards of the Trudeau Foundation, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), Conférence de Montréal, and the Royal Bank of Canada. She is the past President of the Conférence des recteurs et des principaux des universités du Québec (CREPUQ), was a founding director of the Medical and Related Sciences Discovery District (MARS) and of Genome Canada, where she also served as Vice-Chair of the Board, and was Co-Chair of the 2011 Centraide of Greater Montreal Campaign. She has served on the boards of the Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital, the Council of Canadian Academies, the former Medical Research Council of Canada, Neurosciences Canada, Conference Board of Canada, Montreal Chamber of Commerce, Four Seasons Hotel, and Hydro One, among others.
Named an Officer of the Order of Canada for her outstanding record of achievements in science, innovation and higher education policy, Prof. Munroe-Blum also holds numerous honorary degrees from Canadian and international universities. She is a Specially Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Senior Fellow of Massey College. She was named a Grande Montréalaise, Montréal’s highest honour, and received the National Order of Quebec.
Prof. Munroe-Blum holds a Ph.D. with distinction in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in addition to M.S.W. (Wilfrid Laurier University) and B.A. and B.S.W. degrees (McMaster University).
Cary Nelson received a B.A. from Antioch College in Ohio (1967) and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in New York (1970). Since the fall of 1970, he has taught modern poetry and literary theory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of English.
His twenty-seven authored or edited books include The Incarnate Word: Literature as Verbal Space (1973), Our Last First Poets: Vision and History in Contemporary American Poetry (1981), Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture (1987), Cultural Studies (1992), Higher Education Under Fire: Politics, Economics, and the Crisis of the Humanities (1994), Will Work for Food: Academic Labor in Crisis (1997), Academic Keywords: A Devil’s Dictionary for Higher Education (1999), Revolutionary Memory: Recovering the Poetry of the American Left (2001), Office Hours: Activism and Change in the Academy (2004), and No University is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom (2010). He is the author of over 200 essays, including a number published in Academe, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Inside Higher Education.
Cary Nelson was the 49th president of the American Association of University Professors, serving three terms from 2006 to 2012.
David Wright received his BA and MA in History from McGill University and his DPhil (in History) from the University of Oxford. As a post-doctoral research fellow at Oxford he specialized in the history of health and medicine before being appointed Wellcome Trust Lecturer in the History of Medicine at the University of Nottingham (1996-99). In 1999, David returned to Canada to become the Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine at McMaster University, a cross-appointment between the medical school and the History department. During his eleven years at McMaster, David was active in several administrative capacities, including Chair of the international Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM), Associate Dean (Vice-Dean) of the Faculty of Humanities, and Chair of McMaster’s University Curriculum Committee.
David is cross-appointed to the Institute for Health and Social Policy (Faculty of Medicine). He has two areas of research interest. For most of the past twenty years, he has researched and published on the history of mental disorders (with a particular expertise in the history of mental hospitals), resulting in several books and edited volumes. More recently, he has led a research team investigating the transnational migration of physicians in the second half of the twentieth century.