It is exciting to be rediscovering a university that opened my life to possibilities that I could not even have imagined growing up in a small Quebec village.
Since becoming Principal in September 2013, I have seen that the qualities I loved about McGill as a student are still strong: the dedication to creating a rich learning environment, the commitment to excellence, the outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge, and the pride of being part of the McGill community. I am also getting to know a University that has a clear sense of identity, purpose and direction.
McGill’s 2012-2013 Annual Report will help you know that University too. In these pages you can learn about some of the ways that the McGill community continues to add to a strong foundation built over time by hundreds of thousands of people. This report shows how McGill is responding to the changing needs of its students and faculty, of Quebec and of the world. It reflects the achievements and challenges of a community that is embracing the values of inclusion and respect for cultural and individual diversity, and shows a community that is moving forward with vision, determination and purpose.
Suzanne Fortier, BSc’72, PhD’76
Principal and Vice-Chancellor, McGill University
McGill welcomes Principal Suzanne Fortier