The Department of Human Resources offers a wide range of training opportunities for staff, including workshops on Leadership & Coaching, Customer Focus, and French Conversation at Work.
Performance Dialogue is the name chosen to describe McGill's new performance management process, a partnership between supervisors and staff members which involves feedback and coaching. Workshops are ongoing, and interim guidelines are available.
Two McGill students have won 2003 Amelia Earhart Fellowship Awards for their research in aerospace science and engineering. Katrina Brandstadt, a materials engineering graduate student, and Nancy Martineau, a doctoral student in geomorphology, are two of three Canadian winners.
Internationally renowned McGill philosopher Charles Taylor was awarded the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's Gold Medal for Achievement in Research, the Council's highest honour, in Ottawa on Thursday night. For more information, please see the SSHRC website.
Last summer, the University launched an ambitious integrated planning exercise. In addition to consultation with the Deans, the exercise continued with three presentations that outline the process: "Planning and Priorities Overview", a presentation to the Board of Governors; "The New Planning Cycle - Questions and Answers", a presentation to Senate; and "The Planning Process", a presentation to Management Forum. Before the end of this academic year, Deputy Provost Anthony C. Masi and Provost Luc Vinet plan to have a University-wide strategic planning document. In due course, they plan to circulate drafts and invite the community to provide input.
Nigel Roulet wasn't asking for the job, but the new director of the McGill School of the Environment, but he has big plans for the future.
Roméo Dallaire, who headed the failed UN to Rwanda during that country's civil war and genocide spoke to a McGill audience about his experiences there, and asked the question: are some humans more human - and deserving of help - than others?
Roger Slee is appointed Dean of the Faculty of Education.
Frederick Andermann wins the Prix Wilder-Penfield for biomedical research. Lorne Trottier wins the Prix Lionel Boulet for Leadershio in scientific advancement.
You can call her chief: Louise Savard is head of McGill's friendly security services.