Admin & governance news
The Canadian Association of Business Officers (CAUBO), who promote the professional and effective management of the administrative, financial and business affairs of Canadian universities, awarded the Quality and Productivity Awards Quebec regional prize to McGill University for its Radioisotope Tracking System (RTS), developed by the Waste Management Program group.
In May 2004, the Senate Committee on Physical Development (SCPD) unanimously adopted a resolution to create a Task Force at McGill University to develop a framework for recommending to the SCPD revisions to McGill's building design standards to include "green building standards."
Heather Munroe-Blum was among the many notable Montrealers to carry the Olympic torch through Montreal streets on June 20. Munroe-Blum, McGill's principal and vice-chancellor, was invited to take part in the pomp and pageantry of the world's biggest amateur sporting event here in Montreal. The 2004 Olympic Games are set to unfold in Greece next August. The local leg of the Olympic Torch Relay was organized by the City of Montreal, the Canadian Olympic Committee and various commercial partners.
McGill's writers, editors, alumni relations staff, fundraisers and Web developers have combined to help the University win more awards from the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education than any other institution of higher learning in the country.
Max Stiebel is leaving McGill after 29 years of drawing and designing education and information materials for the university. What's next? Perhaps a career as a portrait artist.
Plenty of students start graduate degrees, but not all of them finish. A colloquium organized by the office of the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies examined the problem of grad school attrition.
McGill convocations take place further afield than even Ste. Anne de Bellevue. The Nunavut Teacher Education Program has been producing educators for the northern territories for years.
For her third and final year as University Marshal, Kate Le Maistre was given quite a challenge - to manage 10 different convocations, nine of which would be held outdoors for the first time in over 30 years.