Admin & governance news
The McGill Energy Week was a success, with a power consumption reduction of 8.2 percent in the three monitored buildings. But Environment Officer Kathleen Ng said more needs to be done in terms of awareness.
In an appearance today before the Commission parlementaire sur la qualité, l'accessibilité et le financement des universités, McGill University called for a public policy framework that encourages universities to diversify and expand their sources of revenue beyond government funding and that recognizes the vital role of research-intensive universities.
McGill IST services advise that a major email virus is circulating. Until further information is obtained, be on alert for any suspicious email messages. As always, do not open any unknown or unsolicited attachments.
Former rector of Université Laval and former McGill University Vice-Principal (Planning and Resources) François Tavenas died suddenly in his sleep, February 13, in Luxembourg, at the age of 61. Born in Bourg-de-Péage in France, François Tavenas held a degree in civil engineering from the Institut national des sciences appliquées of Lyon and a doctorate in geotechnics from the University of Grenoble. He was the first rector of the University of Luxembourg.
About 600 staff, faculty and students are gathering on February 12 to honour the birthday and memory of the man whose name graces McGill's West Island campus: Sir William Christopher Macdonald.
A new report from Montréal International details the economic impact of Montreal's four universities. "Universities: Catalysts for the Development of Metro Montréal" contains an abundance of new data concerning the tremendous contribution that universities make to the economic vitality of the city.
As co-president (with Jean Laurin, of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal) Principal Munroe-Blum invites Montrealers to turn out in large numbers at 6 pm on February 19 to participate in the 2.5 kilometre Tuques Bleues race through Mount Royal forest, from the Smith House not far from Beaver Lake to the Chalet on the mountain.