Admin & governance news
Thousands of young eyes are set to canvass McGill University this Sunday. The University is holding its annual Open House on February 1, when 3,500 visitors from across Quebec, Ontario, the U.S., and even overseas are expected to visit McGill's downtown campus.
Fifteen McGill teachers have been recognized by the departments, faculties and students as outstanding pedagogues in their fields. They share their motivations, favourite memories, and on-screen and real life inspirations.
Undergraduates will be able to put a little Bio into their Byron with a new degree that will start accepting students in September. The BASC blends courses from the Arts and Sciences to provide a flexible interdisciplinary learning experience.
McGill University will be holding its first annual Energy Awareness Day on January 29, 2004. In accordance with McGill's environmental policy, the campaign will serve to promote environmental awareness and publicize initiatives that have already been undertaken by the University to curtail the over-consumption of energy on campus. January has been selected for the campaign as the cold weather and the resumption of the academic year have traditionally made it the month with the highest energy consumption.
A prof in a tank, a ranting psychologist, a physicist with a lead brick and the man from Brynania are the four winners of the 2003 Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
Starting January 5, 2004, loan periods and renewal policies for regular loan items will be the same at all McGill libraries, depending upon your borrower status.
Faculty will now receive term loans for regular loan items at all McGill libraries and regular overdue fines are eliminated, effective January 5, 2004.
Three's the charm for McGill University this fall. Quebec residents Alexandra Conliffe and Simon Rabinovitch have been named McGill's 121st and 122nd Rhodes Scholars, following the win of Manitoba resident and medical student Aleksandra Leligdowicz, McGill's 120th Rhodes Scholar.
"We are pleased to announce that late yesterday evening, the University negotiation team and the MUNACA Executive reached an Agreement in Principle," said Provost Luc Vinet. "The terms of the agreement are confidential until MUNACA holds its General Assembly next week. The union will recommend ratification of this agreement to all members of the bargaining unit. A successful ratification vote will be good news for everyone in the McGill Community."
The union representing McGill’s clerical staff has rejected the university’s latest offer tabled on November 26. At the same time they mandated a possible strike. The administration and the union are now entering conciliation talks.