Admin & governance news
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.
The 2003 McGill Centraide Campaign is pleased to announce that you can contribute to Centraide by payroll deduction until January 15, 2004. You may either use the traditional paper method or the online pledge form. A downloadable donation card is also available on the Centraide website. Be among those who help people help people!
The University will remain open in the event of labour disruptions. Student services, classes and exams will continue normally and other essential research and administrative services will be maintained.
McGill University's unionized administrative and support staff employees represented by MUNACA have voted to reject the University's contract offer and to give their union a mandate to exercise pressure tactics up to and including strike action.
Carol Cumming Spears said a lot of disputes that crossed her desk as ombudsperson could have been avoided with clear rules, better communication and more respect on all sides.
Dr Roger C. Slee has been appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Education of McGill University for a five-year term beginning January 17, 2004 and ending December 31, 2008.
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.