Admin & governance news
McGill is introducing a new web information system named Minerva to serve students, staff and faculty. Beginning in May 2002, students will register using Minerva for the Fall 2002 and Winter 2003 terms.
McGill Fall 2001 Convocation, Place des Arts, Tuesday, November 13, 2001, 2:00 pm: McGill honours Her Excellency Adrienne Clarkson, Chancellor Emerita Gretta Chambers, legendary organist Marie-Claire Alain, the Honourable Justice William Ian Cornell Binnie, and Chemistry Professor Byung Chan Eu.
McGill University will hold its first "white coat ceremony". Second-year McGill medical students will formally receive their white coats on Friday, October 12, 2001. Which signals the transition from book learning and lab work to the world of clinical practice and direct observation of patients.
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Political scientist Antonia Maioni will be the next director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, succeeding well-known historian and commentator Desmond Morton.
McGill University has set funds aside to correct gender discrepancies in academic salaries. Principal Bernard Shapiro has announced that in 2001-2002, the first year of the program, $350,000 will be allocated specifically to correct the anomaly in faculty compensation arrangements.
Nearly 5,000 students are set to graduate from McGill this spring during 10 on-campus ceremonies. What's more, McGill will pay homage to community leaders at its convocations by conferring honorary degrees on 13 individuals: from pharmaceutical titan Jean Coutu to Concordia Rector Frederick Lowy.
McGill Principal Bernard Shapiro today met with Education Minister François Legault to sign the University's "entente de performance," in the presence of Richard Pound, Chancellor of the University and Robert Rabinovitch, Chair of its Board of Governors.
It's cap and gown day at McGill on Nov. 9, as the University celebrates fall convocation. David Johnston, McGill's former vice-chancellor and principal, along with alumnus Milton K.H. Leong, will be receiving honorary degrees from the University. Six faculty members will also be distinguished as emeritus professors, while 1,425 students are graduating.
In the presence of Jean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte, Archbishop of Montreal,McGill principal Bernard Shapiro and Dean of Arts Carman Miller presided over the inauguration of the Kennedy Smith Chair in Catholic Studies and a major endowment to support it. Renowned literary scholar David Williams will be the first chair holder. The donors, Mr. Leon Podles and Mrs Mary E. Podles (née Kennedy Smith), participated in the daylong activities honouring their gift last Monday, October 30, 2000