Admin & governance news
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
Thriving research initiatives and projects have been given a big boost at McGill, thanks to a new $61-million infrastructure infusion the University has received from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to bolster its research capacities.
The bioinformatics revolution is beginning to profoundly affect the whole of biology and medicine. In response to this challenge of the "post-genomic age," McGill has established a Centre for Bioinformatics, and a staffing search, which will pull together researchers from many disciplines, has begun.
An extraordinarily generous gift to McGill University by one of its graduates, Canadian scientist and businessman Richard H.Tomlinson, is the largest-ever single donation to the University and probably the largest in the history of Canadian higher education.
The principals of McGill University and Queen's University announce the signing of an agreement to continue the partnership of the two institutions in support of McGill-Queen's University Press.