Admin & governance news
In response to Minister of Education François Legault's call for discussion papers on academic priorities and university funding, the University sets its sights on an ambitious series of projects.
McGill University and Ex Libris (USA) Inc. announce a new library system that will enable users to access the Libraries' online catalogue and collections, as well as worldwide resources, through a web-based interface.
The McGill Graduate School of Library and Information Studies' Dr Andrew Large has been appointed to the newly created Canadian National-Pratt-Grinstad Chair in Information Studies.
Dr Shapiro states that unless drastic steps are taken with regard to the base budget of all Quebec universities, the government's zero deficit budget will "not produce the dividends expected."
An investment of $240M in the creation of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) by the federal government is applauded by the deans of medicine at Université de Sherbrooke, Université Laval and McGill.
The Board of Governors announced on January 25 that it has selected Mr Richard W. Pound, O.C., O.Q., Q.C., LL.D., as the seventeenth Chancellor of McGill University.