Admin & governance news
Following severe flooding Thursday evening caused by a burst pump in the City of Montreal pumping station on Dr. Penfield Avenue, McTavish Street is now reopened to pedestrian traffic. Meanwhile, Wilson Hall remains closed. Please click on title above for full announcement.
On behalf of Michael Di Grappa, Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance) McGill and MUNACA are at the bargaining table today, with the assistance of a conciliator appointed by the Government of Quebec. This is the first of what could be a number of conciliation meetings, with the goal of reaching a negotiated settlement in MUNACA’s current strike.
During the MUNACA labour dispute, McGill has up a website at www.mcgill.ca/students/operating-hours where you can find up-to-date operating hours for some 40 student services and units around McGill.
CFI has announced the winners of the most recent awards given out under the Leaders of Opportunity Fund. Among those who have received an award are biology professors Sarah Woolley and Jon Sakata. They are hoping to gain some insight into the neural basis of human communication disorders by studying how songbirds, such as zebra and Bengalese finches, learn how to sing.
on behalf of Michael Di Grappa, Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance) The McGill University Non-academic Certified Association (MUNACA) began a general strike at 6 a.m. this morning. MUNACA represents many of the clerical workers, as well as lab technicians and other support staff who work at McGill. It is unfortunate that we have been unable to agree on terms for a new contract.
As more details come to light on the bombing and shootings that killed 76 people in Norway on Friday, some members of the McGill community may be concerned about loved ones, friends or colleagues who may have been affected by this tragedy. We’d like to offer our support by reminding McGill students and staff about the various services available to them:
Please note that the sidewalk in front of Wilson Hall (3506 University St.) has been cordoned off and the University St. exit/entrance to the building has been closed for the next few days. A stucco/cement coating on an upper portion of the building's facade is old, brittle and becoming unstable. The University will have a contractor on site to remove this material before the end of the week. The