On behalf of the McGill community, I have extended our condolences to the family and friends of former Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance) John Armour, who died peacefully on Sunday, a little more than a week short of his 83rd birthday.
McGill is pleased to announce that Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum has been named as a recipient of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards for 2011. These awards are given out by the Women’s Executive Network, Canada’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles.
Professor Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, is delighted to announce that the Board of Governors has approved the reappointment of Prof. Christopher P. Manfredi as Dean of Arts for a second five-year term. The reappointment is effective July 1, 2011.
We write to confirm that Dr. Richard I. Levin has advised us that he has, for personal reasons, decided not to seek reappointment to the position of Vice-Principal [Health Affairs] and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. We are most grateful that Dr. Levin will continue to serve in those roles until the end of his five-year mandate, on August 31st, 2011.
Dear Colleagues, I am writing to update you on the Strategic Reframing Initiative (SRI), following my messages of last October and December. The SRI is developing ways we can work better across the University, by improving our success and accelerating our progress in five key areas.
I am pleased to direct your attention to a video interview that I conducted recently about McGill's Strategic Reframing Initiative, or SRI. I hope that this discussion gives you a better understanding of the scope and objectives of the SRI and how it will enable McGill to achieve even higher levels of performance and excellence as we carry out our academic mission in the years ahead.
Dear Members of the McGill Community, The McGill University Budget for fiscal year 2010-2011 marks a series of transitions – a new accounting methodology, a new fiscal year end, and the closing of our first multi-year allocation plan linked to clearly articulated strategic academic priorities, which include sustaining strength in core fields across the board.
One of Montreal’s leading lawyers and a longtime supporter of McGill University, Stuart H. (Kip) Cobbett has been appointed to a five-year term as Chair of the University’s Board of Governors, effective Jan. 1, 2010. Mr. Cobbett succeeds outgoing Chair Robert Rabinovitch.
What an extraordinary year this has been for us at McGill. There has been much to celebrate in all corners of the University including Nobel prizes, world leaders, our continued high standing, at home and abroad, and the always-outstanding accomplishments of our faculty, administrative and support staff, our students and our alumni.
To all staff and all students: I invite you to read my November, 2009, Economic Letter, which summarizes some of the remarkable events and news McGill has enjoyed this fall, as well as bringing you up to date on the state of the University’s finances.
Principal Heather Munroe-Blum has issued a statement to all McGill staff concerning the recent public discussions surrounding Canada's research-intensive universities. You can read her statement in its entirety on the McGill Reporter website: http://reporter.mcgill.ca.
Dear colleagues, students, alumni and friends, In February, I wrote to you about the economic challenges facing McGill and our plan to develop solutions to ensure McGill will continue to thrive. As promised, I am now sharing our recommendations for next year’s budget (fiscal year 2009-10).