After nearly 60,000 votes and months of sometimes furious debate, the results are in for the Greatest McGillians contest. In the end, voters gave the nod to a trio of illustrious McGillians whose achievements represent three different pillars of the university’s excellence: Thomas Chang, BSc’57, MDCM’61, PhD’65, the inventor of the artificial blood cell, poet and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, B
On September 8, McGill’s negotiating committee met with the government-appointed conciliator. During this first session, the conciliator decided that both parties should discuss all unresolved issues, which should be grouped under different categories. The parties agreed to discuss some 33 issues.
Wilson Hall, 3506 University Street, has reopened this afternoon following flooding Thursday evening caused by a burst pump in the pumping station on Dr. Penfield Avenue. While some damage occurred on the building's lower level to aid in the pumping of water, this will be repaired in due course. 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.
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:
In 2009, McGill replaced its fleet of printers and copiers with multifunctional devices (MFDs) from Xerox as a first step toward the launch of a centrally managed print, copy, fax and scan service called uPrint. Now, we are launching the second and final phase to provide you with the full range of features.
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
McGill University Safety staff will be working with SOS Richelieu to volunteer with the cleanup efforts and provide much-needed relief to thousands of victims. If you'd like to help too, we urge you to visit SOS Richelieu's website and sign up to take part. Whether you're hauling sandbags or working the phones, we need your help!
McGill's Public Affairs department is looking for feedback on the effectiveness with which the University communicates with faculty and staff members. The information will be used to review and refresh internal communications to serve the McGill community more effectively.
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.