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.
As part of a redesign of the www.mcgill.ca website, we're overhauling the McGill home page and we need your help to make sure it does everything you need it to do. That's why we've created a five-minute survey asking current and prospective students, staff, faculty and the whole McGill community how well our current home page responds to their needs.
This is an update of a message sent on April 22. Please read it carefully. The assailant Montreal police have been seeking following incidents of assault and sexual assault that occurred in the Milton-Parc community to the east of the downtown campus between Thursday, April 21, and Friday, April 22, is still at large.
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.
March 8 is International Women's Day. It is a day to celebrate the economic, cultural, social and political achievements of women and to consider what still needs to be done to advance women's rights. Please join us, and other members of the McGill community, as we honour women everywhere and work together to protect and promote women's rights and equity around the world.
With the continuing civil unrest in Egypt and countries in the surrounding areas, many members of our McGill family may be concerned about loved ones, friends or colleagues who may have been caught up in the ongoing strife.
Please note that a boil-water advisory has been issued for the Macdonald campus because of temporary problems with the chlorinator. Boiling water for one minute kills all water-borne disease causing micro-organisms. Bottled water will be provided to the campus until the machinery is repaired. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.
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.
On Thursday, Oct. 14, there will be a university-wide test of our automated notification service, "McGill | Attention!" Phase 1 of the test will occur at approximately 10:40am. Phases 2 and 3 will disrupt all traffic to the www.mcgill.ca website from approximately 9:00pm to 9:30pm.
Professor Roderick Macdonald will be receiving an honorary doctorate from Université de Montréal during its fall convocation ceremony to be held on October 7, 2010.
The devastation from damage and disease in the wake of catastrophic floods in Pakistan remains an urgent problem. More than 1,600 have been killed and an estimated 17.2 million people have been affected since the floods occurred toward the end of July, according to the United Nations. The need for relief support is enormous.