The University is now engaged in a comprehensive strategic planning exercise that will set teaching and research priorities going forward and will allocate resources in support of the academic goals.
At the Board of Governors meeting held on May 25, 2004, the Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance) presented the proposed 2004-2005 budget together with an outline of the framework for the multi-year resource allocation model in support of McGill's Strategic Academic Plan.
The Canadian Association of Business Officers (CAUBO), who promote the professional and effective management of the administrative, financial and business affairs of Canadian universities, awarded the Quality and Productivity Awards Quebec regional prize to McGill University for its Radioisotope Tracking System (RTS), developed by the Waste Management Program group.
In May 2004, the Senate Committee on Physical Development (SCPD) unanimously adopted a resolution to create a Task Force at McGill University to develop a framework for recommending to the SCPD revisions to McGill's building design standards to include "green building standards."
What new McGill program is no one talking about? Just because it may be uncouth to discuss in polite company and may not be the subject of conversations around the water cooler, we know that many of you will welcome the McGill 2004-05 Washrooms Improvement Program!
This year, Building Services of the Department of Facilities Management and Development offers a fast, easy and environmentally friendly way to rid your office of unwanted equipment and other bulky items with its new "Clean and Green" service.
Staff Relations at Human Resources is pleased to announce that discussion of the compensation package applicable to management staff ("M") and staff in Excluded positions has concluded with MUNASA, regarding merit distribution and floating summer Fridays.
For those who require extra guest tickets for the Faculty of Arts convocation, we are pleased to advise you that a simulcast of this ceremony will be shown in Leacock 132. Tickets for this venue are available in Room 608 of the James Administration Building.
Please note that there is a WORM spreading across the McGill campus. We are investigating routes to fix this problem. If your machine is affected, please disconnect it from the network immediately to avoid spreading it. If your machine is not affected, please run the Windows Updates and scan for the latest critical updates.
Courses will run from the week of May 10 to the week of June 14, at a cost of $15 (taxes included) per course. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and will take place at the Client Services Office (G-20C) of the McGill Sports Complex, 475 Pine Avenue, as follows: Monday and Wednesday courses - April 26 and 28; Tuesday and Thursday courses - April 27 and 29.