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.
Be aware of fraudulent email messages entitled "Update Your Account" that are circulating at McGill. The email asks you to click an attachment that is a copy of a McGill sign-in form and then submit this data to an external site. Please delete this email immediately! Read the full announcement for details.
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.
The new atrium's steel framework has been installed. The ground floor laboratories are under construction. Demolition work is underway on the 3rd and 4th floors, near McConnell. Unforeseen site conditions are delaying the completion of renovation until summer 2011. We are working closely with the contractor to complete the project as quickly as possible. We apologize for this delay.
Due to high volume of usage at the beginning of term, the myMcGill portal has been experiencing intermittent problems. To remedy this situation we have established a cap on the number of simultaneous connections permitted. If you try to log in when this cap is exceeded, you will be directed to the following web page: http://www.mcgill.ca/it/it-mcgill/when-mymcgill-unavailable
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.
Study Away Information Session for the Tel Aviv University, School for Overseas Students and for The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rothberg International School
Come and meet a representative from these schools on November 9, 2010 at the Service Point, 3415 McTavish Street, Multi-Purpose Room, 2:30pm, to find out more about the possibility of studying with them as a fee-paying student. The representative will be able to provide you with information regarding the application process, etc.
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.