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Associate Director

phil [dot] smith [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Philip J. Smith), Ph.D., FRHistS
Tel: (514) 398-8927

  • Head of the Cyclical Unit Review Office (CURO)
  • Directs operations of CURO, responsible for entire review procedure
  • Drafts/edits policies and regulations for academic and administrative unit reviews
  • Provides advice to senior administration concerning quality assurance
  • Creates Review Committees, including external reviewers
  • Primary liaison with Deans, Chairs/Directors and external individuals
  • Directs coordination of review dossiers through the Academic Policy Committee and Senate
  • Responsible for the Annual Reports process for all academic teaching units
  • Responsible for preparing the CURO annual report 


Academic Program Officer

julie [dot] degans [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Julie Degans)
Tel: (514) 398-2985

  • Secretary to all Academic Unit Review Committees
  • On site CURO representative for all unit reviews
  • Secretary of the Academic Policy Committee of Senate


Administrative Affairs Assistant

lilian [dot] iacobo [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Lilian Iacobo)
Tel: (514) 398-8820

  • Makes all arrangements for external reviewers, e.g. hotel, travel
  • Prepares and reviews expenses and submits reports to the Associate Director
  • Processes honoraria payments for external reviewers
  • Coordinates site visit catering