Emeritus Professor of Biology at McGill University, former Vice-Principal (Research) and Dean of Graduate Studies (1980-1990) Gordon MacLachlan passed away in early March, 2013. A professor at McGill University from 1962 to 1998, he is fondly remembered by fellow faculty members, students, friends and family. An obituary appeared in the Montreal Gazette on March 16. We celebrate Dr. McLachlan’s life and his contributions to the University and our deepest condolences are extended to Dr.
In 2009, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, in consultation with the Faculty Deans and Associate Deans, introduced the Graduate Research Enhancement and Travel awards (GREAT awards) program. The University added an annual budget of $300,000 ($150,000 from the Provost’s office plus $150,000 from GPS) to the now defunct Alma Mater Travel Grant Program in order to expand its mandate and support graduate student travel and research dissemination.