The focus of our work is to share your news and stories with the communities we serve in order to highlight and promote the innovative work which is being undertaken by the Faculty’s staff and students. Over the years, some of our most interesting stories have come from members of our community.
You are our best source of information! Do not hesitate to communications [dot] macdonaldmcgill [dot] ca (contact us) if you have a question or a story that needs to be told, whether it be related to your research, teaching, special projects or outreach activities.
Office: (514) 398-8636
Helen Cohen Rimmer
Office: (514) 398-7536
We invite you to familiarize yourselves with the various tools which are available to the Macdonald Community.
The website is updated regularly. Special projects require booking. For more information contact our hcrphoto [dot] macdonaldmcgill [dot] ca (Web Editor)
Focus on Macdonald electronic newsletter
Focus on Macdonald is published three times a year by the Faculty and the Development and Alumni Relations team and covers a variety of themes. The newsletter is emailed to all alumni with an active email address, faculty and staff. For more information contact communications [dot] macdonaldmcgill [dot] ca
The publication schedule for 2013-2014:
October 15, 2013 – ISSUE : STUDENTS
February 15, 2014 – ISSUE: RESEARCH
June 15, 2014 – ISSUE: TEACHING
Public Display located in the lobby of the Macdonald-Stewart Building
Content consists of public service announcements of interest to the Macdonald community. Content is updated weekly during the academic year on Wednesday’s. Deadline for submission is Monday noon. Please use the electronic submission form.
Mac Connections (Pilot project Fall 2013)
The objective of this new tool is to better inform the Macdonald community by aggregating news and events to streamline the event advertising process by creating “one-stop” for content placement across multiple platforms.
This internal email newsletter features Mac in the News, News You Can Use, Events and other items of interest to faculty and staff at Macdonald. Mac Connections will be published every two weeks during the academic year.
Publication schedule Fall 2013, Thursday’s
- September 19
- October 3
- October 17
- October 31
- November 14
- November 28
- December 12
Macdonald Campus of McGill University Facebook page
Feel free to share your stories, photos and videos on the page directly. Please note that the content will only go live once it is approved by one of the Admins.
Are you on the Faculty Expert List maintained by the Research Office?
Once a year...
- check the list of Faculty Experts maintained by the Research Office to ensure that your listing is correct. If the listing requires modification contact research [dot] macdonaldmcgill [dot] ca
- check the University’s media-guide to ensure that your listing is correct. Modifications can be submitted through this page.
Event or notice submission guidelines
To share your events or notices on any of our event calendars, provide a PowerPoint slide set to 16:9 on-screen format or a 1920 px x 1080px .jpg or .png file.
Please use the electronic event submission form.
The MCSS Mouthpiece
The Macdonald Campus Students’ Society Mouthpiece is published once a week on Tuesday’s. Content submission http://mcss.mcgill.ca/en/news/mouthpiece/submit
Quick Guide to University level services
The University through its Office of Communications and External Relations offers a wide range of services to our community including media relations, internal communications through the McGill Reporter and What’s New and the research publication Headway.
The Media Relations Office assigns staff to various beats within the University and you can reach these key individuals here . Do let us know about any projects which you have in the MRO pipeline.
Guidelines for taking and posting photos online
NOTE: Just because photos are online does NOT make them public access. If you wish to use a photo that you find online, take the time to request permission from the photographer. If that information is not available, then contact the Communications Officer or web manager.
- Camera should be set at highest resolution possible (largest file, least compression).
- Photos should be at least 1 MB or higher. That will allow us to crop if needed without losing resolution.
- Photos should be in landscape as much as possible.
- Check the background, especially when taking lab photos! There are often items left around that detract from the photo.
- Ensure that photos demonstrate personal/food safety equipment/clothing being used if required (i.e. labs etc…).
- As much as possible, poses should look natural and not contrived. Avoid people standing in a line unless it is at a casual event (happy group) or a formal presentation.
- “Action” shots work best, i.e. people doing something that engages the viewer.
- Intriguing settings, equipment or specimens can also make good subjects if the description can point the viewer to more details.
- Include captions for your photos, with a link to more information.
- If there are people in the photos, have them sign a photo release which can be found here.
What do I do if I have a great news story to tell?
If you have a great story or a discovery, publication or breakthrough to share contact the Media Relations Office but do let us know as well so that we can act in an informed manner and get this information out through our own communication channels.
Does your office write press releases?
No we do not but the University’s Media Relations Office does. Please contact the MRO directly but let us know what you are working on as well.
May I use the Macdonald crest in my publication or poster?
The Macdonald crest is reserved for alumni relations purposes. Permission for the use of the crest must be authorized by the Director of the Macdonald Development and Alumni Relations Office.