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Update on negotiations with AMUSE (floor fellows)

The parties met on November 2nd in the presence of the arbitrator appointed by the ministère du Travail. The parties reached agreements and ratified articles related to the posting and granting of appointments and to performance dialogues.

The employer submitted for review by the union and the arbitrator a first draft of the collective agreement that includes all of the articles that have been agreed on up to now.

Published: 14Nov2016

Hundreds gather at Mac Campus to remember

People prone to viewing the world in symbolic terms would have enjoyed yesterday’s Remembrance Day ceremony at Macdonald Campus. Hundreds of people stood in a tight circle around the permanent War Memorial in front of the Raymond Building. This human circle was itself ringed by the 44 oak trees that line Memorial Field. These oak trees were planted in 1931 to honour the supreme sacrifice of 34 young men from Macdonald College and Macdonald College High School who lost their lives in World War I.

Published: 11Nov2016

Two McGill students use company to raise awareness for diabetes

Two students from McGill University, Zoey Li and Yin Hong, have founded a company to help raise awareness about diabetes and to help those coping with it.

Yumi Box is a whole grain subscription box that delivers preportioned and preseasoned whole grains to your front door.

Read more - Global News


Published: 10Nov2016

Campus to Farm shuttle now available during the overpass construction


The MTQ has made available a shuttle to take staff and students to and from the campus and the Farm for the duration of Phase 1 of the Macdonald Campus overpass construction.

The shuttle will run continuously from 08h00 – 12h00 and 12h30 – 17h00 and is equipped for bicycle transport. Each circuit takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

Stop locations include:

Published: 7Nov2016

Update on negotiations with AMUSE (casual employees)

The parties met in the presence of the conciliator on Friday, October 28 and resumed their exploratory discussions on the applicability of the article on the posting and the granting of assignments for assignments governed by financial aid programs such as the Work Study Program.

Several proposals were made by each of the parties. The discussions did not however lead to an agreement on this topic.

Published: 3Nov2016

Commuting to, from or through the Macdonald Campus? What you need to know.

The Quebec Ministry of Transport will commence major repairs to the campus Highway 20 overpass (Pont Poultry Cottages) as of November 4, 2016. Phase 1 of the project is expected to last until the end of the year and Phase 2 will take place in the spring. 

This weekend – November 4, 5 and 6

Repair work under the campus Highway 20 overpass will begin Friday evening, and as a result, there will be closures on Highway 20 over the weekend.

Monday, November 7th until end of project

Overpass traffic:

Published: 3Nov2016

Caroline Begg awarded Principal's Prize for Teaching Excellence

Congratulations to Dr. Caroline Begg (Plant Science, FMT), the recipient of the Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Faculty Lecturer).  Principal Fortier presented the award at McGill's Fall Convocation held earlier this week.  Dr. Begg has long been a supporter of student-led initiatives beyond the classroom and empowers students to be involved in their own learning process.  She received the Macdonald Campus Award for Teaching Excellence earlier this year.

Published: 3Nov2016

Humphries named McGill Northern Research Chair

Today at a press conference in Quebec City, the Institut Nordique du Quebec (INQ) announced three Northern Research Chairs, as well as a newly recruited Science and Innovation Director, Louis Fortier.

Published: 1Nov2016

Marianne Falardeau-Côté named Top 30 under 30 in sustainability by Corporate Knights


Marianne Falardeau-Côté, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences (Supervisor Elena Bennett), "is investigating how climate change is affecting Arctic marine food webs, ecosystem services and the well-being of Inuit communities. Through her research, Marianne hopes to provide knowledge that will help governments sustainably manage ecosystems. Her research was featured in the June 2016 issue of Canadian Geographic". 

Published: 28Oct2016

Update on negotiations with AMURE (research associates and research assistants)

The parties met on October 20 and 21. They discussed and agreed on the content of the articles pertaining to leaves without pay, to union activities (non-monetary aspects), to the reimbursement of expenses and to temporary alternate work arrangement.

The parties also agreed on the content of two agreement letters related to Human Resources information systems, as well as McGill ID cards and library access.

The parties also addressed the health and safety clause, a discussion which will be resumed at the next meeting, set for November 4.

Published: 28Oct2016