The Principal's schedule

Members of the McGill community will be able to meet the Principal at many events and meetings over the coming months. Please see below for a listing of just some of the activities on her schedule.

If you would like to suggest an event or meeting for the Principal to attend, or have input on any areas you consider a priority, please send it to suzanne.fortier [at] mcgill.ca. While it may not be possible for her to attend all events suggested, all suggestions will be considered.

Please note that the list below is not exhaustive. Regularly scheduled meetings—such as Senate and Board of Governors—have been excluded, as have some additional informal engagement activities. Times or dates for events on this page may change, and new events will be added. Please check back regularly.


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2017 schedule: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October


2017

October

  • September 30 – October 4: Meetings with alumni and supporters

    London, England

  • October 6: Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) Executive meeting

    8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

  • October 6: Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) Annual General meeting

    10:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

  • October 6: Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) Board meeting

    10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • October 6: Meeting with government officials

    1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

  • October 10: Quartier de l’Innovation (QI) meeting

    8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
    Info:

  • October 10: Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE) 2017

    7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
    Info:

  • October 11: Meeting with supporters

    3:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • October 12: Meeting with supporter

    9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

  • October 12: Conference Board of Canada meeting

    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Info:

  • October 12: Meeting with community leaders

    12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

  • October 12: Meeting with supporter (female)

    3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

  • October 12: Beatty Lecture

    5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
    Info:

  • October 13: Leacock Luncheon

    12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
    Info:

  • October 13: Meeting with visiting dignitary

    3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

  • October 13: Golden Jubilee Reunion

    6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
    Info:

  • October 14: McGill Homecoming Football Game & Tailgate featuring the Concordia Stingers vs the McGill Redmen

    1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    Info:

  • October 15 - 20: MasterCard Foundation Meetings

    Rwanda
    Info:

  • October 23: Meeting with supporters

    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • October 23: Meeting with supporters

    12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

  • Oct. 23: Trottier Symposium 2017 - Mind Matters: The Body-Mind Connection

    7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
    Info:

  • October 24: Meeting with supporter

    9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

  • October 24: Meeting with government official

    1:15 – 1:45 p.m.

  • October 24: Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal meeting

    4:30 -5:30 p.m.
    Info:

  • October 24: Meeting with supporters

    6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

  • October 25: Meeting with mentee

    9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

  • October 25: Lord Reading Law Society Dinner Meeting – Discussion with The Honourable Rosalie Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada and the Honourable Stephen Breyer of the United States Supreme Court

    5:15 – 8:15 p.m.
    Info:

  • October 26: Universities Canada meetings

    Ottawa, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Info:

  • October 27: Luncheon for winners of the Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff

    12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

  • October 27: Meeting with PGSS Executive

    2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

  • October 27: Meeting with supporter

    4:30 – 5:00 p.m.

September

  • September 1: Meeting with supporter

    8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

  • September 1: Meeting with McGill Course Lecturers and Instructors Union (MCLIU) Leader

    10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

  • September 5-6: Meetings with alumni and supporters

    California

  • September 7-8: Meetings with alumni and supporters

    Calgary

  • September 10: Genius 100: Innovation Summit

    9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Info:

  • September 10: Celebrating a Century of Genius

    5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
    Info:

  • September 11: Meeting with Macdonald Campus Students’ Society (MCSS) Executive

    2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

  • September 11: Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) Poster Presentation

    4:00 -6:00 p.m.
    Info:

  • September 12: Meeting with government official

    9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

  • September 12: Meeting with university rector

    9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

  • September 12: Meeting with supporter

    11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • September 12: Meeting with government official

    1:45 – 2:15 p.m.

  • September 13: Montreal International Board Meeting

    4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
    Info:

  • September 14: Quartier de l’Innovation (QI) Board meeting

    8:00 – 11:30 a.m.
    Info:

  • September 13: Meeting with university rector

    11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • September 14: Royal Society of Canada meeting

    12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

  • September 14: Meeting with government officials

    2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

  • September 14: 32nd annual Reception for New International Students

    6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

  • September 14: McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) dinner

    7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

  • September 15: Meeting with supporter

    7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

  • September 16: Funeral service for Chancellor Emerita

    11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • September 16: Memorial for Professor Eleanor Stubley

    Pollack Hall, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • September 18: Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU) Senate Caucus

    6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
    Info:

  • September 20: Meeting with new student leadership

    8:15 – 9:45 a.m.

  • September 20: Meeting with head of federal granting council

    3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

  • September 20: Business Higher Education Roundtable (BHER)

    3 :30 – 5 :30 p.m.
    Info:

  • September 21: Montreal International special Board Meeting

    12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    Info:

  • September 22: Meeting with supporter

    12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

  • September 22: Meeting with MAUT Executive

    2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

  • September 25: Principal’s Student Athlete Academic Honour Roll

    5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

  • September 26: McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative (MSSI) Research Themes Launch

    2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    Info:

  • September 26: Meeting with SSMU Executive

    3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

  • September 26: Faculty of Medicine, Faculty Council Meeting

    4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

  • September 26: Meeting with supporters

    6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

  • September 27: Meeting with supporters

    Toronto, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

  • September 27: Meeting with supporters

    Toronto, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • September 28: Meeting with supporters

    12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

  • September 28: Quarter Century Club (QCC) Gala

    6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
    Info:

  • September 29: Meeting with government official

    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • September 30 – October 4: Meetings with alumni and supporters

    London, England

August

  • August 7: Call with supporter

    10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

  • August 7: Trudeau Foundation meeting

    4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

  • August 8: Meeting with supporter

    8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

  • August 8: Meeting with student club - Junior Enterprise Desautels

    11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

  • August 8: Meeting with supporters

    4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

  • August 9: Meeting with supporter

    Toronto, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

  • August 9: Meeting with supporter

    Toronto, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

  • August 10: Meeting with health research delegation

    9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

  • August 10: Meeting with supporters

    11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • August 10: Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering (SURE) Poster Fair

    1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
    Info:

  • August 11: Meeting with supporter

    12:00 – 2:30 p.m.

  • August 13: McGill International String Quartet Academy (MISQA) Opening Concert

    5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Info:

  • August 14: Meeting with supporter

    3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

  • August 22: U15 meeting

    3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Info:

  • August 23: U15 meeting

    8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Info:

  • August 24: Meeting with supporter

    Vancouver, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

  • August 24: Meeting with supporter

    Vancouver, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

  • August 24: Meeting with supporters

    Vancouver, 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.

  • August 25: Meeting with supporter

    Vancouver, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

  • August 26: Meeting with supporters

    5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

  • August 29: Discover McGill

    Molson Stadium, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
    Info:

  • August 30: Orientation for new tenure stream academic staff

    Faculty Club, 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
    Info:

  • August 30: Meeting with supporters

    12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

  • August 30: Annual Open Air Pub by the Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS)

    Lower West Field, 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
    Info:

  • August 31: Meeting with supporters

    6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

July

The calendar will return with the new academic year in August, when we look forward to welcoming everyone back to campus after their summer break. In the interim, please feel free to contact the Office of the Principal (514-398-4180) with any questions.

    June

    • June 1: Convocation Ceremony – Management

      10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • June 1: Convocation Ceremony – Law

      3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • June 1: Celebrating Indigenous Excellence: Special Convocation Reception (“Scarf Ceremony”)

      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    • June 2: Convocation Ceremony – Agricultural and Environmental Sciences “A”

      10:00 am – 12:00 pm
      Info:

    • June 2: Convocation luncheon event

      12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

    • June 2: Convocation Ceremony – Agricultural and Environmental Sciences “B”

      2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
      Info:

    • June 5: Convocation Ceremony – Faculty Science “A”

      10:00 am – 12:00 pm
      Info:

    • June 5: Meeting with delegation from the University of Bologna

      1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

    • June 5: Convocation Ceremony – Faculty Science “B”

      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      Info:

    • June 5: Convocation dinner event

      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    • June 6: Convocation Ceremony – Faculty of Arts “A” and Faculty of Religious Studies

      10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • June 6: Celebratory luncheon with graduating MasterCard Foundation Scholars

      12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • June 6: Convocation Ceremony – Faculty of Arts “B”

      3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • June 6: Convocation dinner event

      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    • June 7: Convocation Ceremony – Faculty of Arts “C”

      10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • June 7: Convocation Ceremony – Education

      3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • June 9: Conference Board of Canada – committee meeting

      2 :30 – 4 :00 p.m.

    • June 11: Conférence de Montréal

      6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • June 12: Quartier de l’Innovation (QI) Board and Strategic Planning meeting

      8:00 – 11:30 a.m.
      Info:

    • June 12 : Meeting with government official

      4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

    • June 12: Conférence de Montréal

      6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
      Info:

    • June 13: Conference Board of Canada meeting

      Ottawa, 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.

    • June 14: Meeting with delegation from Monterrey Institute of Technology

      10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

    • June 14: Conférence de Montréal

      12:00 – 2:30 p.m.
      Info:

    • June 14: McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Board Meeting

      4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

    • June 15: Meeting with head of granting agency

      12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

    • June 15: Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) dinner meeting

      6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

    • June 16: Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) Executive meeting

      8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

    • June 16: Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) Board meeting

      10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    • June 16: Signing ceremony at City Hall with university presidents

      1:45 – 3:00 p.m.

    • June 19 : Meeting with visiting international mayor

      9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

    • June 19: McGill’s Health Network Information Session

      12:30 – 5:30 p.m.

    • June 20: Meeting with supporters

      4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

    • June 21: Meeting with supporter

      12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

    • June 21: National Aboriginal Day - Ceremony marking the submission of the Final Report of the Provost's Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education

      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

    • June 22: Meeting with government official

      1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

    May

    • May 2: Meeting with MAUT Executive

      12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

    • May 2: McGill Alumni Association Honours & Awards Banquet

      6:00-9:00 p.m.

    • May 4: Meeting with student executives

      12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

    • May 5: Meeting with Munasa Executive

      12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

    • May 8: Meeting with supporter

      12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

    • May 8: 85th ACFAS Annual Congress: at McGill

      3:15 – 5:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • May 8: 85th ACFAS Annual Congress: at McGill – Opening Ceremony

      5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
      Info:

    • May 9: Meeting with supporter

      12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

    • May 9: Faculty of Law Awards Ceremony

      5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

    • May 9: Dinner with supporters

      6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

    • May 10: Meeting with university presidents

      Ottawa, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

    • May 10: U15 meeting

      Ottawa, 2:00 – 8:30 p.m.
      Info:

    • May 11: U15 meeting

      Ottawa, 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
      Info:

    • May 11: 85th ACFAS Annual Congress: at McGill – Closing Ceremony

      6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
      Info:

    • May 12: Meeting with supporter

      12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

    • May 14: Special honorary degree ceremony and concert

      2:30 – 7:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • May 18 - 24: Participant on the « Mission économique du premier ministre du Québec en Israël et en Cisjordanie » and various meetings with university rectors, researchers, and supporters

      Israel
      Info:

    • May 26: Quartier de l’Innovation (QI) Board meeting

      8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
      Info:

    • May 26: Meeting with government official

      9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

    • May 26: Meeting with supporter

      10:45 – 11:00 a.m.

    • May 26: Meeting with supporters

      11:00 -11:30 a.m.

    • May 26: Book launch

      5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    • May 29: Renewal of Tripartite Partnership in Neuroscience

      10:00 am – 2:00 pm
      Info:

    • May 29: Convocation dinner event

      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    • May 30: Convocation Ceremony – Health Sciences

      10:00 am – 12:00 pm
      Info:

    • May 30: Convocation Ceremony – Continuing Education

      6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • May 31: Convocation Ceremony – Engineering

      10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • May 31: Convocation Ceremony – Music

      3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • May 31: Convocation dinner event

      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    April

    The calendar will return on April 18, 2017. In the interim, please feel free to contact the Office of the Principal (514-398-4180) with any questions.

    • April 3: Quartier de l’Innovation (QI) Board meeting

      8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
      Info:

    • April 3: Meeting with supporter

      12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

    • April 3: Meeting with SSMU Executive

      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

    • April 4: Meeting with mentee

      11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

    • April 4: Fair Trade Campus of the Year Award Celebration

      12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

    • April 4: Student Leadership Appreciation Event

      4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

    • April 5: McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Board Meeting

      4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

    • April 6: Meeting with community partner

      12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

    • April 7: Conference Board of Canada meeting

      12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • April 19: Business Higher Education Roundtable

      Toronto, 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
      Info:

    • April 21: Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) Executive meeting

      8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

    • April 21: Trudeau Foundation Board Meeting

      10:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
      Info:

    • April 23 - 25: Association of American Universities (AAU) meetings

      Washington, D.C.
      Info:

    • April 25 - 27: Universities Canada meetings

      Info:

    • April 28: meeting with supporter

      8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

    • April 28: Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) Board meeting

      11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    March

    • March 1: Meeting with supporter

      4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

    • March 3: Alternative Spring Break

      12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • March 6: McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Board Meeting

      4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

    • March 7: Meeting with MAUT Executive

      12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

    • March 9: Principal attends class

      6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

    • March 13: Investissements D’Avenir - IDEX/I-SITE meetings

      Paris, France
      Info:

    • March 14: Bravo 2017 - major research prizes and awards gala reception

      5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

    • March 15: McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Board Meeting

      4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

    • March 16: Scarlet Key Pinning Ceremony

      5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

    • March 17: Meeting with Munasa Executive

      12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

    • March 20: Meeting with PGSS Executive

      2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

    • March 21: Meeting with supporter

      8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

    • March 21: Meeting with community members

      12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

    • March 21: Stewardship event

      5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

    • March 22: Meeting with supporter

      9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

    • March 22: Montreal Council on Foreign Relations - Shaping the future: the key role of science and technology

      11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • March 23 – 24: World Economic Forum Roundtable on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

      San Francisco, United States

    • March 28: Lunch with students

      12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

    • March 28: Meeting with SSMU Executive

      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

    • March 29: MForum

      8:45 – 10:30 a.m.
      Info:

    • March 29: Donor luncheon

      11:00 –a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    • March 31: Meeting with federal public servants

      11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    February

    • February 1: Business Higher Education Roundtable

      Toronto, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • February 2: MAUT - Coffee and Conversation with the Principal

      10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

    • February 3: Loran Scholars Reception

      Toronto, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
      Info:

    • February 4: Attending the McGill Martlets Women’s Hockey Game

      McConnell Arena, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • February 5 - 7: Universities Canada – Converge 2017

      Ottawa
      Info:

    • February 8: Conference Board of Canada meeting

      Toronto, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
      Info:

    • February 9: Meeting with supporter

      9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

    • February 9: McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) Board Meeting

      10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

    • February 9: Montreal International Board Meeting

      4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • February 9: McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) Annual Conference dinner

      6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

    • February 10: Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) meeting

      8:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m.

    • February 10: McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) Annual Conference

      3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

    • February 13: Meeting with supporter

      8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

    • February 13: Meeting with MAUT Executive

      3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    • February 14: Discussion with university rector

    • 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

    • February 15: Loran Scholars Reception

      5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • February 16: Prestige Scholars Reception

      6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

    • February 17 – 23: Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum

      Sydney, Australia

    • February 27: Trudeau Foundation Meeting

      3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • February 28: Faculty of Medicine, Special Faculty Council Meeting

      4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

    January

    • January 11: Meeting with government official

      2:00 – 2:40 p.m.

    • January 17 – 20: World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017

      Davos-Klosters, Switzerland
      Info:

    • January 19: Speaker on Panel – “Issue Briefing: Jobs and the Fourth Industrial Revolution” (webcast), World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017

      Davos-Klosters, Switzerland
      Info:

    • January 23: Introduction of McGill IdeasLab – “Shaping a Sustainable World” (not livestreamed; recorded), World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017

      Davos-Klosters, Switzerland
      Info:

    • January 23: Meeting with government official

      11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    • January 24: Quartier de l’Innovation (QI) Board meeting

      8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
      Info:

    • January 24: Quartier de l’Innovation (QI) meeting

      12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
      Info:

    • January 25: Meeting with researcher

      8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

    • January 26: Killam Trust meeting

      Toronto, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
      Info:

    • January 26: U15 meeting

      Toronto, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • January 26: U15 reception

      Toronto, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
      Info:

    • January 27: U15 meetings

      Toronto, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
      Info:

    • January 28: Opera McGill: Die Fledermaus

      7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • January 30: Dinner with alumnus

      Toronto, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

    • January 30: Meeting with supporter

      Toronto, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

    • January 31: Business Higher Education Roundtable

      Toronto, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
      Info: