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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 [dot] fortier [at] mcgill [dot] 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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2014

April

  • April 1: Meeting with a McGill supporter

    2:30pm-3:30pm

  • April 1: Rhodes Scholars Reception

    5:30pm - 8:00pm

  • April 2: McGill Varsity Sports Gala

    5:45pm - 6:30pm

  • April 2: Catalyst Awards Reception

    7:00pm-8:00pm
    Find out more

  • April 3: Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire meeting (formerly CREPUQ)

    10:00am-12:00pm

  • April 3: Students’ Society of McGill University - Awards of Distinction Ceremony

    6:30pm - 7:30pm

  • April 4: Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, speech by Principal Fortier

    Le Centre Sheraton, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Find out more

  • April 4: Meeting with Mayor Coderre

    3:30pm - 4:00pm

  • April 4: Meeting with President of the Council of Canadian Academies

    5:00pm - 6:00pm

  • April 8-9: Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) - Board and Membership Meeting

    Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • April 10: Canada's Public Policy Forum - 27th Annual Testimonial Dinner and Awards

    Toronto, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

  • April 11: Meetings with McGill friends and supporters

    Toronto

  • April 14: Meeting with President of Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique

    1:30pm - 2:15pm

  • April 14: Meeting with students

    6:00pm - 7:00pm

  • April 15: Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal (IRCM) tour and meeting with Institut’s President and Scientific Director

    11:30am - 12:30pm

  • April 15: Meeting with a McGill supporter

    3:00pm - 4:00pm

  • April 15: L'École de technologie supérieure (ETS) concert to celebrate the 40th Anniversary

    Place des Arts, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

  • April 16: Meeting with student mentee

    9:30am - 10:00am

  • April 17: Ludmer Center for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health - Executive Committee meeting

    1:00pm - 3:00pm

March

  • March 3: Informal meeting with research community members

    12:00pm-1:30pm

  • March 3: Chantier sur la politique de financement des universités

    3:00pm-4:30pm

  • March 7: Attendance of lecture class - Faculty of Medicine

    1:00pm-2:30pm

  • March 10: Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire meeting (formerly CREPUQ)

    2:00pm-3:30pm

  • March 11: Meeting with University of Lausanne delegation

    3:00pm-3:30pm

  • March 11: Meeting with Swiss Consul General and delegation from Switzerland

    6:30pm-8:30pm

  • March 12: Meeting with a McGill supporter

    6:30pm-8:30pm

  • March 13: Institut Nordique - video conference

    11:00am-12:00pm

  • March 13: Bravo - celebration of McGill’s award-winning researchers

    Omni Hotel, 5:30pm-8:30pm
    Find out more

  • March 14: Reception for McGill’s Loran Scholars

    5:30pm-7:00pm

  • March 17: Informal meeting with research community members

    12:30pm-2:00pm

  • March 17: Meeting with Student Mentee

    2:30pm-3:00pm

  • March 17: Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design

    Centre Mont-Royal, 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Find out more

  • March 18: Prof. Akira Suzuki, Nobel Prize Laureate - reception and seminar

    11:00 am - 2:15 pm
    Find out more

  • March 18: Meeting with Mexican Consul General in Montreal Francisco Eduardo del Rio Lopez

    4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

  • March 18: Speaker series hosted by CORIM

    Palais des congrès de Montréal, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Find out more

  • March 19: Chambre de commerce du Montréal métropolitain - board meeting

    8:00 am - 10:00 am

  • March 19: Meeting with President of The MasterCard Foundation

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • March 20: MForum conference

    9:45 am - 10:30 am

  • March 20: Montreal International - Board meeting

    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • March 21: Student Media Interviews

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  • March 21: McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA 5th year Anniversary Gala

    6:30pm-9:30pm

  • March 24-25: Development and Alumni Relations meetings in New York

    New York, NY

  • March 26: Meeting with Quebec Chief Scientist

    2:30pm-4:00pm

  • March 26: Scarlet Key Society Awards Reception

    5:00pm-6:30pm

  • March 27: Meeting with Ambassador of Canada to China

    11:00am-12:00pm

  • March 28: Annual Conference of the Federation for the Humanitites and Social Sciences

    McGill Faculty Club, 8:30am-10:30am
    Find out more

  • March 28: Principal's Address to the McGill Community

    Bronfman Building - Room 151, 12:00pm-1:00pm
    No space remains for the event, but you may watch a live video webcast here

  • March 31: Meeting with the President of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

    7:30am-8:30am

  • March 31: Tour of the Osler Library

    9:00am-10:00am

  • March 31: Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, speech by Jacques Ménard

    Hilton Montreal Bonaventure, 12:00pm-2:00pm
    Find out more

February

  • Feb. 3: McGill Academic Health Network Meeting

    9:00 am - 10:30am

  • Feb. 3: NSERC Awards Ceremony

    Ottawa, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

  • Feb. 4: Conference Board of Canada meeting

    Ottawa, 8:30am - 10:30am

  • Feb. 4: Meeting with a McGill supporter

    3:00pm - 3:30pm

  • Feb. 4: Faculty of Law - James Robb Award Ceremony

    5:30pm - 7:00pm

  • Feb. 6: McGill Institute for the Study of Canada - Board of Trustees meeting

    10:00am - 12:00pm

  • Feb. 6: Conference Board of Canada meeting

    1:30pm - 5:00pm

  • Feb. 7: McGill Institute for the Study of Canada - 2014 Annual Conference

    Faculty Club, 9:00am - 12:00pm
    Find out more

  • Feb. 7: Faculty of Law - "The Unbounded Level of the Mind: Rod Macdonald's Legal Imagination" Symposium (book launch and reception)

    Chancellor Day Hall, Atrium, 5:30 - 7:00pm
    Find out more

  • Feb. 10: Meeting with Montreal International

    5:00pm - 6:00pm

  • Feb. 11: Informal meeting with research community members

    12:00pm - 1:30pm

  • Feb. 11: Meeting with the Rt. Hon. David Willetts, MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science, United Kingdom

    afternoon

  • Feb. 13: Meeting with research community members

    4:30pm - 6:00pm

  • Feb. 14: Government Relations meetings

    9:00am - 12:00pm

  • Feb. 14-16: 2014 American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting

    Chicago
    Find out more

  • Feb. 17: Government Relations meetings

    3:30pm - 4:30pm

  • Feb. 17: Meeting with the Association francophone pour le savoir

    4:30pm - 5:00pm

  • Feb. 17: i-week - Demystifying Africa (Presentation and discussion by the Mastercard Foundation Scholars)

    Royal Victoria College West Lounge, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Find out more

  • Feb. 18: School of Continuing Studies leadership meeting

    12:00pm - 1:30pm

  • Feb. 20: Tour of the Montreal Neurological Institute

    8:30am - 9:30am

  • Feb. 20: Meeting with a member of the research community

    4:00pm - 5:00pm

  • Feb. 20: Montreal Science Centre event

    6:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Feb. 25: Development and Alumni Relations - Meetings in Boston

  • Feb. 27: Academic Leadership Forum

    Faculty Club, 8:00am-10:00 am
    Find out more

  • Feb. 27: Meeting with the McConnell Foundation

    11:00am-12:00pm

  • Feb. 28: Meeting with Student Mentee

    2:00pm-2:30pm

January

  • Jan. 9: Student Press Interview

    11:30am - 12:00pm

  • Jan. 13: Visit to Chemistry Department

    3:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Jan. 17: Office of the Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) - Executive Team Meeting

    10:00am - 10:30am

  • Jan. 17: Informal meeting with research community members

    12:00pm - 1:30pm

  • Jan. 17: Meeting with Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec

    2:00pm - 3:00pm

  • Jan. 20: Meeting with McGill Citizens' Council

    10:00am - 11:00am

  • Jan. 20: 2014 Killam Prize Lecture

    Faculty Club, 5:00pm
    Find out more

  • Jan. 21: Meeting with a McGill supporter

    10:00am - 11:00am

  • Jan. 21: Leadership Development Program graduation luncheon

    12:00pm - 12:30pm

  • Jan. 22: Prestige Scholars Reception

    6:15pm - 6:45pm

  • Jan. 23: Visit of Simon Kennedy, Deputy Minister, International Trade, Government of Canada, to Desautels Faculty of Management

    7:30am - 10:00am

  • Jan. 27: Meeting with a McGill supporter

    11:00am - 11:30am

  • Jan. 27: Gault Nature Reserve - Inauguration of new portal on downtown campus

    Leacock Building, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

  • Jan. 27: Principal's Student-Athlete Honour Roll reception

    5:00pm - 5:45pm

  • Jan. 28: Development and Alumni Relations - Meetings in New York City

    9:00am - 4:30pm

  • Jan. 28: Edgar Bronfman Sr. Memorial Service

    New York City, 5:00pm

  • Jan. 29: Opera McGill: Britten, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

    Pollack Hall, 7:30pm
    Find out more

  • Jan. 30: Luncheon speaker series hosted by CORIM

    Palais des congrès de Montréal, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Find out more


2013

December

  • Dec. 2: Development and Alumni Relations - Round Table

    8:00am - 10:00am

  • Dec. 2: Meeting with a McGill supporter

    11:30am - 1:00pm

  • Dec. 3: Commission Parlementaire

    3:00pm - 6:00pm

  • Dec. 5: Montreal International - Board Meeting

    4:00pm - 6:00pm

  • Dec. 9-10: Le Comité stratégique - IdEx Bordeaux

    Bordeaux, France

  • Dec. 13: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences -Chairs' Meeting

    12:00pm - 1:30pm

  • Dec. 15: Principal's Holiday Skating Party

    2:00 - 4:00 pm

  • Dec. 16: Development and Alumni Relations - Meetings in Toronto

  • Dec. 18: Meeting with a McGill supporter

    8:00 - 9:00 am

  • Dec. 19: Meeting with the Chair of the English Department

    12:00 - 1:30pm

November

  • Nov. 4: Panel discussion 'Where Knowledge and Creativity Meet' (part of the Principal's Installation)

    Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 5:00pm
    The McGill community is invited to watch this event via a webcast

  • Nov. 5: Installation of the 17th Principal of McGill, Professor Suzanne Fortier

    Redpath Hall, 10:00 am
    The McGill community is invited to watch the installation ceremony live via webcast

  • Nov. 6: Faculty of Science - Chairs meeting

    2:30pm - 4:30pm

  • Nov. 6: Faculty of Science - Student Awards Reception

    Trottier Building, second floor lobby, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

  • Nov. 7: Installation of University of Toronto's President, Professor Meric Gertler

    Toronto, Ontario

  • Nov. 7-8: U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities - Biannual Meeting

    Toronto, Ontario

  • Nov. 11: Remembrance Day Ceremony

    Lower Field, 10:30am - 11:30am
    Open to the McGill community & general public

  • Nov. 12: Reception to honour McGill's Canada Research Chairs 2012/2013

    8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

  • Nov. 19: Faculty of Law Advisory Board Meeting

    8:30 - 9:30am

  • Nov. 19: Women in Research - panel discussion

    Faculty Club, 3:30 pm - 5:00pm

  • Nov. 19: Friends of the Library - Reception

    6:30 pm - 7:00pm

  • Nov. 22: Luncheon with winners of the Principal's Awards for Administrative and Support Staff

    12:00 - 1:30 pm

  • Nov. 25: Fall Convocations 2013

    Salle Wilfrid Pelletier, Place des Arts
    Find out more

  • Nov. 26: Research & International Relations Leadership Meeting

    11:30 am - 12:30pm

  • Nov. 28: Academic Leadership Forum

    Faculty Club, 8:30 am - 10:00am

  • Nov. 29: McGill-Centraide Leaders Breakfast

    8:00 am - 9:00am

  • Nov. 29: Desautels Faculty of Management - CEO Speaker Series

    12:00 - 1:00pm

October

  • Oct. 1: Centraide's Annual March of the Umbrellas

    Starting at Roddick Gates, 11:30am - 1:15pm
    Open to the McGill community & general public
    Find out more

  • Oct. 2: Arts Undergraduate Society - Council meeting

    6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Find out more

  • Oct. 2: PGSS Council Meeting

    Thomson House, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Find out more

  • Oct. 3: Orientation for Senators

    12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Find out more

  • Oct. 3: M Forum

    4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Find out more about M Forum

  • Oct. 4: Community Engagement Day - Edible Campus Tour

    McGill campus & vicinity, various times 9:45 am - 12:15pm - see link for details
    Open to the McGill community & general public
    Find out more

  • Oct. 7: Faculty of Engineering - Meeting with Chairs & Directors

    3:00pm - 4:30pm

  • Oct. 8: Informal meeting with research community members

    12:00pm - 1:30pm

  • Oct. 8: Communications Huddle

    2:00pm - 3:00pm

  • Oct. 8: Engineering Faculty Council Meeting

    4:00pm - 5:00pm

  • Oct. 9: Launch of the Douglas Institute Foundation Fundraising Campaign

    11:30am - 1:00pm

  • Oct. 10: Meeting with the Enrolment Services team

    11:00am - 12:00pm

  • Oct. 10: SSMU Council

    University Centre, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Find out more

  • Oct. 11: Faculty of Medicine - Leadership Meeting

    2:30pm - 3:30pm

  • Oct. 15: Faculty of Arts - Meeting with Chairs & Directors

    3:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Oct. 15: Birks Forum on the World's Religions and Public Life

    Birks Building, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
    Open to the McGill community & general public
    Faculty of Religious Studies' website

  • Oct. 16: Development and Alumni Relations - Team Meeting

    9:30am - 10:30am

  • Oct. 16: Quarter Century Club

    6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Find out more

  • Oct. 18: Faculty of Dentistry New Facility Announcement

    9:30am - 10:30am

  • Oct. 18: 44th Annual Leacock Luncheon

    Bonaventure Hotel, 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Alumni event
    Find out more

  • Oct. 18: McGill Engineering Research Showcase

    McConnell Engineering Building Lobby, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Open to the McGill community & general public
    Find out more

  • Oct. 18: Homecoming: Red & White Dinner 50th - 85th Anniversary Classes

    Omni Hotel, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    Alumni event
    Find out more

  • Oct. 19: Beatty Memorial Lecture

    Pollack Hall, 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Open to the McGill community & general public
    Find out more

  • Oct. 19: Homecoming: Meet the Principal

    Moyse Hall, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Alumni event
    Find out more

  • Oct. 19: Homecoming: Management Memories - An Evening at the Ritz

    Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Alumni event
    Find out more

  • Oct. 20-21: : Association of American Universities (AAU) - Fall Meeting

    Washington, DC

  • Oct. 22-23: Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) - Annual Meeting

    Ottawa, ON

  • Oct. 25: 3rd Annual McGill Employee Health Fair

    New Residence Hall, 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Open to all McGill Employees
    Find out more

  • Oct. 28 & 29: The Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium Series

    Centre Mont Royal, usually 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Find out more

  • Oct. 29: Informal meeting with research community members

    8:00am - 9:30am

  • Oct. 30: Trenholme Dean of Libraries - Dean's Corner

    2:00pm - 3:30pm

  • Oct. 31: McGill-Centraide Awareness Breakfast

    James Administration Building Lobby, 8:00am- 9:00am

  • Oct. 31: SYTACom Annual Research Workshop

    New Residence Hall, 3:30 - 4:45 pm 
    Find out more

September

  • Sept. 5: Faculty of Law - Dean's Coffee House

    Chancellor Day Hall Atrium, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Open to Law students and faculty
    Find out more

  • Sept. 6: Shaughnessy Cup Game vs Concordia

    Molson Stadium, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Open to the McGill community & general public
    Find out more

  • Sept. 11: Soup & Science

    Redpath Museum, 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Open to undergraduate science students
    Find out more

  • Sept. 11: SSMU Activities Night

    University Center, 4:30pm- 5:30pm
    Open to all McGill undergraduate students
    Find out more

  • Sept. 12: Macdonald Campus - Undergraduate Student Research Award Poster Presentations

    Macdonald-Stewart Building, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Open to the McGill community
    Find out more

  • Sept. 13: 4th Annual Security Services' BBQ

    Field across FDA & Burnside, 12:30am - 1:30pm
    Open to McGill community
    Find out more

  • Sept. 17: Community Lunch

    James Square, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Open to McGill community

  • Sept. 18: Vice-Principal, Administration & Finance - Management Team Meeting

    9:30am - 10:30am

  • Sept. 24: ISS Reception for New International Students

    Redpath Hall, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    Find out more
    Open to all new international students 

  • Sept. 25: Funding Announcement by Minister of State (Science & Technology) Greg Rickford

    10:00am - 11:00am
    Registration required

  • Sept. 25: MAUT Council Meeting

    12:00pm - 1:30pm
    Find out more about MAUT

  • Sept. 25: Office of Research & International Relations - Research Advisory Council Meeting

    3:00pm - 4:00pm 
    Find out more

  • Sept. 25: Faculty of Arts Annual Internship event

    Leacock 232, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    Open to Faculty of Arts students wishing to find internships
    Find out more

  • Sept. 26: McGill Indigenous Awareness Week - Kairos Blanket Exercise

    Coach House, Room 200, 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Open to the McGill Community
    Find out more

  • Sept. 30: Student Senate Caucus

    University Centre, 6:30pm - 8:30pm