Planning and Budget

The Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) is McGill’s chief budget officer, and is responsible for the annual design and delivery of the University’s institutional budget, which drives the activity of all academic and administrative units through operating, restricted, capital, and endowment funds. McGill’s principal revenues are derived from student tuition and support grants from the Quebec government; the university’s most significant expenditures are made in direct support of students and of McGill’s academic mission.

Budgetary decisions are driven by the University’s principles, as well as by key strategic commitments, as identified by Principal Fortier’s Five Priorities, and by the McGill University Strategic Academic Plan.

Support for strategic and budgetary planning at the Faculty level, and for administrative units, is provided by the Associate Provost, Academic Priorities and Resource Allocation, Prof. Ghyslaine McClure.

The Analysis, Planning and Budget team, led by Executive Director Bradley Tucker, is responsible for providing the University’s leadership with high-level analytical support to facilitate strategic decision-making, and provides support of academic program development and review. They are likewise responsible for the operational development of the University’s budget, culminating in the annual publication of the McGill University Budget Book.