Research beyond borders
As Canada’s most international university, McGill is uniquely positioned to build closer connections with international institutions. As a result, a key mandate of Research and International Relations (RIR) is to represent McGill in the international arena while advancing the University’s international standing globally.
The central focus of the RIR’s International Relations portfolio, therefore, is to provide strategic direction and support for McGill’s relationships with foreign countries and major international institutions, which requires liaising with other units and stakeholders across the University.
The International Relations team also works to identify key countries – with both established and developing markets – to seek out new partnerships or to strengthen existing ones. Additional duties include: receiving and handling unsolicited proposals from foreign universities; preparing briefings for the Principal and VP’s institutional visits abroad; organizing visits to McGill or for University delegations to foreign institutions; and identifying new international opportunities based on University priorities.