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Professor Anthony C. Masi's second term as University Provost ends on June 30, 2015. In accordance with the University Statutes, an Advisory Committee to the Principal has been formed for the selection of a new Provost.

The composition of the Committee is as follows:



Professor Suzanne Fortier, Principal 


David Eidelman, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine & VP of Health Affairs

Susanne Lajoie, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

Bruce Lennox, Professor, Department of Chemistry

Geneviève Saumier, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law 

Board of Governors:                          

Lili de Grandpré (Governor Emerita)  

Claude Généreux (Vice Chair)

Samuel Minzberg (Chair, Nominating, Governance and Ethics Committee)

Arnold Steinberg (Chancellor and Governor Emeritus) 

Post-Graduate Students’ Society: Elizabeth Cawley, Doctoral Student, Psychiatry

Students’ Society of McGill University:  Claire Stewart-Kanigan, VP University Affairs 2014-15

To guide its deliberations, the Committee is interested in hearing the views of members of the University on the opportunities, challenges, issues, and priorities facing the University over the next 5-10 years, and the qualifications, leadership skills, experience and attributes that the next Provost should possess. To that end, the Committee will hold a series of face-to-face meetings in the coming weeks, to hear directly the views of interested members and supporters of the University, prior to beginning a search for candidates. The Advisory Committee is particularly interested in your views regarding the following three questions:

  1. What are the opportunities, challenges, issues, and priorities facing the University and the Provost over the next 5-10 years which are relevant to the advisory process?
  2. Do the existing summary of the “Role and Responsibilities of the Provost” and Position Profile (from 2005) adequately describe the position of Provost for the coming 5-10 years? If not, what changes should be considered?
  3. What are the required and desirable characteristics, leadership skills, qualifications and experience of candidates for the position of Provost?

*For your reference:




Consult the schedule of the Committee's face-to-face consultations with the community