Design Services oversees construction and renovation projects performed by external design consultants and establishes design and construction standards and ensure that McGill’s facilities provide an environment that is aesthetically pleasing, sustainable, and conducive to learning processes.
Project Management ensures that projects conform to McGill’s purchasing policy, building codes, and zoning regulations; that the appropriate process is followed for consultant and contractor tendering, selection, and contract award; that McGill’s design and construction standards are respected; and that a quality product is delivered on time, on budget and to the satisfaction of the customer and the rest of the McGill community. The Project Management unit ensures that building construction and renovations meet possible LEED criteria or incorporate sustainable elements where possible.
The stated mission of Building Services (Department of Facilities Management) is to create and maintain an environment that is safe, clean, functional and pleasant. Building Services is also responsible for recycling pick-up on both campuses. Our Grounds unit is responsible for the year round maintenance and upkeep of our outside space, preserving McGill's 'greening tradition'. The Special Events Team is responsible for the physical set-up of all campus social or major events and ensure that they are run in a sustainable manner.
Parking Services are largely reserved for students who live in areas where public transportation is not readily accessable. Over the last several years, the number of parking spaces on the downtown campus has been reduced and fees have been raised to increase incentives to use public transportation. Fees levied by Parking Services go to the Sustainability Fund for use on sustainable campus projects.
Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) collaborates with professors, departments, faculties and fellow teaching support units to create adaptable and innovative learning environments in which outstanding teaching is recognized and rewarded. This includes ensuring the incorporation of sustainability into McGill's curriculum.
The McGill Environmental Health and Safety office is committed to fostering a safe and healthful environment for students, employees and visitors to the University.
The Waste Management Program provides a full hazardous material disposal service for the McGill community. Disposal of waste is free of charge to internal departments provided the waste is presented in a proper manner. The WMP is also responsible for recycling batteries, appliances, and metals which cannot be processed by Facilities.