Academic Affairs Professionals Network

The Academic Affairs Professionals Network meeting series offers a welcoming and consistent opportunity for McGill's Academic Affairs Professionals to receive information, ask questions, and navigate pain points. Network members benefit from the input of guest speakers across campus who work in both administrative and academic units. 

Meetings are normally held online from 10:00 -11:30 a.m. on the last Tuesday of each month.

The series is hosted by the Academic Personnel Office.


The Academic Administrators Professionals Network meeting dates for the 2022-2023 academic year are:

Date Topic
27 September 2022

Special Topic: Accommodating Faculty with Disabilities

Immigration Update

TQRs and Allocation Decisions

Updates from APO (UTCR, Academic Casuals, Tenure and CAS)

25 October 2022

Immigration and Permanent Residency

Offer Letters (TT and CAS, DocuSign/ Bill 96)

Updates from APO Associate Director

29 November 2022

Panel discussion: Organizational Structures

Bill 96 and Academic Offer Letters

Updates from APO Associate Director

 31 January 2023

Special Topic: Endowed Chairs

Updates from APO Associate Director:

  • Offer Letters & Posting
  • TT/CAS Position Business Titles
  • Academic Casuals
  • Sabbatic Leave
28 February 2023

Special Topic: CAS Offer Letters - implementation of questionnaire

Updates from APO Associate Director:

  • Posting Management
  • Immigration
  • Academic Casuals
  • One-time Payments
25 April 2023

Special Topic: Course Lecturer Contracts & How They Relate to Pay

Discussion: Relocation

Updates from APO Associate Director:

  • Changes Coming to Letters of Offer
  • Positions Clean-up
  • Collection of Personal Data
  • Appointments
  • Sabbatics tending negative
  • Recruitment of Tenured Academic Staff & BoG Approval

News from APO 2019-2020


The Academic Administrators Professionals Network meeting dates for the 2021-2022 academic year.


Time & Location Topics
24 February 2022 10:00am -11:30am

Departmental Selection Committees & Employment Equity

Sabbatic Wash-up

Academic Salary Policy

29 March 2022 10:00am -11:30am


Academic Casuals & One-Time Payments

26 April 2022 10:00am - 11:30am

Offer Letters 


Ranked CAS Education Information 

2 June  2022 10:00am - 11:30am 

Sabbatics (Update & Feedback)


Education in WD



14 Sep 2020

As part of the transition to Workday, updated application forms for Leaves of Absence as well as Sabbatic Leaves are now available on the APO Website. Eligible Academic Staff will apply via Workday and attach the relevant application forms.

29 Jul 2020

As part of the implementation of Workday, a new case management system for HR Shared Services Unit, Center of Expertise and Academic Personnel Office is going live today.

17 Jul 2020

As part of the implementation of Workday, all the new appointments/reappointments for Academic staff will be processed in Workday.

3 Jun 2020

There are currently three Orders in Council that concern the travels of our temporary foreign workers (TFW). They apply to all workers: TT Professors, Visiting Academics, Contract Academic Staff and Postdocs.

20 May 2020

On May 12, 2020, the Government of Canada announced a new, temporary public po

15 May 2020

We write to inform you of important updates announced by the Federal Government regarding the role of employers in supporting the quarantine of newly hired foreign workers entering Canada from international locations.


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