New programs this fall, awareness campaign on psychological harassment, Leadership Development Program information sessions, your favourites are back, courses in finance, software, security, health & safety, and development tips.
Canada Savings Bonds go on sale shortly and, once again, the University is pleased to offer every employee the opportunity to purchase them through automatic payroll deduction.
Through the efforts of alumna Julie Latour, Bâtonnier of Montreal, the late Annie MacDonald Langstaff was awarded the Medal of the Bar at the opening of the courts ceremony at the Court House on September 7, 2006.
On Monday, September 11, Macdonald Campus Library reopened Level 3 of the Barton Building. Access is through the old library entrance on Level 1 of the Barton Building. The entire print journal collection and books from call numbers T to Z are available for consultation and loan. Materials placed on reserve for classes are also available on Level 3. Twelve public computers, two photocopiers and a public printer will be available for all to use.
Appointment of McGill's Dean of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies and Associate Provost (Graduate Education)
At its September 6 Executive meeting, the Board of Governors approved the appointment of Dr. Martin Kreiswirth as McGill's Dean of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies and Associate Provost (Graduate Education), beginning on February 15, 2007, and ending on August 31, 2012.
Professor Hélène Perrault has been appointed Associate Provost (Planning and Budgets) for a five-year term, beginning September 1, 2006, and ending on August 31, 2011. The position of Associate Provost (Planning and Budgets) encompasses responsibility for academic planning and budgets, academic personnel and planning and institutional analysis.
Professor Liette Lapointe's paper "A Multilevel Model of Resistance to Information Technology Implementation," published in the September 2005 issue of MIS Quarterly, has been awarded the MISQ Best Paper of 2005.
Professor Alain Pinsonneault's paper "Using Relationship Theories for Web Site Design: Development of a Site-Communality Scale and Proposed Impact on Loyalty" won one of the best paper awards at the Americas Conference on Information Systems (one of the top conferences in IS), held in Acapulco August 4 to 6, 2006. The paper was co-authored with Daniel Tomiuk, a former PhD student at McGill, now professor at UQAM.
Consider participating in "La marche des entreprises" on Car Free Day as a McGill participant. Walkers are encouraged to wear University colours (red and white); to promote McGill participation, the University will provide a red McGill T-shirt for the first 30 McGill staff and faculty who sign up.