He's not minimizing the dangers around him, butMcGill grad Christopher Alexander is also finding the assignment fascinating and challenging.
They met as commerce students at McGill and now have mutually reinforcing power careers in the IT sector. Nathalie Le Prohon, BCom'84, the recently appointed General Manager of Nokia Canada, and Stéphane Boisvert, BCom'85, President of Sun Microsystems Canada, have a lot to share at the breakfast table.
The Department of Human Resources is pleased to announce that online registration is now available for Staff Development courses. A McGill ID and Minerva PIN are required.
The Department of Human Resources offers a wide range of training opportunities for staff, including workshops on Leadership & Coaching, Customer Focus, and French Conversation at Work.
Performance Dialogue is the name chosen to describe McGill's new performance management process, a partnership between supervisors and staff members which involves feedback and coaching. Workshops are ongoing, and interim guidelines are available.
Two McGill students have won 2003 Amelia Earhart Fellowship Awards for their research in aerospace science and engineering. Katrina Brandstadt, a materials engineering graduate student, and Nancy Martineau, a doctoral student in geomorphology, are two of three Canadian winners.
Internationally renowned McGill philosopher Charles Taylor was awarded the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's Gold Medal for Achievement in Research, the Council's highest honour, in Ottawa on Thursday night. For more information, please see the SSHRC website.
Last summer, the University launched an ambitious integrated planning exercise. In addition to consultation with the Deans, the exercise continued with three presentations that outline the process: "Planning and Priorities Overview", a presentation to the Board of Governors; "The New Planning Cycle - Questions and Answers", a presentation to Senate; and "The Planning Process", a presentation to Management Forum. Before the end of this academic year, Deputy Provost Anthony C. Masi and Provost Luc Vinet plan to have a University-wide strategic planning document. In due course, they plan to circulate drafts and invite the community to provide input.
Nigel Roulet wasn't asking for the job, but the new director of the McGill School of the Environment, but he has big plans for the future.
Roméo Dallaire, who headed the failed UN to Rwanda during that country's civil war and genocide spoke to a McGill audience about his experiences there, and asked the question: are some humans more human - and deserving of help - than others?