Trenholme Director of Libraries Frances Groen has seen the future of scientific publishing, and McGill needs to get on board.
The University has tabled its final offer, which represents an immediate (upon settling) increase of 8% and a total increase of more than 22% over the 5 years of the agreement, including retroactivity to December 1, 2002. We expect the Union executive to put this offer to a vote at a General Assembly in the coming days. Please visit the link below to view the details of the offer.
The Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art has received outstanding collections of books from the estates of two emeritus professors from the School of Architecture. The Norbert Schoenauer Collection has 1,500 books and the John Bland collection has close to 1,000 architecture books.
The Walter Hitschfeld Geographic Information Centre's new website provides information about GIS data, guides, collections and more.
The Humanities and Social Sciences Library has new databases, including the Alternative Press Index, a subject index to over 250 alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines.
The Board of Governors has reappointed Professor Luc Vinet's reappointment for a further 5-year term as Provost of McGill University, to commence July 15, 2004.
McGill University's unionized administrative and support staff employees represented by MUNACA have voted to reject the University's contract offer and to give their union a mandate to exercise pressure tactics up to and including strike action.
Want to work in radio? Aim for the airwaves by applying for the second CBC Radio Peter Gzowski Internships. The program offers training and broadcast opportunities to final-year students in four participating universities across the country, including McGill. Internships will be offered from May 3, 2004 to August 27, 2004. Gzowski interns will each receive a week of training in the basics of Radio Production at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto. Each will spend the rest of the internship in a different location. Application and eligibility information can be obtained on the Gzowski Internships website. The CBC Radio Hiring Committee, made up of managers across the country, will make the final choices from the shortlists. The interns' names will be announced by March 1, 2004.
The 2003 McGill Centraide Campaign is pleased to announce that you can contribute to Centraide by payroll deduction until January 15, 2004. You may either use the traditional paper method or the online pledge form. A downloadable donation card is also available on the Centraide website. Be among those who help people help people!
The union representing McGill’s clerical staff has rejected the university’s latest offer tabled on November 26. At the same time they mandated a possible strike. The administration and the union are now entering conciliation talks.