Appointment notice: Interim Director, University Safety

Published: 25 January 2007

Sent on behalf of Jim Nicell, Professor and Associate Vice-Principal (University Services)

Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Louise Savard has been appointed as the Interim Director of University Safety, effective immediately.

Louise began her career at McGill University in 1974 and since that time has served in a variety of administrative positions throughout McGill. Most recently, since May 2002, she has been the Manager of Security Services. In this role, Louise has demonstrated her commitment and leadership in developing and implementing important practices and procedures to ensure the security of the McGill community and the visiting public.

In her new role, Louise will direct and coordinate the operations of three units within the University Services area, including Security Services, Environmental Health & Safety and Fire Prevention, and will work to establish linkages to students, faculty, staff and other McGill service units. She will report directly to the Associate Vice-Principal (University Services).

Louise brings to this position a wealth of experience and insight and I am very confident that she will serve a very important role in enhancing the security and safety of all our students, faculty and staff.

Please join me in welcoming Louise in her new appointment and supporting her in this important service to McGill.


Jim Nicell, PhD, P. Eng
Professor and Associate Vice-Principal (University Services)

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