Earlier this morning, just before 9 a.m., we asked the Montreal police to evict the nine remaining protestors that had been occupying the sixth-floor offices of James Building since Tuesday morning.
I offer my daily update for those of you who may be interested in the status of the James Building occupation. Ten occupiers remain. The position of the administration has not changed, nor has the position of the occupiers. The occupiers have revised one of their demands, which you can read here:
Michael Di Grappa, Vice-Principal: I am writing to update you tonight about the James Building occupation. Around 5 p.m., we cut power to the 6th floor, leaving emergency lighting on for safety.
The James Building will remain closed today, and staff will be working from home or an alternate location to continue to provide services. As with Tuesday, graduate students can go to Service Point on McTavish Street. Students, faculty and staff who are unable to contact offices or individuals directly via email can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to bring you up to date on the status of the occupation of the offices of the Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) on the 6th floor of the James Administration Building and in the building’s first-floor lobby.
We wanted to let you know that the office of the Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) on the 6th floor of the James Administration Building, as well as the James Building’s first-floor lobby, continues to be occupied by protesters.
Please note that tomorrow’s Senate discussion of the Jutras Report will be live-streamed on the web to allow more people to observe the discussion. The meeting begins at 2:30 p.m. and the discussion is scheduled early in the agenda.
During the Nov. 29 webcast, Principal Heather Munroe-Blum fielded questions on a wide range of topics. She answered about 20 of your questions before time ran out, but you asked lots more, and the Principal's Office is working with units across the University to give you answers.
I have received today Dean Jutras’ Report on the Events of November 10, 2011 – the Report is being released to the McGill community for comment and reaction. The Report, attached, can also be viewed at www.mcgill.ca/dean-jutras-report.