Admin & governance news
Univalor, MSBi Valorisation, Valeo, SOCPRA and the Office of Sponsored Research of McGill University join their efforts during TechConnect Summit’s expo this week in Boston. These organizations responsible for monetizing inventions developed within their partnering institutions will share a booth, as well as showcase some innovations made across Québec universities in general.
The McGill community is reminded that cyclists must walk their bikes on the “pedestrian-friendly” areas of the downtown campus. To better serve cyclists, 2200 bicycle parking spaces are conveniently distributed throughout the downtown campus. Visit the Pedestrians and Cyclists site: http://www.mcgill.ca/masterplan/lowercampus/cyclists/
Because of computational advances over the last decade, McGill Professor Roussos Dimitrakopoulos, has developed new modeling techniques for mine planning and production forecasting that take into account uncertainty in the supply of minerals. As a result, mining companies are getting a much higher return on investment and also more metal production from the same asset.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) publishes the Red List of Threatened Species describing the conservation status of various species of plants and animals. Now, however, an international team of researchers led by McGill biologist Jonathan Davies suggests that the criteria for assessing risk of extinction in plants should be revisited.
The brand new McGill Headway blog brings together updates on McGill discoveries and worldwide research trends, all in one convenient place. And with updates 4-6 times a week you can count on Headway to keep you in the know.
McGill's Public Affairs department is looking for feedback on the effectiveness with which the University communicates with faculty and staff members. The information will be used to review and refresh internal communications to serve the McGill community more effectively.
Professor Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, is delighted to announce that the Board of Governors has approved the reappointment of Prof. Christopher P. Manfredi as Dean of Arts for a second five-year term. The reappointment is effective July 1, 2011.
Prof. Sean Ferguson has been appointed Dean of McGill's Schulich School of Music for a five-year term starting this month. Ferguson, a composer whose work bridges the areas of musical creation and scientific and technological research, is the Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT).
How engaging is your McGill experience? Take the National Survey of Student Engagement at http://tinyurl.com/nsse-mcgill and let us know. We'll use your comments to improve our services and make McGill a more engaging place. Fill out the survey before June 1, and you could win one of two iPads.
This is an update of a message sent on April 22. Please read it carefully. The assailant Montreal police have been seeking following incidents of assault and sexual assault that occurred in the Milton-Parc community to the east of the downtown campus between Thursday, April 21, and Friday, April 22, is still at large.