McGill University maintains a strict policy with regards to the use of the McGill logo and other visual assets.
The University’s logo and related elements are registered trademarks. Their use by third parties* – any person or organization other than those employed by the University or acting as its agent – is thus prohibited, except where written authorization has been obtained from the logo.communications [at] mcgill.ca (Office of Communications and External Relations) or where the University has entered into a written agreement permitting such use. Faculty and staff shall refrain from encouraging use of the trademarks by third parties unless specific approval has been obtained.
*McGill students and student organizations are considered third parties and are not permitted to use McGill’s trademarks, except where approved in writing.
For more information on these policies or for more information on logo permissions, consult McGill's Visual Identity website, or logo.communications [at] mcgill.ca (contact the Visual Identity team) for more information.
Please note: the Macdonald crest may no longer be used on promotional material, publications, posters, etc.
When employing photos in McGill documents, websites or any other assets, please ensure that:
- You have the appropriate permissions from the photo subjects, photographer(s) and videographer(s)
- Photos and videos demonstrating personal/food safety equipment/clothing being used follow all recommended protocol
- You use the highest resolution possible to ensure the best quality
- You include captions and/or alternative text where possible to maximize accessibility.
For more information, or to download the Consent form, consult McGill's photography resources.
All academic, administrative, and support staff who have access to student information have obligations under Quebec and Canadian law and under University policies with regard to maintaining the confidentiality of student information.
As such you may not confirm that a student is registered at McGill or has graduated from McGill without the student’s permission.
For more on this policy, consult McGill's Information Security Reminder which contains an overview of our responsibilities and legal obligations. It is important to underline that all components of a student’s record are confidential.
Reading, watching a video, or clicking can be challenging for people with certain forms of disability. As good citizens, we should feel compelled to make an effort to make communications materials accessible to all users regardless of any type of limitation or device used.
Equity at McGill offers resources
to help you to write inclusively and accessibly as well as other tools that you can use to create accessible communications.
McGill's Web Management System outlines a set of accessibility and usability standards for all content creators in compliance with the W3C's global Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
The Faculty maintains several email distribution lists for internal use only.
Faculty and Staff
= Mac-Allusers [at] campus.mcgill.ca
The list distributes official university notifications and announcements to all faculty and staff on the Macdonald Campus.
Academics = Academics-Macdonald [at] campus.mcgill.ca
The list distributes official university notifications and announcements to all academics and select administrators on the Macdonald Campus.
Students (All students)
The all-student distribution list is access restricted.
For notifications and announcements pertaining to university-student business, please forward email-ready requests to kathy.maclean [at] mcgill.ca (Macdonald Communications).
Students (Graduate) and Post-Doctoral Fellows
The Graduate Student/Post-Doctoral Fellow distribution lists are access restricted.
For notifications and announcements pertaining to university-student business, please forward email-ready requests to the gradstudies.macdonald [at] mcgill.ca (Macdonald Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Education).