About us

Who we are 

The Institutional Communications team is an experienced and dedicated central resource providing strategic advice for communicating and promoting McGill’s leading institutional and academic research initiatives to the general public, partners, stakeholders and media all over the world, as well as to the entire McGill community. 

What we do 

  • We support McGill’s academic mission and strategic priorities through effective and impactful external and internal communication outreach initiatives; 

  • We are McGill’s point of contact with the media. Representatives from the media can gain valuable access to McGill experts or find newsworthy stories about McGill’s research discoveries and events in our newsroom

  • We manage and promote, news, events and announcements, including the McGill Reporter, McGill Dans la Ville, What’s New e-newsletters as well as through the University's main social media channels

  • Provide media services to members of the community and media training to faculty and graduate students, provide advice about writing and placing op-eds, and counsel faculties and departments on social media best practices; 

  • Manage McGill’s bank of photo images and respond to internal and media photo requests

  • Assist film and TV crews with their requests; 

  • Handle public relations for major announcements, news conferences and symposia; 

  • Provide a daily (internal) news digest; 

  • Share information with the McGill community, the media and public in emergencies and crisis situations 

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