Following the fire at the McIntyre Medical Building on Friday, July 13, teams of McGill and external experts have been working around the clock to return the building to normal operations as soon as possible. We are taking occupants’ research, work, studies, and safety extremely seriously.
The McIntyre will remain closed until at least the morning of Wednesday, July 25, as further assessment, remediation, and preparation take place. However, we hope to potentially begin reopening portions of the building as early as mid-next week.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to reopen the McIntyre. We recognize that this situation is inconvenient and disruptive for many. It is important to remember, though, that this was a major event, and that we were extremely fortunate – no one was harmed, and the physical damage might have been far more extensive. The outcome was due in part to the swift and professional actions of McGill’s Security Services and Montreal’s fire department. As well, since Friday, a broad range of Facilities and Ancillary Management teams have been working tirelessly to repair, remediate and restore the building. They all deserve our heartfelt thanks.
As well, I recognize that this has been a stressful time for many. I would like to remind you that the Employee Assistance Program is available to many employees, and provides confidential short-term counselling services to help staff get through difficult periods such as these. As well, students are invited to contact McGill’s Counselling Services for support.
For further details, please visit the Faculty of Medicine’s website.
Associate Vice-Principal, Facilities Management and Ancillary Services