In May 2016, McGill joined the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF). Principal Fortier currently serves as the Chair of the GULF. This community of the presidents of the top 29 universities in the world acts as an intellectual platform within the World Economic Forum to advise its leadership on matters relating to higher education and research, and also serves as a resource for the Forum’s members and constituents. See the current list of GULF members.
"As the only Canadian university member of GULF, McGill has the unique opportunity to engage a larger and more diverse pool of stakeholders in discussions and initiatives that advance the contributions of Montreal, Quebec and Canada to society at a global level. We are very pleased and proud to be invited to join in these discussions that are important for the future of higher education and research." - Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, McGill University