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It is exciting for me to rediscover and reconnect with McGill University. Across the world, people recognize McGill for its commitment to excellence, both in education and in advancing knowledge. That was McGill’s core value when I was a student here, and I’m happy to see that it is even stronger today. I am also glad to be joining a community that has embraced the values of inclusion and respect for cultural and individual diversity.

Everything that McGill is today comes from the efforts, contributions and achievements of hundreds of thousands of people. Our community of students, professors, staff and alumni shares a commitment to hard work and to advancing society through creativity and innovation. We’re about learning, creating new knowledge, and being smart about using that knowledge. We’re about being open. We’re about being brave in exploring new frontiers because we know that, as challenging as those paths may be, they are where our most important contributions will come from.

I believe that the McGill community knows who it is, what its values are and where it wants to go. Because of that, I’m particularly interested in hearing your thoughts about where you would like to see McGill go in five years, and what we need to do as a community to get there. You can follow my schedule here. Time does not permit me to meet everyone I would like to, but if there’s an event missing that you think I should know about, or good advice you would like to share with me, please use the contact information at the bottom of my itinerary.


Suzanne Fortier
Principal and Vice-Chancellor, McGill University