The Principal's schedule

Members of the McGill community will be able to meet the Principal at many events and meetings over the coming months. Please see below for a listing of just some of the activities on her schedule.

If you would like to suggest an event or meeting for the Principal to attend, or have input on any areas you consider a priority, please send it to suzanne.fortier [at] mcgill.ca. While it may not be possible for her to attend all events suggested, all suggestions will be considered.

Please note that the list below is not exhaustive. Regularly scheduled meetings—such as Senate and Board of Governors—have been excluded, as have some additional informal engagement activities. Times or dates for events on this page may change, and new events will be added. Please check back regularly.


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2018 schedule: January, February, March, April,May, June


2018

The calendar will return with the new academic year in August, when we look forward to welcoming everyone back to campus after their summer break. In the interim, please feel free to contact the Office of the Principal (514-398-4180) with any questions.

    June

    • June 1: Convocation Ceremony – Faculty of Science “A”

      10:00 am – 12:00 pm
      Info:

    • June 1: Convocation Ceremony – Faculty of Science “B”

      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      Info:

    • June 4: Convocation Ceremony – Faculty of Arts “A”

      10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • June 4: Convocation Ceremony – Faculty of Arts “B”

      3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • June 4: Convocation dinner event

      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    • June 5: Convocation Ceremony – Faculty of Arts “C”

      10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • June 5: Convocation Ceremony – Education

      3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • June 6: Convocation Ceremony – Agricultural and Environmental Sciences “A”

      10:00 am – 12:00 pm
      Info:

    • June 6: Convocation luncheon event

      12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

    • June 6: Convocation Ceremony – Agricultural and Environmental Sciences “B”

      2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
      Info:

    • June 7 - 13: Technion Israel Institute of Technology Board Meetings

      Haifa, Israel

    • June 14: Universities Canada Board of Directors Meeting

      2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    • June 15 : Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) Executive meeting

      8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

    • June 15 : Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) Board meeting

      10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    • June 18: Meeting with SSMU President

      9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

    • June 18: Meeting with supporters

      12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

    • June 18: Tree-planting ceremony to honour the victims of the Jan 29, 2017 mosque shooting in Quebec City (Centre Cultural Islamique)

      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

    • June 18: McCord Museum Board of Trustees meeting

      4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

    • June 19: Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) Executive meeting

      9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    • June 19: Meeting with supporters

      12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

    • June 20: Meeting with community partners

      12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

    • June 21: Flag Raising Ceremony in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day

      Arts Building, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

    • June 21: Montreal Council on Foreign Relations (CORIM) talk: Philippe Couillard, Premier of Quebec, “Poursuivre l’élan économique du Québec dans un monde en changement »

      11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
      Info:  

    • June 21: Signing ceremony

      5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

    • June 22: Meeting with government officials

      9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

    • June 22: Government announcement

      1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

    May

    • May 1: Meeting with incoming executives of student groups

      12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

    • May 1: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Awards ceremony

      5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

    • May 7-9: Meetings with alumni and supporters

      New York City

    • May 9: The McGill 1821 Society and the Macdonald Legacy Society Annual Afternoon Tea

      3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
      Info

    • May 10: Business Higher Education Roundtable

      8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      Info

    • May 10: Meeting with government official

      4:30 – 5:00 p.m.

    • May 11: Presentation by visiting professor

      11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    • May 14: Meetings with alumni and supporters

      Toronto

    • May 14: Meeting with supporters

      8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

    • May 15: International Advisory Board meeting of the McGill School of Population and Global Health (SPGH)

      8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
      Info

    • May 15: Meeting with Conference Board of Canada President

      2:30 – 3:00

    • May 16: Meeting with supporters

      6:00 -7:00 p.m.

    • May 18: Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) Board meeting

      8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

    • May 22: Meetings with supporters

      2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

    • May 22: Donor event

      6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

    • May 23: Donor event

      3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

    • May 24: McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) Board meeting

      11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    • May 25: Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal announcement

      11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    • May 25: Meetings with supporters

      12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

    • May 25: Donor event

      5:25 – 7:00 p.m.

    • May 28: Donor event

      2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

    • May 28: Convocation dinner event

      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    • May 29: Convocation Ceremony – Health Sciences

      10:00 am – 12:00 pm
      Info:

    • May 29: Convocation Ceremony – Continuing Education

      6:00. – 8:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • May 30: Convocation Ceremony – Engineering

      10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • May 30: Convocation Ceremony – Music

      3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • May 30: Convocation dinner event

      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    • May 31: Convocation Ceremony – Management

      10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • May 31: Convocation Ceremony – Law

      3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • May 31: Convocation dinner event

      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    April

    • April 3: Meeting with supporter

      2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

    • April 3: Catalyst Awards

      5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • April 4: Meeting with MAUT Executive

      10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

    • April 4: Meeting with university president

      5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

    • April 5: Quartier de l’Innovation (QI) meeting

      8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
      Info

    • April 5: Montreal Council on Foreign Relations (CORIM) talk: Magda Fusaro, Rector, Université du Québec à Montréal, “UQAM, a Key Player Internationally”

      11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
      Info

    • April 5: Montreal International Board Meeting

      3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

    • April 5: Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy & Design

      6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
      Info

    • April 6: Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) Board meeting

      10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    • April 7: Panelist at roundtable discussion at Force Jeunesse Event

      10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
      Info

    • April 9: Meeting with supporter

      8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

    • April 9: Universities Canada meeting

      9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
      Info:  

    • April 9: Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO): CEO Seminar, Pierre Boivin

      5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      Info

    • April 10: Manulife Prize Ceremony

      8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
      Info

    • April 11: Meeting with visiting university representative

      8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

    • April 12: Public Policy Forum – 2018 Testimonial and Awards

      Toronto, 5:00 – 9:00
      Info

    • April 13: Trudeau Foundation Board Meeting

      10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    • April 15: Roundtable discussion with university presidents

      Washington, D.C., 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

    • April 16 - 17: Association of American Universities (AAU) meetings

      Washington, D.C.
      Info:

    • April 18: McGill Alumni Association Honours & Awards Banquet

      6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

    • April 19: Meeting with government official

      8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

    • April 20: U15 meetings

      Ottawa, 7:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • April 22 – 25: Universities Canada meetings

      British Columbia

    • April 26: Announcement

      10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    • April 30: MAUT meeting

      12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

    • April 30: Signing ceremony

      4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

    March

    • March 1: Meeting with World Economic Forum (WEF) representative

      2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

    • March 1: Launch of the Indigenous Health Professions Program

      4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
      Info

    • March 2: Montreal Council on Foreign Relations (CORIM) talk: The Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance of Canada, “For a More Competitive, Diverse and Inclusive Canada”

      7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
      Info

    • March 2: Meeting with government official

      4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

    • March 7: Meeting with supporters

      12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

    • March 8: McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) Board meeting

      2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

    • March 11 - 14: Investissements D’Avenir - IDEX/I-SITE meetings

      Paris, France
      Info

    • March 14: McGill 24 event in Paris

      Paris, France, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

    • March 15: Bravo 2018 - major research prizes and awards gala reception

      5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

    • March 16: Institute for the Study of International Development 2018 conference: Unpacking Women's Empowerment: Implications for Research, Policy, and Practice in International Development

      9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
      Info:

    • March 16: Meeting with government official

      10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

    • March 19: Montreal Council on Foreign Relations (CORIM) talk: François Legault, Leader of the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ), “Taking our Place in the World”

      11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
      Info

    • March 19: Meeting with former mentee

      3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

    • March 19: Meeting with supporter

      4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

    • March 20: Meeting with supporter

      8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

    • March 20: Luncheon with MUNASA Executive

      12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

    • March 20: Meeting with PGSS Executive

      4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

    • March 22: Scarlet Key Ceremony

      5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    • March 23: McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Board Meeting

      8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

    • March 23: McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Public Meeting

      11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    • March 27: MasterCard Foundation Meetings

      New York City
      Info:

    • March 29: Meeting with supporter

      11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    • March 29: Meeting with supporter

      12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

    • March 29: Meeting with government official

      1:15 – 1:45 p.m.

    February

    • February 1: Public Policy Forum: Transformational Gains Symposium

      Ottawa, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
      Info:

    • February 1: Killam Trust meeting

      Ottawa, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
      Info:

    • February 1: U15 meetings

      Ottawa, 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • February 2: U15 meetings

      Ottawa, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • February 5: Meeting with MAUT Executive

      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

    • February 5: The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal Event: A Conversation with Former First Lady Michelle Obama

      6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

    • February 6: Meeting with supporter

      8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

    • February 6: Meeting with visiting dignitary

      3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

    • February 7: Meeting with SSMU Executive

      3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    • February 7: Prestige Scholars Reception

      6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

    • February 8: Montreal International Board Meeting

      4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

    • February 11: Dinner with supporters

      6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

    • February 12: McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) Board Meeting

      2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    • February 13: Donor event

      5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

    • February 16: Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) Executive meeting

      8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

    • February 16: Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) Board meeting

      10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

    • February 19: Government announcement

      8:45 – 9:30 a.m.

    • February 19: Meeting with government official

      10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

    • February 19: Meeting with government official

      3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

    • February 20: Meeting with government official

      1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

    • February 20: Loran Scholars Reception

      5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • February 21: McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Board Meeting

      8:00 – 11:30 a.m.

    • February 22: Academic Leadership Forum – New Directions for Research and the 21st Century Global University (part 1)

      8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
      Info:

    • February 26: Meeting with supporter

      8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

    • February 27: Public Lecture: "Do no harm: One doctor's mission for tobacco-free investment" with Dr. Bronwyn King

      5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      Info

    • February 28: Catalyst Canada Advisory Board

      8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
      Info

    • February 28: Mini-Science 2018: Women in science at McGill (and beyond),
      History of Women in Science @McGill,
      Prof. Elsbeth Heaman, Dept. of History & Classical Studies & Interim Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada,
      with Principal Suzanne Fortier

      6:15 – 7:30 p.m.
      Info

    January

    • January 8 -9: Meetings with alumni and supporters

      New York City

    • January 9: Meeting with supporter

      3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

    • January 10: Meeting with industry partner

      12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

    • January 12: Meeting with government official

      1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

    • January 15: Universities Canada meetings

      10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
      Info:

    • January 17: 25th Edition of Soup and Science

      11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
      Info:

    • January 17 – 19: Meetings with supporters

      Geneva

    • January 23 – 26: World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018

      Davos-Klosters, Switzerland
      Info:

    • January 26: Speaker on Panel – “Screams that No One Hears: Tackling Depression”, World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018

      Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

    • January 29: Meeting with supporter

      12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

    • January 29: Principal attends class

      4:05 – 5:45 p.m.

    • January 30: Meeting with supporters

      12:00 – 1:30 p.m.