Contact us

Office of the Principal and Vice-Chancellor
James Administration Building, Room 506
McGill University
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0G4

Tel.: 514-398-4180
Fax: 514-398-4768

susan [dot] aberman [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Ms. Susan Aberman)
Chief of Staff
Tel: 514-398-5190
Fax: 514-398-4768

Susan is a member of the senior administrative team of the University, working closely with the Principal and students, faculty, and staff, and particularly closely with the University's senior administrative team to ensure that the Principal's directives and initiatives are effectively carried out.


naomi [dot] allsopp [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Ms. Naomi Allsopp)
Administrative Coordinator
Tel: 514-398-4180
Fax: 514-398-4768

Naomi is responsible for the reception area, serving the Offices of the Principal and the Provost. She is also responsible for the core financial functions within the Office of the Principal. Naomi initiates and provides support to various special projects, as well as contributes to the planning of events held by the Office of the Principal.


gerald [dot] cadet [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Gérald Cadet, Ph.D.)
Director, Bicentennial Planning
Tel: 514-398-8747
Fax: 514-398-4768

Gérald is responsible for developing and coordinating the strategy for activities and events related to McGill’s Bicentennial, which will commence with the Homecoming 2020 celebrations and will conclude with Homecoming 2021.


karin [dot] lornsen [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Karin Lornsen, Ph.D.)
Academic Planning and Projects Officer
Tel: 514-398-3157
Fax: 514-398-4768

Karin provides senior support to the Principal on a broad range of academic, communications, and student affairs files. She is the primary liaison between the Principal’s Office and the Offices of the Provost, Media Relations, Deputy Provost, and University Secretariat on ongoing programs and projects, including Senate, Convocation, academic meetings, and campus engagement.


deidre [dot] mccabe [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Ms. Deidre McCabe)
Communications Officer
Tel: 514-398-5904
Fax: 514-398-4768

Deidre is responsible for developing and coordinating all communication and correspondence for the Principal. She also maintains the Office of the Principal website and other administrative systems within the Office.


susy [dot] ricciardelli [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Ms. Susy Ricciardelli)
Executive Assistant to the Principal
Tel: 514-398-3329
Fax: 514-398-4768

Susy is responsible for the coordination of the Principal’s agenda, briefings for each meeting and event, travel arrangements and other special projects for the Principal.


reception [dot] principal [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Ms. Nadia Romvary)
Project Administrator
Tel: 514-398-8082
Fax: 514-398-4768

Primary roles are to provide assistance and support to the Chief of Staff on a range of files and operational matters and to provide overall project support to senior staff members in the Office of the Principal. The nature of support is diverse, ranging from research assistance, to general administrative and organizational support.