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Research Advisory Council

Overview and context

The Research Advisory Council (RAC) is the primary advising body to the Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) (VPRI) and is consulted on University-wide research dossiers under the portfolio of Research and Innovation activities at McGill.

2014 RAN Sessions

Date Topic Material Presented
January 24, 2014

New Tools for 2014

In follow up to the 2013 session on New Tools, presenters will provide an overview of the new tools that are being implemented for 2014.



RAC Terms of Reference

Mandate and purpose

The Research Advisory Council (RAC) is the primary body to the Vice-Principal, Research and International Relations (VPRIR) and is consulted on University-wide research related dossiers under the portfolio of Research and International activities at McGill. Although RAC is not a formal sub-committee of the Academic Policy Committee (APC), it reports to APC on matters such as research policy and the creation of new research centres.

Coordinator, Engineering and Science Research and Innovation

Peter Grütter

Peter Grütter is a professor of physics at McGill University. In June 2013, he became Chair of the Department of Physics, after serving as Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Education, for the Faculty of Science for four years.

Research and International Relations: Improved Collaboration and Service

Dr. Rose Goldstein, Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations), is pleased to announce that three leading McGill researchers have joined the Research and International Relations (RIR) leadership team:

Published: 15May2013

24 Hours of Innovation

Consider it a cram session for change.

Starting at 9 a.m. on May 21 (in Montreal at least), some of the world’s brightest young thinkers will have one short day to create, develop, and pitch solutions to some of society’s stickiest problems. This is the 24h de l’Innovation competition.

Published: 3May2013

Update of the Media Guide to McGill Experts

Every day, members of the local, national, and international media look to McGill for expertise and commentary on a vast range of topics in the news. McGill’s Media Relations Office (MRO) handles most of these calls and, as in all leading universities, publishes an online directory of experts that is made available to journalists to make their jobs easier.

We are writing to ask for your collaboration in helping the MRO update the Guide to McGill Experts, ensuring it is as complete and accurate as possible.

Published: 26Apr2013

Beatty Memorial Lecture 2013: “Architecture and the Passage of History” by Witold Rybczynski

Pollack Hall 555 Sherbrooke Street West Montreal, Quebec, CA

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“Architects have always looked back in order to move forward,” observed the great British architect, James Stirling.