Memo from Dr. Rose Goldstein, Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations) and Anthony C. Masi, Provost
It is our pleasure to announce McGill University’s Plan for the Operation and Maintenance of Infrastructure funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). This plan outlines the guiding principles for allocation of funds for operation and maintenance, the planning and decision process, as well as roles and responsibilities. It covers infrastructure located on McGill campuses and at the affiliated hospital-based Research Institutes. The plan will be reviewed in 3 years (i.e. August 2016) and adjusted if deemed necessary.
The objectives of the Plan are to:
- Optimize the use of available resources for O&M.
- Provide guidelines for multi-year planning and monitoring of O&M needs across the University over the equipment lifecycle.
- Facilitate access to O&M funding by individual Project Leaders.
In the coming months, the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations) will meet with Principal Investigators and faculty administrators involved in CFI management to provide support and, if necessary, revise processes which will help implement the plan.
Any questions related to this plan or to CFI funding may be addressed to Nathalie Foisset, nathalie.foisset [at] mcgill.ca , ext. 8965.