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Some of the best ways to stay safe on and around campus are to get to know McGill’s designated, well-lit night routes, to be cautious about overindulging, and to keep an eye out for the wellbeing of those around you. For a friendly hand getting home safely at the end of the night, don’t hesitate to contact WalkSafeat 514-398-2498 or DriveSafeat 514-398-8040. If you see or experience something that has you concerned, call McGill Security Services at 514-398-3000 (for downtown) or 514-398-7777 (on Macdonald campus). For emergencies, call 911. Security Services can also be contacted for on or near the downtown campus outside WalkSafe’s hours.
On the evening of July 13, a fire was reported on the outdoor terrace of the McIntyre Medical Building. Authorities arrived quickly and the fire was soon extinguished. No one was injured. We ask that people continue to avoid the area.
McIntyre remains closed until further notice. The damage is being assessed and remediation efforts have been underway since late last night. We continue to work to minimize the impact on research, classes and other operations; faculty, staff and students who work or attend classes in the building will receive further instructions and updates via e-mail.
Requests for entry into the building to attend to urgent research needs must be communicated to the Security Operations Centre at 514-398-3731, and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis – the first priority will be ensuring the safety of all involved. Additional details will be posted to the McGill website.
Damage appears to be limited to the lower floors and basement on the south side of the building, and resulted largely from water deployed during firefighting efforts. Some research may be affected, but thanks to swift action by firefighters, the rare holdings collection of the Osler Library of the History of Medicine appears to be undamaged. Other library holdings sustained some damage.
I would like to express my gratitude to our front-line Campus Public Safety and Facilities Operations teams and Montreal emergency authorities for their swift intervention.
McGill is committed to providing a learning and working environment for all that is respectful, safe, and inclusive. Our University’s efforts in connection with sexual violence prevention and response are critical to delivering on this commitment.
As the fall semester gets underway, I write with an update about these efforts.
Last spring, in addition to establishing new Guidelines on Intimate Relationships between Teaching Staff and Students, I announced that McGill would be appointing a Special Investigator charged with investigating all reports of sexual violence on campus. I am delighted to announce the appointment of Maître Caroline Lemay to this role. Me Lemay’s appointment was made pursuant to a careful process overseen by a small University committee that included representation from the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU).
Sign up now for RAD, a self-defense course for women taught by McGill Security Services. The one-day basic training workshop is offered to all female students, faculty and staff at a cost of only $20. There will be two courses taught downtown this semester: Friday, Sept. 21 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Friday, Sept. 28 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The workshops will take place in the Activity Room of the McGill sports complex. Once you have signed up, you will receive more information on the course. Get more information and register here.
Please read carefully this email prior to the start of the online test. The online exam activation period is strictly limited; starts this today (before 3:15PM), and ends at exactly 11:00PM on Thursday, August 23. In other words, you have until Thursday evening to complete the online test. Failing to comply will result in the absence of WHMIS 2015 certification.
In preparation for the online open-book exam you can study & use the course notes attached to this email.
The following has been confirmed:
HSSL – RM-07A: 7:30pm to 9:00pm Monday, August 20, 2018
HSSL – RM-07A: Redpath Library Building, Main floor
To cancel this booking visit: https://libraryrooms.mcgill.ca/equipment/cancel?id=cs_VpAp2tx
Professor XXX will end his first five-year term as Dean of the Faculty of Education on June 30, 2019. Pursuant to the University Statutes, an Advisory Committee to the Principal has been struck with respect to the possible renewal of Professor Rassier’s appointment.
The composition of the Committee, which I chair, is as available at:
In order to assist in its deliberations, the Advisory Committee welcomes any written comments by members of the McGill community with respect to the possible reappointment of Professor XXX as Dean of the Faculty of Education. All comments will be treated in the strictest confidence by the Committee. Comments should be addressed to Professor XXX, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), c/o Secretary-General, University Secretariat, James Administration Building, 845 Sherbrooke Street West, Room 313, Montreal, QC H3A 0G4, or by e-mail to:.
I would like to welcome you all to the new academic year. There is a special energy that fills our campuses at the start of the fall semester. The coming months will be filled with your ideas and projects, and I am excited to learn about them.
Even as the semester gets busy, I encourage each of you—whether you are new to McGill or a long-time member of our community—to make time to explore our University and discover everything it has to offer. Whether you are interested in sports or science, music or medicine, there is always something inspiring, thought-provoking or simply fun to do at McGill. Like our wonderful home city of Montreal, McGill’s campuses abound with talented, creative people who are doing amazing things. Please support them.
I look forward to our working together as a community. If you have any thoughts to share throughout the year, you can reach me at XXX@mcgill.ca. Welcome back!
MCGILL HONORARY DEGREES
McGill honorary degrees are awarded to distinguished individuals in recognition of a lifetime of scholarly, scientific or artistic achievement, or for exceptional contribution to the public good through professional or philanthropic activity. Individuals selected to receive an honorary degree will have a record of contribution and accomplishments that positions them to be an inspiration and role model to our students, graduates and our university community, and to enhance the reputation of McGill.
Consistent with the primary criteria of excellence of achievement and exceptional contribution, the University may honour individuals whose outstanding contributions to their fields or to society may not yet have been widely recognized, as well as those who have received recognition.
Through its recommendations of outstanding individuals, the Committee will endeavor to reflect the intellectual and cultural diversity of the McGill community and the broader communities in Quebec and Canada, as well as the international impact and reach of the University. In order to make it possible for the Committee to achieve this goal, I encourage you to nominate candidates who reflect the diversity of our larger society.
The award of an honorary degree is an important statement of recognition and respect from the University to the broader community. It is also an excellent way to build special relationships between our faculties, departments and outstanding individuals who symbolize the best of our institution.
Rhodes Scholarships 2019
Students with outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service should consider applying for the Rhodes Scholarship.
Eleven Rhodes Scholarships will be available to Canadian students in the fall of 2018. These scholarships are tenable at Oxford University and are granted for two years with the possibility of extension for a third year. The winners will be required to commence their studies in October 2019.
Schwarzman Scholars 2019
Schwarzman Scholars, inspired by the Rhodes scholarship, is a program designed to help future leaders meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond by preparing them to better understand China’s culture, economy, governance and motivations.
Scholars will study for a fully funded one-year Master’s degree in public policy, international relations, or economics and business at Tsinghua University, one of China’s most prestigious institutes of higher education.
Quebec General Elections are taking place on Monday, October 1, 2018. Polls will be open from 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Below, you will find important information for both students and staff.
Please be advised that all classes, laboratories and examinations in all Faculties – as well as in the School of Continuing Studies – are cancelled on Monday, October 1, 2018. This is accordance with Section 306 of the Election Act. Note that students currently engaged in internships or clinical rotations should consult their supervisors and follow the specific requirements of the institution in which they work.