In a recent speech, Principal Heather Munroe-Blum spoke about the important role that international students play at McGill and at other Quebec universities. She addressed the topic again in a conversation with McGill News contributor Jake Brennan, BA’97. In your presentation to the Conseil des relations internationales de Montréal, you argued that it was vital [...]
Building on the Principal’s Task Force on Student Life and Learning, McGill is committed to finding ways to enrich the undergraduate student experience. The McGill News recently spoke with Principal Heather Munroe-Blum about undergraduate life at McGill. McGill is a student-centred, research-intensive university, which some might consider a contradiction. How do you make the [...]
The Principal’s Task Force on Diversity, Excellence and Community Engagement released its draft report to the McGill community in February. Composed of faculty, staff, student and alumni representatives, and chaired by Principal Heather Munroe-Blum, the Task Force received more than 60 briefs, held meetings with representatives of the McGill and broader communities and spent the [...]
In September, Principal Heather Munroe-Blum led a McGill contingent that travelled to Quebec City to meet with the National Assembly’s Parliamentary Commission on Culture and Education. The McGill representatives outlined the University’s many contributions to Quebec, while raising concerns about funding and governance issues. McGill News contributor Jake Brennan, BA’97, recently spoke to the principal about these matters.
Principal Heather Munroe-Blum recently spoke to McGill News contributor Jake Brennan about why McGill’s international connections are so crucial.
In just a little more than two years since its public launch – and in the midst of a worldwide economic crisis – Campaign McGill has successfully raised $500 million of its $750 million goal. These funds will be used to support the University’s top priorities. Regular McGill News contributor Andrew Mullins recently sat down [...]
OWEN EGAN When convocation finishes at the beginning of June, McGill will have sent another group of promising, talented graduates out into the world to make their mark. The nature of leadership has never been so hotly debated as during this global recession, which, more than signaling an economic crisis, is a crisis of management—and, [...]
Christinne Muschi As I write this column near the end of November, the world is assessing the full impact of the financial meltdown. Coming seven short years after the Enron scandal, the crisis certainly has prompted thought as to how our financial systems can be structured to create both checks and balances and the flexibility [...]
CHRISTINNE MUSCHI On September 18, McGill’s new Life Sciences Complex, the largest construction project in the University’s history, landmark moment, one our research community has anticipated eagerly. This magnificent new complex has been carefully and creatively designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and to promote the link of McGill’s basic science to practical, high-impact applications. Thanks [...]
CHRISTINNE MUSCHI As my close friends and colleagues will tell you, I love my job. And one of the high points is that I get to meet graduates of McGill and to hear your wonderful stories—that “Eureka” moment when you discovered your raison d’être, the lasting friendships you developed, the time you were sitting in [...]