McGill’s new principal reflects on “coming home”

Posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Principal Suzanne Fortier recently shared her thoughts at McGill Homecoming on the ways in which her alma mater has surprised her since her return to McGill.

The exit interview

Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 11:40 am

As she packed up and prepared to turn in her keys to the Principal’s Office, Heather Munroe-Blum shared some final thoughts with the McGill News on the 10 years she spent leading the University and on how former McGill principal David Johnston once provided valuable advice. What was your first impression of the University when [...]

Broadening our view of the world

Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 5:45 pm

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 [...]

An education to remember

Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 2:42 pm

  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 diverse routes to excellence

Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 2:26 pm

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 [...]

Rooted in Quebec

Posted on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 5:34 pm

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.

Reaching out to the world

Posted on Monday, June 7, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Principal Heather Munroe-Blum recently spoke to McGill News contributor Jake Brennan about why McGill’s international connections are so crucial.

Swimming against the current

Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 2:46 pm

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 [...]

Leadership worth following

Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 11:23 am

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, [...]

Striking the right balance

Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 10:30 am

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 [...]