Why research matters

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 3:21 pm

In a 2014 address to the McGill community, Principal Suzanne Fortier, BSc’72, PhD’76, outlined her priorities for the University’s future. One was described as “Unleashing McGill’s Full Research Potential.” The principal recently spoke to the McGill News about the importance of university research and how McGill’s alumni and supporters have helped the cause. What is [...]

Seeking out the best

Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 3:44 pm

In the most recent edition of the QS World University Rankings, McGill was rated the 21st best university on the planet. To be a world-class institution, you need world-class brains. Principal Suzanne Fortier, BSc’72, PhD’76, recently spoke to the McGill News about the kinds of professors who succeed at the University, why they choose McGill, [...]

A commitment to students

Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Over the next few years, you’ll be hearing a lot about the McGill Commitment — the University’s pledge to create more innovative, out-of-classroom learning opportunities for its students. McGill News editor Daniel McCabe, BA’89, recently spoke to Principal Suzanne Fortier, BSc’72, PhD’76, to find out more. How would you characterize the McGill Commitment? The McGill [...]

A vision for the future

Posted on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 5:48 pm

In a March 28 address to the McGill community, Principal Suzanne Fortier, BSc’72, PhD’76, shared her thoughts on some of the University’s priorities for the years ahead. In a recent exchange with the McGill News, Principal Fortier elaborated on some of the points she made in that speech. You spoke about what you called “the [...]

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.