McGill gets new Associate Vice-Principal, Financial Services

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Vice-Principal, Administration and Finance Michael Di Grappa has announced the appointment of Marc Lemaire, CPA, CA, as McGill’s new Associate Vice-Principal, Financial Services. He replaces Albert Caponi who left McGill last summer for Aéroports de Montréal.

TELUS is discontinuing Calling Card Service

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Effective April 1, IT Services will no longer offer long distance calling cards. The service is being discontinued since cheaper alternatives exist, such as Skype, prepaid calling cards (purchased at convenience stores) or our Mobile Device/Cell Phone contract with Bell Mobility.

Catalyst Awards for Sustainability

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The Office of Sustainability is proud to acknowledge those who have positively contributed to sustainability at McGill in an enduring and meaningful way. Please join us in celebrating the actions and achievements of our community at the 5th annual Catalyst Awards on April 13.

La vie en français on campus, have your say!

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McGill is building an online hub for all our French offerings and services, and we want your input. Staff are encouraged to tell us what they’d like to see featured on the upcoming ‘Vivre McGill en français’ website.

Five tips to reach your health goals

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With spring around the corner, maybe you are looking to get back into an exercise routine. McGill’s Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health offers you five tips to reach your health goals. Dr.

Statement on fitness centre hours

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The following statement was issued Friday, March 20, by Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) Ollivier Dyens and Drew Love, Executive Director of Athletics and Recreation: A recent request that McGill provide women-only hours in its Athletics fitness centre has prompted discussion and debate on and off campus. The University has taken some time to consider, from various points of view, what is a challenging issue. On Thursday, March 19, Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) Ollivier Dyens and Drew Love, Executive Director of Athletics and Recreation, met the students who made the initial request, in order to listen and more fully understand their needs.

Get the new SafeMcGill App

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The University Safety team has launched a new app for Apple and Android devices. The SafeMcGill app offers a variety of safety tools and has the ability to send McGill health and safety alerts directly to your cellphone as push notifications.

Canadian Tri-Agencies introduce new open access policy

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On Feb. 27, Canada’s three major research funding agencies announced a new harmonized Open Access Policy on Publications that requires research publications supported by public funds to be made openly available for the benefit of the community at large.

You can now read the Annual Report online

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Check out McGill’s new Annual Report, which celebrates the University’s accomplishments, milestones and highlights from 2013-14.

3465 Durocher St. to reopen Wednesday (final update)

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The administrative building at 3465 Durocher St. will reopen tomorrow, Wednesday, March 11, while work will continue for several days, or perhaps even weeks, to restore water to the building. The building was closed Monday after it was discovered that a four-inch water main had frozen. McGill facilities staff are working closely with City of Montreal crews to resolve the problem, said François Métivier, Director of Logistics with the Facilities, Operations and Development division of University Services.