Dean Daniel Jutras will end his term as Dean, Faculty of Law, on June 30, 2016. In accordance with the University Statutes, an Advisory Committee to the Principal has been struck for the selection of a new Dean of the Faculty of Law. The Committee is now accepting nominations from the McGill community.
McGill rose to 38th in the 2015-16 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, from 39 last year.
Robyn Wiltshire, currently Director of the Office of the Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning), will move to the Brown Building to serve as Interim Senior Director of Student Services with a mandate to develop a renewed approach to student services, Deputy Provost Ollivier Dyens has announced.
Another step has been taken toward determining if McGill should acquire the former Royal Victoria Hospital property on Pine Ave. The University has launched a call for tenders to conduct feasibility studies assessing the technical, financial and heritage-related challenges entailed in the conversion of the iconic Montreal landmark.
McGill would like to express its most sincere condolences to anyone who has been touched by the tragic event near Mecca, where more than 700 people died in the crush of crowds taking part in the last major rite of the Hajj pilgrimage earlier today. More than 860 pilgrims were injured in the incident, the worst in 25 years. Earlier this month, the collapse of a crane at the Grand Mosque killed more than 100 people.
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The McGill University Herbarium is looking for dedicated volunteers to help curate its collection of dried plant species from around the world.
It won’t be four party leaders coming to debate at McGill later this month, but the federal election campaign will make an appearance on Wednesday, Sept. 30, when the Students’ Society of McGill University and radio station CKUT will play host to an event featuring candidates from the four main parties.
The Trottier Institute for Science and Public Policy will include presentations on their activities by the three Trottier Fellows and he three new Fellows.
McGill will be hosting a two-day public symposium entitled Resisting Gendered and State Violence: Indigenous Women’s Activism, (Sept. 24 – 25) at Thomson House