Arts portico repairs under way

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Repairs have begun to the iconic portico at the front entrance to the Arts Building. Scaffolding was erected Thursday, June 25, for a project expected to take between 3-5 months.

Bixi boosts property value

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In Montreal, the presence of bike sharing stations has contributed to an average increase of 2.7 per cent in sales price of houses nearby, says a new study by McGill researchers.

Faculty of Medicine addressing accreditation issues, Eidelman says

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Dean of Medicine David Eidelman, who is also Vice-Principal (Health Affairs), told the Faculty on Wednesday that a number of items identified in a recent accreditation review are top priorities and are being addressed.

Staff awards deadline extended

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The deadline has been extended to submit nominations to the Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff (2014-2015). You have until Tuesday, June 30, 5 p.m. to submit your entry.

June 18: SSHRC Research Portal and CCV workshop

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To assist researchers in responding to the new application requirements for the fall 2015 SSHRC Insight Grants competition, the Office of Sponsored Research will be offering a hands-on walk-through of the SSHRC Research Portal and Canadian Common CV (CCV) to familiarize applicants with these systems

Personnel policies and procedures now online

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A recent project has been geared toward decentralizing the maintenance of content residing on the Administrative Handbook website. This will simplify the maintenance process, allow for more timely updates and provide greater clarity in finding different policies.

HR website being revamped

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The Human Resources website is in the process of being updated. Should you encounter a broken link or a “page not found”, please send an email indicating the problem

Teaching the business of sustainability

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A team led by Steve Maguire, Director of the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM), has been named winner of the 2014 Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Integration of Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula.

Flags lowered in honour of Jacques Parizeau

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On behalf of McGill University, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier expressed sincere condolences to the family of former Quebec Premier Jacques Parizeau, who died yesterday evening at age 84.

Deans appointed in Science, Grad Studies

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McGill has two new Deans after the Board of Governors on Thursday approved the appointments of Prof. R. Bruce Lennox as Dean of the Faculty of Science, and Prof. Josephine Nalbantoglu as Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.