New online orientation program

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Employees now have a new way of finding out about McGill as one of the top universities in worldwide rankings and as one of Montreal’s major employer.  A new online orientation program for new employees is being rolled out this month.   It provides numerous links to programs and services throughout both campuses, making it quick and easy to find what you are looking for. It also offers the convenience of looking for information at your own convenience.

Replacing Banner HR system

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Earlier this year, budgetary approval was obtained to replace the Banner HR system.  Known as the R2R project (Recruitment to Retirement), this is a major initiative which HR and Academic Personnel is undertaking with IT Services, and which will take place over the next two to three years. “This new system will simplify and streamline […]

Visit our revamped HR website

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4The Human Resources website has recently been updated in view of migrating to Drupal 7, set for July. Close to 600 web pages were reviewed and over 100 obsolete pages were removed.

A new HR home page has been designed to make it easier to find information within each section of the site. The HR site is one of the biggest sites on campus and contains a wealth of information on everything from job postings to career opportunities to payroll and benefits, and much, much more.

2014 Quarter Century Club welcomes 107 new members

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QCC group 2014

The McGill Quarter Century Club (QCC) this year welcomed 107 new members at its 46th annual gala. Membership now includes 3,046 members. This year’s event was brought back on campus, in beautiful Redpath Hall, where the gala was held for many years.

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2014 winners of Principal’s award for administrative and support staff

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McGill’s tradition of excellence reflects not only the outstanding quality and dedication of its students and professors but also of its administrative and support staff. Administrative staff plays an important role in McGill University’s commitment to the quality of life of its students. Principal Suzanne Fortier hosted a luncheon last month to celebrate this year’s winners in five categories:

Team category

Principal's Awards for 2014

Teamwork is the reason for the success of the Undergraduate Medical Education team of the Faculty of Medicine. Accepting the award on behalf of the team was Melissa Knock, manager of educational services in the Faculty of Medicine. Team members include Kate Allan, Anne Briggs, Mary Cecere, Heidi Cheung, Carolyn Cichon, John Cloutier, Silvana Di Lollo, Jean-François Gravel, Maryse Grignon, Nicole Guedon, Tim Johns, Shie Kasai, Anna Lee, Elizaberth Lefebvre, Carole Lemieux, Tamara Lutz, Sunita Mathew, Danielle Moronval, Farhad Saboohi and Alessandra Tedeschi.

Known as UGME, the team’s 20 staff members assist some 800 medical students and 400 visiting elective students. UGME ensures that students are poised to become tomorrow’s best clinicians, researchers and leaders in the field of medicine.

Their tireless efforts and outstanding work has enabled McGill University to become one of the leaders in medical education.
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Highlights of McGill pension plan annual meeting

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Pensions logotree_1This year’s annual meeting of the McGill pension plan, held in May, provided plan members with an overview of 2013 pension activities. Lynne B. Gervais, Associate Vice-Principal Human Resources chaired the meeting in her role as Chair of the Pension Administration Committee, the body that administers the pension plan. Read more »

McGill among the 30 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs

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30 most promisingMcGill University is proud to be the only Canadian university listed among the 30 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs for 2014. In honour of its 30th anniversary celebration, the magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, has teamed up with the American College Personnel Association to present the new national study. Read more »

McGill among Montreal’s top 30 employers

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montreal-2014-english_0For the sixth consecutive year, McGill has been named one of Montreal’s Top 30 Employers, as selected by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. In addition to the University itself, this year’s list of Montreal organizations again includes the McGill University Health Centre and the Jewish General Hospital. Read more »

Winners of the Principal’s Award – Administrative and Support Staff

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SummaryPrincipal's Prize - admin & support (1)2013
Recipients of the Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff for 2012-2013 were invited to accept their award at the convocation ceremony that took place on November 25, at Place des Arts. Read more »

Winners of Principal’s Award – Team Project

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newPrincipal's award group 2013
Thanks to the Preferred First Name project, expanded this past summer, the 11% of McGill students who have identified a preferred first name other than their legal first name can now have it reflected on their McGill student ID card, class lists, and on their advising transcript. Read more »