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Message from the Principal

Although this past weekend’s Thanksgiving celebrations had to be scaled down, it was nevertheless a welcome occasion for reflection and gratitude. High on my own list of thanks is the compassion and caring that you have shown each other and the hard work that you have done to help us get through the recent months.
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Message from Fabrice Labeau

Yesterday, the Government of Québec announced that Montréal is becoming a red alert zone from October 1 to October 28, due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases. According to the government, the cases are being transmitted primarily through social activities and private parties. More than half of new cases in this second wave are in people under 30 years of age.
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Message from Fabrice Labeau

Yesterday, Québec’s Minister of Health asked everyone living in Québec to stay home unless going to work or school. At the moment, the coronavirus is primarily being spread through private gatherings and social activities where people are not respecting physical distancing rules and are not wearing masks.
I know all of us have found the last six months stressful, and new restrictions on socializing will be tough. Remember that staff have access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) for free and confidential short-term counselling and referral services. It is always okay to reach out for help.
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Message from Fabrice Labeau

As you may have read in our message on Sunday evening, the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the city has prompted the Government of Québec to move Montréal to a Level 3 or an orange zone. This message will outline what will and will not change in terms of McGill’s activities on campus as a result of this new designation. .
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Message from Fabrice Labeau

Yesterday, the Government of Quebec moved Montreal from Level 1 (green) to Level 2 (yellow) under the progressive regional alert and intervention system for COVID-19. Level 2 indicates a rise in cases and is an early warning to encourage stricter compliance with public health directives.
The Direction régionale de la santé publique (DRSP) has indicated to us that no change in McGill’s operations is needed at this time. All available on-campus spaces—including Teaching Hubs, Study Hubs, and workspaces—have been designed to ensure the safety of our campus community.
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Message from Fabrice Labeau

The Fall semester is upon us, and it promises to be unlike any other in McGill history. Thank you to all faculty and staff for all your hard work in planning a rewarding learning experience for all our students, whether they will be joining us on our campuses, or engaging virtually from around the world. Thanks as well to all the students who participated in last week’s Town Hall. It was great to see so much engagement and so many great questions about the Fall semester.
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Message from the Principal

Convocation is a significant milestone, and an important celebration for both our graduating students and our community. Unfortunately, in light of current government and public health directives governing large gatherings, as well as travel restrictions into and out of Canada, we have decided against proceeding with in-person Fall Convocation ceremonies this year.
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Message from Diana Dutton

The Workday launch on August 4th was successful, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the project team and a full network of partners university-wide. All major milestones were met, and all systems are functioning as expected, including a number of complex integrations between Workday and other systems within the McGill information ecosystem.
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Message from Fabrice Labeau

As is typical for late August, we are busy preparing to welcome our students in a few weeks. But this Fall semester, of course, will be anything but typical.
Many of you have been working hard to create a safe, welcoming campus experience for the estimated 60 per cent of our students who are planning to be in the Montreal area during the Fall semester. At the same time, our teaching and learning community has been developing robust and high-quality remote learning courses.
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Message from Fabrice Labeau

It was encouraging to see the high level of engagement at last week’s faculty and staff Town Hall, where we discussed the planning for safely resuming on-campus activity this fall. With more than half of our student community expected to be in the Montreal area, interpersonal interaction will play an important part in re-establishing a vibrant campus experience.
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