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Message from Fabrice Labeau, Deputy Provost

As we’re seeing a gradual loosening of some COVID-19 restrictions across Quebec and Canada, I would like to take a moment to offer some updates about McGill’s campuses. Please remember that only employees who are engaged in approved necessary services (including construction projects), or approved Phase 1 and/or COVID-19-related research activities, are currently allowed on campus. All other employees must continue to work from home until further notice, as we continue to prioritize resumption of different activities on campus as needed.
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FAQ from the first and second Town Halls.
 


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Message from Provost Manfredi

I write today with a view to sharing information that I hope will provide clarity and reassurance about academic planning for the months ahead. In this regard, there are two main points I wish to make, both pertaining to the Fall 2020 term.
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The month of May always brings a different feeling and a different rhythm to McGill’s beautiful campuses. Many activities move outdoors, “the beach” gets filled with people, children run around, and many of us take the time to sit on a bench and enjoy a chat with colleagues.
These scenes remind us of what has been missing over the past several weeks: “la chaleur humaine.”
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Message from Fabrice Labeau, Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning)

This week brought some important announcements from the Quebec government about the gradual loosening of some restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we head into the weekend, I’d like to share some clarifications about how the new directives will impact our work lives in the weeks ahead, as well as other news.
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It is once again our pleasure to provide you with an update on the recent activities of McGill’s Board of Governors. You can learn more about the Board’s mandate and membership on its website.
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In his 2018 book “Enlightenment Now,” McGill alumnus and Harvard Professor Steven Pinker makes the case for the values of Enlightenment: reason, science, humanism, and progress. As we face one of the worst crises of our times, these ideals seem more relevant than ever.
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Over the past weeks, I’ve been continually impressed with how you have all adapted to the ever-shifting demands of the “new normal” of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the Winter term almost behind us, I know that many of you are thinking about what’s next. I’d like to take this opportunity to assure you that McGill is carefully planning for the Fall 2020 semester, and beyond.
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I consider myself an optimist – a feeling I have kept despite the difficult circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 crisis.
Nevertheless, I thought that it might be good to make sure my compass is still well calibrated in these turbulent times. I did so by consulting Professor Charles Taylor, a “hopelessly optimistic” person who has also been called one of today’s greatest thinkers.
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It has now been one month since COVID-19 has changed almost every aspect of our lives and, for us at McGill, transformed how we learn and work. Despite these unsettling changes, we have carried on as best as we can with fortitude and determination.
Today is the last day of classes for the Winter 2020 semester, a semester none of us will ever forget. The circumstances under which it has come to an end are exceptional – but exceptional also is the resilience students have shown over the last month.
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