On December 6, 2016, McGill’s Faculty of Medicine held the fourth meeting of its newly instituted Faculty Council in the Charles F. Martin Amphitheatre at the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building.

Following routine order of business, meeting Chair Dr. David Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine introduced Professor Christopher Manfredi, McGill’s Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), who provided updates on the University budget and the launch of an exercise to develop a strategic plan and mission statement for the Provost’s office, before answering audience questions about research assistants, academic renewal and the Faculty of Medicine’s space needs.

Dr. Eidelman followed by unveiling the names of those named to the nominating committee and providing an update on MDCM accreditation. The approval of the creation of the School of Population and Global Health was also announced before an update was provided regarding the consultation process for the proposed MUHC health care network merger.

Dr. Philippe Gros, Vice-Dean, Life Sciences provided an update on the research front, followed by presentations on interprofessionalism and the McGill Association for Students in Healthcare delivered by Kiesha Dhaliwal, a graduate student at the Ingram School of Nursing and Xin Mei Liu, the Executive President of the McGill Medical Students’ Society.

With the Faculty’s last strategic plan “Think Dangerously” coming to a close in 2017, Dr. Eidelman concluded the meeting by launching “Project Renaissance” the Faculty’s next strategic planning exercise, which will cover a variety of aspects from education to research to academic and health affairs to governance and space issues, to the satellite campus in Outaouais to the Faculty’s identity as a whole.

More information on the Faculty Council is available here, while the minutes, presentation and video of the December 6 meeting, along with information for the upcoming meeting on February 28 are available here.

February 3, 2017