By James Martin

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Principal Suzanne Fortier
(Photo: Owen Egan)

In her major address to the community, Principal Suzanne Fortier outlined five priority areas for the coming years — and specific actions for realizing “a vision for McGill that comes from this community and belongs to this community.”

“We are united by the privilege of being part of a great and unique university in one of the world’s most creative cities,” Principal Suzanne Fortier said by way of welcoming a capacity crowd to Room 151 of the Bronfman Building on Friday, March 28, 2014 at noon. (The event was also Webcast live.) Since becoming Principal in September, she explained, Professor Fortier has “had the opportunity to meet with many of you and participate in many activities. This has helped me crystallize the hopes, the goals, and the ambitions of this community.”

Building on what she calls “the tremendous amount of work that has been done here to shape the future of our University,” including new academic and research strategic plans, Principal Fortier proposed “five priorities on which we can mobilize our energy, effort and resources and continue to build an open, connected and purposeful McGill. These priorities have emerged from conversations and consultations with many of you and the constructive and wise advice you have generously offered.”

Three of the priorities relate to the University’s mission: student life and learning, research and engagement with society. The fourth and fifth priorities focus on strengthening our workplace and our physical and virtual campus. You can read the full text of the Principal’s speech, which includes specific courses of action, here.

Read more in the McGill Reporter.






April 1st, 2014