After more than a decade of expert support to the McGill Faculty of Medicine, Richard Beaulieu is retiring from the position of Director of Building Services.
Richard led a small but highly effective team in Building Services, responsible for the more than twenty-five structures housing staff, faculty and students since joining the McGill Faculty of Medicine in April 2002. He has worked diligently over the course of the past eleven years to ensure that our community’s needs were always well taken care of. Richard represented the Faculty and its interests on a number of committees, including the Teaching and Learning Work Group, the Research Space Committee and the Master Plan Committee.
Richard’s vast expertise in construction and renovation in modern and historical buildings has proven to be a tremendous asset to the Faculty. The renovation of the Ludmer Building, the construction of the Genome Building and the Life Sciences Complex, as well as numerous renovations of the historical homes that comprise much of the Faculty’s facilities, are but a few examples of the many projects carried out under Richard’s watchful eye.
Richard’s reputation for remaining fair while being frank and never afraid to speak his mind have earned him the respect of those who have worked closely with him. His commitment and honesty have been appreciated by McGill’s Central Facilities, the senior administration, researchers and the Faculty of Medicine community at large.
On behalf of the entire Faculty of Medicine, please join me in thanking Richard for his years of tremendous service and wishing him nothing but the best.
David Eidelman, MDCM
Vice-Principal (Health Affairs)
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine
June 25, 2013