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Invited by VP Yves Beauchamp, MCLIU executives attended the press conference, on June 22, 2018, of the announcement of the transformation of the former Royal Victoria Hospital site.
The Government of Quebec is investing $37 million to allow McGill to plan the transformation of the former Royal Victoria Hospital into one of the world’s leading hubs for learning, research and innovation in environmental sustainability and public policy. Three ministers made the announcement on Friday, June 22: Hélène David, Minister responsible for Higher Education; Gaétan Barrette, Minister of Health and Social Services; and Pierre Arcand, Chair of the Conseil du trésor.
MCLIU president Raad Jassim and Budget Officer Tariq Nizami attended a tree-planting ceremony to honour the memory of the victims of the January 29, 2017 attack at the Centre Culturel Islamique du Québec.
The ceremony, hosted by the Office of the Provost & Vice-Principal (Academic) and the Institute for Islamic Studies, took place beside Dawson Hall on June 18, 2018.
Amir, the son of one of the men who lost their lives on 29 January 2017, other members of the Centre Culturel Islamique du Québec and several distinguished guests including public officials, were among the guests invited; as well as the University’s faculty, students, and staff.
MCLIU congratulates Professor Jim Nicell on his reappointment as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. We look forward to working with him in future and wish him all success in his second term.
From: MRO McGill Staff
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2018 10:00 AM
Subject: Reappointment of the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering
Sent on behalf of Professor Christopher Manfredi, Provost and Vice-Principal Academic
Dear members of the McGill community:
It is my pleasure to announce the reappointment of Professor Jim Nicell as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Prof. Nicell’s second five-year term will begin on July 1, 2018, and end June 30, 2023. The Advisory Committee for the Possible Reappointment of the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering conducted an extensive evaluation of Prof. Nicell’s performance, including a 360-degree leadership assessment and review of written comments from members of the McGill community. The McGill University Board of Governors accepted the committee’s recommendation during its meeting on April 26, 2018.
Under Prof. Nicell’s leadership, the Faculty of Engineering has maintained its commitment to a student-centered learning environment, to leading-edge research, and to promoting partnership and engagement within McGill and beyond.
Professor Nicell is a Full Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering & Applied Mechanics and a registered professional engineer. He earned his PhD in environmental engineering from the University of Windsor in 1991 and joined McGill’s Faculty of Engineering the following year. His research has focused on developing catalytic processes for treating trace contaminants in water, new methods for risk assessment of contaminants of emerging concern, and green approaches to chemical design and production. His work has directly contributed to the implementation of policies, regulations and permitting processes in Canada and elsewhere to protect human health and the environment. Prior to becoming Dean, Prof. Nicell served as McGill’s Associate Vice-Principal (University Services) from 2007 to 2012 and as his faculty’s Associate Dean (Student Affairs) from 2001 to 2006. He is the current Vice-Chair of the National Council of Deans of Engineering & Applied Sciences.
Please join me in congratulating Prof. Nicell on his reappointment as Dean. Thank you to the members of the Advisory Committee, and to everyone in the community who shared their comments and advice during the reappointment process.
With best regards,
Professor Christopher Manfredi
Provost and Vice-Principal Academic
On behalf of the McGill Course Lecturers and Instructors Union (MCLIU), I extend a warm welcome to Dr. Carola Weil, the new Dean of McGill’s School of Continuing Studies. We look forward to building a healthy and respectful working and teaching environment.
Attended by special guests: Mr. Ram Panda, Chair of Board of Governors; Mr. Yves Beauchamp, VP Administration and Finance; Sylvain Marois, Vice-président regroupement université Fédération nationale des enseignantes et enseignants du Québec (FNEEQ-CSN) and other Presidents of Course Lecturers Unions in Québec: Christine Gauthier, Pierre Verge and Robert Soroka.