McGill’s Senate convened for the third time this academic year on Nov. 20 to discuss the lack of policies in place for screening external organizations that use McGill facilities, the naming of university assets, and the future of international diversity on campus. Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Vice-President (VP) […]
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At the second McGill Senate meeting of the year, Arts Senator Henrique Mecabô called on McGill’s administration to increase the allocation of funds raised by the ‘Made by McGill’ campaign for student services. In the next five years, funds from the campaign will be dedicated into four areas: Bursaries and […]
McGill’s most recent fundraising campaign, History in the Making, ran from 2005 to 2013 and raised $1.026 billion over the nine years. To surpass this amount in the upcoming celebration of McGill’s bicentennial, Road to 200, Weinstein proposed a target of $1.5 billion. He emphasized the importance of capitalizing on McGill’s diverse alumni cohort, given that alumni gave 95 per cent of FY17 donations and often donated with particular areas of interest in mind, such as libraries or scholarships.
Thank you for your thoughtful editorial on the relationship between philanthropy and government funding (“When austerity strikes, McGill turns to crowdfunding,” Feb. 9). I agree wholeheartedly with your central argument that fundraising – whether through crowdfunding or other mechanisms – is no substitute for a government funding model that fully […]
Fortier addresses Quebec Charter of Values, university rankings, and frosh In her opening remarks at the Sept. 18 Senate meeting, Fortier addressed the impact of the Quebec Charter of Values at McGill and the implications of two recently-released university rankings. Regarding the charter, Fortier re-stated the university’s commitment to creating […]
2012-2013 Senate Membership (Terms start September 1) Ex Officio The Chancellor Arnold Steinberg The Chair of the Board Stuart Cobbett The Principal Heather Munroe-Blum The Provost Anthony C. Masi The Deputy Provost Morton Mendelson (Student Life and Learning) Vice-Principal Michael Di Grappa (Administration and Finance) Vice-Principal Marc Weinstein (Development and […]
Last Friday, McGill Principal Heather Munroe-Blum called for Quebec to increase its enrollment of international students in a speech hosted by the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations. Munroe-Blum drew attention to a topic that has been the subject of much debate in recent years—the place of international students in Canada […]
Last Thursday, reporters from campus media met with Marc Weinstein, McGill’s Vice President (Development and Alumni Relations) and Derek Cassoff, Director of Communications (Development and Alumni Relations), to discuss McGill’s History in the Making campaign—the largest fundraising campaign in the university’s history. Launched publicly in 2007, the campaign has raised […]
McGill’s Faculty of Medicine is set to establish a new Chair in Medical Education following gifts of $1 million each from Herbert Black, Deirdre Stevenson and Dr. Robert Stevenson, and the Molson Foundation, totaling $3 million in donations. The donation came on the heels of a $2.4 million donation in […]