Graduate Fellowships and Awards 2005/06

Welcome to McGill!

Welcome to McGill University - an institution steeped in a time-honoured tradition of excellence in research and academics. Our international reputation as Canada's leading teaching and research-intensive university has long attracted the best and the brightest faculty and students. Our graduates number 170,000 men and women throughout the world. Among them are Nobel laureates, Olympic athletes and world leaders. Our dedicated administrative staff are working hard to ensure that your time here at McGill is not only academically challenging, but an opportunity to develop as a person.

Today's social, technological and medical challenges continue to push the envelope of research, teaching and learning. At McGill, we welcome these challenges as we enter an unprecedented period of growth and renewal. New cutting-edge facilities will not only benefit students and faculty directly with state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories but will also serve to secure McGill's place at the forefront of global innovation. This investment in our infrastructure is matched by a major academic rejuvenation. This decade will see the hiring of 100 new faculty members per year. Our reputation and resources are drawing the best talent in the world to our classrooms - people like you. Academic programs are growing and evolving too. New programs in engineering, science and education have been added to the already more than 300 areas of study offered by the University.

McGill's strengths lie not only in our reputation, facilities, faculty and administrative staff, but in the quality of our students. We are committed to attracting students of the highest calibre from across Canada and around the globe. Our rigorous admission standards ensure the level of excellence of our student body while the scholarships and awards described in this Calendar complement these efforts. We are grateful for the generosity of our many donors who make these awards possible.

I have just launched the Focus on Students: Principal's Task Force on Student Life and Learning in order to ensure that McGill affords all students academic services and administrative supports that are as efficient and effective as possible. I am also very appreciative of the key role that the University Committee on Scholarships and Student Aid plays in overseeing the student awards program and thus advancing the University's mission.

I wish you all the best as you embark on your University degree and hope you enjoy your time here at McGill.

Heather Munroe-Blum

McGill University