President hosts series of events to welcome staff and faculty back

Barbara Black

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photo by Image Photographique Internationale

Advancement’s Nicole Saltiel (left) and Susan Aberman share a laugh with Aberman’s boss, Provost Martin Singer, at one of the barbecues held by President Claude Lajeunesse to kick off the new academic year.

Hundreds of faculty, service staff and members of the Board of Governors attended the informal lunches. They were held over three days in the green space at de Maisonneuve Blvd and Guy St that will soon see the construction of the new John Molson School of Business. You can see more photos on

President Claude Lajeunesse also greeted new professors at a cocktail reception on Sept. 25 on the 11th floor of the Fine Arts tower in the EV complex, and welcomed international students at an early-evening barbecue on Sept. 26 under the big top on the JMSB site. President Lajeunesse will be one of the panelists at a conference titled Our Future: A Public Dialogue, to be held at McGill later in the month. He will also address the Quebec’s Commission de l’education in January.