McGill encourages ideas to "Cut the Red Tape"

March 26, 2008

In an effort to reduce administrative hassles and bureaucracy, McGill University recently challenged its community to "Cut the Red Tape."  More than 100 proposals singled out procedures and policies that the community wants to see changed, and 10 winning suggestions received a $100 prize. "Participants got right to the heart of the bureaucracy that bugs them and made relevant and constructive suggestions for change."  One suggestion pointed out that students have to visit several different offices across campus to process their federal student loan cheques -- the University has consequently committed to having all the cheques delivered to a single location.  McGill News Release