McGill Principal announces plans to step down at end of August

January 11, 2022
McGill University Principal Suzanne Fortier has announced that she will be stepping down from her second term at the end of August, just under a year before her contract is set to expire. “Entering the University’s third century provides a unique opportunity for renewal and for setting new directions and ambitious goals,” said Fortier. “After close to a decade in this role, I believe it is an ideal time to pass the baton to a new leader who will shape the future of our University.” The Globe and Mail reports that the university has had to navigate several thorny issues in recent years, including contending with its own history, academic freedom issues, and the pandemic. “I think she’ll be remembered for turning McGill in the right direction,” said Dr Andrew Kirk, president of the McGill Association of University Teachers. A new principal is expected to be appointed by the fall. Globe and Mail | McGill (QC)