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Secretariat

845 Sherbrooke Street West, Room 313


Montreal, Quebec H3A 0G4
Tel.: (514) 398-3948 / Fax.: (514) 398-4758

April 24, 2017

Dylan C. Robertson
Centre Block 350-N
Ottawa, ON
KlA OA6

Sent by email: withfilesfrom@gmail.com

Subject: Your request under An Act Respecting Access to Documents Held by Public
Bodies and the Protection of Personal Information (the Act)

Dear Mr. Robertson,


I write in regard to your request received on March 24, 2017, in which you request the following:

all records relating to:


The macleans.ca article titled "How a snowstorm exposed
Quebec's real problem: social malaise"
These two tweets from the @mcgillu Twitter account:
o #McGill n'endosse d'aucune faon les propos tenus par
@JAndrewPotter dans @MadeansMag (1:53 PM~ 21 Mar
2017)
o The views expressed by @JAndrewPotter in the
@MacleansMag article do not represent those of #McGill.
(1:54 PM - 21 Mar 2017)
Changes to the leadership of the McGill lnstitute for the Study of
Canada

We are able to provide you with records responsive to your request. Please note that we have
treated the records pursuant to sections 9, 37, 53, 54 and 59 of the Act (appended for you
reference). In addition, some records have been withheld in their entirety pursuant to sections 9, 14,
37, 53, 54 and 59 of the Act (appended).
Because the documents are available in electronic format, we have waived the production fees
prescribed by the Regulation respecting fees for the transcription, reproduction or transmission of
documents or personal information. You will find the documents in three PDF files attached to the
email containing this letter.

You may contact Mr. David Schaffer by phone at 514-398-4719 or by email at


david.schaffer@mcgill.ca if you have any questions.

Be advised that you may ask the Commission daccs linformation to review this decision within
a period of 30 days from the date of this letter.
Sincerely,

Edyta Rogowska
Secretary-General
An Act Respecting Access to Documents Held by Public Bodies and the Protection of
Personal Information, CQLR c A-2.1

9. Every person has a right of access, on request, to the documents held by a public body.
The right does not extend to personal notes written on a document or to sketches, outlines, drafts,
preliminary notes or other documents of the same nature.
1982, c. 30, s. 9.

14. No public body may deny access to a document for the sole reason that it contains certain
information that, according to this Act, it must or may refuse to release.
Where a request pertains to a document containing such information, the public body may deny
access thereto where the information forms the substance of the document. In other cases, the
public body must give access to the requested document after deleting only the information to
which access is not authorized.
1982, c. 30, s. 14.

37. A public body may refuse to disclose a recommendation or opinion presented less than ten
years earlier, and obtained from one of its members, a member of its personnel, a member of
another public body or a member of the personnel of the other public body, in the discharge of his
duties.
A public body may also refuse to disclose a recommendation or opinion presented, at its request,
by a consultant or an adviser less than ten years earlier on a matter within its jurisdiction.
1982, c. 30, s. 37.

53. Personal information is confidential, except in the following cases:


(1) the person to whom the information relates consents to its disclosure; in the case of a minor,
consent may also be given by the person having parental authority;
(2) where it relates to information obtained by a public body in the performance of an adjudicative
function; the information remains confidential, however, if the body obtained it when holding a
sitting in camera or if the information is contemplated by an order not to disclose, publish or
distribute.
1982, c. 30, s. 53; 1985, c. 30, s. 3; 1989, c. 54, s. 150; 1990, c. 57, s. 11; 2006, c. 22, s. 29.

54. In any document, information concerning a natural person which allows the person to be
identified is personal information.
1982, c. 30, s. 54; 2006, c. 22, s. 110.

59. A public body shall not release personal information without the consent of the person
concerned.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, a public body may release personal information without the
consent of the person concerned in the following cases and strictly on the following conditions:
(1) to the attorney of that body if the information is necessary to prosecute an offence against
an Act administered by that body or to the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions, if the
information is necessary to prosecute an offence against an Act applicable in Qubec;
(2) to the attorney of that body, or to the Attorney General where he is acting as the attorney of
that body, if the information is necessary for purposes of judicial proceedings other than those
contemplated in paragraph 1;
(3) to a body responsible by law for the prevention, detection or repression of crime or statutory
offences, if the information is necessary to prosecute an offence against an Act applicable in
Qubec;
(4) to a person to whom the information must be disclosed because of the urgency of a situation
that threatens the life, health or safety of the person concerned;
(5) to a person authorized by the Commission daccs linformation, in accordance with section
125, to use the information for study, research or statistics purposes;
(6) (paragraph repealed);
(7) (paragraph repealed);
(8) to a person, body or agency, in accordance with sections 1, 66, 67, 67.1, 67.2, 68 and 68.1;
(9) to a person involved in an incident that has been the subject of a report by a police force or
by a person or body acting in conformity with an Act that requires a report of the same nature; in
the case of information on the identity of any other person involved in the incident, except a
witness, an informer or a person whose health or safety could be endangered by the release of
such information.
1982, c. 30, s. 59; 1983, c. 38, s. 55; 1984, c. 27, s. 1; 1985, c. 30, s. 5; 1987, c. 68, s. 5; 1990,
c. 57, s. 13; 2006, c. 22, s. 32, s. 177; 2005, c. 34, s. 37.
Dear members of the McGill community:

Professor Andrew Potter has resigned from his position as Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of
Canada (MISC). He announced his resignation publicly.

I would like to acknowledge the contributions of Professor Potter and his courage in making this very difficult
and painful decision.

The Board of MISC regretfully accepted Professor Potters resignation. The mission of MISC is to promote a
better understanding of Canada through the study of our heritage and to support the study of Canada across the
country and internationally. Professor Potter recognized that he had failed to uphold this mission and that the
credibility of the Institute would be best served by my resignation.

Andrew Potter remains a professor and a valued member of the McGill community. We are committed to
offering him our support as he transitions from the Directors position.

His resignation provoked unfounded rumours and concerns regarding academic freedom.

I want to assure members of the McGill community that academic freedom is a foundational principle of
McGill University, as enunciated in our Senate- and Board-approved Statement of Academic Freedom:

Academic freedom is central to McGill Universitys mission of advancing learning through teaching,
scholarship and service to society.

The scholarly members of the university have the freedom to pursue research and artistic creation and to
disseminate their results, without being constrained by political or disciplinary orthodoxies, monetary
incentives or punitive measures as a result of their academic pursuits. They may exercise this freedom in the
service of both the university and the wider society. When scholarly members of the university participate in
public forums and debates, they should represent their views as their own.

The exercise of academic freedom requires collegial governance with the full participation of scholarly
members. They retain the right of free expression, including the freedom to criticize one another, university
policies and administration.

The university and its officers have a duty to protect the academic freedom of its scholarly community,
both individually and collectively, from infringement and undue external influence as well as to maintain
the universitys institutional autonomy.

Suzanne Fortier
Principal and Vice Chancellor

From:S.Fortier
Sent:March24171:48PM
To:SusanAberman<susan.aberman@mcgill.ca>
Subject:Re:Interviewat12:15

Canyousendmemystatementofyesterday.

SentfrommyiPad

OnMar24,2017,at10:43AM,SusanAberman<susan.aberman@mcgill.ca>wrote:

PleasecallthejournalistMarieFranceAbastadoat12:15atthefollowingnumber



Inyouragenda.

Theinterviewwillbe6to7minutes,andthesubjectisacademicfreedom.
Thisisnotaliveinterview,itwillairlaterduringashowcalledlheuredumonde,onIciRadio
CanadaPremire..Goodshow.

Susan

JoinourMailingList|LikeusonFacebook|FollowusonTwitter

nosuchcallnordidItalktoanyoneaboutthisexcepttheBoardofMISCandtheChairoftheMcGillBoard.Thereis
reallybadjournalismoutthere.
From:S.Fortier
Sent:Friday,March24,20171:41AM
To:SusanAberman;'cpm@mcgill.ca';LouisArseneault
Subject:Globeeditorial

Iguesswehavemoreworktodorethiswholestory:http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/globe
editorialwhydidmcgillfailtodefendandrewpottersacademicfreedom/article34411662/
ThisiswhatChrishadanticipated.






.
Letmeknowwhatyouradviceis.IamthreehoursbehindyousoIwillfindoutwhenIgetup.
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NewCanadianmedia
http://www.newcanadianmedia.ca/item/40937integrationmodelshighlightofmetropolisconference

McGillunderfireafterAndrewPotterresignsoverQuebeccolumnflapPressureisintensifyingonMcGillUniversityto
explainwhyahighprofileacademicadministratorsteppeddownafterwritingacontroversialopinionpiece,withthe
schoolreleasingastatementonThursdayaimingtoassureitscommunityitupholdsacademicfreedom.
GlobeandMail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/mcgillunderfireafterandrewpotterresignsoverquebeccolumn
flap/article34394368/

ANDREWPOTTERNAURAITPASEULECHOIXDEDMISSIONNERLelieudedbatsetdecontroversesquestcens
trelInstitutdtudescanadiennesdelUniversitMcGillnaurapastolrdtresoudainementprojetsouslesfeux
delarampe.Lorganismeuniversitaireaacceptjeudiladmissiondesondirecteur,lejournalisteAndrewPotter,trois
joursaprslapublicationdanslemagazineMacleansduntextesurlemalaisequbcois.
LeDevoir
http://web1.ledevoir.com/societe/actualitesensociete/494779/andrewpotterdemissionne

MODELFORSUCCESS
Stupnisky'scoauthorsareNathanC.Hall,associateprofessorofeducationalandcounselingpsychologyatCanada's
McGillUniversity;LiaM.Daniels,associateprofessorofeducationalpsychologicalattheUniversityofAlbertainCanada;
andEmmanuelMensah,oftheNorthDakotaDepartmentofPublicInstruction.
InsideHigherEd
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/03/23/newpaperproposesframeworksupportingpretenurefaculty
membersneeds

WOMENSURVIVORSOFTBSPEAKOUTAGAINSTSTIGMAININDIAAccordingtoDr.AmritaDaftary,aTBresearcherand
assistantprofessoratMcGillUniversityinCanada,womenwithTBinIndiaarefarmorepronetostigmathanmen.
Indianwomenoftenreportbeingisolatedanddiscriminatedagainstintheirhomes,rejectedbyhusbandsandinlaws,
ortakenoffthemarriagemarketaltogether,Daftarysays.Howcanitbethatadiseasethatissomehowpassablefor
amancanthreatenthesocialfabricofawomanslife?TBstigmainwomenisreallyareflectionofgenderinequity.
NewsDeeply
https://www.newsdeeply.com/womenandgirls/womensurvivorstbspeakstigmaindia/

Gradsinthenews

FORTNEY:TOPNASAENGINEERCHOOSESHERALMAMATERUNIVERSITYOFCALGARYTOPURSUEPHDAfterreceiving
hermastersdegreeinaerospaceengineeringfromMcGillUniversity,LucierwasfirstattheCanadianSpaceAgencyand
thenatNASAsHoustonheadquarters,whereshesbeenforthepast13years.
CalgaryHerald
http://calgaryherald.com/news/localnews/fortneytopnasaengineerchoosesheralmamateruniversityofcalgary
topursuephd

sports

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AlexKissRusk,rsidantedeBeaconsfield,vientderecevoirunnouvelhonneurdelapartdelaVillepoursoulignerson
apportsignificatifauseindesMartletsdeMcGill.
Mtro
http://journalmetro.com/local/ouestdelile/actualites/1107111/leshonneurssemultiplientpourunebasketteusede
beaconsfield/

inothernews

FEDERALBUDGETPOSITIONSCANADATOLURESCIENTISTSFROMU.S.ANDBRITAINMinisterofScienceKirstyDuncanis
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governmentlabs,renewedfundingforstemcellandquantumcomputingresearchcentresanda$125millioninitiative
aimedatleveraginghomegrownexpertiseinartificialintelligence.Butabetweenthelinesreadingofthebudget
documentsuggeststhegovernmentalsohasanotheraudienceinmind:uneasyscientistsfromtheUnitedStatesand
Britain.
GlobeanMail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/federalbudgetpositionscanadatolurescientistsfromusand
britain/article34412882/

LABANQUEDECERVEAUXDEL'INSTITUTDOUGLASSERAPLUSSLECTIVELaplusgrandebanquedecerveauxduCanada
quiestsituelInstitutuniversitaireensantmentaleDouglasnaccepteplustouslesdonsquiluiavaientt
consentispardescitoyensdsirantlguerleurcorpslasciencedanslebutdefaireavancerlarecherchescientifique.
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associescescerveaux,informationsquifacilitentetacclrentensuitegrandementlarecherche.
LeDevoir
http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/scienceettechnologie/494719/institutdouglaslabanquedecerveauxseraplus
selective

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LeDevoir
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OPTILAB:DESTECHNOLOGISTESENLABORATOIRECRAIGNENTLAMONTRALISATIONDELAGESTIONDELASANT
Pourtant,selonleprsidentdirecteurgnralduCentredesantetdesservicessociauxdel'AbitibiTmiscamingue
(CISSSAT),JacquesBoissonneault,lapropositiondetraiterlesanalysesenlaboratoiredanstroisplesdelargion
pluttquedelesenvoyerauCentreuniversitairedesantMcGill(CUSM)ataccepte.
RadioCanada
http://ici.radiocanada.ca/nouvelle/1024075/optilabdestechnologistesenlaboratoirecraignentlamontrealisation
delagestiondelasante

LONGTIMECBCFANSCANCELEBRATE:BERNARDSTLAURENTISBACKATTHEMIC"I'vedonealotofvolunteerworkas
apeermentorwiththeMUHC'sRecoveryTransitionProgram,whichworkswithpeoplerecoveringfrommentalhealth
and/oraddictionissues,"saidStLaurent.
CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/longtimecbcfanscancelebratebernardstlaurentisbackatthemic
1.4033974

Education

GRVEPROLONGEJUSQU'AU9AVRILL'UL
(Qubec)Nouvelleprolongationdansleconflitquiopposelesemploysdesoutienetladirectiondel'UniversitLaval.
Cettefois,lesyndicatannoncequelagrvesepoursuivraaumoinspourdeuxautressemaines,soitjusqu'au9avril.
LeSoleil
http://www.lapresse.ca/lesoleil/actualites/education/201703/23/015081759greveprolongeejusquau9avrila
lul.php

SUBDUEDRECEPTIONFORCONTROVERSIALSCHOLARSHOWSJUSTHOWFLUKYFREESPEECHFLASHPOINTSCANBE
CharlesMurray,thecontroversialpoliticalscientistwhosepresenceinflamedMiddleburyCollegeearlierthismonth,
seemsawarebothofhisreputationasafirebrandandhislikelihoodtodisappointonthatfront.
TheChronicleofHigherEducation
http://www.chronicle.com/article/SubduedReceptionfor/239590?cid=wsinglestory_6_1

FURTHERREADING

http://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom
http://www.twitter.com/mcgillu

Academica'sTopTen
www.academica.ca/topten

TheChronicleofHigherEdNewsTicker
http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/
http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/

InsideHigherEdQuickTakes
http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes

Haveagoodweekend,
Laurie,Vincent&Justin

opinionbutrathertheopinionofourorganizationand/orinstitution.McGillneverthoughtthat
Andrewshouldbeaskedtoleavehisacademicpositionandhehasnotbeenaskedtodoso.Quitethe
contrary,hehasbeenassuredthathehasapositionwithus.Hehaschosentoresignfromthe
administrativeportionofhispositionfollowingthepublicationofanunfortunatearticlehepennedas
DirectorofMISC.

Letmeknowifyouhaveaminutetochat.

Suzanne

From:GeraldButts[
Sent:Thursday,March23,20175:47PM
To:S.Fortier
Subject:RE:Urgent

I just wanted to make sure you knew that we had no opinion on the MISC matter. There was a
bizarre rumour circulating that PMO had complained to you about Andrew Potter. I wanted to
make sure you knew about it.

On Mar 23, 2017 16:10, "S. Fortier" < wrote:

HiGerry,

Itriedyournumberbuttherewasnoresponse.Letmeknowifyoustillneedtotalktome.Iknowyou
havetalkedtoSusan.

Best,

Suzanne

From:GeraldButts
Sent:Thursday,March23,20178:46AM
To:S.Fortier
Subject:Urgent

Hi Suzanne,

I need to speak to you urgently.


Please call me as soon as you can at

Best, Gerry
opinionbutrathertheopinionofourorganizationand/orinstitution.McGillneverthoughtthat
Andrewshouldbeaskedtoleavehisacademicpositionandhehasnotbeenaskedtodoso.Quitethe
contrary,hehasbeenassuredthathehasapositionwithus.Hehaschosentoresignfromthe
administrativeportionofhispositionfollowingthepublicationofanunfortunatearticlehepennedas
DirectorofMISC.

Letmeknowifyouhaveaminutetochat.

Suzanne

From:GeraldButts
Sent:Thursday,March23,20175:47PM
To:S.Fortier
Subject:RE:Urgent

I just wanted to make sure you knew that we had no opinion on the MISC matter. There was a
bizarre rumour circulating that PMO had complained to you about Andrew Potter. I wanted to
make sure you knew about it.

On Mar 23, 2017 16:10, "S. Fortier" < wrote:

HiGerry,

Itriedyournumberbuttherewasnoresponse.Letmeknowifyoustillneedtotalktome.Iknowyou
havetalkedtoSusan.

Best,

Suzanne

From:GeraldButts
Sent:Thursday,March23,20178:46AM
To:S.Fortier
Subject:Urgent

Hi Suzanne,

I need to speak to you urgently.


Please call me as soon as you can at

Best, Gerry
His resignation provoked unfounded rumours and concerns regarding academic freedom.

I want to assure members of the McGill community that academic freedom is a foundational principle
of McGill University, as enunciated in our Senate and Board approved Statement of Academic
Freedom:

Statement of Academic Freedom:

Academic freedom is central to McGill Universitys mission of advancing learning through teaching,
scholarship and service to society.

The scholarly members of the university have the freedom to pursue research and artistic creation
and to disseminate their results, without being constrained by political or disciplinary orthodoxies,
monetary incentives or punitive measures as a result of their academic pursuits. They may
exercise this freedom in the service of both the university and the wider society. When scholarly
members of the university participate in public forums and debates, they should represent their
views as their own.

The exercise of academic freedom requires collegial governance with the full participation of
scholarly members. They retain the right of free expression, including the freedom to criticize one
another, university policies and administration.

The university and its officers have a duty to protect the academic freedom of its scholarly
community, both individually and collectively, from infringement and undue external influence as
well as to maintain the universitys institutional autonomy.

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


study of Canada across the country and internationally. Professor Potter recognized that he had
failed to uphold this mission and that the credibility of the Institute would be best served by his
resignation.

Andrew Potter remains a professor and a valued member of the McGill community. We are
committed to offering him our support as he transitions from the Director position.

His resignation provoked unfounded rumours and concerns regarding academic freedom.

I want to assure members of the McGill community that academic freedom is a foundational
principle of McGill University, as enunciated in our Senate and Board approved Statement of
Academic Freedom:

Statement of Academic Freedom:

Academic freedom is central to McGill Universitys mission of advancing learning through


teaching, scholarship and service to society.

The scholarly members of the university have the freedom to pursue research and artistic
creation and to disseminate their results, without being constrained by political or disciplinary
orthodoxies, monetary incentives or punitive measures as a result of their academic pursuits.
They may exercise this freedom in the service of both the university and the wider society. When
scholarly members of the university participate in public forums and debates, they should
represent their views as their own.

The exercise of academic freedom requires collegial governance with the full participation of
scholarly members. They retain the right of free expression, including the freedom to criticize one
another, university policies and administration.

The university and its officers have a duty to protect the academic freedom of its scholarly
community, both individually and collectively, from infringement and undue external influence as
well as to maintain the universitys institutional autonomy.


ANOPENLETTERTOANTIINTELLECTUAL,ANTISEMITICANTIZIONISTS(GilTroy)IsubmittedthiscolumntotheMcGill
Dailyandheardnothing.Inowpublishitasanopenletter:DearMcGillDaily,AsaMcGillprofessorsince1990,Ibelieve
inleavingstudentpoliticstostudents.Traditionally,wheneverstudentscomplainedabouttheMcGillDailysbias,I
alwaysadvised:itsastudentnewspaperyourethestudent,youwrite.
JerusalemPost
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/AnopenlettertoantiintellectualantisemiticantiZionists484805

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SMALLONSPENDING,LIBSSELLBUDGET2017ASBIGONIDEASFORACHANGINGWORLDThefederalgovernments
secondbudgetWednesdayisexpectedtoemphasizeskillsandjobtraining,butwillalsoillustratelessonslearnedas
JustinTrudeausLiberalsmoveawayfromthesunnywaysof2015andtowardsthehardtruthsofthenextcampaign.
CP
http://www.news1130.com/2017/03/21/lifelonglearningathemeof2017budgetasliberalsadapttochanging
world/

ITSAMYSTERYHOWTHELIBERALSAREENCOURAGINGINNOVATIONANDHELPINGTHEMIDDLECLASS:PAULWELLSIt
wouldbeniceifWednesday'sbudgetofferedrealgainsbecausesofartheTrudeaugovernmentshandlingofboth
issuesisprettymuchamess.
TorontoStar
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/03/22/itsamysteryhowtheliberalsareencouraginginnovationand
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SCIENCE,TECHNOLOGYANDINNOVATION:ANEWNARRATIVEISNEEDED(CresoS,OISEUniversityofToronto)The
ideathatscienceisinextricablylinkedtotechnologicalprogressisnowtakenforgranted.Historicalevidenceis
voluminousandexamplesaboundallaroundus,fromsatellitesthatkeepourGPSdevicesworkingtomedical
treatmentsthatcurediseasesthathavevictimizedmillionsinthepast.Thisideahasunfortunatelybeendrastically
simplifiedtofitaglobalnarrativeofinnovationthathasshapedsciencepolicyinCanadaandinternationally.
GlobeandMail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com//reportonbusiness/robcommentary/sciencetechnologyandinnovationanew
narrativeisneeded/article34366626/

'THEROSECOLOUREDGLASSESAREOFF':WHYEXPERTS,STUDENTSSUSPECTRACISMUNDERREPORTEDON
CAMPUSESACBCNewsinvestigationhasfoundmanyCanadianuniversitiesreceivedfewornocomplaintsofracial
discriminationoncampusoverthepastfiveyears,butexpertsandstudentsandevenacoupleoftheuniversities
saythelownumbersaren'tnecessarilyasignofracialharmony.
CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/racecomplaintscanadianuniversities1.3786176

LINKINGTHECLASSROOMANDTHEWORKPLACE
Workintegratedlearningprovidesstudentswiththeskillstopreparethemforthechanginglabourmarket.
PolicyOptions
http://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/march2017/linkingtheclassroomandtheworkplace/

QUEBECSTUDENTSCANUSECODEWORDANGELOTTOASKFORHELPVerysoonwomenatbarsonandaroundQuebec
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sexualassaultpreventiontool,announcedbySuperiorEducationMinisterHlneDavidandgroupsthatareworkingto
preventviolenceoncampusesinQuebec.
TheGazette
http://montrealgazette.com/opinion/columnists/allisonhanesquebecstudentscanusecodewordangelottoaskfor
help

DEALINGWITHDISRUPTERS
Asobstructionistprotestsofcontroversialspeakersspread,somesaythefutureofthetrenddependsonhowcolleges
anduniversitiesrespondnamelywhat,ifany,disciplinaryactiontheytakeagainstparticipants.Butjustwhatactionto
take,andwhen,istrickybusiness.Practically,itcanmeansortingthroughthechaosthatoftensurroundssucheventsto
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InsideHigherEd
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/03/22/uchicagocommitteeproposeswaysdealingthosewhoshout
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FURTHERREADING

http://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom
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Academica'sTopTen
www.academica.ca/topten

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InsideHigherEdQuickTakes
http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes

Enjoyyourday,
Laurie

LaurieDevine
Public&MediaRelations
Communications&ExternalRelations
UniversitMcGillUniversity
514.398.5929|@mcgillu@mcgillumedia@devineone
http://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom

LaurieDevine
Public&MediaRelations
Communications&ExternalRelations
UniversitMcGillUniversity
514.398.5929|@mcgillu@mcgillumedia@devineone
http://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom
sexuelle.LaPressesestentretenueaveclaministreloccasiondelacinquimeetdernirejournedunetournede
rflexionsurlesujet,hier,Montral.
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HIGHTECHSECTORLOOKSTOFEDERALBUDGETTOSPARKINNOVATIONBOOM,DELIVERSKILLEDWORKFORCE'We
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CBC
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FROMTHEARCHIVES:EARTHQUAKESEASONSHOCKED'EVENWESTMOUNT'
ThisstorywasfirstpublishedonMarch23,2003,intheMontrealGazette.
Asithappened,theshakingcontinuedforjust10seconds,andlittleseriousdamagewasreported.Plasterfellfrom
ceilings,platesandcupscrashedontomanyfloorsandonCherrierSt.abrickchimneycollapsed,butthatwasaboutit.
AtMcGillUniversitysphysicsdepartment,ProfessorHughCallendarwasdelightedwiththeperformanceofthe
universitysyearoldseismograph.ItsinstallationhadbeenpromptedinpartbyaquakethatshookMontrealin
November1893,andthiswasitsfirstrealtest.
MontrealGazette
http://montrealgazette.com/sponsored/mtl375th/fromthearchivesearthquakeseasonshockedevenwestmount

L'THIQUEDESESSAISCLINIQUES
Enjanvier2016,unparticipantvolontaireestdcdetcinqautrespersonnessesontretrouvesdansuntatgravela
suited'unessaicliniqueralisenFrance.Bienquerarissime,cetvnementestl'occasiondeleverlevoilesurles
pratiquesdesindustriespharmaceutiquesenmatired'essaisthrapeutiques.ArnaudDecroixdiscutedelamanire
dontcespratiquessontencadresauCanadaavecAdelaideDoussau,mdecinmembredel'Unitd'thique
biomdicaledelaFacultdemdecinedel'UniversitMcGill.
RadioCanada
http://ici.radiocanada.ca/emissions/les_samedis_du_monde/20152016/chronique.asp?idChronique=431614

MONERISCEOANGELABROWNONACASHLESSWORLD,INNOVATIONANDWHYSHELIKESMILLENNIALSAngelaBrown
ispresidentandCEOofMonerisSolutions,oneofCanadaslargestpaymentprocessors.Moneriswaslaunchedin2000
asajointventurebetweenRoyalBankofCanadaandBankofMontreal.Thecompanynowsupportsover350,000
merchantlocationsandprocessesoverthreebilliontransactionsannually.Brownhasover25yearsofexperienceinthe
paymentsindustry.Previously,shewasanexecutiveatMasterCard,andpriortothatshespent13yearsatCIBC.Brown
wastherecipientoftheElectronicTransactionsAssociations2015DistinguishedPaymentsProfessionalaward.She
holdsanMBAfromtheSchulichSchoolofBusinessatYorkUniversityinToronto.BrownspokewithDr.KarlMoore,an
associateprofessorofstrategyandorganizationatMcGillUniversitysDesautelsFacultyofManagement;heisalsoan
associatefellowatGreenTempletonCollegeatOxfordUniversity.
FinancialPost
http://business.financialpost.com/executive/leadership/monerisceoangelabrownonacashlessworldinnovation
andwhyshelikesmillennials

ANEUROSCIENTISTONHOWTOTHINKCRITICALLYINCONFUSINGTIMESDanielJ.Levitin,Ph.D,apsychologyand
neuroscienceprofessoratMcGillUniversityandauthorofWeaponizedLies,onhownottolettheposttruthera
overwhelmyou.
ThriveGlobal
https://journal.thriveglobal.com/aneuroscientistonhowtothinkcriticallyinconfusingtimes
4263faed7aee#.bn1i541jl

MUSICANDWINEPAIRING:CABERNETINCMAJORWedoknowthatmusicwelikeactivatesthepleasurecentreofthe
brain,accordingtoresearchconductedatMcGillUniversity.Aswell,UCDavisstudyshowsthatourbrainsprefrontal
cortexisusedbothtoidentifymusicandaromas,aswellasformakingjudgements.
NatalieMaclean
http://www.nataliemaclean.com/blog/musicandwinepairingcabernetincmajor/

ACHUNKOFEARTH'SORIGINALCRUSTHASBEENDISCOVEREDDonFrancis,ageologistatMcGillUniversitywhowas
notinvolvedintheresearch,agreesthatthefindreallydoeslooklikelytobepartofEarth'soriginalcrust."Itmay
indeedrepresentveryearly[4.3billionyearold]basalticcrust,"hesays.
PittsburghsAction4News
http://www.wtae.com/article/earthoriginalcrustbasalt/9148654

NEARLYHALFOFCANADIANSWANTASYLUMSEEKERSFLEEINGTHEUSDEPORTEDTheReuterspollcomesafteraMcGill
Universitystudyfoundthatavastmajorityofrespondentssaidtheywouldallowfeworsomeimmigrantsfrompoor
countries,whileonlyalittleover10%saidtheywouldallowmany.WhateverisdrivingCanadasexceptionally
positivehistoryofimmigrationandintegrationoverthelasthalfcentury,itdoesnotappeartobeanexceptionally
tolerantpublic,wrotetheauthor,MichaelDonnelly,apoliticalscienceprofessorattheUniversityofToronto.
Quartz
https://qz.com/936909/pollshowsthatnearlyhalfofcanadianswanttodeportmigrantsescapingtheunitedstates
whocrosstheborderillegally/

WHYCAMPUSESAREDITCHINGFREESPEECH
Shouldspeechrightsberestrictedbypeoplesfeelings?
Alotofpeoplethinksoespeciallyonuniversitycampuses.ConsiderWilfridLaurierUniversity,amiddletierinstitution
thatdrawsitsstudentsfromSouthernOntario.Itsnotexactlyahotbedofstudentradicalism.YetwhenDanielle
RobitaillewasinvitedtoaddresstheCriminologyStudentAssociationconferenceearlierthismonthattheschools
Brantfordcampus,allhellbrokeout.
TheGlobeandMail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/whycampusesareditchingfreespeech/article34356708/

Education

'HIJACKINGAFUNDAMENTALRIGHT'
Shoutingdownofacontroversialspeakeraprofessorwhoopposestheuseofgenderneutralpronounsat
McMasterUniversityraisesnewconcernsaboutacademicfreedom.
HasAmericanstylecampusilliberalismreachedCanada?Thatswhatsomearewonderingthisweekintheaftermath
oftheshoutingdownofaninvitedspeakeratMcMasterUniversityinOntario.
InsideHigherED
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/03/21/shoutingdowncontroversialspeakermcmasterraisesnew
concernsaboutacademic

OtherNews

MUHCTOLOWERCONTROVERSIALPARKINGRATESASOFAPRIL1Forthesecondtimesince2015,theMcGillUniversity
HealthCentreisloweringitscontroversialparkingratesthistimetocomplywithaprovincialorder,theMontreal
Gazettehaslearned.
MontrealGazette
http://montrealgazette.com/news/localnews/muhctolowercontroversialparkingratesasofapril1

FURTHERREADING

http://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom
http://www.twitter.com/mcgillu

Academica'sTopTen
www.academica.ca/topten

TheChronicleofHigherEdNewsTicker
http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/
http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/

InsideHigherEdQuickTakes
http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes

Haveagoodday,
Laurie,Vincent&Justin
We were asked by McGill to direct all requests for comment to Louis Arseneault.

Consequently, it would not be appropriate for either of us to participate in these interviews.

Michael

Sent from my iPad

On Mar 24, 2017, at 8:00 PM, Carole Graveline, Ms


<carole.graveline@mcgill.ca> wrote:

Bonsoir Michael, Ann


I have 2 requests for interviews from cbc radio, one for tomorrow, any time, and
one from daybreak for monday morning 07:10. Both on the resignation of
Andrew Potter. Tomorrow interview wd be a 5-10 minutes for the news and be
placed on cbc website and daybreak the usual format of 5-7 min. Please let me
know if one of you can do it and if not who would you suggest as a spokesperson
for MISC?
Much appreciated, knowing that this is friday night and that we wd all
welcome a restful week end

Carole
Envoy de mon iPad
Expditeur: Brennan Neill <brennan.neill@radio-canada.ca>
Date: 24 mars 2017 18:20:12 UTC4
Destinataire: "carole.graveline@mcgill.ca" <carole.graveline@mcgill.ca>
Objet: CBC interview

Hi Carole,

I was hoping we might be able to Suzanne Fortier tomorrow. Is there a time in the
morning or afternoon were we could get her on the phone for 5-10 mins?

Thanks,
Brennan
louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca

OnMar24,2017,at18:20,SusanMurley<susan.murley@mcgill.ca>wrote:

Heresthedocwiththechangerequested.


SueMurley,PhD
SeniorDirector,StrategicCommunicationsandAdvocacy
OfficeofCommunicationsandExternalRelations
McGillUniversity
Tel:5143985633
Cell:


From:LouisArseneault
Sent:March24176:09PM
To:SusanMurley<susan.murley@mcgill.ca>
Cc:CaroleGraveline,Ms<carole.graveline@mcgill.ca>
Subject:Re:Document2SF

HelloSusan,

Thisisgood.


LouisArseneault
Viceprincipal(Communicationsetrelationsexternes)
VicePrincipal(CommunicationsandExternalRelations)
UniversitMcGill
845rueSherbrookeOuest
PavillonJamesdel'administration,bureau519
Montral,Qubec,CanadaH3A2T5

Tl:5143982612
louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca

OnMar24,2017,at18:02,SusanMurley<susan.murley@mcgill.ca>
wrote:


<Document2SF.docx>
<Document2SF1.docx>
From: Susan Aberman <susan.aberman@mcgill.ca>
Date: March 24, 2017 at 17:25:14 GMT-4
To: Louis Arseneault <louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>
Subject: Re: Star editorial

The same as we sent to the Globe, with few slight changes

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Louis Arseneault <louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>
Date: 2017-03-24 5:20 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Susan Aberman <susan.aberman@mcgill.ca>
Cc: "Christopher Manfredi, Prof."
<christopher.manfredi@mcgill.ca>
Subject: Re: Star editorial

What do you have in mind?

Louis Arseneault
Vice-principal (Communications et relations externes)
Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations)
Universit McGill
845 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Pavillon James de l'administration, bureau 519
Montral, Qubec, Canada H3A 2T5

Tl: 514-398-2612
louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca

On Mar 24, 2017, at 17:19, Susan Aberman


<susan.aberman@mcgill.ca> wrote:

Will you ask Susan to pen a slight variation?

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

-------- Original message --------


From: Louis Arseneault
<louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>
Date: 2017-03-24 5:18 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Susan Aberman <susan.aberman@mcgill.ca>
Cc: "Christopher Manfredi, Prof."
<christopher.manfredi@mcgill.ca>
Subject: Re: Star editorial
I say yes.

Louis

Louis Arseneault
Vice-principal (Communications et relations
externes)
Vice-Principal (Communications and External
Relations)
Universit McGill
845 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Pavillon James de l'administration, bureau 519
Montral, Qubec, Canada H3A 2T5

Tl: 514-398-2612
louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca

On Mar 24, 2017, at 17:11, Susan Aberman


<susan.aberman@mcgill.ca> wrote:

A similar letter to the editor?

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

-------- Original message --------


From: Laurie Devine
<laurie.devine@mcgill.ca>
Date: 2017-03-24 5:08 PM (GMT-
05:00)
To: Susan Aberman
<susan.aberman@mcgill.ca>, Louis
Arseneault
<louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>,
"Christopher Manfredi, Prof."
<christopher.manfredi@mcgill.ca>,
"Carole Graveline, Ms"
<carole.graveline@mcgill.ca>,
Susan Murley
<susan.murley@mcgill.ca>, "Leigh
Yetter, Dr."
<leigh.yetter@mcgill.ca>
Subject: Star editorial

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/e
ditorials/2017/03/24/mcgillsends
Tl: 514-398-2612
louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca

On Mar 24, 2017, at 17:25, Susan Aberman <susan.aberman@mcgill.ca> wrote:

The same as we sent to the Globe, with few slight changes to


reflect that we did NOT "cut him loose at the first whiff of
controversy" ND that he remains part of the McGill
community.

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Louis Arseneault <louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>
Date: 2017-03-24 5:20 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Susan Aberman <susan.aberman@mcgill.ca>
Cc: "Christopher Manfredi, Prof."
<christopher.manfredi@mcgill.ca>
Subject: Re: Star editorial

What do you have in mind?

Louis Arseneault
Vice-principal (Communications et relations externes)
Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations)
Universit McGill
845 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Pavillon James de l'administration, bureau 519
Montral, Qubec, Canada H3A 2T5

Tl: 514-398-2612
louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca

On Mar 24, 2017, at 17:19, Susan Aberman


<susan.aberman@mcgill.ca> wrote:

Will you ask Susan to pen a slight variation?

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

-------- Original message --------


From: Louis Arseneault
<louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>
Date: 2017-03-24 5:18 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Susan Aberman <susan.aberman@mcgill.ca>
Cc: "Christopher Manfredi, Prof."
<christopher.manfredi@mcgill.ca>
Subject: Re: Star editorial
I say yes.

Louis

Louis Arseneault
Vice-principal (Communications et relations
externes)
Vice-Principal (Communications and External
Relations)
Universit McGill
845 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Pavillon James de l'administration, bureau 519
Montral, Qubec, Canada H3A 2T5

Tl: 514-398-2612
louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca

On Mar 24, 2017, at 17:11, Susan Aberman


<susan.aberman@mcgill.ca> wrote:

A similar letter to the editor?

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

-------- Original message --------


From: Laurie Devine
<laurie.devine@mcgill.ca>
Date: 2017-03-24 5:08 PM (GMT-
05:00)
To: Susan Aberman
<susan.aberman@mcgill.ca>, Louis
Arseneault
<louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>,
"Christopher Manfredi, Prof."
<christopher.manfredi@mcgill.ca>,
"Carole Graveline, Ms"
<carole.graveline@mcgill.ca>,
Susan Murley
<susan.murley@mcgill.ca>, "Leigh
Yetter, Dr."
<leigh.yetter@mcgill.ca>
Subject: Star editorial

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/e
ditorials/2017/03/24/mcgillsends
To:LaurieDevine
Subject:Lettertotheeditor?

Is the letter from SF to globe editor posted?

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: Louis Arseneault <louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>
Date: 2017-03-24 5:18 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Susan Aberman <susan.aberman@mcgill.ca>
Cc: "Christopher Manfredi, Prof." <christopher.manfredi@mcgill.ca>
Subject: Re: Star editorial

I say yes.

Louis

Louis Arseneault
Vice-principal (Communications et relations externes)
Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations)
Universit McGill
845 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Pavillon James de l'administration, bureau 519
Montral, Qubec, Canada H3A 2T5

Tl: 514-398-2612
louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca

On Mar 24, 2017, at 17:11, Susan Aberman <susan.aberman@mcgill.ca> wrote:

A similar letter to the editor?

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

-------- Original message --------


From: Laurie Devine <laurie.devine@mcgill.ca>
Date: 2017-03-24 5:08 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Susan Aberman <susan.aberman@mcgill.ca>, Louis
Arseneault <louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>, "Christopher Manfredi,
Prof." <christopher.manfredi@mcgill.ca>, "Carole Graveline, Ms"
<carole.graveline@mcgill.ca>, Susan Murley
<susan.murley@mcgill.ca>, "Leigh Yetter, Dr."
<leigh.yetter@mcgill.ca>
Subject: Star editorial

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2017/03/24/mcgill
sendsthewrongmessageaboutacademicfreedom
editorial.html

To:CaroleGraveline,Ms<carole.graveline@mcgill.ca>

Subject:Re:CBCMontrealinterviewrequest

Thank you.

Sara

On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 10:45 AM, Carole Graveline, Ms <carole.graveline@mcgill.ca> wrote:

HiSara,Iwillgetbacktoyouassoonaspossible.

Carole

From:SaraDuBreuil[mailto:sara.dubreuil@cbc.ca]
Sent:Friday,March24,201710:37AM
To:CaroleGraveline,Ms<carole.graveline@mcgill.ca>
Cc:CECILIAMACARTHUR<cecilia.macarthur@cbc.ca>
Subject:CBCMontrealinterviewrequest

Hi Ms. Graveline,

I'm the producer of CBC Montreal's morning radio show Daybreak.

I'm wondering if Ms. Suzanne Fortier would be available for an interview with us on Monday morning,
March 27th at 7:10 AM?

We'd like to talk about Andrew Potter, the decision to accept his resignation and the university's position on
academic freedom.

In the media, we've heard a lot from professors around the country who have disagreed with the decision,
including a guest on our show this morning. We think that it would be beneficial for our listeners to hear the
other side -- to hear from McGill about where the university stands when it comes to these issues.

Please let me know if you have questions and if she'd be available.

Best,
Sara DuBreuil

--
Sara DuBreuil

Producer, CBC Montreal


(514) 597- 4485
@s_dubreuil

--

Sara DuBreuil

Producer, CBC Montreal


(514) 597- 4485
@s_dubreuil

--
Sara DuBreuil
Producer, CBC Montreal
(514) 597- 4485
@s_dubreuil
Susan
From:Owens,AnneMarie
Sent:March24171:27PM
To:CynthiaLee<cynthia.lee@mcgill.ca>
Subject:FW:OpedbyMcGillPrincipalSuzanneFortier

HelloCynthia
Ileftyouamessage
Wewouldcertainlybeinterestedinanoped
Pleasegivemeacall,oremailbackmoredetails
Best

AnneMarie

From:"Higgins,Mick"
Date:Friday,March24,2017at12:35PM
To:"Owens,AnneMarie"
Subject:FW:OpedbyMcGillPrincipalSuzanneFortier

From:"Libin,Kevin"<
Date:Friday,March24,2017at11:31AM
To:LarrySolomon< MickHiggins

Subject:Fwd:OpedbyMcGillPrincipalSuzanneFortier

Beginforwardedmessage:

From:CynthiaLee<cynthia.lee@mcgill.ca>
Date:March24,2017at8:34:22AMMDT
To:"Libin,Kevin"<
Subject:OpedbyMcGillPrincipalSuzanneFortier

HiKevin
JusttoletyouknowIwillbesubmittinganopedwrittenbySuzanneFortieronthetopicofAndrew
Pottersresignation.Again,IamhavingtroublereachingMs.Owensbyphoneandemail.
Thankyou,
Cynthia Lee
Senior Communications Officer
Media Relations Office/ Relations mdias
Communications and External Relations
McGill University/ Universit McGill
514-398-6754

@cynthialee514
cynthia.lee@mcgill.ca

From:SusanMurley
Sent:Friday,March24,20171:54PM
To:CaroleGraveline,Ms<carole.graveline@mcgill.ca>
Cc:DougSweet,Mr.<doug.sweet@mcgill.ca>
Subject:Re:CBCPower&PoliticsintvurequestforPrincipalFortier

Louis, Susan and Chris M are aware, I assume?

On Mar 24, 2017, at 13:47, Carole Graveline, Ms <carole.graveline@mcgill.ca> wrote:

fyi

From:ChristinaLopes[mailto:christina.lopes@cbc.ca]
Sent:Friday,March24,20171:03PM
To:VincentCampbellAllaire,M<vincent.allaire@mcgill.ca>;CaroleGraveline,Ms
<carole.graveline@mcgill.ca>
Subject:Re:CBCPower&PoliticsintvurequestforPrincipalFortier

The Prime Minister has just commented on the situation:


12;53;46;13 "One of the fundamental principles that this govt believes in is
respecting of freedom of expression, of academic freedom. That's why one of the
first things we did was un-muzzle some scientists so they could talk about their
work, so they could share the work that they do. This is something that is
extremely important and we continue to defend academic freedoms and freedom
of speech. At the same time as a Quebecer I was pleased to note that in this case
the individual did apologise."

On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 12:24 PM, Christina Lopes <christina.lopes@cbc.ca>


wrote:
As discussed,
Merci,
C

---------- Forwarded message ----------


From: Christina Lopes <christina.lopes@cbc.ca>
Date: Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 12:04 PM
Subject: CBC Power & Politics intvu request for Principal Fortier
To: info.communications@mcgill.ca

Good afternoon,
My name us Christina Lopes and I'm a producer on CBC NN's Power & Politics
Terry Milewski is hosting today and would like to invite Principal Fortier onto
the show for a 5-7 minute 1x1 interview regarding the circumstances around
Andrew Potter's resignation from MISC.
We can pre-tape this afternoon between 2pm-4:20pm or go live into the show
after 6pm from any CBC/Rad-Can bureau or by Skype or Facetime.
Please let me know of Principal Fortier's interest / availability asap so I may
make camera arrangements.
Merci,
Christina

--
Christina Lopes
Producer
CBC - Power and Politics
w 613.288.6987
c
christina.lopes@cbc.ca

--
Christina Lopes
Producer
CBC - Power and Politics
w 613.288.6987
c
christina.lopes@cbc.ca

--
Christina Lopes
Producer
CBC - Power and Politics
w 613.288.6987
c
christina.lopes@cbc.ca
damage you do is certainly not only on your own campus. It affects our lives in a Quebec in which bigotry and
racism continue to flourish in the guise of an outdated ethnic nationalism that has no place in a free, democratic,
and pluralist society.

Regards,
On Mar 24, 2017, at 12:52, Carole Graveline, Ms <carole.graveline@mcgill.ca> wrote:

Ilfautstatuersvp.

From:MarieFranceABASTADO[mailto:mariefrance.abastado@radiocanada.ca]
Sent:Friday,March24,201712:50PM
To:CaroleGraveline,Ms<carole.graveline@mcgill.ca>;VincentCampbellAllaire,M
<vincent.allaire@mcgill.ca>
Subject:EntrevuetlphoniqueRadioCanada

Bonjour,

J'aimerais faire une entrevue tlphonique cet aprs-midi avec un ou une porte-
parole de l'universit autour de la dmission d'Andrew Potter et toute la question
de la libert acadmique, idalement en dbut d'aprs-midi. Est-ce que ce serait
possible? Merci de m'en donner des nouvelles rapidement. Je suis joignable au

Merci
--
Marie-France Abastado
Journaliste
Nouvelles
Radio-Canada/radio
cel:
marie-france.abastado@radio-canada.ca
Vice-principal (Communications et relations externes)
Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations)
Universit McGill
845 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Pavillon James de l'administration, bureau 519
Montral, Qubec, Canada H3A 2T5

Tl: 514-398-2612
louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca

On Mar 24, 2017, at 11:52, Susan Aberman <susan.aberman@mcgill.ca> wrote:

Anotherquestionwhatisthelatestthatwecansendthelettertothe
Gazette??

From:LouisArseneault
Sent:March241711:46AM
To:SusanAberman<susan.aberman@mcgill.ca>
Cc:CaroleGraveline,Ms<carole.graveline@mcgill.ca>
Subject:Fwd:CBCMontrealinterviewrequest

Hello Susan,

Would Suzanne consider doing this interview ? It's Daybreak on


Monday.

Louis

Louis Arseneault
Vice-principal (Communications et relations externes)
Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations)
Universit McGill
845 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Pavillon James de l'administration, bureau 519
Montral, Qubec, Canada H3A 2T5

Tl: 514-398-2612
louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Carole Graveline, Ms"


<carole.graveline@mcgill.ca>
Date: March 24, 2017 at 10:42:56 GMT-4
To: Louis Arseneault <louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>
Subject: FW: CBC Montreal interview request

Fyi,todiscuss,Ilfautsedemandercequelleveutdire
etajouter.MaisilfautaussisavoirqueCBCdaybreak,
elleparleauxprofsdeMcGill.

From:SaraDuBreuil[mailto:sara.dubreuil@cbc.ca]
Sent:Friday,March24,201710:37AM
To:CaroleGraveline,Ms<carole.graveline@mcgill.ca>
Cc:CECILIAMACARTHUR<cecilia.macarthur@cbc.ca>
Subject:CBCMontrealinterviewrequest

Hi Ms. Graveline,

I'm the producer of CBC Montreal's morning radio


show Daybreak.

I'm wondering if Ms. Suzanne Fortier would be


available for an interview with us on Monday
morning, March 27th at 7:10 AM?

We'd like to talk about Andrew Potter, the decision


to accept his resignation and the university's
position on academic freedom.

In the media, we've heard a lot from professors


around the country who have disagreed with the
decision, including a guest on our show this
morning. We think that it would be beneficial for
our listeners to hear the other side -- to hear from
McGill about where the university stands when it
comes to these issues.

Please let me know if you have questions and if


she'd be available.

Best,
Sara DuBreuil

--
Sara DuBreuil
Producer, CBC Montreal
(514) 597- 4485
@s_dubreuil
Universit McGill
845 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Pavillon James de l'administration, bureau 519
Montral, Qubec, Canada H3A 2T5

Tl: 514-398-2612
louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Carole Graveline, Ms" <carole.graveline@mcgill.ca>


Date: March 24, 2017 at 10:42:56 GMT-4
To: Louis Arseneault <louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>
Subject: FW: CBC Montreal interview request

Fyi,todiscuss,Ilfautsedemandercequelleveutdireetajouter.Maisilfautaussi
savoirqueCBCdaybreak,elleparleauxprofsdeMcGill.

From:SaraDuBreuil[mailto:sara.dubreuil@cbc.ca]
Sent:Friday,March24,201710:37AM
To:CaroleGraveline,Ms<carole.graveline@mcgill.ca>
Cc:CECILIAMACARTHUR<cecilia.macarthur@cbc.ca>
Subject:CBCMontrealinterviewrequest

Hi Ms. Graveline,

I'm the producer of CBC Montreal's morning radio show Daybreak.

I'm wondering if Ms. Suzanne Fortier would be available for an interview with us
on Monday morning, March 27th at 7:10 AM?

We'd like to talk about Andrew Potter, the decision to accept his resignation and
the university's position on academic freedom.

In the media, we've heard a lot from professors around the country who have
disagreed with the decision, including a guest on our show this morning. We
think that it would be beneficial for our listeners to hear the other side -- to hear
from McGill about where the university stands when it comes to these issues.

Please let me know if you have questions and if she'd be available.

Best,
Sara DuBreuil

--
Sara DuBreuil
Producer, CBC Montreal
(514) 597- 4485
@s_dubreuil
Cc:CECILIAMACARTHUR<cecilia.macarthur@cbc.ca>
Subject:CBCMontrealinterviewrequest

Hi Ms. Graveline,

I'm the producer of CBC Montreal's morning radio show Daybreak.

I'm wondering if Ms. Suzanne Fortier would be available for an interview with us
on Monday morning, March 27th at 7:10 AM?

We'd like to talk about Andrew Potter, the decision to accept his resignation and
the university's position on academic freedom.

In the media, we've heard a lot from professors around the country who have
disagreed with the decision, including a guest on our show this morning. We
think that it would be beneficial for our listeners to hear the other side -- to hear
from McGill about where the university stands when it comes to these issues.

Please let me know if you have questions and if she'd be available.

Best,
Sara DuBreuil

--
Sara DuBreuil
Producer, CBC Montreal
(514) 597- 4485
@s_dubreuil


Ihavedraftedsome
suggestedreplies,basedontheopedwewereworkingonthismorning.Pleaseletme
knowifyoureamenable,andfeelfree,ofcourse,toadjusttheanswersasyouseefit.

Thanks

Doug

From:
Date:Friday,March24,2017at8:01AM
To:"DougSweet,Mr."<doug.sweet@mcgill.ca>
Subject:McGillTribunestory:CommentonAndrewPotter'sresignation
Laura Marchand
CBC Daybreak
O: 514-597-6672 | M:
laura.marchand@cbc.ca
Montreal, QC H3A 0G5 Montral (QC) H3A 0G5
+1-514-398-4212/4815
antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca
www.mcgill.ca/arts

From:SusanMurley
Sent:Thursday,March23,20179:45:06PM
To:AntoniaMaioni,Prof.
Subject:MISC

Antonia,

DoyouhaveacopyofthejobdescriptionfortheMISCdirector?Ifso,
couldyouplsforwarditassoonaspossible?

SueMurley,PhD
SeniorDirector,StrategicCommunicationsandAdvocacy
OfficeofCommunicationsandExternalRelations
McGillUniversity
Tel:5143985633
Cell:

SueMurley,PhD

SeniorDirector,StrategicCommunicationsandAdvocacy

OfficeofCommunicationsandExternalRelations

McGillUniversity

Tel:5143985633

Cell:

From:AntoniaMaioni,Prof.
Sent:March231710:23PM
To:SusanMurley<susan.murley@mcgill.ca>
Subject:Re:MISC

HereistherelevantpassagefromAndrewPotter'sofferletterthatexplainshisduties:

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Antonia Maioni

Dean, Faculty of Arts Doyenne, Facult des arts

McGill University Universit McGill

853 Sherbrooke St. W. 853, rue Sherbrooke ouest

Montreal, QC H3A 0G5 Montral (QC) H3A 0G5

+1-514-398-4212/4815

antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca

www.mcgill.ca/arts

From:SusanMurley
Sent:Thursday,March23,20179:45:06PM
To:AntoniaMaioni,Prof.
Subject:MISC

Antonia,

DoyouhaveacopyofthejobdescriptionfortheMISCdirector?Ifso,couldyouplsforwardit
assoonaspossible?

SueMurley,PhD

SeniorDirector,StrategicCommunicationsandAdvocacy

OfficeofCommunicationsandExternalRelations

McGillUniversity

Tel:5143985633

Cell:

Anythoughtsorguidanceonhowwecanrespondtothese?

Thanks,
Derek

DerekCassoff|DirectorofCommunications/Directeurdescommunications
UniversitMcGillUniversity|UniversityAdvancement/Avancementuniversitaire
1430,ruePeel,#403|Montral(Qubec)CanadaH3A3T3
T514.398.5459|C514.895.5250|Ederek.cassoff@mcgill.ca
McGill|AOC|Facebook|Twitter|LinkedIn|Givenow/Faireundon

Thismessageisconfidential.Ifyouarenotthepersontowhomitisaddressed,pleasealertusassoonaspossibleanddeleteitimmediately.Ifyou
arenotthecorrectaddressee,anydisclosure,copyingorotherdistributionofthismessageisstrictlyprohibited./Cemessageestconfidentiel.Si
vousntespaslapersonnelaquelleilestdestinveuilleznousenaviserleplusttpossibleetledtruireimmdiatement.Sicemessagenevous
estpasdestin,ilvouseststrictementinterditdedivulguer,decopieroudedistribuerlecontenudecemessageparquelquemoyenquecesoit.

His resignation provoked unfounded rumours and concerns regarding academic freedom.

I want to assure members of the McGill community that academic freedom is a foundational principle of
McGill University, as enunciated in our Senate- and Board-approved Statement of Academic Freedom:

Academic freedom is central to McGill Universitys mission of advancing learning through teaching,
scholarship and service to society.

The scholarly members of the university have the freedom to pursue research and artistic creation and to
disseminate their results, without being constrained by political or disciplinary orthodoxies, monetary
incentives or punitive measures as a result of their academic pursuits. They may exercise this freedom in the
service of both the university and the wider society. When scholarly members of the university participate in
public forums and debates, they should represent their views as their own.

The exercise of academic freedom requires collegial governance with the full participation of scholarly
members. They retain the right of free expression, including the freedom to criticize one another, university
policies and administration.

The university and its officers have a duty to protect the academic freedom of its scholarly community,
both individually and collectively, from infringement and undue external influence as well as to maintain
the universitys institutional autonomy.

Suzanne Fortier
Principal and Vice Chancellor

Chers membres de la communaut mcgilloise,

Le professeur Andrew Potter a dmissionn de son poste de directeur de lInstitut dtudes canadiennes de
lUniversit McGill (ICM). Il a rendu publique sa lettre de dmission sur les mdias sociaux.

Je tiens souligner les contributions du professeur Potter et le courage dont il a fait preuve en prenant cette trs
difficile et douloureuse dcision.

Les membres du conseil dadministration de lICM ont accept regret la dmission du professeur Potter. La
mission de lICA est de promouvoir une meilleure comprhension du Canada par ltude de notre hritage et
de soutenir ltude du Canada aux quatre coins du pays et lchelle mondiale. Le professeur Potter a reconnu
quil a failli cette mission et que sa dmission tait prfrable pour conserver la crdibilit de lInstitut .

Andrew Potter conserve son rle de professeur au sein de notre institution et demeure un minent membre de la
communaut mcgilloise. Nous sommes dtermins lui fournir notre plein appui alors quil se retire de son rle
de directeur.
Sa dmission a fait natre des rumeurs non fondes et soulev des proccupations au sujet de la libert
universitaire. Je tiens assurer aux membres de la communaut mcgilloise que la libert universitaire est un
principe fondamental de lUniversit McGill, comme en tmoigne lnonc sur la libert universitaire
approuv par le Snat et le Conseil des gouverneurs :

La libert universitaire est au cur de la mission de lUniversit McGill, laquelle consiste faire progresser le
monde grce lenseignement, la recherche et aux services quelle rend la socit.

Les chercheurs de notre institution disposent de la libert de mener des travaux de recherche, den
communiquer les rsultats et de crer des uvres artistiques sans tre soumis aux contraintes de la rectitude
politique ou assujettis des mesures disciplinaires ou punitives. Leurs travaux ne peuvent par ailleurs tre
motivs par la perspective dobtenir des gains de nature financire. Ils peuvent se prvaloir de cette libert pour
la mettre au service de lUniversit et de la socit en gnral. Lors de tribunes publiques et de dbats, les
chercheurs de lUniversit prsentent leurs opinions personnelles.

Lexercice de la libert universitaire doit reposer sur des principes de gouvernance collgiale et la
participation de tous les chercheurs. Ces derniers conservent le droit la libert dexpression, y compris la
libert dmettre des critiques lendroit de leurs pairs, des politiques universitaires et des instances
administratives.

LUniversit et ses dirigeants ont le devoir de protger la libert universitaire des chercheurs,
individuellement et collectivement, contre toute violation et influence externe indue et de prserver lautonomie
de linstitution.

Suzanne Fortier
Principale et vice-chancelire
Dear members of the Board of Trustees,

The message below will be sent to the McGill professors and staff Community in both official
languages later today. The English version is replicated below for you information.

Dear Members of the McGill Community,

Today, Professor Andrew Potter resigned from his position as Director of the McGill Institute for the
Study of Canada (MISC). He made his letter of resignation public.

I would like to acknowledge the contributions of Professor Potter and his courage in making this very
difficult and painful decision.

The Board of MISC regretfully accepted Professor Potters resignation. The mission of MISC is to
promote a better understanding of Canada through the study of our heritage and to support the
study of Canada across the country and internationally. Professor Potter recognized that he had
failed to uphold this mission and that the credibility of the Institute would be best served by his
resignation.

Andrew Potter remains a professor and a valued member of the McGill community. We are
committed to offering him our support as he transitions from the Director position.

His resignation provoked unfounded rumours and concerns regarding academic freedom.

I want to assure members of the McGill community that academic freedom is a foundational
principle of McGill University, as enunciated in our Senate and Board approved Statement of
Academic Freedom:

Statement of Academic Freedom:

Academic freedom is central to McGill Universitys mission of advancing learning through


teaching, scholarship and service to society.
The scholarly members of the university have the freedom to pursue research and artistic
creation and to disseminate their results, without being constrained by political or disciplinary
orthodoxies, monetary incentives or punitive measures as a result of their academic pursuits.
They may exercise this freedom in the service of both the university and the wider society. When
scholarly members of the university participate in public forums and debates, they should
represent their views as their own.

The exercise of academic freedom requires collegial governance with the full participation of
scholarly members. They retain the right of free expression, including the freedom to criticize one
another, university policies and administration.

The university and its officers have a duty to protect the academic freedom of its scholarly
community, both individually and collectively, from infringement and undue external influence as
well as to maintain the universitys institutional autonomy.

Statement of Academic Freedom:

Academic freedom is central to McGill Universitys mission of advancing learning through teaching,
scholarship and service to society.

The scholarly members of the university have the freedom to pursue research and artistic creation
and to disseminate their results, without being constrained by political or disciplinary orthodoxies,
monetary incentives or punitive measures as a result of their academic pursuits. They may
exercise this freedom in the service of both the university and the wider society. When scholarly
members of the university participate in public forums and debates, they should represent their
views as their own.

The exercise of academic freedom requires collegial governance with the full participation of
scholarly members. They retain the right of free expression, including the freedom to criticize one
another, university policies and administration.

The university and its officers have a duty to protect the academic freedom of its scholarly
community, both individually and collectively, from infringement and undue external influence as
well as to maintain the universitys institutional autonomy.

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


Andrew brought energy and excitement to MISC, and will be much missed. It was my distinct privilege to
work for him.

Best regards,

Adriana Goreta
Administrative Officer,
McGill Institute for the Study of Canada
3463 Peel Street, Room 304
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1W7
Office 514.3986441 | Mobile 514.575.6307
adriana.goreta@mcgill.ca

This communication is confidential. We only send and receive email on the basis of the terms set out at
www.rogers.com/web/content/emailnotice

Ce message est confidentiel. Notre transmission et rception de courriels se fait strictement suivant les
modalits nonces dans lavis publi www.rogers.com/aviscourriel
Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:43 PM
Cc: Louis Arseneault
Subject: Andrew Potter's resignation as director of MISC

Dear Trustees,

Andrew Potter resigned today as director of MISC. The University issued a press release
this morning announcing Andrew Potters resignation. Here are the links to the release.
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2017/23/c4967.html
http://www.newswire.ca/fr/releases/archive/March2017/23/c8839.html

Any media inquiries you receive in your capacity as a MISC Trustee may be redirected to
Louis Arseneault, VicePrincipal of Communications and External Relations. He is copied
on this email.

Andrew brought energy and excitement to MISC, and will be much missed. It was my
distinct privilege to work for him.

Best regards,

Adriana Goreta
Administrative Officer,
McGill Institute for the Study of Canada
3463 Peel Street, Room 304
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1W7
Office 514.3986441 | Mobile 514.575.6307
adriana.goreta@mcgill.ca

To:ChristopherManfredi,Prof.<christopher.manfredi@mcgill.ca>;LouisArseneault<louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>
Subject:MessageforthePrincipalDraft.docx

On Mar 22, 2017, at 6:58 PM, Adriana Goreta, Ms. <adriana.goreta@mcgill.ca>


wrote:

Im sorry, Ann. Ive only just had a chance to get back online and check my
emails. Im sure this is no longer relevant, but in case
otherwise: suzanne.fortier@mcgill.ca

Thanks for letting us know the meeting worked out. Have a good evening.

Adriana

On Mar 22, 2017, at 5:30 PM, Ann Dadson


< wrote:

Adriana, do yo have an email address for the principal. Thanks,


Ann
https://www.mcgill.ca/misc/aboutus

FabriceRivault
Director,GovernmentandInstitutionalRelations(Canada)
Directeur,Relationsgouvernementalesetinstitutionnelles(Canada)

McGillUniversity/UniversitMcGill
OfficeofCommunicationsandExternalRelations
Bureaudescommunicationsetdesrelationsexternes
JamesadministrationBldg./PavillonJamesdel'administration
845SherbrookeStreetWest/845,rueSherbrookeOuest
Room519/Bureau519
Montreal,QC,H3A0G4

Tel.:(514)3982020
Cel.:
Fax:(514)3983370

@McGillGR
@FabriceRivault

*******************************************************************************
@mcgillu | McGill on Facebook | The Reporter | Headway research magazine
*******************************************************************************

SueMurley,PhD
SeniorDirector,StrategicCommunicationsandAdvocacy
OfficeofCommunicationsandExternalRelations
McGillUniversity
Tel:5143985633
Cell:

From:LouisArseneault
Sent:March231711:51AM
To:SusanMurley<susan.murley@mcgill.ca>
Subject:Willyouhaveadrafttosharesoon?

Louis Arseneault
Vice-principal (Communications et relations externes)
Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations)
Universit McGill
845 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Pavillon James de l'administration, bureau 519
Montral, Qubec, Canada H3A 2T5

Tl: 514-398-2612
louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca
Can you confirm that the PMO did in fact contact you or your office about this?

We are working with a 2pm deadline.

Thanks,

Jesse Brown
Publisher
CANADALAND.news
UniversitMcGill
845,rueSherbrookeOuest
PavillonJamesdeladministration,bureau519
Montral,Qubec,CanadaH3A2T5

Tl:5143982612
louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca

From:SusanAberman
Sent:March231711:19AM
To:LouisArseneault<louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>
Cc:CarolineArpin,Ms.<caroline.arpin@mcgill.ca>
Subject:Fwd:<nosubject>

Please let the MISC person on the news wire (Adriana Goreta) know all media inquiries should be sent to you,
so we have a standard approach.
Susan

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

-------- Original message --------


From: Ann Dadson <
Date: 2017-03-23 11:15 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: Susan Aberman <susan.aberman@mcgill.ca>
Subject: Re: <no subject>

Thanks Susan, I will advise Franca re future messages. Will his office confirm this with the MISC team so they
know what to do? Ann
On Mar 23, 2017, at 11:12 AM, Susan Aberman <susan.aberman@mcgill.ca> wrote:

Hi Ann,
I am looping Louis in on this.
Louis will respond by sending the link to the news release and Andrew Potters face book page,
where he has posted his resignation letter. Not much more to say.
All future media questions can be sent to Louis.
Susan.

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

-------- Original message --------


From: Ann Dadson <
From:LouisArseneault
Sent:23Mar1711:16AM
To:CaroleGraveline,Ms<carole.graveline@mcgill.ca>
Cc:VincentCampbellAllaire,M<vincent.allaire@mcgill.ca>
Subject:FW:<nosubject>
Importance:High

BonjourCarole,

MercidefairelesuiviparcourrielauprsdeMr.Breandemapart.Telquindiqucidessous,luienvoyerunlienversle
communiqudepresseduMISCetverslapageFacebookdeAndrewPotter.

Louis

LouisArseneault
Viceprincipal(Communicationsetrelationsexternes)
VicePrincipal(CommunicationsandExternalRelations)
UniversitMcGill
845,rueSherbrookeOuest
PavillonJamesdeladministration,bureau519
Montral,Qubec,CanadaH3A2T5

Tl:5143982612
louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca

From:SusanAberman
Sent:March231711:13AM
To:AnnDadson< AntoniaMaioni,Prof.<antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca>;AntoniaMaioni

Cc:MichaelGoldbloom<mgoldbloom@ubishops.ca>;LouisArseneault<louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>
Subject:Re:<nosubject>

Hi Ann,
I am looping Louis in on this.
Louis will respond by sending the link to the news release and Andrew Potters face book page, where he has
posted his resignation letter. Not much more to say.
All future media questions can be sent to Louis.
Susan.

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

-------- Original message --------


From: Ann Dadson <
Date: 2017-03-23 11:07 AM (GMT-05:00)
Cordialement,

Johanne Chasle
Premire Spcialiste
/

Senior Specialist
Apprentissage et Dveloppement / Learning & Development
Personnes et Culture / People and Culture
CBC/Radio-Canada

T: (514) 597-4389
johanne.chasle@radio-canada.ca
HeresapressreleaserelatedtoAndrewPotter:

http://www.newswire.ca/newsreleases/directorresignsfrommisc616927894.html

Thankyou,

Vincent

***

Vincent Campbell Allaire

Agent de communications/Communications Associate

Service des relations avec les mdias

Media Relations Office

McGill University/Universit McGill

Tl : 514-398-6693

Cell :

vincent.allaire@mcgill.ca

Twitter : @vincentallaire

From:BeatriceBritneff[mailto:bbritneff@ipolitics.ca]
Sent:23Mar1710:34AM
To:VincentCampbellAllaire,M<vincent.allaire@mcgill.ca>
Subject:RequestforMcGillpressrelease:AndrewPotterresignation

Hi Vincent,

Beatrice here from iPolitics. If you could please send me the link to this morning's press release, I'd
be grateful.

Thanks very much.


--

Beatrice Britneff

Reporter, iPOLITICS

613.299.3295 | @bbritneff | ipolitics.ca

--
Beatrice Britneff
Reporter, iPOLITICS
613.299.3295 | @bbritneff | ipolitics.ca

From:SusanMurley
Sent:March23179:56AM
To:LouisArseneault<louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>
Subject:RE:Nextsteps

Icantseethefacebookpost(orfindanythinginournewsroomonthis).

SueMurley,PhD
SeniorDirector,StrategicCommunicationsandAdvocacy
OfficeofCommunicationsandExternalRelations
McGillUniversity
Tel:5143985633
Cell:

From:LouisArseneault
Sent:March23179:47AM
To:SusanMurley<susan.murley@mcgill.ca>
Subject:FW:Nextsteps

LouisArseneault
Viceprincipal(Communicationsetrelationsexternes)
VicePrincipal(CommunicationsandExternalRelations)
UniversitMcGill
845,rueSherbrookeOuest
PavillonJamesdeladministration,bureau519
Montral,Qubec,CanadaH3A2T5

Tl:5143982612
louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca

From:AntoniaMaioni,Prof.
Sent:March23179:45AM
To:AnnDadson< MichaelGoldbloom<mgoldbloom@ubishops.ca>
Cc:SusanAberman<susan.aberman@mcgill.ca>;LouisArseneault<louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>
Subject:FW:Nextsteps

Antonia Maioni
Dean, Faculty of Arts Doyenne, Facult des arts
McGill University Universit McGill
853 Sherbrooke St. W. 853, rue Sherbrooke ouest
Montreal, QC H3A 0G5 Montral (QC) H3A 0G5
+1-514-398-4212/4815
antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca
www.mcgill.ca/arts

louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca

From:SusanMurley
Sent:March23179:56AM
To:LouisArseneault<louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>
Subject:RE:Nextsteps

Icantseethefacebookpost(orfindanythinginournewsroomonthis).

SueMurley,PhD
SeniorDirector,StrategicCommunicationsandAdvocacy
OfficeofCommunicationsandExternalRelations
McGillUniversity
Tel:5143985633
Cell:

From:LouisArseneault
Sent:March23179:47AM
To:SusanMurley<susan.murley@mcgill.ca>
Subject:FW:Nextsteps

LouisArseneault
Viceprincipal(Communicationsetrelationsexternes)
VicePrincipal(CommunicationsandExternalRelations)
UniversitMcGill
845,rueSherbrookeOuest
PavillonJamesdeladministration,bureau519
Montral,Qubec,CanadaH3A2T5

Tl:5143982612
louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca

From:AntoniaMaioni,Prof.
Sent:March23179:45AM
To:AnnDadson< MichaelGoldbloom<mgoldbloom@ubishops.ca>
Cc:SusanAberman<susan.aberman@mcgill.ca>;LouisArseneault<louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>
Subject:FW:Nextsteps

Antonia Maioni
Dean, Faculty of Arts Doyenne, Facult des arts
McGill University Universit McGill
853 Sherbrooke St. W. 853, rue Sherbrooke ouest
Montreal, QC H3A 0G5 Montral (QC) H3A 0G5
+1-514-398-4212/4815
antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca
www.mcgill.ca/arts


OnMar23,2017,at09:23,SusanAberman<susan.aberman@mcgill.ca>wrote:

DoyouknowifAndrewisplanningtoposthisresignationletteronhisFBpage?
Thatwouldansweralotofquestionsthatmayberaised.
Susan

From:AntoniaMaioni,Prof.
Sent:March22176:57PM
To:ChristopherManfredi,Prof.<christopher.manfredi@mcgill.ca>;LouisArseneault
<louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>;SusanAberman<susan.aberman@mcgill.ca>
Subject:G&M

SimonaChosejustcalledfromtheGlobeandMailaskingforaconfirmationthat
AndrewPotterhadresignedasDirectoroftheMISC.Shehasheardthatfromafew
sources.Ididnotconfirm.Shealsoaskedifhehadbeenaskedtostepdown.Again,I
didnotrespond.Shewantedtoknowthedetailsofhisdualappointment.

Pleaseadvise.


<antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca>
Subject:APpress_releasedraftedited

DearAnnandMichael,

SuzanneandIhavejustdiscussedthisattachedversion,withafewsuggestededits
fromus,.
ApologiesforthislatesendingSuzanneisonaflightearlytomorrowmorningand
wantedtohaveachancetoprovideinput.
Bestregards,

Susan

SusanAberman
ChiefofStaff

To:SusanAberman<susan.aberman@mcgill.ca>,"ChristopherManfredi,Prof."
<christopher.manfredi@mcgill.ca>
Subject:Fwd:FromMaclean's

HelloSusanandChris,

Seebelow.Weneedtomovefast.

Canwetalkbefore9:30am?

Thankyou.

Louis

LouisArseneault
Viceprincipal(Communicationsetrelationsexternes)
VicePrincipal(CommunicationsandExternalRelations)
UniversitMcGill
845rueSherbrookeOuest
PavillonJamesdel'administration,bureau519
Montral,Qubec,CanadaH3A2T5

Tl:5143982612
louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca

Beginforwardedmessage:

From:"CaroleGraveline,Ms"<carole.graveline@mcgill.ca>
Date:March23,2017at08:40:20GMT4
To:LouisArseneault<louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>
Subject:FW:FromMaclean's



From:MichaelFriscolanti[mailto:
Sent:Thursday,March23,20178:24AM
To:CaroleGraveline,Ms<carole.graveline@mcgill.ca>;ChrisChipello,Mr.
<chris.chipello@mcgill.ca>
Subject:Re:FromMaclean's

GoodmorningCaroleandChristopher.
Ileftvoicemailsonbothyourcellphonesafewminutesago,followingupontheemails
Isentyoubothlastnight.
MacleansispublishinganarticlethismorningthatsaysAndrewPotterhasresignedas
directorofMISC,thattheuniversitytoldhimhehadtoeitherresignorbefired,and
thatvarioushighprofileindividuals,includingsomeonefromthePrimeMinisters
Office,calledtheuniversitytoexpresstheirdispleasureoverhisMacleanscolumn.
Macleansistryingtogivetheuniversityeveryopportunitytocomment,butallmy
querieshavebeenignoredsofar.Asitstands,thearticlewillsay:McGillUniversityhas
yettorespondtorepeatedrequestsforcomment.
Thearticlewillbepublishedthismorning.
Canyoupleaseconfirmyoureceivedthisemail.Andpleaseletmeknowifthe
universitywantstoprovideacomment.
Thankyou,
Michael

From:MichaelFriscolanti<
Date:Wednesday,March22,2017at11:54PM
To:"carole.graveline@mcgill.ca"<carole.graveline@mcgill.ca>,
"christopher.chipello@mcgill.ca"<christopher.chipello@mcgill.ca>
Subject:FromMaclean's

HelloCaroleandChristopher.
Sorrytobotheryousolate,butIhaveyettoreceivearesponsetosomequestionsI
emailedearliertonighttothemaincommunicationslineregardingAndrewPotter
resigningfromMISC.Ourwebsiteispublishingastorytonightsayingthathewasforced
toresign,andwewantedtomakesuretheuniversitywasgivenanopportunityto
comment.
Pleasecallme:
Thankyou,
Michael

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Louis Arseneault
Vice-principal (Communications et relations externes)
Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations)
Universit McGill
845 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Pavillon James de l'administration, bureau 519
Montral, Qubec, Canada H3A 2T5

Tl: 514-398-2612
louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca
Tl: 514-398-2612
louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca

On Mar 22, 2017, at 20:06, Susan Aberman <susan.aberman@mcgill.ca> wrote:

Let me know how you are proceeding..

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

-------- Original message --------


From: Louis Arseneault <louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>
Date: 2017-03-22 6:57 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Susan Aberman <susan.aberman@mcgill.ca>
Subject: RE: Tonight

Iunderstand.WeshouldhavethissenttotheBoardofMISCasapthoughfortheir
approval.

Louis

LouisArseneault
Viceprincipal(Communicationsetrelationsexternes)
VicePrincipal(CommunicationsandExternalRelations)
UniversitMcGill
845,rueSherbrookeOuest
PavillonJamesdeladministration,bureau519
Montral,Qubec,CanadaH3A2T5

Tl:5143982612
louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca



From:SusanAberman
Sent:March22176:56PM
To:LouisArseneault<louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>
Subject:Tonight

I am at a dinner.
Will review when done and get input also from Suzanne. Susan

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


LouisArseneault
Viceprincipal(Communicationsetrelationsexternes)
VicePrincipal(CommunicationsandExternalRelations)
UniversitMcGill
845,rueSherbrookeOuest
PavillonJamesdeladministration,bureau519
Montral,Qubec,CanadaH3A2T5

Tl:5143982612
louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca


Best,

Louis

LouisArseneault
Viceprincipal(Communicationsetrelationsexternes)
VicePrincipal(CommunicationsandExternalRelations)
UniversitMcGill
845,rueSherbrookeOuest
PavillonJamesdeladministration,bureau519
Montral,Qubec,CanadaH3A2T5

Tl:5143982612
louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca

From:AntoniaMaioni,Prof.
Sent:March22176:57PM
To:ChristopherManfredi,Prof.<christopher.manfredi@mcgill.ca>;LouisArseneault<louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>;
SusanAberman<susan.aberman@mcgill.ca>
Subject:G&M

SimonaChosejustcalledfromtheGlobeandMailaskingforaconfirmationthatAndrewPotterhadresignedasDirector
oftheMISC.Shehasheardthatfromafewsources.Ididnotconfirm.Shealsoaskedifhehadbeenaskedtostep
down.Again,Ididnotrespond.Shewantedtoknowthedetailsofhisdualappointment.

Pleaseadvise.


WillMISCissuethepressreleasethemselvesortheywouldlikeustodoitforthem?

Best,

Louis

LouisArseneault
Viceprincipal(Communicationsetrelationsexternes)
VicePrincipal(CommunicationsandExternalRelations)
UniversitMcGill
845,rueSherbrookeOuest
PavillonJamesdeladministration,bureau519
Montral,Qubec,CanadaH3A2T5

Tl:5143982612
louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca

From:AntoniaMaioni,Prof.
Sent:March22176:57PM
To:ChristopherManfredi,Prof.<christopher.manfredi@mcgill.ca>;LouisArseneault<louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>;
SusanAberman<susan.aberman@mcgill.ca>
Subject:G&M

SimonaChosejustcalledfromtheGlobeandMailaskingforaconfirmationthatAndrewPotterhadresignedasDirector
oftheMISC.Shehasheardthatfromafewsources.Ididnotconfirm.Shealsoaskedifhehadbeenaskedtostep
down.Again,Ididnotrespond.Shewantedtoknowthedetailsofhisdualappointment.

Pleaseadvise.

louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca

From:CaroleGraveline,Ms
Sent:March22176:54PM
To:LouisArseneault<louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>
Subject:posting

Louis,aprsvrification,toutcequientourelepostingsurlesitewebdeMISCetlestweetsdoiventimprativement
trefaitspareux.

Viceprincipal(Communicationsetrelationsexternes)
VicePrincipal(CommunicationsandExternalRelations)
UniversitMcGill
845,rueSherbrookeOuest
PavillonJamesdeladministration,bureau519
Montral,Qubec,CanadaH3A2T5

Tl:5143982612
louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca

Ce message est confidentiel. Notre transmission et rception de courriels se fait strictement


suivant les modalits nonces dans lavis publi www.rogers.com/aviscourriel
canadiennes? Le Qubec fait partie du Canada et il a fait
talage de se prjugs vis--vis le Qubec.

Est-ce qu'il va rester en poste? tre suspendu? Congdi?


Mut un autre poste?

Merci J'cris aujourd'hui. J'aurais besoin d'une rponse


rapide.

Merci

-
Michle Ouimet, journaliste La Presse
750 boul. Saint-Laurent
Montral (Qubec) H2Y 2Z4

514-285-7000, poste 4850


On Mar 22, 2017, at 2:13 PM, Derek Cassoff, Mr. <derek.cassoff@mcgill.ca> wrote:

HiLouis,

Anynews?

Derek


From: Louis Arseneault
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:47 AM
To: Derek Cassoff, Mr.
Cc: Louise Blondeau; Gabrielle Korn
Subject: RE: Andrew Potter

HelloDerek,

Iunderstand.IammeetingwiththePrincipalin15minutestodiscusstheissue.Iwill
getbacktoyouafter.

Louis

LouisArseneault
Viceprincipal(Communicationsetrelationsexternes)
VicePrincipal(CommunicationsandExternalRelations)
UniversitMcGill
845,rueSherbrookeOuest
PavillonJamesdeladministration,bureau519
Montral,Qubec,CanadaH3A2T5

Tl:5143982612
louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca

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From:DerekCassoff,Mr.
Sent:March22179:36AM
To:LouisArseneault<louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>
Cc:LouiseBlondeau<louise.blondeau@mcgill.ca>;GabrielleKorn
<gabrielle.korn@mcgill.ca>
Subject:AndrewPotter

HiLouis,

Asyoumighthaveimagined,wearenowstartingtoreceiveemailsfromalumni,
mainlyFrancophone,whoareupsetoverAndrewPotter'sopedinMaclean's.In
mostcases,theyareaskingthatMcGillnolongercontactthemandpurgethem
fromourmailinglists.

Canyoupleaseadviseonhowweshouldhandlethis?Istherearesponsewecan
sendtotheseconstituents?

Manythanks,
Derek

SentfrommyBlackBerry10smartphoneontheTELUSnetwork.
Tel:5143988920
Fax:5143987336
On Mar 22, 2017, at 13:24, Susan Aberman <susan.aberman@mcgill.ca> wrote:

We are leaving
Apologize to fur us.

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

-------- Original message --------


From: Louis Arseneault <louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>
Date: 2017-03-22 1:20 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Susan Aberman <susan.aberman@mcgill.ca>
Subject: Re: Update

Thanks for keeping me in the loop.

Louis Arseneault
Vice-principal (Communications et relations externes)
Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations)
Universit McGill
845 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Pavillon James de l'administration, bureau 519
Montral, Qubec, Canada H3A 2T5

Tl: 514-398-2612
louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca

On Mar 22, 2017, at 13:19, Susan Aberman <susan.aberman@mcgill.ca> wrote:

1. AP asked to see Suzanne and

2. Separately (maybe) the miscio board called a call to discuss


this situation those afternoon

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


autochtones, victimes du pire gnocide de l'histoire de l'humanit (commis d'ailleurs surtout par les lites anglo-
saxonnes). En fait de solidarit, c'est au Qubec, sous le Parti qubcois de Ren Lvesque, qu'il y a eu avec la
nation autochtone Cree une des ententes les plus respectueuses de dveloppement conomique dans le respect
de chacun. Bien sr, les lites qubcoises ne sont pas sans tache face ce dossier, mais avant d'accuser les
autres d'alin, il faut regarder dans sa cour.

En tant que contribuable qui paie avec fiert et solidarit des taxes pour maintenir DEUX universits
anglophones dans la 2e ville francophone du monde (peut-on en dire autant sur la solidarit du ROC envers les
francophones hors Qubec), je souhaite le congdiement de l'auteur de cette analyse boiteuse et le mea culpa
des diteurs du Macleans qui ont publi ce texte offensant.

En terminant, bien que la socit qubcoise connat, comme dans toute autre socit, sa part de mdiocrit, et
qu'il faut continuer d'tre critique, cela ne veut pas dire pour autant qu'il faut faire des amalgames offensants,
surtout quand cela vient du directeur d'un organisme qui ''semploie favoriser la recherche et organiser
divers vnements publics grand dploiement sur des sujets qui interpellent les Canadiens... et qui se veut
aussi un lieu de dbat et de controverse''.

Dbat : OUI. Mpris : NON


Its not with excuse you write you are ok for me .

With your excuse you just confirm to all people you are a stupid writer.

With a minimum of braing and intelligence.

Take your retire now.

And please take long vacancy for long long time Mr potter.

I dont know to mush english but i can write with my little english to you

Because you are not at the good place here and write like a deamon writer un intelligent.

You loss all your status a good writer Mr potter.

now you finit i think

Envoy de mon iPad

Envoy de mon iPad


I trust you will not be including all the media on Potter in the news this morning?
Susan

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

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From: Laurie Devine <laurie.devine@mcgill.ca>
Date: 2017-03-22 6:47 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: Susan Aberman <susan.aberman@mcgill.ca>
Subject: Re: gazette, jpost

ouf!the'doctoratenbetise'madetheprint

LaurieDevine
Public&MediaRelations
Communications&ExternalRelations
UniversitMcGillUniversity
514.398.5929|@mcgillu@mcgillumedia@devineone
http://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom

From:SusanAberman
Sent:March22,20176:45:45AM
To:LaurieDevine
Subject:Re:gazette,jpost

Same one . different headline!

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

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From: Laurie Devine <laurie.devine@mcgill.ca>
Date: 2017-03-22 6:41 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: Susan Aberman <susan.aberman@mcgill.ca>
Subject: Re: gazette, jpost

Thisone?

http://www.journaldemontreal.com/2017/03/21/ilsexcusedavoirinsulteles
quebecoisdansmacleans
Public&MediaRelations
Communications&ExternalRelations
UniversitMcGillUniversity
514.398.5929|@mcgillu@mcgillumedia@devineone
http://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom
chacun. Bien sr, les lites qubcoises ne sont pas sans tache face ce dossier, mais avant
d'accuser les autres d'alin, il faut regarder dans sa cour.

En tant que contribuable qui paie avec fiert et solidarit des taxes pour maintenir DEUX
universits anglophones dans la 2e ville francophone du monde (peut-on en dire autant sur la
solidarit du ROC envers les francophones hors Qubec), je souhaite le congdiement de l'auteur
de cette analyse boiteuse et le mea culpa des diteurs du Macleans qui ont publi ce texte
offensant.

En terminant, bien que la socit qubcoise connat, comme dans toute autre socit, sa part de
mdiocrit, et qu'il faut continuer d'tre critique, cela ne veut pas dire pour autant qu'il faut faire
des amalgames offensants, surtout quand cela vient du directeur d'un organisme qui ''semploie
favoriser la recherche et organiser divers vnements publics grand dploiement sur des
sujets qui interpellent les Canadiens... et qui se veut aussi un lieu de dbat et de controverse''.

Dbat : OUI. Mpris : NON


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Cordialement,

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<karin.lornsen@mcgill.ca>;AntoniaMaioni,Prof.<antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca>;AndrewWilliamStaples,Mr.
<andrew.staples@mcgill.ca>;AndrewPotter<andrew2.potter@mcgill.ca>;JohanneBilodeau,Ms.
<johanne.bilodeau@mcgill.ca>;AdrianaGoreta,Ms.<adriana.goreta@mcgill.ca>
Subject:AnotetotheBoard

To the members of the Board of Trustees:

As some of you will have seen by now, I wrote a piece yesterday for Macleans magazine making an argument
about the relationship between the recent snowstorm crisis in Montreal and levels of social solidarity in the
province. The article has generated a great deal of negative feedback here in Quebec, most of it directed at
me personally but much has inevitably been directed at McGill and the Institute.

The piece is ill-considered in many ways, from the poor use of anecdotes to excessively negative rhetorical
flourishes that add nothing to the argument. But probably the most significant is that its simply not the sort of
piece I should be writing in my capacity as Director. Links to the piece and my Facebook posts are appended
to this note.

I cant begin to tell all of you how much I regret even considering writing the article. I wont try to explain or
justify it, except to say that after eight months in the job, it is clear that sometimes I still think too much like a
journalist and not enough like the representative of an academic institution.

I will also add, in the most strenuous manner, that the column was not motivated by any modicum of bad
feeling or ill will towards this province or its people. My wife and children were all born here, and we intend to
make the rest of our lives here, because we cant imagine living anywhere else in Canada. Montreal is home.

The Maclean's piece cannot be taken down, but I have written a post on Facebook, in both official languages,
retracting the unsupportable aspects of the column and apologizing for the hurt caused. The university has
also put out a short statement and a few tweets distancing itself from my comments.

I would like to apologize to the members of the Administration and the members of the Board, collectively and
individually. Being Director of the MISC is an enormous privilege and responsibility, the dream job of a lifetime,
and I am extremely sorry for having let all of you and the Institute down.

If anyone would like to speak to me privately about this, I would welcome a call or a meeting. If anyone can
suggest any further steps I can take to make this right, for MISC and for McGill, Im all ears.

Sincerely,

Andrew Potter
514 398-3380 (w)

Here's the original article:


http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/how-a-snowstorm-exposed-quebecs-real-problem-social-malaise/

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thewidersociety.Whenscholarlymembersoftheuniversityparticipateinpublicforumsanddebates,theyshould
representtheirviewsastheirown.

Theexerciseofacademicfreedomrequirescollegialgovernancewiththefullparticipationofscholarlymembers.They
retaintherightoffreeexpression,includingthefreedomtocriticizeoneanother,universitypoliciesandadministration.

Theuniversityanditsofficershaveadutytoprotecttheacademicfreedomofitsscholarlycommunity,bothindividually
andcollectively,frominfringementandundueexternalinfluenceaswellastomaintaintheuniversitysinstitutional
autonomy.

OriginalMessage
From:LouisArseneault
Sent:March211712:36PM
To:SusanAberman<susan.aberman@mcgill.ca>;ChristopherManfredi,Prof.<christopher.manfredi@mcgill.ca>
Subject:PhilipAuthieronTwitter:"PremierPhilippeCouillardsaysMcGilldirector'sarticleonQuebecof"poorquality
andbasedonprejudices."#assnat"

https://twitter.com/PhilipAuthier/status/844223051155869696

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Maxime Couti
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Cel:
complicates[Potters]statusasadministrativeheadofthisprominentbodyatMcGill
University,whosemandatetouchesdirectlyonthesubjectof[his]column.
ApressreleasesignedbyMcGillPrincipalandViceChancellorSuzanneFortieronMarch23
refutedclaimsthatPotterwaspressuredtoresign.
[Potters]resignationprovokedunfoundedrumoursandconcernsregardingacademic
freedom,Fortierwrote.IwanttoassuremembersoftheMcGillcommunitythatacademic
freedomisafoundationalprincipleofMcGillUniversity,asenunciatedinourSenateand
BoardapprovedStatementofAcademicFreedom.
McGillInternalCommunicationsDirectorDougSweetwroteinanemailtoThe
McGillTribunethatitisanimportantdistinctionthatPottersignedthepieceasDirectorof
MISC.AccordingtoSweet,academicsneedtodistinguishwhentheyarespeakingontheirown
behalfandexpressingtheirpersonalviews.
HadthearticleinquestionbeensignedbytheProfessorasanindividualacademic,the
Universitywouldhavehadaresponsibilitytodefendamatterofacademicfreedom,Sweet
wrote.[.Potters]resignationfromthatpostwasnotacceptedbecauseofcontroversy
surroundingthearticleorwhetherMcGillagreedwithitornot;theresignationwasaccepted
becausethearticlespublicationhadsignificantlyhamperedProfessorPottersabilityto
performhisdutiesasDirectorofMISC.
TerryHbert,pharmacologyandtherapeuticsprofessorandpresidentoftheMcGill
AssociationofUniversityTeachers(MAUT),emphasizedtheimportanceofacademicsbeing
abletoexpressideaswithoutfearofrepercussionfromtheadministration.
MAUTisalwaysdeeplyconcernedaboutacademicfreedomweworkedveryhardtoget
McGilltoadopt[astatementofacademicfreedom],HbertwroteinanemailtoThe
McGillTribune.YoucanbettheissuewillberaisedatSenate,asIwillraiseitmyselfandI
imaginemanyotherswillaswell.Goingforward,itwouldbegoodtohearfromallparties
involvedastowhathappened,ProfessorPotterincluded.
HbertwasalsocriticalofMcGillsinitialresponsetoPottersarticle.
McGillprobablyshouldhaverespondedbyavenueotherthanTwitterbecausetheissuewas
morecomplicatedthanasimpletweetmerited,Hbertwrote.[Thetweet]couldbe
interpretedmanywayssomeinnocuous,somenot.


2.Waspressureexertedbytheadministration/fromboardmembersofMISCtocallforPotter'sresignation

TherewasnoexternalpressureexertedonMcGill.

3.Whatdoesthissayaboutfreespeechoncampus.

TheadministrationhasstatedthatMcGillscommitmenttofreespeechandacademicfreedomisresolute.Again,
theresadistinction.HadthearticleinquestionbeensignedbytheProfessorasanindividualacademic,theUniversity
wouldhavehadaresponsibilitytodefendamatterofacademicfreedom.Butthisarticlewassignedbyhimasthe
DirectoroftheMcGillInstitutefortheStudyofCanada(MISC).Hisresignationfromthatpostwasnotaccepted
becauseofcontroversysurroundingthearticleorwhetherMcGillagreedwithitornot;theresignationwasaccepted
becausethearticlespublicationhadsignificantlyhamperedProfessorPottersabilitytoperformhisdutiesasDirector
ofMISC.

1. Final thoughts on MISC/@jandrewpotter. I say them as an alumnus & former Governor of the
University, not in any official govt capacity.

Sent from Laurie's iPhone

Laurie Devine
Media Relations Office
McGill University
514-398-5929
cell 514-891-5929
His resignation provoked unfounded rumours and concerns regarding academic freedom.

I want to assure members of the McGill community that academic freedom is a foundational principle of
McGill University, as enunciated in our Senate- and Board-approved Statement of Academic Freedom:

Academic freedom is central to McGill Universitys mission of advancing learning through teaching,
scholarship and service to society.

The scholarly members of the university have the freedom to pursue research and artistic creation and to
disseminate their results, without being constrained by political or disciplinary orthodoxies, monetary
incentives or punitive measures as a result of their academic pursuits. They may exercise this freedom in the
service of both the university and the wider society. When scholarly members of the university participate in
public forums and debates, they should represent their views as their own.

The exercise of academic freedom requires collegial governance with the full participation of scholarly
members. They retain the right of free expression, including the freedom to criticize one another, university
policies and administration.

The university and its officers have a duty to protect the academic freedom of its scholarly community,
both individually and collectively, from infringement and undue external influence as well as to maintain
the universitys institutional autonomy.

Suzanne Fortier
Principal and Vice Chancellor

Chers membres de la communaut mcgilloise,

Le professeur Andrew Potter a dmissionn de son poste de directeur de lInstitut dtudes canadiennes de
lUniversit McGill (ICM). Il a rendu publique sa lettre de dmission sur les mdias sociaux.

Je tiens souligner les contributions du professeur Potter et le courage dont il a fait preuve en prenant cette trs
difficile et douloureuse dcision.

Les membres du conseil dadministration de lICM ont accept regret la dmission du professeur Potter. La
mission de lICA est de promouvoir une meilleure comprhension du Canada par ltude de notre hritage et
de soutenir ltude du Canada aux quatre coins du pays et lchelle mondiale. Le professeur Potter a reconnu
quil a failli cette mission et que sa dmission tait prfrable pour conserver la crdibilit de lInstitut .

Andrew Potter conserve son rle de professeur au sein de notre institution et demeure un minent membre de la
communaut mcgilloise. Nous sommes dtermins lui fournir notre plein appui alors quil se retire de son rle
de directeur.
Sa dmission a fait natre des rumeurs non fondes et soulev des proccupations au sujet de la libert
universitaire. Je tiens assurer aux membres de la communaut mcgilloise que la libert universitaire est un
principe fondamental de lUniversit McGill, comme en tmoigne lnonc sur la libert universitaire
approuv par le Snat et le Conseil des gouverneurs :

La libert universitaire est au cur de la mission de lUniversit McGill, laquelle consiste faire progresser le
monde grce lenseignement, la recherche et aux services quelle rend la socit.

Les chercheurs de notre institution disposent de la libert de mener des travaux de recherche, den
communiquer les rsultats et de crer des uvres artistiques sans tre soumis aux contraintes de la rectitude
politique ou assujettis des mesures disciplinaires ou punitives. Leurs travaux ne peuvent par ailleurs tre
motivs par la perspective dobtenir des gains de nature financire. Ils peuvent se prvaloir de cette libert pour
la mettre au service de lUniversit et de la socit en gnral. Lors de tribunes publiques et de dbats, les
chercheurs de lUniversit prsentent leurs opinions personnelles.

Lexercice de la libert universitaire doit reposer sur des principes de gouvernance collgiale et la
participation de tous les chercheurs. Ces derniers conservent le droit la libert dexpression, y compris la
libert dmettre des critiques lendroit de leurs pairs, des politiques universitaires et des instances
administratives.

LUniversit et ses dirigeants ont le devoir de protger la libert universitaire des chercheurs,
individuellement et collectivement, contre toute violation et influence externe indue et de prserver lautonomie
de linstitution.

Suzanne Fortier
Principale et vice-chancelire
Suzanne Fortier
Principal and Vice Chancellor

Chers membres de la communaut mcgilloise,

Le professeur Andrew Potter a dmissionn de son poste de directeur de lInstitut dtudes canadiennes de
lUniversit McGill (ICM). Il a rendu publique sa lettre de dmission sur les mdias sociaux.

Je tiens souligner les contributions du professeur Potter et le courage dont il a fait preuve en prenant cette trs
difficile et douloureuse dcision.

Les membres du conseil dadministration de lICM ont accept regret la dmission du professeur Potter. La
mission de lICA est de promouvoir une meilleure comprhension du Canada par ltude de notre hritage et
de soutenir ltude du Canada aux quatre coins du pays et lchelle mondiale. Le professeur Potter a reconnu
quil a failli cette mission et que sa dmission tait prfrable pour conserver la crdibilit de lInstitut .

Andrew Potter conserve son rle de professeur au sein de notre institution et demeure un minent membre de la
communaut mcgilloise. Nous sommes dtermins lui fournir notre plein appui alors quil se retire de son rle
de directeur.

Sa dmission a fait natre des rumeurs non fondes et soulev des proccupations au sujet de la libert
universitaire. Je tiens assurer aux membres de la communaut mcgilloise que la libert universitaire est un
principe fondamental de lUniversit McGill, comme en tmoigne lnonc sur la libert universitaire
approuv par le Snat et le Conseil des gouverneurs :

La libert universitaire est au cur de la mission de lUniversit McGill, laquelle consiste faire progresser le
monde grce lenseignement, la recherche et aux services quelle rend la socit.

Les chercheurs de notre institution disposent de la libert de mener des travaux de recherche, den
communiquer les rsultats et de crer des uvres artistiques sans tre soumis aux contraintes de la rectitude
politique ou assujettis des mesures disciplinaires ou punitives. Leurs travaux ne peuvent par ailleurs tre
motivs par la perspective dobtenir des gains de nature financire. Ils peuvent se prvaloir de cette libert pour
la mettre au service de lUniversit et de la socit en gnral. Lors de tribunes publiques et de dbats, les
chercheurs de lUniversit prsentent leurs opinions personnelles.

Lexercice de la libert universitaire doit reposer sur des principes de gouvernance collgiale et la
participation de tous les chercheurs. Ces derniers conservent le droit la libert dexpression, y compris la
libert dmettre des critiques lendroit de leurs pairs, des politiques universitaires et des instances
administratives.

LUniversit et ses dirigeants ont le devoir de protger la libert universitaire des chercheurs,
individuellement et collectivement, contre toute violation et influence externe indue et de prserver lautonomie
de linstitution.

Suzanne Fortier
Principale et vice-chancelire
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Cecourrierlectroniquenecontientaucunvirusoulogicielmalveillantparcequelaprotection
Antivirusavast!estactive.
Thescholarlymembersoftheuniversityhavethefreedomtopursueresearchandartisticcreationandto
disseminatetheirresults,withoutbeingconstrainedbypoliticalordisciplinaryorthodoxies,monetary
incentivesorpunitivemeasuresasaresultoftheiracademicpursuits.Theymayexercisethisfreedomin
theserviceofboththeuniversityandthewidersociety.Whenscholarlymembersoftheuniversity
participateinpublicforumsanddebates,theyshouldrepresenttheirviewsastheirown.

Theexerciseofacademicfreedomrequirescollegialgovernancewiththefullparticipationofscholarly
members.Theyretaintherightoffreeexpression,includingthefreedomtocriticizeoneanother,
universitypoliciesandadministration.

Theuniversityanditsofficershaveadutytoprotecttheacademicfreedomofitsscholarlycommunity,
bothindividuallyandcollectively,frominfringementandundueexternalinfluenceaswellastomaintain
theuniversitysinstitutionalautonomy.

Suzanne Fortier
Principal and Vice Chancellor

Chers membres de la communaut mcgilloise,

Le professeur Andrew Potter a dmissionn de son poste de directeur de lInstitut dtudes canadiennes de
lUniversit McGill (ICM). Il a rendu publique sa lettre de dmission sur les mdias sociaux.

Je tiens souligner les contributions du professeur Potter et le courage dont il a fait preuve en prenant cette trs
difficile et douloureuse dcision.

Les membres du conseil dadministration de lICM ont accept regret la dmission du professeur Potter. La
mission de lICA est de promouvoir une meilleure comprhension du Canada par ltude de notre hritage et
de soutenir ltude du Canada aux quatre coins du pays et lchelle mondiale. Le professeur Potter a reconnu
quil a failli cette mission et que sa dmission tait prfrable pour conserver la crdibilit de lInstitut .

Andrew Potter conserve son rle de professeur au sein de notre institution et demeure un minent membre de la
communaut mcgilloise. Nous sommes dtermins lui fournir notre plein appui alors quil se retire de son rle
de directeur.

Sa dmission a fait natre des rumeurs non fondes et soulev des proccupations au sujet de la libert
universitaire. Je tiens assurer aux membres de la communaut mcgilloise que la libert universitaire est un
principe fondamental de lUniversit McGill, comme en tmoigne lnonc sur la libert universitaire
approuv par le Snat et le Conseil des gouverneurs :

La libert universitaire est au cur de la mission de lUniversit McGill, laquelle consiste faire progresser le
monde grce lenseignement, la recherche et aux services quelle rend la socit.

Les chercheurs de notre institution disposent de la libert de mener des travaux de recherche, den
communiquer les rsultats et de crer des uvres artistiques sans tre soumis aux contraintes de la rectitude
politique ou assujettis des mesures disciplinaires ou punitives. Leurs travaux ne peuvent par ailleurs tre
motivs par la perspective dobtenir des gains de nature financire. Ils peuvent se prvaloir de cette libert pour
la mettre au service de lUniversit et de la socit en gnral. Lors de tribunes publiques et de dbats, les
chercheurs de lUniversit prsentent leurs opinions personnelles.

Lexercice de la libert universitaire doit reposer sur des principes de gouvernance collgiale et la
participation de tous les chercheurs. Ces derniers conservent le droit la libert dexpression, y compris la
libert dmettre des critiques lendroit de leurs pairs, des politiques universitaires et des instances
administratives.

LUniversit et ses dirigeants ont le devoir de protger la libert universitaire des chercheurs,
individuellement et collectivement, contre toute violation et influence externe indue et de prserver lautonomie
de linstitution.

Suzanne Fortier
Principale et vice-chancelire

directorship,andleaveopenthepossibilityofhisreappointmentasDirectorafterthe(external)review.Inthisway,
facultywouldregaincontroloverdecidingwhetherornotPotterisfittobeDirector.Ofcourse,thereviewcommittee
maydecidethatheisnotthebestpersonforthejobafterall,inwhichcasethesearchforanewdirectorwouldbegin.
Hemayalsodecidenottoseekareviewandreappointment.Butthenitsuptohimtodecidethis,andofferingthis
processofreviewofhisdirectorshipafterhisresignationwouldsignalthatMcGillwascommittedtoatransparent
processwiththeusualstandardsofintegrity,freeofthevagariesofpoliticalsensitivities.

IhopethatyouareabletodiscusswithAndrewPotterfurtheraboutthemostconstructiveresponsetothisincident
thatwouldhelphim,aswellasMISC,theuniversity,andthegeneralpublic.IfIcanbeofanyhelp,pleasedoletme
know!

Bestofluck!Boncourage!
Peace,
Catherine

CatherineLu
AssociateProfessor,DepartmentofPoliticalScience
Coordinator,ResearchGrouponGlobalJustice,YanP.LinCentre
AssociateDirector,InstitutefortheStudyofInternationalDevelopment
http://www.mcgill.ca/politicalscience/faculty/lu

I want to assure members of the McGill community that academic freedom is a foundational principle of
McGill University, as enunciated in our Senate- and Board-approved Statement of Academic Freedom:

Academic freedom is central to McGill Universitys mission of advancing learning through teaching,
scholarship and service to society.

The scholarly members of the university have the freedom to pursue research and artistic creation and to
disseminate their results, without being constrained by political or disciplinary orthodoxies, monetary
incentives or punitive measures as a result of their academic pursuits. They may exercise this freedom in the
service of both the university and the wider society. When scholarly members of the university participate in
public forums and debates, they should represent their views as their own.

The exercise of academic freedom requires collegial governance with the full participation of scholarly
members. They retain the right of free expression, including the freedom to criticize one another, university
policies and administration.

The university and its officers have a duty to protect the academic freedom of its scholarly community,
both individually and collectively, from infringement and undue external influence as well as to maintain
the universitys institutional autonomy.

Suzanne Fortier
Principal and Vice Chancellor

Chers membres de la communaut mcgilloise,

Le professeur Andrew Potter a dmissionn de son poste de directeur de lInstitut dtudes canadiennes de
lUniversit McGill (ICM). Il a rendu publique sa lettre de dmission sur les mdias sociaux.

Je tiens souligner les contributions du professeur Potter et le courage dont il a fait preuve en prenant cette trs
difficile et douloureuse dcision.

Les membres du conseil dadministration de lICM ont accept regret la dmission du professeur Potter. La
mission de lICA est de promouvoir une meilleure comprhension du Canada par ltude de notre hritage et
de soutenir ltude du Canada aux quatre coins du pays et lchelle mondiale. Le professeur Potter a reconnu
quil a failli cette mission et que sa dmission tait prfrable pour conserver la crdibilit de lInstitut .

Andrew Potter conserve son rle de professeur au sein de notre institution et demeure un minent membre de la
communaut mcgilloise. Nous sommes dtermins lui fournir notre plein appui alors quil se retire de son rle
de directeur.
Sa dmission a fait natre des rumeurs non fondes et soulev des proccupations au sujet de la libert
universitaire. Je tiens assurer aux membres de la communaut mcgilloise que la libert universitaire est un
principe fondamental de lUniversit McGill, comme en tmoigne lnonc sur la libert universitaire
approuv par le Snat et le Conseil des gouverneurs :

La libert universitaire est au cur de la mission de lUniversit McGill, laquelle consiste faire progresser le
monde grce lenseignement, la recherche et aux services quelle rend la socit.

Les chercheurs de notre institution disposent de la libert de mener des travaux de recherche, den
communiquer les rsultats et de crer des uvres artistiques sans tre soumis aux contraintes de la rectitude
politique ou assujettis des mesures disciplinaires ou punitives. Leurs travaux ne peuvent par ailleurs tre
motivs par la perspective dobtenir des gains de nature financire. Ils peuvent se prvaloir de cette libert pour
la mettre au service de lUniversit et de la socit en gnral. Lors de tribunes publiques et de dbats, les
chercheurs de lUniversit prsentent leurs opinions personnelles.

Lexercice de la libert universitaire doit reposer sur des principes de gouvernance collgiale et la
participation de tous les chercheurs. Ces derniers conservent le droit la libert dexpression, y compris la
libert dmettre des critiques lendroit de leurs pairs, des politiques universitaires et des instances
administratives.

LUniversit et ses dirigeants ont le devoir de protger la libert universitaire des chercheurs,
individuellement et collectivement, contre toute violation et influence externe indue et de prserver lautonomie
de linstitution.

Suzanne Fortier
Principale et vice-chancelire
When scholarly members of the university participate in public forums and debates, they
should represent their views as their own.

The exercise of academic freedom requires collegial governance with the full participation
of scholarly members. They retain the right of free expression, including the freedom to
criticize one another, university policies and administration.

The university and its officers have a duty to protect the academic freedom of its scholarly
community, both individually and collectively, from infringement and undue external
influence as well as to maintain the universitys institutional autonomy.

Suzanne Fortier
Principal and Vice Chancellor

Chers membres de la communaut mcgilloise,

Le professeur Andrew Potter a dmissionn de son poste de directeur de lInstitut dtudes


canadiennes de lUniversit McGill (ICM). Il a rendu publique sa lettre de dmission sur les
mdias sociaux.

Je tiens souligner les contributions du professeur Potter et le courage dont il a fait preuve en
prenant cette trs difficile et douloureuse dcision.

Les membres du conseil dadministration de lICM ont accept regret la dmission du


professeur Potter. La mission de lICA est de promouvoir une meilleure comprhension du
Canada par ltude de notre hritage et de soutenir ltude du Canada aux quatre coins du pays et
lchelle mondiale. Le professeur Potter a reconnu quil a failli cette mission et que sa
dmission tait prfrable pour conserver la crdibilit de lInstitut .

Andrew Potter conserve son rle de professeur au sein de notre institution et demeure un
minent membre de la communaut mcgilloise. Nous sommes dtermins lui fournir notre
plein appui alors quil se retire de son rle de directeur.

Sa dmission a fait natre des rumeurs non fondes et soulev des proccupations au sujet de la
libert universitaire. Je tiens assurer aux membres de la communaut mcgilloise que la libert
universitaire est un principe fondamental de lUniversit McGill, comme en tmoigne
lnonc sur la libert universitaire approuv par le Snat et le Conseil des gouverneurs :

La libert universitaire est au cur de la mission de lUniversit McGill, laquelle consiste


faire progresser le monde grce lenseignement, la recherche et aux services quelle rend la
socit.

Les chercheurs de notre institution disposent de la libert de mener des travaux de recherche,
den communiquer les rsultats et de crer des uvres artistiques sans tre soumis aux
contraintes de la rectitude politique ou assujettis des mesures disciplinaires ou punitives. Leurs
travaux ne peuvent par ailleurs tre motivs par la perspective dobtenir des gains de nature
financire. Ils peuvent se prvaloir de cette libert pour la mettre au service de lUniversit et de
la socit en gnral. Lors de tribunes publiques et de dbats, les chercheurs de lUniversit
prsentent leurs opinions personnelles.

Lexercice de la libert universitaire doit reposer sur des principes de gouvernance collgiale
et la participation de tous les chercheurs. Ces derniers conservent le droit la libert
dexpression, y compris la libert dmettre des critiques lendroit de leurs pairs, des politiques
universitaires et des instances administratives.

LUniversit et ses dirigeants ont le devoir de protger la libert universitaire des chercheurs,
individuellement et collectivement, contre toute violation et influence externe indue et de
prserver lautonomie de linstitution.

Suzanne Fortier
Principale et vice-chancelire
The scholarly members of the university have the freedom to pursue research and artistic creation and to
disseminate their results, without being constrained by political or disciplinary orthodoxies, monetary
incentives or punitive measures as a result of their academic pursuits. They may exercise this freedom in the
service of both the university and the wider society. When scholarly members of the university participate in
public forums and debates, they should represent their views as their own.

The exercise of academic freedom requires collegial governance with the full participation of scholarly
members. They retain the right of free expression, including the freedom to criticize one another, university
policies and administration.

The university and its officers have a duty to protect the academic freedom of its scholarly community,
both individually and collectively, from infringement and undue external influence as well as to maintain
the universitys institutional autonomy.

Suzanne Fortier
Principal and Vice Chancellor

Chers membres de la communaut mcgilloise,

Le professeur Andrew Potter a dmissionn de son poste de directeur de lInstitut dtudes canadiennes de
lUniversit McGill (ICM). Il a rendu publique sa lettre de dmission sur les mdias sociaux.

Je tiens souligner les contributions du professeur Potter et le courage dont il a fait preuve en prenant cette trs
difficile et douloureuse dcision.

Les membres du conseil dadministration de lICM ont accept regret la dmission du professeur Potter. La
mission de lICA est de promouvoir une meilleure comprhension du Canada par ltude de notre hritage et
de soutenir ltude du Canada aux quatre coins du pays et lchelle mondiale. Le professeur Potter a reconnu
quil a failli cette mission et que sa dmission tait prfrable pour conserver la crdibilit de lInstitut .

Andrew Potter conserve son rle de professeur au sein de notre institution et demeure un minent membre de la
communaut mcgilloise. Nous sommes dtermins lui fournir notre plein appui alors quil se retire de son rle
de directeur.

Sa dmission a fait natre des rumeurs non fondes et soulev des proccupations au sujet de la libert
universitaire. Je tiens assurer aux membres de la communaut mcgilloise que la libert universitaire est un
principe fondamental de lUniversit McGill, comme en tmoigne lnonc sur la libert universitaire
approuv par le Snat et le Conseil des gouverneurs :

La libert universitaire est au cur de la mission de lUniversit McGill, laquelle consiste faire progresser le
monde grce lenseignement, la recherche et aux services quelle rend la socit.
Les chercheurs de notre institution disposent de la libert de mener des travaux de recherche, den
communiquer les rsultats et de crer des uvres artistiques sans tre soumis aux contraintes de la rectitude
politique ou assujettis des mesures disciplinaires ou punitives. Leurs travaux ne peuvent par ailleurs tre
motivs par la perspective dobtenir des gains de nature financire. Ils peuvent se prvaloir de cette libert pour
la mettre au service de lUniversit et de la socit en gnral. Lors de tribunes publiques et de dbats, les
chercheurs de lUniversit prsentent leurs opinions personnelles.

Lexercice de la libert universitaire doit reposer sur des principes de gouvernance collgiale et la
participation de tous les chercheurs. Ces derniers conservent le droit la libert dexpression, y compris la
libert dmettre des critiques lendroit de leurs pairs, des politiques universitaires et des instances
administratives.

LUniversit et ses dirigeants ont le devoir de protger la libert universitaire des chercheurs,
individuellement et collectivement, contre toute violation et influence externe indue et de prserver lautonomie
de linstitution.

Suzanne Fortier
Principale et vice-chancelire

With my best regards,



From:McGillPrincipal
Sent:March23,20176:22:32PM
To:xAllMcGillStaff
Subject:MessagefromthePrincipalandViceChancellorofMcGillUniversity/Messagedelaprincipaleetvice
chanceliredelUniversitMcGill

Dear members of the McGill community:

Professor Andrew Potter has resigned from his position as Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of
Canada (MISC). He announced his resignation publicly.

I would like to acknowledge the contributions of Professor Potter and his courage in making this very difficult
and painful decision.

The Board of MISC regretfully accepted Professor Potters resignation. The mission of MISC is to promote a
better understanding of Canada through the study of our heritage and to support the study of Canada across the
country and internationally. Professor Potter recognized that he had failed to uphold this mission and that the
credibility of the Institute would be best served by my resignation.

Andrew Potter remains a professor and a valued member of the McGill community. We are committed to
offering him our support as he transitions from the Directors position.

His resignation provoked unfounded rumours and concerns regarding academic freedom.

I want to assure members of the McGill community that academic freedom is a foundational principle of
McGill University, as enunciated in our Senate- and Board-approved Statement of Academic Freedom:

AcademicfreedomiscentraltoMcGillUniversitysmissionofadvancinglearningthroughteaching,
scholarshipandservicetosociety.

Thescholarlymembersoftheuniversityhavethefreedomtopursueresearchandartisticcreationandto
disseminatetheirresults,withoutbeingconstrainedbypoliticalordisciplinaryorthodoxies,monetary
incentivesorpunitivemeasuresasaresultoftheiracademicpursuits.Theymayexercisethisfreedomin
theserviceofboththeuniversityandthewidersociety.Whenscholarlymembersoftheuniversity
participateinpublicforumsanddebates,theyshouldrepresenttheirviewsastheirown.

Theexerciseofacademicfreedomrequirescollegialgovernancewiththefullparticipationofscholarly
members.Theyretaintherightoffreeexpression,includingthefreedomtocriticizeoneanother,
universitypoliciesandadministration.

Theuniversityanditsofficershaveadutytoprotecttheacademicfreedomofitsscholarlycommunity,
bothindividuallyandcollectively,frominfringementandundueexternalinfluenceaswellastomaintain
theuniversitysinstitutionalautonomy.

Suzanne Fortier
Principal and Vice Chancellor

Chers membres de la communaut mcgilloise,

Le professeur Andrew Potter a dmissionn de son poste de directeur de lInstitut dtudes canadiennes de
lUniversit McGill (ICM). Il a rendu publique sa lettre de dmission sur les mdias sociaux.

Je tiens souligner les contributions du professeur Potter et le courage dont il a fait preuve en prenant cette trs
difficile et douloureuse dcision.

Les membres du conseil dadministration de lICM ont accept regret la dmission du professeur Potter. La
mission de lICA est de promouvoir une meilleure comprhension du Canada par ltude de notre hritage et
de soutenir ltude du Canada aux quatre coins du pays et lchelle mondiale. Le professeur Potter a reconnu
quil a failli cette mission et que sa dmission tait prfrable pour conserver la crdibilit de lInstitut .

Andrew Potter conserve son rle de professeur au sein de notre institution et demeure un minent membre de la
communaut mcgilloise. Nous sommes dtermins lui fournir notre plein appui alors quil se retire de son rle
de directeur.

Sa dmission a fait natre des rumeurs non fondes et soulev des proccupations au sujet de la libert
universitaire. Je tiens assurer aux membres de la communaut mcgilloise que la libert universitaire est un
principe fondamental de lUniversit McGill, comme en tmoigne lnonc sur la libert universitaire
approuv par le Snat et le Conseil des gouverneurs :

La libert universitaire est au cur de la mission de lUniversit McGill, laquelle consiste faire progresser le
monde grce lenseignement, la recherche et aux services quelle rend la socit.

Les chercheurs de notre institution disposent de la libert de mener des travaux de recherche, den
communiquer les rsultats et de crer des uvres artistiques sans tre soumis aux contraintes de la rectitude
politique ou assujettis des mesures disciplinaires ou punitives. Leurs travaux ne peuvent par ailleurs tre
motivs par la perspective dobtenir des gains de nature financire. Ils peuvent se prvaloir de cette libert pour
la mettre au service de lUniversit et de la socit en gnral. Lors de tribunes publiques et de dbats, les
chercheurs de lUniversit prsentent leurs opinions personnelles.

Lexercice de la libert universitaire doit reposer sur des principes de gouvernance collgiale et la
participation de tous les chercheurs. Ces derniers conservent le droit la libert dexpression, y compris la
libert dmettre des critiques lendroit de leurs pairs, des politiques universitaires et des instances
administratives.

LUniversit et ses dirigeants ont le devoir de protger la libert universitaire des chercheurs,
individuellement et collectivement, contre toute violation et influence externe indue et de prserver lautonomie
de linstitution.

Suzanne Fortier
Principale et vice-chancelire

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SuzanneFortier
Principaleetvicechancelire

When scholarly members of the university participate in public forums and debates, they
should represent their views as their own.

The exercise of academic freedom requires collegial governance with the full participation
of scholarly members. They retain the right of free expression, including the freedom to
criticize one another, university policies and administration.

The university and its officers have a duty to protect the academic freedom of its scholarly
community, both individually and collectively, from infringement and undue external
influence as well as to maintain the universitys institutional autonomy.

Suzanne Fortier
Principal and Vice Chancellor

Chers membres de la communaut mcgilloise,

Le professeur Andrew Potter a dmissionn de son poste de directeur de lInstitut dtudes


canadiennes de lUniversit McGill (ICM). Il a rendu publique sa lettre de dmission sur les
mdias sociaux.

Je tiens souligner les contributions du professeur Potter et le courage dont il a fait preuve en
prenant cette trs difficile et douloureuse dcision.

Les membres du conseil dadministration de lICM ont accept regret la dmission du


professeur Potter. La mission de lICA est de promouvoir une meilleure comprhension du
Canada par ltude de notre hritage et de soutenir ltude du Canada aux quatre coins du pays et
lchelle mondiale. Le professeur Potter a reconnu quil a failli cette mission et que sa
dmission tait prfrable pour conserver la crdibilit de lInstitut .

Andrew Potter conserve son rle de professeur au sein de notre institution et demeure un
minent membre de la communaut mcgilloise. Nous sommes dtermins lui fournir notre
plein appui alors quil se retire de son rle de directeur.

Sa dmission a fait natre des rumeurs non fondes et soulev des proccupations au sujet de la
libert universitaire. Je tiens assurer aux membres de la communaut mcgilloise que la libert
universitaire est un principe fondamental de lUniversit McGill, comme en tmoigne lnonc
sur la libert universitaire approuv par le Snat et le Conseil des gouverneurs :

La libert universitaire est au cur de la mission de lUniversit McGill, laquelle consiste


faire progresser le monde grce lenseignement, la recherche et aux services quelle rend la
socit.
Les chercheurs de notre institution disposent de la libert de mener des travaux de recherche,
den communiquer les rsultats et de crer des uvres artistiques sans tre soumis aux
contraintes de la rectitude politique ou assujettis des mesures disciplinaires ou punitives. Leurs
travaux ne peuvent par ailleurs tre motivs par la perspective dobtenir des gains de nature
financire. Ils peuvent se prvaloir de cette libert pour la mettre au service de lUniversit et de
la socit en gnral. Lors de tribunes publiques et de dbats, les chercheurs de lUniversit
prsentent leurs opinions personnelles.

Lexercice de la libert universitaire doit reposer sur des principes de gouvernance collgiale
et la participation de tous les chercheurs. Ces derniers conservent le droit la libert
dexpression, y compris la libert dmettre des critiques lendroit de leurs pairs, des politiques
universitaires et des instances administratives.

LUniversit et ses dirigeants ont le devoir de protger la libert universitaire des chercheurs,
individuellement et collectivement, contre toute violation et influence externe indue et de
prserver lautonomie de linstitution.

Suzanne Fortier
Principale et vice-chancelire
The exercise of academic freedom requires collegial governance with the full participation of scholarly
members. They retain the right of free expression, including the freedom to criticize one another, university
policies and administration.

The university and its officers have a duty to protect the academic freedom of its scholarly community,
both individually and collectively, from infringement and undue external influence as well as to maintain
the universitys institutional autonomy.

Suzanne Fortier
Principal and Vice Chancellor

Chers membres de la communaut mcgilloise,

Le professeur Andrew Potter a dmissionn de son poste de directeur de lInstitut dtudes canadiennes de
lUniversit McGill (ICM). Il a rendu publique sa lettre de dmission sur les mdias sociaux.

Je tiens souligner les contributions du professeur Potter et le courage dont il a fait preuve en prenant cette trs
difficile et douloureuse dcision.

Les membres du conseil dadministration de lICM ont accept regret la dmission du professeur Potter. La
mission de lICA est de promouvoir une meilleure comprhension du Canada par ltude de notre hritage et
de soutenir ltude du Canada aux quatre coins du pays et lchelle mondiale. Le professeur Potter a reconnu
quil a failli cette mission et que sa dmission tait prfrable pour conserver la crdibilit de lInstitut .

Andrew Potter conserve son rle de professeur au sein de notre institution et demeure un minent membre de la
communaut mcgilloise. Nous sommes dtermins lui fournir notre plein appui alors quil se retire de son rle
de directeur.

Sa dmission a fait natre des rumeurs non fondes et soulev des proccupations au sujet de la libert
universitaire. Je tiens assurer aux membres de la communaut mcgilloise que la libert universitaire est un
principe fondamental de lUniversit McGill, comme en tmoigne lnonc sur la libert universitaire
approuv par le Snat et le Conseil des gouverneurs :

La libert universitaire est au cur de la mission de lUniversit McGill, laquelle consiste faire progresser le
monde grce lenseignement, la recherche et aux services quelle rend la socit.

Les chercheurs de notre institution disposent de la libert de mener des travaux de recherche, den
communiquer les rsultats et de crer des uvres artistiques sans tre soumis aux contraintes de la rectitude
politique ou assujettis des mesures disciplinaires ou punitives. Leurs travaux ne peuvent par ailleurs tre
motivs par la perspective dobtenir des gains de nature financire. Ils peuvent se prvaloir de cette libert pour
la mettre au service de lUniversit et de la socit en gnral. Lors de tribunes publiques et de dbats, les
chercheurs de lUniversit prsentent leurs opinions personnelles.
Lexercice de la libert universitaire doit reposer sur des principes de gouvernance collgiale et la
participation de tous les chercheurs. Ces derniers conservent le droit la libert dexpression, y compris la
libert dmettre des critiques lendroit de leurs pairs, des politiques universitaires et des instances
administratives.

LUniversit et ses dirigeants ont le devoir de protger la libert universitaire des chercheurs,
individuellement et collectivement, contre toute violation et influence externe indue et de prserver lautonomie
de linstitution.

Suzanne Fortier
Principale et vice-chancelire
DCOUVREZ LA PRESSE+

Envoy de mon iPad


monetary incentives or punitive measures as a result of their academic pursuits. They may
exercise this freedom in the service of both the university and the wider society. When scholarly
members of the university participate in public forums and debates, they should represent their
views as their own.

The exercise of academic freedom requires collegial governance with the full participation of
scholarly members. They retain the right of free expression, including the freedom to criticize one
another, university policies and administration.

The university and its officers have a duty to protect the academic freedom of its scholarly
community, both individually and collectively, from infringement and undue external influence as
well as to maintain the universitys institutional autonomy.

Madame la principale et vice chancelire,

J'ai honte pour l'universit McGill qu'un de ses nombreux directeurs ait crit, sans rflchir aux
consquences, et fait publi dans le magasine MacLeans ce fatras presque entirement non fond.

Mme si j'ai bien pris connaissance que l'universit McGill se dissocie et ne cautionne pas les propos exutoires
de ce directeur, permettez-moi de constater que le directeur de lInstitut dtudes canadiennes de lUniversit
McGill, Andrew Potter mrite, tout le moins, une rprimande publique de l'universit McGill. Ce genre
de fatras laisse une trace que l'Universit McGill ne pourra effacer.

En votre qualit de Chef de direction de l'universit McGill votre rle principal est d'accompagner la
collectivit universitaire dans sa qute d'excellence dans les domaines de l'enseignement, de la recherche et des
services la socit, force est de reconnatre que le directeur de l'institut d'tudes canadiennes de l'Universit
McGill, le professeur Andrew Potter, a manqu de discernement en publiant son ramassis, son fatras de propos
sans provenance et sans lien entre eux.

En 1994, la famille Bronfman a conclut une entente avec l'Universit McGill dont la finalit tait qu'un
programme d'tudes s'emploie favoriser la recherche et d'organiser divers vnements et confrences ayant un
grand retentissement auprs des dcideurs, des mdias et du grand public.

Sous votre gouverne, madame la principale et vice chancelire, les membres de la haute direction dfinissent
les contours de la vision de l'Universit et dterminent la direction dans laquelle elle s'engage. Ce sont le
Conseil des gouverneurs et le Snat qui prcisent l'orientation stratgique de l'Universit McGill, encadrent ses
activits et veillent la transparence de ses actions grce au systme formel de prise de dcisions et
d'tablissement de rapports.

Nous tous et toutes qui vivons au Qubec sommes constamment la recherche de meneurs fiables et srs qui
conjuguent l'intensit passionnelle et l'amour de la vrit, tout en trouvant le courage de dire non pas ce qui
convient, mais ce qui est vrai. S'il est une valeur spirituelle c'est bien d'avoir le souci de la vrit. Mais c'est
aussi une valeur minemment sociale.

Le fondement de tout code de dontologie consiste en un mot simple et parfois difficile : honntet.

Je demande que vous exigiez du directeur de l'institut d'tudes canadiennes de l'universit McGill
qu'il s'abstienne de ce genre de drive qui provient, soit de l'usage instrumental de nouvelles non vrifies, soit
dans la course au scoop, pour satisfaire la curiosit du public. Ce type de drive qui n'a pas de fondement dans
la ralit rend plus difficile et douloureux le vivre ensemble, tout en renforant et alimentant les prjugs.

Au cours de nos expriences, nous devons procder un patient et lucide travail de discernement toujours
mettre en uvre, reprendre ; ainsi, nous pouvons distinguer le vrai du faux.

Nous le savons madame la principale et vice chancelire, la dsinformation, c'est dire des choses moiti, ce
qui convient le mieux, et ne pas dire l'autre moiti.

Voyons un passage sur le souci de la vrit in Renchanter la vie du livre du regrett Jacques Grand'Maison.

Je cite : <Quand on est coll sur soi, sur ses pulsions les plus immdiates, sur son vcu rig en vrit prte
porter, sur la spontanit comme mesure dauthenticit, on ne peut accorder aucun crdit au discernement du
2. Compte tenu de son statut, son influence porte sur un large auditoire. Sa responsabilit est dautant plus
grande.

3. En cette priode dinondation de faits alternatifs, il est primordial que lon puisse, si ce nest pas trop tard, de
maintenir la confiance dans nos institutions, telle que luniversit. Celle-ci a toujours eu une place de choix
grce sa concentration de haut savoir et de totale indpendance. M. Porter porte ombrage votre institution
par ses analyses bases sur des faits alternatifs.

Note. Je suggre aux qubcois et qubcoises denvoyer un courriel Madame Fortier


(suzanne.fortier@mcgill.ca) pour lui indiquer leur tat dme envers M. Porter.

Envoy de mon iPad


Dear

Thankyouforyouremail.Earlyyesterday,McGillPrincipalSuzanneFortierissuedastatementin
responsetoAndrewPottersresignationasDirectorofMISCandreiteratingtheUniversitysfirmand
unwaveringcommitmenttoacademicfreedom.Init,shementionsthatMr.Potterremainsaprofessor
andvaluedmemberoftheMcGillcommunityandthattheUniversityiscommittedtoofferinghimour
fullsupportashetransitionsfromtheDirectorposition.Youcanreadthefullstatementhere.

Ihopethatthiswillhelpinaddressingyourconcerns.

Bestwishes,

Lynn

LynnMark|VolunteerRelationsOfficer,AlumniCommunities/Agentedesrelationsaveclesbnvoles,Lescommunautsde
diplms
UniversitMcGillUniversity|UniversityAdvancement/Avancementuniversitaire
1430,ruePeel|Montral(Qubec)CanadaH3A3T3
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From:
Sent:Thursday,March23,20173:02PM
To:LynnMark<lynn.mark@mcgill.ca>
Subject:RE:MeetingrequestMcGillUniversity

Lynn

IamwithdrawingallofmysupportforMcGillUniversitybasedonitsunfairandunprincipledtreatment
ofMISCdirectorAndrewPotter.

Pleasenevercontactmeagain.

Thankyou

From:LynnMark[mailto:lynn.mark@mcgill.ca]
Sent:Monday,March13,201710:52AM
To:
Subject:MeetingrequestMcGillUniversity

Hello
Greetingsfromyouralmamater!Ihopethisemailfindsyouwell.

AsVolunteerRelationsOfficeratMcGillUniversity,Ihavetheprivilegedopportunitytomeetourmany
wonderfulalumniaroundtheworld,tolearnabouttheirsuccessesandupdatesfollowinggraduation,
bringMcGillnews,anddiscussphilanthropyandsupportofouruniversity.Iamalsointerestedtohear
yourviewsonMcGillandtodiscusswhathaschangedandwhathasstayedthesame.

IwillbeintheTorontoareaonWednesday,March15thandThursday,March16thandwouldlovethe
chancetomeetwithyou.Ifyouareavailable,Iwouldmakearrangementstomeetyouataconvenient
locationofyourchoice.

Ihopewecanmeet,andIlookforwardtoaninterestingdiscussion!

Withkindregards,

Lynn
NewCanadianmedia
http://www.newcanadianmedia.ca/item/40937integrationmodelshighlightofmetropolisconference

McGillunderfireafterAndrewPotterresignsoverQuebeccolumnflapPressureisintensifyingonMcGillUniversityto
explainwhyahighprofileacademicadministratorsteppeddownafterwritingacontroversialopinionpiece,withthe
schoolreleasingastatementonThursdayaimingtoassureitscommunityitupholdsacademicfreedom.
GlobeandMail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/mcgillunderfireafterandrewpotterresignsoverquebeccolumn
flap/article34394368/

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MODELFORSUCCESS
Stupnisky'scoauthorsareNathanC.Hall,associateprofessorofeducationalandcounselingpsychologyatCanada's
McGillUniversity;LiaM.Daniels,associateprofessorofeducationalpsychologicalattheUniversityofAlbertainCanada;
andEmmanuelMensah,oftheNorthDakotaDepartmentofPublicInstruction.
InsideHigherEd
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/03/23/newpaperproposesframeworksupportingpretenurefaculty
membersneeds

WOMENSURVIVORSOFTBSPEAKOUTAGAINSTSTIGMAININDIAAccordingtoDr.AmritaDaftary,aTBresearcherand
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thenatNASAsHoustonheadquarters,whereshesbeenforthepast13years.
CalgaryHerald
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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/federalbudgetpositionscanadatolurescientistsfromusand
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http://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom
http://www.twitter.com/mcgillu

Academica'sTopTen
www.academica.ca/topten

TheChronicleofHigherEdNewsTicker
http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/
http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/

InsideHigherEdQuickTakes
http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes

Haveagoodweekend,
Laurie,Vincent&Justin

Andrew Potter remains a professor and a valued member of the McGill community. We are
committed to offering him our support as he transitions from the Directors position.

His resignation provoked unfounded rumours and concerns regarding academic freedom.

I want to assure members of the McGill community that academic freedom is a foundational
principle of McGill University, as enunciated in our Senate- and Board-approved Statement of
Academic Freedom:

Academic freedom is central to McGill Universitys mission of advancing learning through


teaching, scholarship and service to society.

The scholarly members of the university have the freedom to pursue research and artistic
creation and to disseminate their results, without being constrained by political or disciplinary
orthodoxies, monetary incentives or punitive measures as a result of their academic pursuits.
They may exercise this freedom in the service of both the university and the wider society.
When scholarly members of the university participate in public forums and debates, they
should represent their views as their own.

The exercise of academic freedom requires collegial governance with the full participation
of scholarly members. They retain the right of free expression, including the freedom to
criticize one another, university policies and administration.

The university and its officers have a duty to protect the academic freedom of its scholarly
community, both individually and collectively, from infringement and undue external
influence as well as to maintain the universitys institutional autonomy.

Suzanne Fortier
Principal and Vice Chancellor

Chers membres de la communaut mcgilloise,

Le professeur Andrew Potter a dmissionn de son poste de directeur de lInstitut dtudes


canadiennes de lUniversit McGill (ICM). Il a rendu publique sa lettre de dmission sur les
mdias sociaux.

Je tiens souligner les contributions du professeur Potter et le courage dont il a fait preuve en
prenant cette trs difficile et douloureuse dcision.
Les membres du conseil dadministration de lICM ont accept regret la dmission du
professeur Potter. La mission de lICA est de promouvoir une meilleure comprhension du
Canada par ltude de notre hritage et de soutenir ltude du Canada aux quatre coins du pays et
lchelle mondiale. Le professeur Potter a reconnu quil a failli cette mission et que sa
dmission tait prfrable pour conserver la crdibilit de lInstitut .

Andrew Potter conserve son rle de professeur au sein de notre institution et demeure un
minent membre de la communaut mcgilloise. Nous sommes dtermins lui fournir notre
plein appui alors quil se retire de son rle de directeur.

Sa dmission a fait natre des rumeurs non fondes et soulev des proccupations au sujet de la
libert universitaire. Je tiens assurer aux membres de la communaut mcgilloise que la libert
universitaire est un principe fondamental de lUniversit McGill, comme en tmoigne lnonc
sur la libert universitaire approuv par le Snat et le Conseil des gouverneurs :

La libert universitaire est au cur de la mission de lUniversit McGill, laquelle consiste


faire progresser le monde grce lenseignement, la recherche et aux services quelle rend la
socit.

Les chercheurs de notre institution disposent de la libert de mener des travaux de recherche,
den communiquer les rsultats et de crer des uvres artistiques sans tre soumis aux
contraintes de la rectitude politique ou assujettis des mesures disciplinaires ou punitives. Leurs
travaux ne peuvent par ailleurs tre motivs par la perspective dobtenir des gains de nature
financire. Ils peuvent se prvaloir de cette libert pour la mettre au service de lUniversit et de
la socit en gnral. Lors de tribunes publiques et de dbats, les chercheurs de lUniversit
prsentent leurs opinions personnelles.

Lexercice de la libert universitaire doit reposer sur des principes de gouvernance collgiale
et la participation de tous les chercheurs. Ces derniers conservent le droit la libert
dexpression, y compris la libert dmettre des critiques lendroit de leurs pairs, des politiques
universitaires et des instances administratives.

LUniversit et ses dirigeants ont le devoir de protger la libert universitaire des chercheurs,
individuellement et collectivement, contre toute violation et influence externe indue et de
prserver lautonomie de linstitution.

Suzanne Fortier
Principale et vice-chancelire

From:DerekCassoff,Mr.
Sent:March23176:18PM
To:LouisArseneault<louis.arseneault@mcgill.ca>
Subject:Potter,part2

HiLouis,

WearenowbeginningtoreceiveemailsfromalumniupsetaboutMcGillstreatmentofAndrewPotter
andtheviolationofacademicfreedom.Iunderstandthatsomeofthesemayalsobedirectedtothe
PrincipalsOffice.

Hereisoneexamplethatjustcrossedmydesk:
IamwithdrawingallofmysupportforMcGillUniversitybasedonitsunfairandunprincipledtreatment
ofMISCdirectorAndrewPotter.

Anythoughtsorguidanceonhowwecanrespondtothese?

Thanks,
Derek

DerekCassoff|DirectorofCommunications/Directeurdescommunications
UniversitMcGillUniversity|UniversityAdvancement/Avancementuniversitaire
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His resignation provoked unfounded rumours and concerns regarding academic freedom.

I want to assure members of the McGill community that academic freedom is a foundational principle of
McGill University, as enunciated in our Senate- and Board-approved Statement of Academic Freedom:

Academic freedom is central to McGill Universitys mission of advancing learning through teaching,
scholarship and service to society.

The scholarly members of the university have the freedom to pursue research and artistic creation and to
disseminate their results, without being constrained by political or disciplinary orthodoxies, monetary
incentives or punitive measures as a result of their academic pursuits. They may exercise this freedom in the
service of both the university and the wider society. When scholarly members of the university participate in
public forums and debates, they should represent their views as their own.

The exercise of academic freedom requires collegial governance with the full participation of scholarly
members. They retain the right of free expression, including the freedom to criticize one another, university
policies and administration.

The university and its officers have a duty to protect the academic freedom of its scholarly community,
both individually and collectively, from infringement and undue external influence as well as to maintain
the universitys institutional autonomy.

Suzanne Fortier
Principal and Vice Chancellor

Chers membres de la communaut mcgilloise,

Le professeur Andrew Potter a dmissionn de son poste de directeur de lInstitut dtudes canadiennes de
lUniversit McGill (ICM). Il a rendu publique sa lettre de dmission sur les mdias sociaux.

Je tiens souligner les contributions du professeur Potter et le courage dont il a fait preuve en prenant cette trs
difficile et douloureuse dcision.

Les membres du conseil dadministration de lICM ont accept regret la dmission du professeur Potter. La
mission de lICA est de promouvoir une meilleure comprhension du Canada par ltude de notre hritage et
de soutenir ltude du Canada aux quatre coins du pays et lchelle mondiale. Le professeur Potter a reconnu
quil a failli cette mission et que sa dmission tait prfrable pour conserver la crdibilit de lInstitut .

Andrew Potter conserve son rle de professeur au sein de notre institution et demeure un minent membre de la
communaut mcgilloise. Nous sommes dtermins lui fournir notre plein appui alors quil se retire de son rle
de directeur.
Sa dmission a fait natre des rumeurs non fondes et soulev des proccupations au sujet de la libert
universitaire. Je tiens assurer aux membres de la communaut mcgilloise que la libert universitaire est un
principe fondamental de lUniversit McGill, comme en tmoigne lnonc sur la libert universitaire
approuv par le Snat et le Conseil des gouverneurs :

La libert universitaire est au cur de la mission de lUniversit McGill, laquelle consiste faire progresser le
monde grce lenseignement, la recherche et aux services quelle rend la socit.

Les chercheurs de notre institution disposent de la libert de mener des travaux de recherche, den
communiquer les rsultats et de crer des uvres artistiques sans tre soumis aux contraintes de la rectitude
politique ou assujettis des mesures disciplinaires ou punitives. Leurs travaux ne peuvent par ailleurs tre
motivs par la perspective dobtenir des gains de nature financire. Ils peuvent se prvaloir de cette libert pour
la mettre au service de lUniversit et de la socit en gnral. Lors de tribunes publiques et de dbats, les
chercheurs de lUniversit prsentent leurs opinions personnelles.

Lexercice de la libert universitaire doit reposer sur des principes de gouvernance collgiale et la
participation de tous les chercheurs. Ces derniers conservent le droit la libert dexpression, y compris la
libert dmettre des critiques lendroit de leurs pairs, des politiques universitaires et des instances
administratives.

LUniversit et ses dirigeants ont le devoir de protger la libert universitaire des chercheurs,
individuellement et collectivement, contre toute violation et influence externe indue et de prserver lautonomie
de linstitution.

Suzanne Fortier
Principale et vice-chancelire
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UniversitMcGillUniversity|UniversityAdvancement/Avancementuniversitaire
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From:
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:22 AM
To: Diane Tessier; Louise Blondeau
Subject: Andrew Porter

BonjourMadameLouiseBlondeau,
BonjourMadameDianeTessier,

Veuillezneplusmetlphonerpoursolliciterundon.
Veuillezneplusmenvoyerunelettreparlapostepoursolliciterundon.
Laraison?AndrewPotter,DirecteurdelInstitutdtudescanadiennesdelUniversitMcGill.

#McGillProud.Vraiment?


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arenotthecorrectaddressee,anydisclosure,copyingorotherdistributionofthismessageisstrictlyprohibited./Cemessageestconfidentiel.Si
vousntespaslapersonnelaquelleilestdestinveuilleznousenaviserleplusttpossibleetledtruireimmdiatement.Sicemessagenevous
estpasdestin,ilvouseststrictementinterditdedivulguer,decopieroudedistribuerlecontenudecemessageparquelquemoyenquecesoit.

From:DerekCassoff,Mr.
Sent:Thursday,March23,20172:38PM
To:CatrionaMoore,Ms.<catriona.moore@mcgill.ca>;GabrielleKorn<gabrielle.korn@mcgill.ca>;MarcWeinstein
<marc.weinstein@mcgill.ca>;LouiseBlondeau<louise.blondeau@mcgill.ca>
Cc:DianeTessier<diane.tessier@mcgill.ca>
Subject:RE:AndrewPotterEmailReplyText

Thanks,Cat.
Gabrielle,isyourofficeabletoworkfromthis?Iamattachingherethethreeemailsinquestion.Pleaseadvise.

AndnowwearehearingfromtheothersideUAwascopiedthismorningonanemailtothePrincipalfromagradfrom
2000,whowrote:

IwasembarrassedbyMcGill'sinitialneedtodistanceitselffromAndrewPotter'scolumn,andI'mnowashamedthathe
hasnowclearlybeenforcedtoresign.Theseactionsdonotbefitagreatinstitution,andanyallegeddamagecausedto
McGillbyPotter'scolumnisdwarfedbythisselfinflictedwound.Ican'thelpbutlookatmystatusasanalumniwith
deepmisgivings.

D.

From: Catriona Moore, Ms.


Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:16 PM
To: Derek Cassoff, Mr.; Gabrielle Korn; Marc Weinstein; Louise Blondeau
Cc: Diane Tessier
Subject: Andrew Potter Email Reply Text

Helloeveryone,

AttachedisthefinalizedtextforrepliestoalumniemailsregardingtheAndrewPottersituation.KarinesFrench
translationisincludedaswell.

Foranyonewhosawthedraft,pleasenotethatIvereplacedtheNewswirelinkswithalinktothenewstatementmade
byMISC(whichtheyvepostedinbothlanguages).TheoriginalNewswirelinksareatthefootofthedocument.

Thankyou,

Catriona

CatrionaMoore|StewardshipAssociate,Communications
UniversitMcGillUniversity|UniversityAdvancement/Avancementuniversitaire
1430ruePeel,#406|Montreal(Quebec)CanadaH3A3T3
T514.398.5239|Ecatriona.moore@mcgill.ca
McGill|AOC|Facebook|Twitter|LinkedIn|Givenow/Faireundon

Thismessageisconfidential.Ifyouarenotthepersontowhomitisaddressed,pleasealertusassoonaspossibleanddeleteitimmediately.Ifyou
arenotthecorrectaddressee,anydisclosure,copyingorotherdistributionofthismessageisstrictlyprohibited./Cemessageestconfidentiel.Si
vousntespaslapersonnelaquelleilestdestinveuilleznousenaviserleplusttpossibleetledtruireimmdiatement.Sicemessagenevous
estpasdestin,ilvouseststrictementinterditdedivulguer,decopieroudedistribuerlecontenudecemessageparquelquemoyenquecesoit.

Dear XXX,

Thank you for contacting the McGill Alumni Association with your concerns about the recent article in
Macleans written by McGill Professor Andrew Potter. Please allow me to take this opportunity to
provide you with a brief update on recent developments.

Earlier this morning, the board of trustees of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada accepted Mr.
Potters resignation from his post as Director, effective immediately. In his resignation note, Mr. Potter
once again expressed his regret for the tone and message of his essay. You can read the official update
here: https://www.mcgill.ca/misc/about/director

I would like to thank you for taking the time to contact the alumni office; we always appreciate hearing
from our graduates, and value your opinions tremendously.

*********************************
ALTERNATE OPENING FOR MICHELLE CHARTRAND:

Thank you for reaching out to Louise Blondeau and Diane Tessier with your concerns about the recent
article in Macleans written by McGill Professor Andrew Potter. They forwarded your email to me, so
please allow me to take this opportunity to provide you with a brief update on recent developments.

Madame, Monsieur,

Je vous remercie davoir communiqu avec lAssociation des diplms de lUniversit McGill afin de
nous faire part de vos commentaires au sujet de larticle rdig par le professeur Andrew Potter et
publi dans le magazine Macleans. Permettez-moi de profiter de cette occasion afin de vous
transmettre un rsum des plus rcents dveloppements.

Plus tt aujourdhui, les membres du conseil dadministration de lInstitut dtudes canadiennes de


lUniversit McGill ont accept la dmission immdiate de monsieur Potter titre de directeur. Dans sa
lettre de dmission, monsieur Potter a ritr ses excuses pour le ton ainsi que pour les propos quil a
tenus dans son article. Vous pouvez consulter la mise jour officielle ici.

Je vous remercie sincrement davoir pris le temps de vous adresser au bureau des relations avec les
diplms. Lopinion et les proccupations de nos membres sont dune grande importance nos yeux.

*********************************
SUGGESTION DINTRODUCTION POUR

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2017/23/c4967.html
http://www.newswire.ca/fr/releases/archive/March2017/23/c8839.html
<andrew.mullins@mcgill.ca>
Subject:FYIontwitter

ImsureyouarewellawareofthePotterdevelopments.FYIhisresignationhascreatedquitethebuzzamongst
notablecommentatorsonTwitter.ItisbeingspunastheUniversityforcinghimtoquitbecauseheexpressedanopinion
thattheadministrationdisagreedwith.
Forexample:
https://twitter.com/acoyne/status/844929251082194947

From:DerekCassoff,Mr.
Sent:Thursday,March23,201710:59AM
To:LouiseBlondeau<louise.blondeau@mcgill.ca>;MarcWeinstein<marc.weinstein@mcgill.ca>;GabrielleKorn
<gabrielle.korn@mcgill.ca>
Cc:DianeTessier<diane.tessier@mcgill.ca>;CatrionaMoore,Ms.<catriona.moore@mcgill.ca>
Subject:RE:AndrewPorter

Hiall,

AndrewPotterhasjustannouncedhisresignationasdirectorofMISC.HewillbestayingonatMcGillinanontenure
trackrole.
IhaveaskedCatrionaonmyteam,copiedhere,tocraftaresponsetothehandfulofalumniwhohavewrittentous,to
alertthemofthisdevelopment,withalinktothefullrelease.

Gabrielle,ifyouarefinewiththis,Iwouldsuggesttheygooutunderyoursignature,inthelanguageinwhichwe
receivedtheemail.
FortheonewhowrotedirectlytoLouise,wewillmentionthatshehadforwardedtheemailtoyou.

Moretocome

Derek

From: Louise Blondeau


Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:29 AM
To: Marc Weinstein; Gabrielle Korn; Derek Cassoff, Mr.
Cc: Diane Tessier
Subject: FW: Andrew Porter

FYI.Ifyoucouldpleaseadviseonnextsteps.

Thanks

L.

From:
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:22 AM
To: Diane Tessier; Louise Blondeau
Subject: Andrew Porter

BonjourMadameLouiseBlondeau,
BonjourMadameDianeTessier,

Veuillezneplusmetlphonerpoursolliciterundon.
Veuillezneplusmenvoyerunelettreparlapostepoursolliciterundon.
Laraison?AndrewPotter,DirecteurdelInstitutdtudescanadiennesdelUniversitMcGill.

#McGillProud.Vraiment?



Thanks

L.

From:
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:22 AM
To: Diane Tessier; Louise Blondeau
Subject: Andrew Porter

BonjourMadameLouiseBlondeau,
BonjourMadameDianeTessier,

Veuillezneplusmetlphonerpoursolliciterundon.
Veuillezneplusmenvoyerunelettreparlapostepoursolliciterundon.
Laraison?AndrewPotter,DirecteurdelInstitutdtudescanadiennesdelUniversit
McGill.

#McGillProud.Vraiment?


From:
Sent:March25176:37PM
To:EdytaRogowska,Ms.<edyta.rogowska@mcgill.ca>
Subject:RE:MessagefromthePrincipalandViceChancellorofMcGillUniversity/Messagedelaprincipaleetvice
chanceliredelUniversitMcGill

Thankyou,Edyta,

IampleasedwiththePrincipalsstatementonthisunfortunateeventaboutProf.AndrewPottersresignation.

McGillwillmoveforwardwithitsconcreteprincipalofAcademicfreedomandAcademicExcellency.


From: Edyta Rogowska, Ms.
Sent: March 24, 2017 8:33 AM
Subject: Message from the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University / Message de la principale et vice-
chancelire de lUniversit McGill

Dear Members of the Board of Governors and Governors Emeriti,

Please see below a message sent to the McGill community on behalf of the Principal.

Best regards,
Edyta
**************

Dear members of the McGill community:

Professor Andrew Potter has resigned from his position as Director of the McGill Institute for
the Study of Canada (MISC). He announced his resignation publicly.

I would like to acknowledge the contributions of Professor Potter and his courage in making this
very difficult and painful decision.

The Board of MISC regretfully accepted Professor Potters resignation. The mission of MISC is
to promote a better understanding of Canada through the study of our heritage and to support the
study of Canada across the country and internationally. Professor Potter recognized that he had
failed to uphold this mission and that the credibility of the Institute would be best served by my
resignation.
Andrew Potter remains a professor and a valued member of the McGill community. We are
committed to offering him our support as he transitions from the Directors position.

His resignation provoked unfounded rumours and concerns regarding academic freedom.

I want to assure members of the McGill community that academic freedom is a foundational
principle of McGill University, as enunciated in our Senate- and Board-approved Statement of
Academic Freedom:

Academic freedom is central to McGill Universitys mission of advancing learning through


teaching, scholarship and service to society.

The scholarly members of the university have the freedom to pursue research and artistic
creation and to disseminate their results, without being constrained by political or disciplinary
orthodoxies, monetary incentives or punitive measures as a result of their academic pursuits.
They may exercise this freedom in the service of both the university and the wider society.
When scholarly members of the university participate in public forums and debates, they
should represent their views as their own.

The exercise of academic freedom requires collegial governance with the full participation
of scholarly members. They retain the right of free expression, including the freedom to
criticize one another, university policies and administration.

The university and its officers have a duty to protect the academic freedom of its scholarly
community, both individually and collectively, from infringement and undue external
influence as well as to maintain the universitys institutional autonomy.

Suzanne Fortier
Principal and Vice Chancellor

Chers membres de la communaut mcgilloise,

Le professeur Andrew Potter a dmissionn de son poste de directeur de lInstitut dtudes


canadiennes de lUniversit McGill (ICM). Il a rendu publique sa lettre de dmission sur les
mdias sociaux.

Je tiens souligner les contributions du professeur Potter et le courage dont il a fait preuve en
prenant cette trs difficile et douloureuse dcision.

Les membres du conseil dadministration de lICM ont accept regret la dmission du


professeur Potter. La mission de lICA est de promouvoir une meilleure comprhension du
Canada par ltude de notre hritage et de soutenir ltude du Canada aux quatre coins du pays et
lchelle mondiale. Le professeur Potter a reconnu quil a failli cette mission et que sa
dmission tait prfrable pour conserver la crdibilit de lInstitut .

Andrew Potter conserve son rle de professeur au sein de notre institution et demeure un
minent membre de la communaut mcgilloise. Nous sommes dtermins lui fournir notre
plein appui alors quil se retire de son rle de directeur.

Sa dmission a fait natre des rumeurs non fondes et soulev des proccupations au sujet de la
libert universitaire. Je tiens assurer aux membres de la communaut mcgilloise que la libert
universitaire est un principe fondamental de lUniversit McGill, comme en tmoigne lnonc
sur la libert universitaire approuv par le Snat et le Conseil des gouverneurs :

La libert universitaire est au cur de la mission de lUniversit McGill, laquelle consiste


faire progresser le monde grce lenseignement, la recherche et aux services quelle rend la
socit.

Les chercheurs de notre institution disposent de la libert de mener des travaux de recherche,
den communiquer les rsultats et de crer des uvres artistiques sans tre soumis aux
contraintes de la rectitude politique ou assujettis des mesures disciplinaires ou punitives. Leurs
travaux ne peuvent par ailleurs tre motivs par la perspective dobtenir des gains de nature
financire. Ils peuvent se prvaloir de cette libert pour la mettre au service de lUniversit et de
la socit en gnral. Lors de tribunes publiques et de dbats, les chercheurs de lUniversit
prsentent leurs opinions personnelles.

Lexercice de la libert universitaire doit reposer sur des principes de gouvernance collgiale
et la participation de tous les chercheurs. Ces derniers conservent le droit la libert
dexpression, y compris la libert dmettre des critiques lendroit de leurs pairs, des politiques
universitaires et des instances administratives.

LUniversit et ses dirigeants ont le devoir de protger la libert universitaire des chercheurs,
individuellement et collectivement, contre toute violation et influence externe indue et de
prserver lautonomie de linstitution.

Suzanne Fortier
Principale et vice-chancelire

From:
Sent:March24178:38AM
To:EdytaRogowska,Ms.<edyta.rogowska@mcgill.ca>
Subject:Re:MessagefromthePrincipalandViceChancellorofMcGillUniversity/Messagedelaprincipaleetvice
chanceliredelUniversitMcGill

and I are very unhappy with the resignation of Andrew Potter from the directorship of our
beloved MISC.
Allison Hanes in the Gazette this morning reflects our views.

On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 8:33 AM Edyta Rogowska, Ms. <edyta.rogowska@mcgill.ca> wrote:

Dear Members of the Board of Governors and Governors Emeriti,

Please see below a message sent to the McGill community on behalf of the Principal.

Best regards,

Edyta

**************

Dear members of the McGill community:

Professor Andrew Potter has resigned from his position as Director of the McGill Institute for
the Study of Canada (MISC). He announced his resignation publicly.

I would like to acknowledge the contributions of Professor Potter and his courage in making
this very difficult and painful decision.
The Board of MISC regretfully accepted Professor Potters resignation. The mission of MISC is
to promote a better understanding of Canada through the study of our heritage and to support
the study of Canada across the country and internationally. Professor Potter recognized that he
had failed to uphold this mission and that the credibility of the Institute would be best served
by my resignation.

Andrew Potter remains a professor and a valued member of the McGill community. We are
committed to offering him our support as he transitions from the Directors position.

His resignation provoked unfounded rumours and concerns regarding academic freedom.

I want to assure members of the McGill community that academic freedom is a foundational
principle of McGill University, as enunciated in our Senate- and Board-approved Statement of
Academic Freedom:

Academic freedom is central to McGill Universitys mission of advancing learning through


teaching, scholarship and service to society.

The scholarly members of the university have the freedom to pursue research and artistic
creation and to disseminate their results, without being constrained by political or
disciplinary orthodoxies, monetary incentives or punitive measures as a result of their
academic pursuits. They may exercise this freedom in the service of both the university and
the wider society. When scholarly members of the university participate in public forums
and debates, they should represent their views as their own.

The exercise of academic freedom requires collegial governance with the full participation
of scholarly members. They retain the right of free expression, including the freedom to
criticize one another, university policies and administration.

The university and its officers have a duty to protect the academic freedom of its scholarly
community, both individually and collectively, from infringement and undue external
influence as well as to maintain the universitys institutional autonomy.

Suzanne Fortier
Principal and Vice Chancellor

Chers membres de la communaut mcgilloise,

Le professeur Andrew Potter a dmissionn de son poste de directeur de lInstitut dtudes


canadiennes de lUniversit McGill (ICM). Il a rendu publique sa lettre de dmission sur les
mdias sociaux.

Je tiens souligner les contributions du professeur Potter et le courage dont il a fait preuve en
prenant cette trs difficile et douloureuse dcision.

Les membres du conseil dadministration de lICM ont accept regret la dmission du


professeur Potter. La mission de lICA est de promouvoir une meilleure comprhension du
Canada par ltude de notre hritage et de soutenir ltude du Canada aux quatre coins du pays
et lchelle mondiale. Le professeur Potter a reconnu quil a failli cette mission et que sa
dmission tait prfrable pour conserver la crdibilit de lInstitut .

Andrew Potter conserve son rle de professeur au sein de notre institution et demeure un
minent membre de la communaut mcgilloise. Nous sommes dtermins lui fournir notre
plein appui alors quil se retire de son rle de directeur.

Sa dmission a fait natre des rumeurs non fondes et soulev des proccupations au sujet de la
libert universitaire. Je tiens assurer aux membres de la communaut mcgilloise que la libert
universitaire est un principe fondamental de lUniversit McGill, comme en tmoigne lnonc
sur la libert universitaire approuv par le Snat et le Conseil des gouverneurs :

La libert universitaire est au cur de la mission de lUniversit McGill, laquelle consiste


faire progresser le monde grce lenseignement, la recherche et aux services quelle rend
la socit.

Les chercheurs de notre institution disposent de la libert de mener des travaux de recherche,
den communiquer les rsultats et de crer des uvres artistiques sans tre soumis aux
contraintes de la rectitude politique ou assujettis des mesures disciplinaires ou punitives.
Leurs travaux ne peuvent par ailleurs tre motivs par la perspective dobtenir des gains de
nature financire. Ils peuvent se prvaloir de cette libert pour la mettre au service de
lUniversit et de la socit en gnral. Lors de tribunes publiques et de dbats, les chercheurs
de lUniversit prsentent leurs opinions personnelles.

Lexercice de la libert universitaire doit reposer sur des principes de gouvernance collgiale
et la participation de tous les chercheurs. Ces derniers conservent le droit la libert
dexpression, y compris la libert dmettre des critiques lendroit de leurs pairs, des
politiques universitaires et des instances administratives.

LUniversit et ses dirigeants ont le devoir de protger la libert universitaire des chercheurs,
individuellement et collectivement, contre toute violation et influence externe indue et de
prserver lautonomie de linstitution.

Suzanne Fortier

Principale et vice-chancelire
From:InthenewsPublicaffairs
Sent:March21178:10AM
To:VincentCampbellAllaire,M<vincent.allaire@mcgill.ca>;LaurieDevine<laurie.devine@mcgill.ca>
Subject:INTHENEWSMarch212017

Goodmorning,

HerearethestoriesaboutorrelevanttotheMcGillcommunityinthenewstoday,fromtheMediaRelationsOffice:

Ifthelinksays''forsubscribersonly'',youmightbeabletofinditon
http://library.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/fr/viewer.aspx

citings/mentions/continuingcoverage

ARRIVAL:LINGUISTBEHINDFILMTALKSSPEAKINGTOALIENSANDHOWDONALDTRUMPISAFFECTINGLANGUAGE
JessicaCoonanAssociateProfessorintheDepartmentofLinguisticsatMcGillUniversity,Montrealactedasa
consultantonArrival,helpingVilleneuveandAdamsaccuratelybringDrBankstolife.Alongwithgivingpointerstowhat
thecharactersofficewouldlooklike,Coonlookedoverthefilmsscript,discussingwiththefilmmakershowalinguist
apersonwhostudieslinguistics,definedasthescientificstudyofhumanlanguagewouldgoaboutcommunicating
withanalienlifeform.
TheIndependent
http://www.independent.co.uk/artsentertainment/films/features/arrivaljessicacoonlinguistamyadamsdonald
trumplanguagea7640106.html

HOWASNOWSTORMEXPOSEDQUEBECSREALPROBLEM:SOCIALMALAISEByAndrewPotter,DirectoroftheMcGill
InstitutefortheStudyofCanadaMajorpubliccrisestendtohaveoneoftwoeffectsonasociety.Inthebestcases,they
servetorevealthestrengthofthelatentbondsoftrustandsocialsolidaritythatliedormantaswehurryaboutthecity
inourprivatebubblesareminderofthestrengthofourinstitutionsandourselves,inthefaceofinfrastructure.Such
wasthecaseinNewYorkafter9/11,andacrossmuchofthenortheastduringthegreatblackoutof2003.
Macleans
http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/howasnowstormexposedquebecsrealproblemsocialmalaise/

CHANGEMENTDEGARDELARSERVENATURELLEGAULTENTREVUE.Lanouvelledirectricedelarservenaturelle
Gaultdel'UniversitMcGill,aumontSaintHilaire,veutrtablirlelienaveclepublic.Lalanguefranaisepourraitbien
tresameilleurearme.
Loeilrgional
http://www.oeilregional.com/actualites/2017/3/20/changementdegardealareservenaturellegault.html

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datakeytosupportingstudents,addressinginequalityManyCanadianuniversitiesproudlypromotethediversityand
inclusivenessoftheircommunities,butaCBCNewsinvestigationhasfoundthatmostcan'tprovidedataabouthow
theirstudentsidentifyraciallyConcordiaUniversityinMontrealwasupfrontaboutwhyitdoesn'taskstudentsfor
raceinformation:"InQuebec,thisisnotanoptionanditisconsideredillegaltoask."
CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/racecanadianuniversities1.4030537

LALOISERACONTRAIGNANTE,ASSURELAMINISTREDAVIDLaministredelEnseignementsuprieur,HlneDavid,
soutientquelesinstitutionsdenseignementdevrontmarcheraupaspourprveniretsanctionnerlescasdeviolence
sexuelle.LaPressesestentretenueaveclaministreloccasiondelacinquimeetdernirejournedunetournede
rflexionsurlesujet,hier,Montral.
LaPresse
http://plus.lapresse.ca/screens/818d17e18bf94402bc71d7c0a4719952%7C_0.html

HIGHTECHSECTORLOOKSTOFEDERALBUDGETTOSPARKINNOVATIONBOOM,DELIVERSKILLEDWORKFORCE'We
haveasituationwherewehavepeoplewithoutjobs,andwehavejobswithoutpeople'
CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/politics/budgetinnovationhightechjobs1.4032807

FROMTHEARCHIVES:EARTHQUAKESEASONSHOCKED'EVENWESTMOUNT'
ThisstorywasfirstpublishedonMarch23,2003,intheMontrealGazette.
Asithappened,theshakingcontinuedforjust10seconds,andlittleseriousdamagewasreported.Plasterfellfrom
ceilings,platesandcupscrashedontomanyfloorsandonCherrierSt.abrickchimneycollapsed,butthatwasaboutit.
AtMcGillUniversitysphysicsdepartment,ProfessorHughCallendarwasdelightedwiththeperformanceofthe
universitysyearoldseismograph.ItsinstallationhadbeenpromptedinpartbyaquakethatshookMontrealin
November1893,andthiswasitsfirstrealtest.
MontrealGazette
http://montrealgazette.com/sponsored/mtl375th/fromthearchivesearthquakeseasonshockedevenwestmount

L'THIQUEDESESSAISCLINIQUES
Enjanvier2016,unparticipantvolontaireestdcdetcinqautrespersonnessesontretrouvesdansuntatgravela
suited'unessaicliniqueralisenFrance.Bienquerarissime,cetvnementestl'occasiondeleverlevoilesurles
pratiquesdesindustriespharmaceutiquesenmatired'essaisthrapeutiques.ArnaudDecroixdiscutedelamanire
dontcespratiquessontencadresauCanadaavecAdelaideDoussau,mdecinmembredel'Unitd'thique
biomdicaledelaFacultdemdecinedel'UniversitMcGill.
RadioCanada
http://ici.radiocanada.ca/emissions/les_samedis_du_monde/20152016/chronique.asp?idChronique=431614

MONERISCEOANGELABROWNONACASHLESSWORLD,INNOVATIONANDWHYSHELIKESMILLENNIALSAngelaBrown
ispresidentandCEOofMonerisSolutions,oneofCanadaslargestpaymentprocessors.Moneriswaslaunchedin2000
asajointventurebetweenRoyalBankofCanadaandBankofMontreal.Thecompanynowsupportsover350,000
merchantlocationsandprocessesoverthreebilliontransactionsannually.Brownhasover25yearsofexperienceinthe
paymentsindustry.Previously,shewasanexecutiveatMasterCard,andpriortothatshespent13yearsatCIBC.Brown
wastherecipientoftheElectronicTransactionsAssociations2015DistinguishedPaymentsProfessionalaward.She
holdsanMBAfromtheSchulichSchoolofBusinessatYorkUniversityinToronto.BrownspokewithDr.KarlMoore,an
associateprofessorofstrategyandorganizationatMcGillUniversitysDesautelsFacultyofManagement;heisalsoan
associatefellowatGreenTempletonCollegeatOxfordUniversity.
FinancialPost
http://business.financialpost.com/executive/leadership/monerisceoangelabrownonacashlessworldinnovation
andwhyshelikesmillennials

ANEUROSCIENTISTONHOWTOTHINKCRITICALLYINCONFUSINGTIMESDanielJ.Levitin,Ph.D,apsychologyand
neuroscienceprofessoratMcGillUniversityandauthorofWeaponizedLies,onhownottolettheposttruthera
overwhelmyou.
ThriveGlobal
https://journal.thriveglobal.com/aneuroscientistonhowtothinkcriticallyinconfusingtimes
4263faed7aee#.bn1i541jl

MUSICANDWINEPAIRING:CABERNETINCMAJORWedoknowthatmusicwelikeactivatesthepleasurecentreofthe
brain,accordingtoresearchconductedatMcGillUniversity.Aswell,UCDavisstudyshowsthatourbrainsprefrontal
cortexisusedbothtoidentifymusicandaromas,aswellasformakingjudgements.
NatalieMaclean
http://www.nataliemaclean.com/blog/musicandwinepairingcabernetincmajor/

ACHUNKOFEARTH'SORIGINALCRUSTHASBEENDISCOVEREDDonFrancis,ageologistatMcGillUniversitywhowas
notinvolvedintheresearch,agreesthatthefindreallydoeslooklikelytobepartofEarth'soriginalcrust."Itmay
indeedrepresentveryearly[4.3billionyearold]basalticcrust,"hesays.
PittsburghsAction4News
http://www.wtae.com/article/earthoriginalcrustbasalt/9148654

NEARLYHALFOFCANADIANSWANTASYLUMSEEKERSFLEEINGTHEUSDEPORTEDTheReuterspollcomesafteraMcGill
Universitystudyfoundthatavastmajorityofrespondentssaidtheywouldallowfeworsomeimmigrantsfrompoor
countries,whileonlyalittleover10%saidtheywouldallowmany.WhateverisdrivingCanadasexceptionally
positivehistoryofimmigrationandintegrationoverthelasthalfcentury,itdoesnotappeartobeanexceptionally
tolerantpublic,wrotetheauthor,MichaelDonnelly,apoliticalscienceprofessorattheUniversityofToronto.
Quartz
https://qz.com/936909/pollshowsthatnearlyhalfofcanadianswanttodeportmigrantsescapingtheunitedstates
whocrosstheborderillegally/

WHYCAMPUSESAREDITCHINGFREESPEECH
Shouldspeechrightsberestrictedbypeoplesfeelings?
Alotofpeoplethinksoespeciallyonuniversitycampuses.ConsiderWilfridLaurierUniversity,amiddletierinstitution
thatdrawsitsstudentsfromSouthernOntario.Itsnotexactlyahotbedofstudentradicalism.YetwhenDanielle
RobitaillewasinvitedtoaddresstheCriminologyStudentAssociationconferenceearlierthismonthattheschools
Brantfordcampus,allhellbrokeout.
TheGlobeandMail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/whycampusesareditchingfreespeech/article34356708/

Education

'HIJACKINGAFUNDAMENTALRIGHT'
Shoutingdownofacontroversialspeakeraprofessorwhoopposestheuseofgenderneutralpronounsat
McMasterUniversityraisesnewconcernsaboutacademicfreedom.
HasAmericanstylecampusilliberalismreachedCanada?Thatswhatsomearewonderingthisweekintheaftermath
oftheshoutingdownofaninvitedspeakeratMcMasterUniversityinOntario.
InsideHigherED
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/03/21/shoutingdowncontroversialspeakermcmasterraisesnew
concernsaboutacademic

OtherNews

MUHCTOLOWERCONTROVERSIALPARKINGRATESASOFAPRIL1Forthesecondtimesince2015,theMcGillUniversity
HealthCentreisloweringitscontroversialparkingratesthistimetocomplywithaprovincialorder,theMontreal
Gazettehaslearned.
MontrealGazette
http://montrealgazette.com/news/localnews/muhctolowercontroversialparkingratesasofapril1

FURTHERREADING

http://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom
http://www.twitter.com/mcgillu

Academica'sTopTen
www.academica.ca/topten

TheChronicleofHigherEdNewsTicker
http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/
http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/

InsideHigherEdQuickTakes
http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes

Haveagoodday,
Laurie,Vincent&Justin
From:JenniferO'Neil
Sent:March22171:43PM
To:EdytaRogowska,Ms.<edyta.rogowska@mcgill.ca>
Subject:FW:CanadianStudiesAPotter

HiEdyta,

Iwantedtosendthistoyoufirst.IhavenotsenttotheChancellor.

Letmeknow.
Jenn

JenniferO'Neil/ExecutiveAssistanttotheSecretaryGeneral/McGillUniversity/JamesAdministrationBuilding/845
SherbrookeStreetWest/Room313/Montreal,Qc/H3A0G4/Tel:(514)3983215/Cell:4388258497/Fax:(514)
3984758/Email:jennifer.oneil@mcgill.ca

OriginalMessage
From:
Sent:March22171:36PM
To:JenniferO'Neil<jennifer.oneil@mcgill.ca>
Subject:CanadianStudiesAPotter

ChancellorMeighen,

ThismorningIwasappalledbythewordsusedbythenewdirectorofCanadianStudiesdescribingthesocietyMcGill
wascreatedinandstilloperate,MontrealandtheprovinceofQuebec.IwillnotaddtothestormofwordsMrAndrew
PotterinstigatedbutIthinkthispersonhasaverypoorjudgementandisunfittoleadthedepartmentofCanadian
Studies.TomeandmanyotherQuebecersheaslostallcredibilityandshouldberemoveimmediatelyfromduty.We
arenottalkinghereofanewlyarrivedforeigncountryimmigrant.Thismanisfullofprejudicesagainstthesociety
welcominghim.FailingtopromptlytakingactionwillnotonlytarnishMcGillUinthisprovince,whereIpaytaxesfor
education,butalsoimpactcredibilityoftheworkfromfuturestudiesonQuebec,andperhapsotherprovinces,under
hisdepartmentalsupervision.

Bestsregard's


Montreal
P.a.MrsO'Neil:couldyoukindlypleasetransferthisemailtoChancellorMeighen.Thankyou.
From:InthenewsPublicaffairs
Sent:March24178:28AM
To:VincentCampbellAllaire,M<vincent.allaire@mcgill.ca>;LaurieDevine<laurie.devine@mcgill.ca>
Subject:INTHENEWSMarch242017

Goodmorning,

HerearethestoriesaboutorrelevanttotheMcGillcommunityinthenewstoday,fromtheMediaRelationsOffice:

Ifthelinksays''forsubscribersonly'',youmightbeabletofinditon
http://library.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/fr/viewer.aspx

topstories

INTELLIGENCEARTIFICIELLE:MONTRALRECEVRA40MILLIONSD'OTTAWAUntoutnouvelinstitutenintelligence
artificielle,desfondspourlarechercheafinderetenirlesprofesseursetunenvironnementstimulantpourattirerdes
tudiants:c'estessentiellementcequeMontralpourrafairedesapartdes125millionsannoncspourl'intelligence
artificielleparlegouvernementTrudeaumercredi.Voicicequ'onaapprisdeplusjeudi.
LaPresse
http://affaires.lapresse.ca/economie/technologie/201703/24/015081823intelligenceartificiellemontrealrecevra40
millionsdottawa.php

citings/mentions/continuingcoverage

MCGILLMUSICSTUDENTSDREAMOFPERFORMINGWITHMONTREALSYMPHONYORCHESTRAMontrealSymphony
Orchestraisdoingitsbesttocharmayoungeraudiencetolovingclassicalmusic.Global'sTimSargeantmeetssome
youngmusicianswhoonedayhopetotakecenterstage.
Global
http://globalnews.ca/news/3328422/mcgillmusicstudentsdreamofperformingwithmontrealsymphonyorchestra/

YOURBESTSPRINGDIETADVICE,EVER!
Closeyoureyesandpictureacolorfulrainbowandwatchyourfoodhankeringsdisappear.AMcGillUniversitystudy
showedthatpicturingsomethingpleasurableengagedtheimagerysectionofthebraintocanceloutcravings.
Oxygen
http://www.oxygenmag.com/article/springdietadvice12386

OPINION:ININDIA,ELIMINATINGTUBERCULOSISISN'TJUSTAHEALTHISSUEIT'SANECONOMICONEByMadhukar
Pai,M.D.,Ph.D.,CanadaresearchchairinepidemiologyandglobalhealthatMcGillUniversity.
Lastmonth,Indiasfinanceministerannouncedthegovernmentsplantoeliminatetuberculosisby2025duringthe
unveilingofthecountrysUnionBudgetfor20172018.Thisisawelcomemove:Whileriddingpeopleoftheburdenof
anydiseaseisaworthygoalbyitself,TBeliminationprovidesperhapsoneofthestrongesteconomiccasesforpublic
intervention.
Devex
https://www.devex.com/news/opinioninindiaeliminatingtuberculosisisntjustahealthissueitsaneconomicone
89902

INTEGRATIONMODELSHIGHLIGHTOFMETROPOLISCONFERENCEMortWeinfeldofMcGillUniversitydrewfromthe
personalexperienceofhisparentsandtalkingtocabdrivers,notingthatintegrationofthesecondgenerationiskey.His
preferredmetaphoristheroundabout,withmultiplepointsofentryandexit,withtrafficmovingsmoothly.
NewCanadianmedia
http://www.newcanadianmedia.ca/item/40937integrationmodelshighlightofmetropolisconference

McGillunderfireafterAndrewPotterresignsoverQuebeccolumnflapPressureisintensifyingonMcGillUniversityto
explainwhyahighprofileacademicadministratorsteppeddownafterwritingacontroversialopinionpiece,withthe
schoolreleasingastatementonThursdayaimingtoassureitscommunityitupholdsacademicfreedom.
GlobeandMail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/mcgillunderfireafterandrewpotterresignsoverquebeccolumn
flap/article34394368/

ANDREWPOTTERNAURAITPASEULECHOIXDEDMISSIONNERLelieudedbatsetdecontroversesquestcens
trelInstitutdtudescanadiennesdelUniversitMcGillnaurapastolrdtresoudainementprojetsouslesfeux
delarampe.Lorganismeuniversitaireaacceptjeudiladmissiondesondirecteur,lejournalisteAndrewPotter,trois
joursaprslapublicationdanslemagazineMacleansduntextesurlemalaisequbcois.
LeDevoir
http://web1.ledevoir.com/societe/actualitesensociete/494779/andrewpotterdemissionne

MODELFORSUCCESS
Stupnisky'scoauthorsareNathanC.Hall,associateprofessorofeducationalandcounselingpsychologyatCanada's
McGillUniversity;LiaM.Daniels,associateprofessorofeducationalpsychologicalattheUniversityofAlbertainCanada;
andEmmanuelMensah,oftheNorthDakotaDepartmentofPublicInstruction.
InsideHigherEd
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/03/23/newpaperproposesframeworksupportingpretenurefaculty
membersneeds

WOMENSURVIVORSOFTBSPEAKOUTAGAINSTSTIGMAININDIAAccordingtoDr.AmritaDaftary,aTBresearcherand
assistantprofessoratMcGillUniversityinCanada,womenwithTBinIndiaarefarmorepronetostigmathanmen.
Indianwomenoftenreportbeingisolatedanddiscriminatedagainstintheirhomes,rejectedbyhusbandsandinlaws,
ortakenoffthemarriagemarketaltogether,Daftarysays.Howcanitbethatadiseasethatissomehowpassablefor
amancanthreatenthesocialfabricofawomanslife?TBstigmainwomenisreallyareflectionofgenderinequity.
NewsDeeply
https://www.newsdeeply.com/womenandgirls/womensurvivorstbspeakstigmaindia/

Gradsinthenews

FORTNEY:TOPNASAENGINEERCHOOSESHERALMAMATERUNIVERSITYOFCALGARYTOPURSUEPHDAfterreceiving
hermastersdegreeinaerospaceengineeringfromMcGillUniversity,LucierwasfirstattheCanadianSpaceAgencyand
thenatNASAsHoustonheadquarters,whereshesbeenforthepast13years.
CalgaryHerald
http://calgaryherald.com/news/localnews/fortneytopnasaengineerchoosesheralmamateruniversityofcalgary
topursuephd

sports

LESHONNEURSSEMULTIPLIENTPOURUNEBASKETTEUSEDEBEACONSFIELDEnplusdavoirtdoublement
rcompenselorsduchampionnatcanadiendebasketballpoursaperformanceindividuelleetlavictoiredesonquipe,
AlexKissRusk,rsidantedeBeaconsfield,vientderecevoirunnouvelhonneurdelapartdelaVillepoursoulignerson
apportsignificatifauseindesMartletsdeMcGill.
Mtro
http://journalmetro.com/local/ouestdelile/actualites/1107111/leshonneurssemultiplientpourunebasketteusede
beaconsfield/

inothernews

FEDERALBUDGETPOSITIONSCANADATOLURESCIENTISTSFROMU.S.ANDBRITAINMinisterofScienceKirstyDuncanis
toutingthisweeksfederalbudgetasapositiveoneforCanadianresearchers,withitscommitmentstorefurbish
governmentlabs,renewedfundingforstemcellandquantumcomputingresearchcentresanda$125millioninitiative
aimedatleveraginghomegrownexpertiseinartificialintelligence.Butabetweenthelinesreadingofthebudget
documentsuggeststhegovernmentalsohasanotheraudienceinmind:uneasyscientistsfromtheUnitedStatesand
Britain.
GlobeanMail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/federalbudgetpositionscanadatolurescientistsfromusand
britain/article34412882/

LABANQUEDECERVEAUXDEL'INSTITUTDOUGLASSERAPLUSSLECTIVELaplusgrandebanquedecerveauxduCanada
quiestsituelInstitutuniversitaireensantmentaleDouglasnaccepteplustouslesdonsquiluiavaientt
consentispardescitoyensdsirantlguerleurcorpslasciencedanslebutdefaireavancerlarecherchescientifique.
LaBanqueDouglasBellCanadaprivilgiedsormaislescerveauxdepersonnesayantparticipdesprojetsde
rechercheportantsurdesmaladiesaffectantlecerveauenraisondelaplusgrandequantitdinformationscliniques
associescescerveaux,informationsquifacilitentetacclrentensuitegrandementlarecherche.
LeDevoir
http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/scienceettechnologie/494719/institutdouglaslabanquedecerveauxseraplus
selective

VERSUNCONSEILDESUNIVERSITSDOTDERELSPOUVOIRSUngroupedetravailrecommandelacrationdun
Conseildesuniversitsdotdunesriedepouvoirs,dontceluideforcerlesuniversitsetleministrede
lEnseignementsuprieurouvrirleurslivrespourrendredescomptessurleurefficacit.
LeDevoir
http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/education/494704/versunconseildesuniversitesdotedereelspouvoirs

OPTILAB:DESTECHNOLOGISTESENLABORATOIRECRAIGNENTLAMONTRALISATIONDELAGESTIONDELASANT
Pourtant,selonleprsidentdirecteurgnralduCentredesantetdesservicessociauxdel'AbitibiTmiscamingue
(CISSSAT),JacquesBoissonneault,lapropositiondetraiterlesanalysesenlaboratoiredanstroisplesdelargion
pluttquedelesenvoyerauCentreuniversitairedesantMcGill(CUSM)ataccepte.
RadioCanada
http://ici.radiocanada.ca/nouvelle/1024075/optilabdestechnologistesenlaboratoirecraignentlamontrealisation
delagestiondelasante

LONGTIMECBCFANSCANCELEBRATE:BERNARDSTLAURENTISBACKATTHEMIC"I'vedonealotofvolunteerworkas
apeermentorwiththeMUHC'sRecoveryTransitionProgram,whichworkswithpeoplerecoveringfrommentalhealth
and/oraddictionissues,"saidStLaurent.
CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/longtimecbcfanscancelebratebernardstlaurentisbackatthemic
1.4033974

Education

GRVEPROLONGEJUSQU'AU9AVRILL'UL
(Qubec)Nouvelleprolongationdansleconflitquiopposelesemploysdesoutienetladirectiondel'UniversitLaval.
Cettefois,lesyndicatannoncequelagrvesepoursuivraaumoinspourdeuxautressemaines,soitjusqu'au9avril.
LeSoleil
http://www.lapresse.ca/lesoleil/actualites/education/201703/23/015081759greveprolongeejusquau9avrila
lul.php

SUBDUEDRECEPTIONFORCONTROVERSIALSCHOLARSHOWSJUSTHOWFLUKYFREESPEECHFLASHPOINTSCANBE
CharlesMurray,thecontroversialpoliticalscientistwhosepresenceinflamedMiddleburyCollegeearlierthismonth,
seemsawarebothofhisreputationasafirebrandandhislikelihoodtodisappointonthatfront.
TheChronicleofHigherEducation
http://www.chronicle.com/article/SubduedReceptionfor/239590?cid=wsinglestory_6_1

FURTHERREADING

http://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom
http://www.twitter.com/mcgillu

Academica'sTopTen
www.academica.ca/topten

TheChronicleofHigherEdNewsTicker
http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/
http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/

InsideHigherEdQuickTakes
http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes

Haveagoodweekend,
Laurie,Vincent&Justin

From:
Sent:March25173:50PM
To:EdytaRogowska,Ms.<edyta.rogowska@mcgill.ca>
Subject:Fwd:RemovalofAndrewPotter

Apologies for the typo in my original email wherein I misspelled Mr. Potters name. My email below has been
amended to reflect the correction.

Begin forwarded message:

From:
Subject: Removal of Andrew Potter
Date: March 25, 2017 at 15:44:38 EDT
To: edyta.rogowska@mcgill.ca

Dear Ms Rogowska

I am a graduate of McGill University (B.Sc 71). I have donated every year in support of
McGill (except perhaps in the first couple of years after graduation because I was too poor) for
nearly 45 years. I was always proud to have had the opportunity to attend the University and
was always proud of its accomplishments. I have used the past tense with purpose.

I write to you to reproach the departure of Andrew Potter. His departure indicates that
intellectual freedom no longer has its place at McGill. It may well be that he wrote nonsense, in
my view he did write nonsense. Many great people have written and do still write
nonsense. But they were, and are, entitled. It is from this right that great thoughts can arise and
great works and deeds can be attained. I would make to you a modest proposal: if Mr Potter is
gone then I would say that Ms Suzanne Fortier should be gone also. If Academic Freedom is
worth preserving then those guilty of its demise should be encouraged to pursue their lifetime
goals elsewhere than at McGill. I would like to be able to resume using the present tense, with
purpose, when I speak to myself and others of my Alma Mater. Thus I feel my wish for the
fulfillment of this modest proposal should be granted. Thus can academic freedom be restored
at McGill.

Thank you for your consideration.


From:R.BruceLennox,Dr.
Sent:March25178:44PM
To:EdytaRogowska,Ms.<edyta.rogowska@mcgill.ca>
Subject:Fwd:[MAUTFORUM]AndrewPotterandAcademicFreedom

Looks as if the April 20 meeting could be very interesting. Let's start preparing soon.....

Bruce

R.B. Lennox / Dean of Science / Tomlinson Professor of Chemistry / McGill University / 514-398-4211

---------- Forwarded message ----------


From: "Terry Hebert, Dr." <terence.hebert@MCGILL.CA>
Date: Mar 24, 2017 6:07 PM
Subject: [MAUTFORUM] Andrew Potter and Academic Freedom
To: MAUTFORUM@LISTS.MCGILL.CA
Cc:

MAUTs core principles are the protection of academic freedom and the promotion of collegial
governance. MAUT was instrumental in the development of McGill's Statement of Academic Freedom,
from which the Principal quoted in her message last night regarding the resignation of Prof. Andrew
Potter from his position as the Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC). At this point,
all that is known is that Prof. Potter has apologized for his controversial March 20 Maclean's article How
a snowstorm exposed Qubecs real problem: social malaise and has resigned as Director of MISC, while
remaining an Associate Professor (Professional) in the Faculty of Arts. Now, it is crucial to hear from Prof.
Potter and the administration the facts of the case. MAUT is reaching out to Prof. Potter and I have urged
the Principal to make clear, both to the McGill community and the broader public, the role of the
administration in the chain of events preceding his resignation. Further action on our part will depend on
the facts as they emerge.

Many have raised concerns about a chilling effect regarding academic freedom implicit in the tweet sent
by the administration in response to Prof. Potters article. Whether the McGill administration should
comment on any opinion expressed by academics, however controversial or not, is a question that we will
pursue at Senate.

TerryHbert
MAUTPresident
Email:terence.hebert@mcgill.ca
5143981398(Office)

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mautapbm | Visit our website: https://www.mcgill.ca/maut/


From:InthenewsPublicaffairs
Sent:March27178:07AM
To:InthenewsPublicaffairs<inthenews.publicaffairs@mcgill.ca>;LaurieDevine<laurie.devine@mcgill.ca>;Vincent
CampbellAllaire,M<vincent.allaire@mcgill.ca>;JustinDupuis,Mr<justin.dupuis@mcgill.ca>
Subject:INTHENEWSMarch272017

Goodmorning,

HerearethestoriesaboutorrelevanttotheMcGillcommunityinthenewstoday,fromtheMediaRelationsOffice:

#WELCOMEREFUGEESPOLICYTOBEASSESSEDINLIVESTUDYProfessorJillHanley,fromMcGillUniversity,isthe
Montrealleadonthe"live"studywhichwilltracktheresultsofthehumanitarianprogram,andtheeffortsofordinary
Canadianswho'vebeenpartoftheprivatesponsorshipprogram.
ABC(AustralianBroadcastingCorp)
http://www.abc.net.au/news/20170326/willcanadaswelcomerefugeespolicybeasuccess/8383166

MONTRAL,BERCEAUDELAPHYSIQUENUCLAIRECestMontral,lUniversitMcGill,quelephysicienErnest
RutherfordfitsesprincipalesdcouvertesquiluivalurentleprixNobelen1908etjetrentlesbasesdelaphysique
nuclaire.
LeDevoir
http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/scienceettechnologie/494829/montrealberceaudelaphysiquenucleaire

RECHERCHECERTAINESPERSONNESIMPERMABLESAUXMOTIONSTRANSMISESPARLAMUSIQUEQuandnous
coutonsdelamusique,commepourtouslesactesdelavie,lecerveauessaieenpermanenced'anticipercequi
pourraitnousarriver.Pourtablirsesprdictions,ilpuisedanslammoireetfaitdesliensaveccequenousavonsdj
vcu,oucequipourraits'enapprocher."Leplaisirn'est,niplusnimoins,quelaralisationdecequenousavonsprdit
",expliqueRobertZatorre,del'UniversitMcGilldeMontral.C'estpourquoiilestsidifficilederessentirdesmotions
quandnouscoutonsunemusiqueinconnuepourlapremirefois.
LeDevoir
http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/scienceettechnologie/494904/recherchecertainespersonnesimpermeablesaux
emotionstransmisesparlamusique

THECOSTOFFREESPEECHATMCGILL
(PrincipalSuzanneFortier)McGilldidnotfailtodefendtheacademicfreedomofProfessorAndrewPotter,who
resignedfromhispositionasDirectoroftheMcGillInstitutefortheStudyofCanada(MISC).Moreover,rumoursof
externalpressureonMcGillUniversityareuntrue.
GlobeandMail,LaPresse
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/letters/march25andrewpottersresignationplusotherletterstothe
editor/article34415145/
http://plus.lapresse.ca/screens/944e2660aac8462dbf0c288cd80902e3%7C_0.html

'I'LLBEINCANADA':MORESTUDENTSARELOOKINGTOHEADNORTHInternationaldemandforCanadianschoolsis
risingsinceTrumptookofficeWashingtonPost
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/gradepoint/wp/2017/03/27/illbeincanadamorestudentsarelookingto
headnorth/?utm_term=.b8e92aa1fe23

TORONTOSCHOOLSTOCEASEFIELDTRIPSTOU.S.
TorontoschoolshavestoppedplanningfieldtripstotheUnitedStates,citingconcernsthatsomestudentsmaybe
turnedawayattheborderinthewakeofPresidentTrumpslatesttravelbanandtheAmericanimmigrationauthorities
newlyimplementedextremevettingprocedures.McGillUniversityinMontrealsaidithada21percentincreasein
undergraduateapplicantsfromtheUnitedStates,witha25percentincreaseininternationalundergraduateapplicants
fromeverywhereelse[RegistrarKathleenMasseycited)NewYorkTimes
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/world/americas/canadatorontoschooltripsunitedstatestravelban.html

QUESTIONSSURROUNDFUTUREOFMARIJUANALEGISLATION,PRESCRIPTIONSFORPAINThelegalstatusofmarijuana
isabouttochangeinCanada,anditseemschangescan'tcomesoonenoughfordoctorswhoareunderincreasing
pressuretoprescribepottopatients"Whenyouthinkcarefullyaboutwhat'sinvolvedinlegalizingcannabis,youdon't
wanttorushthis,saysDr.MarkWareofMcGillUniversity.Dr.Warewasamemberofthefederaltaskforcethat
advisedOttawaontheroutetolegalizingpot.Hesaysthelegalchangesmaynotcomeasfastassomehope.
CTV
http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/questionssurroundfutureofmarijuanalegislationprescriptionsforpain1.3340684

WHENFEAROFCHILDBIRTHISEXTREME
Ameasureoffearaboutchildbirthisnormal.Butforsomewomen,thefearispathologicalandcanbesoextreme
thattheyavoidbecomingpregnant[Dr.TuongVi]Nguyen,anassistantprofessorinMcGillsdepartmentsof
psychiatryandobstetricsandgynecology,isworkingtoraiseawarenessoftheseldomdiscussedcondition,tolet
womenknowthattreatmentexists,andtodeveloptargetedinitiativestohelpthem.
VancouverSun
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/localnews/when+fear+childbirth+extreme/13192064/story.html

MCGILL,WELCOMEHALLMISSIONOFFERDENTALCARETOTHOSEINNEEDAnewagreementbetweenMcGill
UniversityandtheWelcomeHallMissionwillkeepadentalclinicfortheuninsuredoperatingandgivingfreedentalcare
tothoseinneed.
CTV
http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/mcgillwelcomehallmissionofferdentalcaretothoseinneed1.3340771

THEDOCTORGAME:GETTINGTOTHEHEARTOFVITAMINK2ButhowdoesvitaminK2helpcardiovascularhealth?Sir
WilliamOsler,professorofmedicineatMcGillUniversity,Montreal,stressedweareasoldasourarteries.Thismeans
welivelongerifwemaintainsoftflexiblearteries.Tokeepthemhealthy,itsprudenttokeepcalciumoutofarteries.So
K2placescalciumwhereitbelongs,inbonesandnotinarteries,whereitmaightcausetrouble.
TimesColonist
http://www.timescolonist.com/life/health/thedoctorgamegettingtotheheartofvitamink2
1.12943435#sthash.91NAyjlz.dpuf

ITWASSURREAL:WINNEROF$1MGLOBALTEACHINGAWARDRETURNSHOMETheQuebecteacherwhowona
prestigiousinternationalawardforteachingexcellenceisbackinCanada.MaggieMacDonnellreceivedtheGlobal
TeacherPrizeatalavishceremonyinDubai,UnitedArabEmirates,lastweek.Chosenfrommorethan20,000applicants
fromaroundtheworld,shewashonouredforherworkwithInuityouthintheremoteArcticvillageofSalluit,Quebec.I
wasparticularlyinspiredbyaMohawkprofessorthatIhadatMcGillUniversitywhousedtosaythatnooneishealed
untileveryoneishealed,shesaid.IreallyunderstoodthatwhenIwenttoaclosedorisolatedcommunitylikeSalluit
andyourealizehowimportanteverysinglepersonis.
CTV
http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/itwassurrealwinnerof1mglobalteachingawardreturnshome1.3341040

THERIGHTCHEMISTRY:FINDINGSONFENUGREEK(JoeSchwarcz)Ifyouhaveeatencurry,youhaveprobablytasted
fenugreek.Theseedsofthisplantaswellasitsfreshleavesarecommonlyusedasingredientsincurries.Theyareadded
fortaste,buttheyalsoimpartasmellthatisduetosotalone,acompoundthatatlowconcentrationshasadistinct
maplesyruplikeodour.Sincesotalonepassesthroughthebodyunchanged,itcanimpartascentbothtotheurineand
sweat.
TheGazette
http://montrealgazette.com/opinion/columnists/therightchemistryfindingsonfenugreek

AGRESSIONSSURLESCAMPUS:LESVICTIMESLAISSESELLESMMESAumomentoQubectientdesconsultations
surlaquestion,uneenquteduDevoirrvlequ'en10ans,seulement118plaintesonttrecenses,alorsquele
tiersdestudiantesdisentavoirtvictimesd'uneformedeviolencesexuelle.Derrireleschiffressecachentles
histoiresdesvictimesdesfaillesdusystme.
LeDevoir
http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/actualitesensociete

AGRESSIONSSURLESCAMPUSACCOMMODERLAVICTIMESANSPUNIRLECOUPABLELarsolutioninformelled'une
affairenerpondpastoujoursauxattentesdesplaignantesLeDevoirhttp://www.ledevoir.com/societe/actualitesen
societe/494951/agressionssurlescampusaccomoderlavictimesanspunirlecoupable

LESPRIORITSDUNPDSELONLESJEUNESNODMOCRATESDUQUBECLtudianteMalayaPowers,coprsidente
duNPDMcGill,abondedanslemmesens.Laseulefaondecombattreleschangementsclimatiquesetle
nolibralisme,c'estderetournernosracinessocialistesetsocialesdmocrates.Cestimportantquelepartinous
coute,ajoutetelle.
RadioCanada
http://ici.radiocanada.ca/nouvelle/1024332/prioritesjeunesneodemocratesquebecdebatenvironnement

OVERWORKEDSURGEONSATRISKOFERRORS:SOURCESSurgeonsattheMcGillUniversityHealthCentresaythey'reat
riskofburnoutandareworriedaboutmakingerrorsontheoperatingtablebecausetheynowhavetoworklateintothe
eveningsdoingtheadministrativeworkonceperformedbysecretaries.
TheGazette
http://montrealgazette.com/news/localnews/overworkedsurgeonsatmuhcatriskofmakingerrorssources

LAMALADIEMENTALESERAITELLERELIELACULTURE?
LepsychiatrebrsilienVitorPordeus,quitravaillesurundoctoratenpsychiatrietransculturellel'UniversitMcGill,
estimequelacultureetl'histoired'unecollectivitsontlasourcedesmaladiesmentales.Etilutiliselethtreauprs
depersonnesatteintesdetroublesmentauxpourlesallger.
RadioCanada
http://ici.radiocanada.ca/nouvelle/1024410/maladiementalehistoireculturedepression
http://ici.radiocanada.ca/nouvelle/1024392/etudiantsetrangersintegrationimmigrationuqar

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PLUSDE600MILLIONSSUPPLMENTAIRESENDUCATIONLegouvernementCouillarddonneradscetteanneun
coupd'acclrateurpourfavoriserlarussitescolaireetdonnerdel'oxygneauxuniversits.Qubecinjecteraplusde
600millionssupplmentairesenducationpour20172018,uneannoncedubudgetdedemain,aapprisLaPresse.
http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/politique/politiquequebecoise/201703/26/015082597plusde600millions
supplementaireseneducation.php

QUBECVEUT2000DIPLMESD'ICI20242025LegouvernementduQubecveutquelacohorted'infirmires
praticiennesspcialises(IPS)augmenteprogressivementafinquelaprovinceencompte2000d'ici20242025.Pour
atteindrecetobjectif,ilaprparunplandematchquiatrendupublicparleministredelaSantetdesServices
sociaux,GatanBarretteetparsacollgueresponsabledel'Enseignementsuprieur,HlneDavid,dimanche.
LeSoleil
http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/politique/politiquequebecoise/201703/26/015082452santecinqfoisplus
dinfirmieresspecialiseesdici2025.php

ASMAPLESPRINGMARKSFIVEYEARS,ACTIVISTSDIVIDEDONLEGACYOFQUEBECSTUDENTPROTESTSDespitethe
relativequietonthestreetsoflate,manyoftheactivistsbelievetheeventsof2012couldhappenagainundertheright
conditions.
TheStar,CTV
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/03/26/asmaplespringmarksfiveyearsactivistsdividedonlegacyof
quebecstudentprotests.html
http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/lookingbackatquebecsmaplespringfiveyearslater1.3341429

gradsinthenews

YOURANIMALLIFEISOVER.MACHINELIFEHASBEGUN.THEROADTOIMMORTALITYInCalifornia,radicalscientists
andbillionairebackersthinkthetechnologytoextendlifebyuploadingmindstoexistseparatelyfromthebodyis
onlyafewyearsawayAsaPhDstudentincomputationalneuroscienceatMontrealsMcGillUniversity,[Randal]
Koenewasinitiallycautiousaboutrevealingtheunderlyingmotivationforhisstudies,forfearofbeingtakenfora
fantasistoraneccentric.
TheGuardian
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/mar/25/animallifeisovermachinelifehasbegunroadtoimmortality

FURTHERREADING

http://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom
http://www.twitter.com/mcgillu

Academica'sTopTen
www.academica.ca/topten

TheChronicleofHigherEdNewsTicker
http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/
http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/

InsideHigherEdQuickTakes
http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes

From:RonCritchley
Sent:March27174:39PM
To:
Cc:EdytaRogowska,Ms.<edyta.rogowska@mcgill.ca>
Subject:FW:QuestionfromGlobeandMailreporter

Kip,

Justgotthis,thoughtyoushouldknow.

Ron

From:Chiose,Simona
Sent:March27173:23PM
To:RonCritchley<ronald.critchley@mcgill.ca>
Subject:QuestionfromGlobeandMailreporter

HelloMr.Critchley,

ThisisSimonaChiose,IcoverpostsecondaryeducationforTheGlobeandMailandIhavebeenwritingaboutthe
AndrewPotterresignation.Iwouldliketoaskyouacoupleofquestionsabouttheissue.Wecancertainlytalkoffthe
recordifyouwouldprefer.

Youcanreachmeat or

Simona

SimonaChioseIPostsecondaryReporter

Twitter:srchiose

From:InthenewsPublicaffairs
Sent:March30178:13AM
To:InthenewsPublicaffairs<inthenews.publicaffairs@mcgill.ca>;LaurieDevine<laurie.devine@mcgill.ca>;Vincent
CampbellAllaire,M<vincent.allaire@mcgill.ca>;JustinDupuis,Mr<justin.dupuis@mcgill.ca>
Subject:INTHENEWSMarch302017

Goodmorning,

HerearethestoriesaboutorrelevanttotheMcGillcommunityinthenewstoday,fromtheMediaRelationsOffice:

expertcitings/mentions

HSTPOLICY,P.E.I.CLIMATECHANGESTRATEGY'INDIRECTOPPOSITION'OVERHEATINGOILP.E.I.'sHSTexemptionon
homeheatingoilisbeingcalledcontradictorytoitsreportonclimatechangecallingontheprovincetoencouragehome
andbusinessownerstoswitchto"moresustainablefuelsources"includingelectricheatpumpsandwood."It'sactually
encouragingpeopletousethatfuelsourceratherthanalternativefuelsources,"saidChrisRagan,aneconomics
professoratMcGillUniversityandchairoftheuniversity'sEcofiscalCommission.
CBC,Yahoo
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/princeedwardisland/hstheatingoilcarbontaxpei1.4045511
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/hstpolicypeclimate090000689.html

FONDSVERT:UNMANQUEGAGNERD'UNDEMIMILLIARDLesdifficultsdumarchducarbone,auquelleQubec
participeaveclaCalifornie,ontcotprsd'undemimilliardauTrsorqubcoisdansladernireanneLefaitque
lesventesdesdroitsd'missionaientbaissabruptementdepuisunann'estpasncessairementunemauvaise
nouvelle,indiquepoursapartChristopherBarringtonLeigh,professeurl'UniversitMcGill.Ilyvoitlapreuvequeles
grandesentreprisesindustriellespolluentmoins.
Lenouvelliste
https://www.pressreader.com/canada/lenouvelliste/20170330/281762744094950

EXHIBITIONCOULDFEATURETHENEXTGREATCANADIANINVENTORThiscomingSaturday,UNBCandSchoolDistrict
57hosttheCentralInteriorScienceExhibitionattheBentleyScienceCentreIndeed,McGillUniversityinMontrealhas
generatedanumberoffamouspolymerchemists,includingJamesGuillet,whohasinventedbiodegradableplastic
garbagebagsandmighthavesolvedanenvironmentalproblem.
PrinceGeorgeCitizen
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/opinion/letters/exhibitioncouldfeaturethenextgreatcanadianinventor
1.13419641

QUEBECREADYTOENFORCEPROPERUNIFORMSFORPOLICE;LEGISLATIONWOULDSHORTCIRCUITBARGAINING
PROCESS,MCGILLPROFSAYSPublicSecurityMinisterMartinCoiteuxsaidWednesdaytheprovincewillmovequicklyto
legislateabanonpoliceofficerswearingcamouflagepantsonthejob"Thisistroublingbecauseit'sanattempt(bythe
government)toshortcircuitthecollectivebargainingprocess,"saidBarryEidlin,aMcGillUniversityprofessorwho
specializesinlabourpolitics."Ratherthanaddresstheproblem,theyshuntitoff...Thissortofcoercivelegislationisthe
government'strumpcard.
TheGazette
http://montrealgazette.com/news/quebecwantstoforcepolicetoendcamouflagepantsprotest

LEPLANQUBCOISDESINFRASTRUCTURESPROPOSEQUOIPOURLARGION?
BUDGET.Avecledptdubudgethier,legouvernementadpossonPlanqubcoisdesinfrastructures(PQI)2017
2027quidonnelesgrandeslignesdesprojetsmajeurspourlesprochainesannes.L'Outaouaiss'yretrouvequelques
reprisesD'autresprojetssejoignentaulot.D'abord,lePQImentionneuneenveloppede200millions$pourdivers
projetslilasant.Unepartdecessommesseragalementddielaralisationdunprojetdimplantationdun
campusmdicaldel'UniversitMcGillenOutaouaisafindefavoriserlinstallationdemdecinsdanscettergion.
Journallarevuehttp://www.journallarevue.com/actualites/societe/2017/3/29/leplanquebecoisdesinfrastructures
proposequoipourlaregio.html

MAUDITIFYOUDO,MAUDITIFYOUDON'T
(WilliamWatson)IknowAndrewPotter.IknowMcGill.ThisismorenuancedthanpeoplethinkNationalPost
http://news.nationalpost.com/fullcomment/williamwatsoniknowandrewpotteriknowmcgillthisismore
nuancedthanpeoplethink

DIAGNOSTICMEDICALTECHNOLOGYVEERINGINTOSTARTREKGALAXIESThefutureofmedicinehasalwaysseemedout
there,asfantasticalasStarTreksfictionaltricorders.Butintherealmofdiagnostics,cuttingedgeinnovationis
rapidlydrawingthisfuturewithinarmsreachoftodayspatients,professionalsandhealthcaresystemTheideaof
greateraccesstoinformationiscertainlytakingholdinlifesciences.McGillUniversity[sic]inMontrealrecentlymadeall
ofitspublishedresearchanddataavailabletootherinstitutionsforfreewhile,intheraredisorderscommunity,an
onlinerepositorycalledPhenomeCentralnowconnectscliniciansandscientistsbymatchingtheirpatientsprofileswith
similarcases.
TheStar
https://www.thestar.com/news/innovation/2017/03/30/diagnosticmedicaltechnologyveeringintostartrek
galaxies.html

SANTAUDITIVEDESMUSICIENS:LAMUSIQUEQUIFAITMALCarolynChristie,fltisteretraitedel'Orchestre
symphoniquedeMontral,souffred'unacouphneetd'uneimportanteperted'auditiondansuneoreille.Sedisanttrs
nerveusel'idedenousracontersonhistoire,elleincarneparfaitementletabouquientouretoujourslesproblmes
auditifschezlesmusiciens.Aprsplusieursjoursderflexion,elleafinalementchoisidetmoignerdesasituationen
nousenvoyantunecourtelettre.Elleesprequecereportagepermettraauxmusiciensdesaisirl'importancede
protgerleursoreillesFinalement,jeleursuggreaussidepasserdestestsauditifschaqueanneafindeprendre
deschoixclairssidesproblmessontdtects,aconcluMmeChristie,galementprofesseurdefltel'colede
musiqueSchulichdel'UniversitMcGill.
LaPresse
http://www.lapresse.ca/arts/musique/201703/29/015083373santeauditivedesmusicienslamusiquequifait
mal.php

UVOLTLANCELAMONTREPOUVANTRECHARGERUNCELLULAIREGRCEL'NERGIESOLAIREETL'INDUCTIONLa
UvoltWatchestmaintenantlance.CetteinventiondelacompagnieUvolt,meneparlesdeuxjeunesentrepreneurs,
AntonyDiazetleBouchervilloisMarcAntoineBonin,permetderechargeruncellulaireavecl'nergiesolaireetla
technologiedechargementsansfil.Lechemindepuisparcouruparlesdeuxjeuneshommesestnorme.Ilssont
entoursd'unesolidequipe,notammentdesprofesseursdel'UniversitdeMontral,del'UniversitMcGill,etde
l'UniversitConcordiaainsiquedespcialistesenweb,marketingetpublicit.
LeCourrierdusud
http://www.lecourrierdusud.ca/actualites/2017/3/29/uvoltlancelamontrepouvantrechargeruncellulairegraceal
.html

inothernews

KEEPOURHIGHTECHGRADSINCANADA:EDITORIALAnewinstitutetotrainscientistsinnewfrontiersinartificial
intelligenceisakeytoCanadaseconomicfuture.Butwehavetoretainthescientistswetrain.
TheStar
https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2017/03/29/keepourhightechgradsincanadaeditorial.html

AMIDOPIOIDCRISIS,UBCSTUDENTSCREATEWEARABLEDEVICETHATAIMSTOSAVELIVESAgroupofstudentsatthe
UniversityofBritishColumbiahaveturnedtotechnologyinanefforttoaddresstheopioidcrisisbycreatingawearable
devicetheysaycandetectanoverdose.
GlobeandMail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/britishcolumbia/amidopioidcrisisubcstudentscreatewearabledevice
thataimstosavelives/article34485590/

ROSEANNRUNTETOHEADCANADAFOUNDATIONFORINNOVATIONRoseannOReillyRunte,whoannouncedlastweek
thatshewassteppingdownaspresidentandvicechancellorofCarletonUniversity,hasbeennamedpresidentandCEO
oftheCanadaFoundationforInnovation,theorganizationannouncedWednesday.
OttawaSun
http://www.ottawasun.com/2017/03/29/roseannruntetoheadcanadafoundationforinnovation

USLINKEDTOPUNIVERSITYFEARSNEWRULESWILLFORCEITOUTOFHUNGARYCentralEuropeanUniversity,which
wasfoundedbyfinancierGeorgeSoros,saysitisbeingtargetedbyHungariangovernment
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/29/uslinkedtopuniversityfearsnewruleswillforceitoutof
hungary
MICHAELIGNATIEFFAPPEALSTOCANADA,EUROPETOSAVEUNIVERSITYINHUNGARY
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/michaelignatieffappealstocanadaeuropetosaveuniversityin
hungary/article34471961/
CENTRALEUROPEANUNIVERSITYFIGHTSFORSURVIVALINHUNGARY
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/centraleuropeanuniversityfightssurvivalhungary

UOFGGETSLARGESTEVERGIFT,$20MILLIONTOLEADAGRIFOODREVOLUTIONTheUniversityofGuelphhas
receiveda$20milliongiftthatitsayswillhelpthesouthwesternOntarioschoolbecomealeaderintheagrifood
revolution.
CTV
http://guelph.ctvnews.ca/universityofguelphgets20mgifttocreateagrifoodinstitute1.3345869

MEETTHENEWVPACADEMICANDPROVOST
TheUniversityofOttawahasjustnamedanewvicepresidentacademicandprovost.DavidE.Graham,whostartsinhis
positionMay1,madehismarkintheacademicworldpursuingadualcareerpathasaprofessor/researcherandan
administrator.Untilrecently,hewasaprofessorintheFrenchstudiesdepartmentatConcordiaUniversity,where,for
fouryears,hewasalsoprovostandvicepresident,academicaffairs.
http://www.uottawa.ca/gazette/en/news/meetnewvpacademicandprovost

INFLUENTIALMOODY'SPRAISESQUEBECBUDGETASPOSITIVETheinfluentialU.S.creditratingagency,Moodys,views
QuebecsnewbudgetpositivelyandsaystheprovinceisoneofthefewinCanadabalancingthebooks.Whilethe
officialreviewoftheprovincescreditratingwillcomelater,theagencyannouncedWednesdayithasexaminedthe
budgetFinanceMinisterCarlosLeitotabledTuesdayandconcludesQuebecismovingintherightdirection.
TheGazette
http://montrealgazette.com/news/quebec/influentialmoodyspraisesquebecbudgetaspositive#assnat

FURTHERREADING

http://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom
http://www.twitter.com/mcgillu

Academica'sTopTen
www.academica.ca/topten

TheChronicleofHigherEdNewsTicker
http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/
http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/

InsideHigherEdQuickTakes
http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes

Emailsreceivedbyinfo.alumni@mcgill.devre:AndrewPotteraffair:

From:
Sent:Tuesday,March21,20179:31PM
To:InfoAlumni<info.alumni@mcgill.ca>
Subject:Prof.AndrewPotter'spiece

DearSir/Madam,

Iwishtobepermanentlyremovedfromyourmailinglists,oranyotherlistusedbyMcGillUniversity.

IamabsolutelydisgustedbythebigotedpiecewrittenbyoneofMcGill'sfaculty(AndrewPotter)in
Maclean'smagazine.

Aslongashebelongstoyourorganization,Idonotwanttohearfromit...

______________________________________________________

From:
Sent:Wednesday,March22,20179:22AM
To:DianeTessier;LouiseBlondeau
Subject:AndrewPorter

BonjourMadameLouiseBlondeau,

BonjourMadameDianeTessier,

Veuillezneplusmetlphonerpoursolliciterundon.

Veuillezneplusmenvoyerunelettreparlapostepoursolliciterundon.

Laraison?AndrewPotter,DirecteurdelInstitutdtudescanadiennesdelUniversitMcGill.

#McGillProud.Vraiment?


From:
Sent:Thursday,March23,20173:50PM
To:InfoAlumni<info.alumni@mcgill.ca>
Cc:
Subject:MrPotter

HopetoseesomepositivenewsfromMcGregardingMrA.Potter,soon...

(donor)

From:
Sent:Thursday,March23,20173:59PM
To:InfoAlumni<info.alumni@mcgill.ca>
Subject:DonpourAndrewPotter...0,00$US

Pourlesproposdifiantdunanglosaxonparmitantdautresquidonnelibrecourssonmprisenvers
lesQubcois

Comparedtotherestofthecountry,Quebecisanalmostpathologicallyalienatedandlowtrust
society,deficientinmanyofthemostbasicformsofsocialcapitalthatotherCanadianstakeforgranted.
Thisisatoddswiththestandardnarrative;abigpartofQuebecsselfimageandoneofthefrequently
citedexcusesforwhytheprovinceoughttoseparateisthatitisamorecommunitarianplacethanthe
restofCanada,morecommittedtotecommongoodandthepursuitofcollectivistsgoals.Andrew
Potter

EstceunenimedmonstrationdelatrsgrandesuprioritsupposedesEnglishsurleRestofthe
World ?JesprequecetvnementvarveillerquelquesQubcoiset,tousensemble,onvafinirpar
vousdire:Assezcestassez!

Donc,Misterauraitquittsonposte !Probablementpouruneautreuniversitdummegenreque
lavtre"LaplusmeilleureuniversitanglophoneduCanadasitueauQubec,laplusprovince
francophone..."

Aufond,sijecomprendsbien,jepeuxtrsbieninsulterquimieuxmieuxlesimprialisteslinguistiques
anglosaxonset,siadrangequelquesanglophones,jeverraimexcusersanstropdeconsquences


From:
Sent:Thursday,March23,20175:24PM
To:InfoAlumni<info.alumni@mcgill.ca>
Subject:Re:Donations

LookslikeotherfolkswillsoonstopdonatingtoMcGillaswell.

ThereisnojustificationwhatsoeverforforcingMr.Pottertoresignmerelybecausehewasexercisinghis
rightstoFreedomofSpeech.Furthermore,mostEnglishSpeakerslivinginMontrealagreewith
Mr.Potter'sviewsonQuebecbecausetheyreflectreality.ThrowingarespectedAcademicunderthebus
forexpressinghisviewswhicharemainstreamintheEnglishspeakingcommunityisacompleteoutrage.
IfMcGillwantstobecomeaFrenchlanguageuniversity,thensobeit,justdon'tcomeaskingthoseofus
whospeakEnglishforanyfinancialassistance.

MyselfandmostofmyfamilyhaveallattendedandgraduatedfromMcGillUniversity.Thatwasback
whenitwasconsideredanEnglishlanguageUniversity.Nowwhenaskedforadvice,Iwouldencourage
friends,family,workcolleaguesandotheracquaintancestobypassMcGillandinsteadlookatthe
UniversityofTorontoorWaterlooUniversity.

Trulyasadday...

OnTuesday,March21,20176:39PM,ShannonFirley wrote:

Hello,

IwaswatchingGlobalNewsearlierandwasflabbergastedbywhatwasreportedinregardstoMcGill
University.Apparentlysomestudentsstudyingtobecometeachersareexperiencingmajorissuesas
theyareforcedtotakeFrenchlanguageclasses.Thisisridiculous.IGraduatedfromMcGillandnever
hadtotakeanyFrenchclass.Idon'tevenspeakthelanguage.AretheFrenchUniversitiesalsorequiring
studentstotakeEnglishclasses?IfMcGillwantstocatertotheFrenchspeakingstudents,thentheyare
morethanwelcometoattendtheUniversity.IfIwantedtostudyinFrench,Iwouldhaveenrolledina
FrenchlanguageUniversity.Theveryideaofforcingstudentstotakecoursesinaforeignlanguageatan
EnglishlanguageUniversityisbeyondbelief.
IamofficiallysendingnotificationthatalldonationsonbehalfofmyfamilytotheMcGillUniversityAlma
fundwillstopimmediately.MydonationswereintendedforanEnglishlanguageUniversity,nota
Universityimposingforeignlanguagerequirementsuponit'sstudents.

Idonotwanttosponsororbeaffiliatedwithanyinstitutionofhigherlearningthatforcesridiculousand
unrealisticrequirementsuponit'sstudents.IfMcGillUniversitywantstobecomeaFrenchlanguage
institution,thensobeit,Iwantnopartofit.

Regards,


From:
Sent:Friday,March24,20173:01PM
To:InfoAlumni<info.alumni@mcgill.ca>
Subject:Academicfreedom

Towhomitmayconcern,

IamabsolutelyappalledatthedecisionPrincipal,SuzanneFortierhastakenagainstDr.Potter.Ifan
individualisnotallowedtoexpresshisorheropinions,eventhoughitmightoffendanotherindividual,
organization,orgroupofindividuals,thenwearemovingintoaveryscarysociety.Toomany
universitiesarelimitingfreespeechundertheguiseof"upholdingtheinstitutionsmissionstatement."I
thoughtthatMcGillwasabovesuchantics,butobviouslynot.Ifindthewholethingdeplorableand
suspectitmayhavesomethingtodowiththefactthatthePrincipal,herselfisaFrancophoneandtook
hiswordspersonally.Whateverthereason,therewereothermeansthatmighthavebeentakento
addressanywrongdoingonthepartoftheindividual.Issuingastatementsuchas,Dr.Potter'sopinion
arehisownopinionsanddonotreflecttheviewpointofMcGillUniversity,mighthavedefusedthe
comments."Firingisnotasolution.

Asaresultofthisdecision,IhavedecidedthatIwillnotbegivinganyfurtherfinancialsupporttoMcGill.
Ihaveaskedtoberemovedfromyoursubscriptionandnotificationlistsanddonotwishtobecontacted
byMcGillforanyreason.Instead,IshallbeonlytoopleasedtomakedonationstoQueen'sUniversity,
whichI andalegacydonationwillbegiventothemaswell.

Hopefully,McGillUniversitycanredeemitsinternationalreputationbyrecognizingandacknowledging
itserrorinnotallowingfreedomofspeechamongitsfaculty.

Respectfullyandwithoutmalice,

From:
Sent:Saturday,March25,20173:19PM
To:InfoAlumni<info.alumni@mcgill.ca>
Cc:
Subject:IrespectSuzanneFortier

PleasepassthisontoMs.Fortier'soffice.IsentthistoMaclean'sandtoAndrewCoyneatNationalPost
Iamoutofthecountryandsothisisprobablytoolateandtoolongforthemtouse,butIhopetosee
thissomewherepublicontheMcGillorAlumniorotherspot.Ifthisisnotpossible,pleaseletmeknow
andIwillfigureoutsomethingelse.

WhenSmartPeopleMakeStupidDecisions("HowasnowstormexposedQuebecsrealproblem:social
malaise",AndrewPotter,March20,2017;"WhyAndrewPotterlosthisdreamjobatMcGill:High
profilewriterforcedoutoveraMacleanscolumninwhatsbeingcalledanattackonacademic
freedom",MichaelFriscolanti,March23,2017)

Toenjoyacademicfreedom,onemustdisplayacademicrigour.Mr.PotterspieceinMacleansdoesnot
meetthatstandard.Thatsbadenoughforaprofessor;itsunacceptablefortheheadofadepartment
orinstituteofauniversity.Academicsandotherswhoprotesthisleavinghisinstituterolebasedon
freedomofspeecharguments,withoutfirstseparatingfactsfromalternative(ifany)facts,should
remainspeechless.

First,whenare300strandedcarsduringamajorsnowstorma"massbreakdowninthesocialorder"?
Second,whatcriteriadoesMr.Potterusetodefineacrisisthatmakes"theveryideaofcivilsociety
[start]tolooklikeacheapopaintjobfromachiselingbodyshop"?Third,andwhilethiswascorrected,
Quebecisnottheonlyprovinceinwhich"bankmachinesroutinelydispensefiftiesbydefaultatthe
veryleastTDCanadaTrustinmanyifnotmostbranchesacrossthecountrydoes,likelyanissueofcost
reduction,notwhatappearedtobeposited.I'llignore"Thepoliceheredontwearproperuniforms"
ashowthosearguingforfreedomofspeechcantseedressasfreedomofexpressionescapesme.

IntermsofthemeasuresPotterusedtodescribeQuebecas"analmostpathologicallyalienatedand
lowtrustsociety,deficientinmanyofthemostbasicformsofsocialcapitalthatotherCanadianstake
forgranted",Idonotsubscribetotheviewthatthereare"lies,damnliesandstatistics"(orliars,dd
liarsandexperts").Butbeforemakingsweepingstatements,Idoknowenoughtolookathowpoll
questionswerewordedandtranslated,surveypurposeandthebroadercontext.




IamnotsayingthistolaudMcGillormyself,buttoemphasizetheimportanceof
educationandtoimprovingknowledgeinourfamily.Thisisallthemoreimportantina"posttruth"
age.

Iwerelyonourprofessors,ourjournalists,oureditorstodobetterandtobebetterinthis
trumposterousworld.Dosomeofthesehighlyeducatedindividuals,whojumpedonthe"freedomof
speech"bandwagontotalkofachillonacademics,notseetheironythatusingthisargumentseeksto
freezewhatequallymanypeoplewouldseeastheeminentlyreasonedresponsefromadministrators?
McGillsoughttobalanceahighstandardoflearningandarespectfulenvironmentfordebate.Mr.
Potter'sopedpieceinMaclean'sidentifiedhimasDirectoroftheMcGillInstitutefortheStudyof
Canada,whosemission,amongotherthings,isachievedby"enhanc[ing]informeddiscussionofpublic
policy".WhatMr.Potterwrotedoesnotdothat.Therighttofreedomofspeech,andtherolehewas
paidfor,don'tcomewithoutresponsibility.Andtheresponsiblethingtodowasresignfromthatrole.

From:
Sent:Saturday,March25,201712:01PM
To:InfoAlumni<info.alumni@mcgill.ca>
Subject:AlumniSupport

I'msurethatyouhavehadsimilarmessagesbut,asaresultofthetreatmentofAndrewPotter,
youshouldn'texpectmetocontinuetosupportMcGill.

From:
Sent:Monday,March27,201711:32AM
To:LynnMark<lynn.mark@mcgill.ca>
Subject:RE:MeetingrequestMcGillUniversity

HiLynn,

SorryImissedyou.Letmeknowwhenyoureback.IlovedmytimeandMcGillandhavesuchwarmand
inspiringfeelingsfromtheexperience.

Havetosay,though,thatthecurrentadministrationcannotallowthebehaviorofabrutelikeIgor
SadikovgorelativelyunpunishedandthencensureAndrewPotter.Itsinconsistentandunsettling.

Subject:Commentfromcommunity.alumni

Subject: McGillMonthly

Date: Sun,26Mar201711:27:200400

To: <community.alumni@mcgill.ca>

From:

Download(untitled)[text/plain499b]

FreespeechandacademicfreedomatMcGillseemstobedeadalongwithatallother"liberal
institutions"inCanada.Don'tlikewhatpeoplearesaying?Wellinsteadofengagingineducateddebate
andthoughtfuldiscoursetheexpedientthingtodoinanageofgerbillikefocusistofireorbananyone
whodoesnottoeyourline.

IwillhavetogivesomeseriousthoughtastowhetherMcGillisstill
worthyofmyhardearneddonationmoneythisyear.

<david.eidelman@mcgill.ca>,<advisories@mcgill.ca>,<aoc@mcgill.ca>,
CC: <jennifer.oneil@mcgill.ca>,<maria.kontzidis@mcgill.ca>,<cynthia.lee@mcgill.ca>,

Subject: McGillvsfreedomofspeechandthought

Date: Tue,28Mar201714:37:120400

To: <suzanne.fortier@mcgill.ca>

From: johnwilliambaxter<jwbaxter@rogers.com>

DearDr.Fortier,IhavebeenmostdistressedbytherecenteventsatMcGillUniversity.
IamreferringtothefiringofAndrewPotterfromhispositionasdirectorofMcGills
InstituteforthestudyofCanadabecauseofthearticlethathewroteforMacleansmagazine.
Nomatterhowilladvisedthisarticlemaythoughttohavebeen,theresponsebyAdministration
isnothingshortofdisgraceful.Universities,atleastgreatones,shouldbethebastionsoffreedom
ofthoughtandofspeech.McGill,underyourleadership,hasfailedthistaskmiserably.
AsathirdgenerationMcGillianIhavealwaysbeenproudofmyassociationwiththisinstitution.
Nolonger.IbelievethattheAdministrationoftheUniversityhaslostitsmoralcompassandit
needstorecalibrate.Preferably,Ithink,weneednewmanagementatMcGill.Underthepresent
conditionsIfeelthatIcannolongermorallyor[inmyminorwayovertheyears]financiallysupport
thisoncegreatinstitution.
InclosingIamremindedoftheGrookbyPietHeinentitledAReproof

Inviewofyourmanner
ofspendingyourdays
Ihopeyoumaylearn,
beforeendingthem,
thattheeffortyouspend
ondefendingyourways
couldbetterbespent
onamendingthem.

Respectfully,

Subject: Prof. Po'er


Date: Friday, March 24, 2017 at 6:22:05 PM GMT-04:00
From:
To: Antonia Maioni, Prof.

Dear Antonia,
what a dicult Ime for you. For what it's worth and you may not agree the comment below from
my friend who is one of the smartest people I know:
Best wishes as ever,

"...I thought of you when I saw the onslaught of criticism of McGill in the papers today, i.e.,
editorials in the Globe and Mail, the National Post and the Gazette all decrying the lack of academic
freedom, columnists accusing McGill of having "caved" to political pressure, etc.

My take on it is this: The Andrew Potter affair has nothing to do with academic freedom and
everything to do with judgement.

Potter was not writing the Macleans article in his capacity as a contract professor at McGill. The
article clearly states "Andrew Potter is the Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada."

The question then becomes was the article compatible with the mission statement and the aims of
the Institute. Clearly, it was not. Could one argue that the article, nonetheless, made a compelling
argument that there is a link between the social malaise that characterizes Quebec and the
snowstorm that stranded as many as 300 motorists. Of course not, as Potter himself, has
acknowledged. So what are we left with? Answer: An MISC director who has shown an appalling
lack of judgement. Is it reasonable to expect the benefactors who finance the Institute to overlook
such an egregious lack of judgement. I can't imagine why. If you are financing an Institute, you
have to be able to trust the judgement of your director.
Subject: Re: CBC Radio - The Current
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017 at 3:17:40 PM GMT-04:00
From: Sujata Berry
To: Antonia Maioni, Prof.
AJachments: image001.png

You available to chat about this?


Would love to have your input on shaping the discussion.

Sujata Berry
Producer
CBC Radio - The Current
205 Wellington Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5V 3G7
+1-416-205-7942 (desk)

sujata.berry@cbc.ca
@sujataberry

On 24 March 2017 at 15:16, Antonia Maioni, Prof. <antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca> wrote:

Everyone is allowed to criZcize anything, but there are degrees of freedom that ma\er. Evidence ma\ers.
And so do job descripZons: belonging to an academy of scholars; having disZnct administraZve
responsibiliZes.

Pinning your show on who is allowed to criZcize Quebec is, frankly, absurd.

Antonia Maioni

Dean, Faculty of Arts / Doyenne, Facult des arts

McGill University / Universit McGill

853 Sherbrooke Street West / 853, rue Sherbrooke ouest

Montreal, QC H3A 0G5 / Montral (Qubec) H3A 0G5

Tel: +1-514-398-4815

Email/Courriel: antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca

www.mcgill.ca/arts

From: Sujata Berry <sujata.berry@cbc.ca>


Date: Friday, March 24, 2017 at 2:25 PM
To: Antonia Maioni <antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca>
Subject: CBC Radio - The Current

Hi Antonia,

Hope you are well.

On Monday March 27th at 7:30-8:00 a.m. The Current on CBC
Radio is doing a story about the poliZcs in Quebec as viewed
through the lens of the Andrew Po\er resignaZon - i.e. we are
exploring who is allowed to criZcise Quebec?

We are puing together a panel for this discussion. Would love to
see if you are available to parZcipate and to hear your thoughts on
this.

Please call me at your earliest convenience at or
email me a number where I can reach you today and I am happy to
call you.

Best regards,
Sujata

Sujata Berry
Producer
CBC Radio - The Current

205 Wellington Street West


Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5V 3G7

+1-416-205-7942 (desk)

sujata.berry@cbc.ca

@sujataberry
Subject: in sympathy and sugges/ons for moving forward
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017 at 2:56:45 PM GMT-04:00
From:
To: Suzanne For/er, Christopher Manfredi, Prof., Antonia Maioni, Prof.

Dear Principal For/er, Chris, and Antonia,

Like most of McGills faculty, I have been dismayed to see the developments that have transpired in recent
days, from Andrew PoQers opinion piece that was published in Macleans magazine to his resigna/on as
Director of MISC.

As Andrew himself has acknowledged, the op-ed was a awed piece of journalism. I have re-read it a few
/mes now, and while I see its aws, insensi/vi/es, and inaccuracies, I am less convinced that the piece was
wriQen with the inten/on of bashing Quebecers or Quebec society. (I should say that I do not know Andrew
at all personally, and while I have been to some of the MISC events he organized this academic year, I have
had no personal communica/on with him about this maQer.)

In my personal experience, unfortunately, it is clear that a sensi/ve audience can misinterpret and
misconstrue communica/ons, and aQribute ill inten/ons where none existed.

I am concerned like others, that this recent case involving Andrew PoQers opinion piece has been blown
quite out of propor/on. It would be good to slow down the pace of response, and perhaps as a general rule,
the University administra/on should take at least a week or even two before deciding on how to act in
response to such cases. We have gone from a situa/on where the credibility of one academic was at stake, to
one where the credibility of our en/re ins/tu/on is at stake. This is deeply unfortunate and unnecessary.
Andrew has submiQed his resigna/on, and the University has accepted it. However, I suggest that it is
possible for the University to re-think its posi/on, in light of cri/cism, and the worries expressed that the
resigna/on (even if volunteered with no internal pressure) undermines academic freedom. I think it is
important to acknowledge that while the University did not intend to undermine the principle of academic
freedom in accep/ng PoQers resigna/on, the decision could have that eect, which the University must now
counteract. One way to counteract the eect is to acknowledge it, and amend the acceptance of his
resigna/on as a temporary step, but specify that the next step is to implement a process for reviewing
PoQers directorship, and leave open the possibility of his re-appointment as Director a\er the (external)
review. In this way, faculty would regain control over deciding whether or not PoQer is t to be Director. Of
course, the review commiQee may decide that he is not the best person for the job a\er all, in which case the
search for a new director would begin. He may also decide not to seek a review and re-appointment. But
then its up to him to decide this, and oering this process of review of his directorship a\er his resigna/on
would signal that McGill was commiQed to a transparent process with the usual standards of integrity, free of
the vagaries of poli/cal sensi/vi/es.

I hope that you are able to discuss with Andrew PoQer further about the most construc/ve response to this
incident that would help him, as well as MISC, the university, and the general public. If I can be of any help,
please do let me know!

Best of luck! Bon courage!
Peace,



Subject: My colleague Theo just put this up on FB: worth reading
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017 at 2:14:50 PM GMT-04:00
From: MarCn Pierre
To: Antonia Maioni, Prof.

Andrew Potter and the Philosopher's


Omnishambles
THEO MCLAUCHLIN24 MARS 2017
The column was bad. But parts of it were more than bad. If you write something as mysCfying as
that you can regularly get a special cash-only receipt at a restaurant, or that cash machines
dispense Uies so that you can pay your contractor under the table, it really does suggest that
you're looking to nd corrupCon everywhere you look. It was reasonable for Francophones in
Quebec to think that PoZer was going out of his way to bash a province and a society. I wish
more folks defending PoZer understood this. Francophone Quebecers frankly have had to
endure a lot of this kind of crap from English Canada. Notably McLean's.
(Sidenote: some are saying that Patriquin's infamous corrupCon cover story was "vindicated" to
some degree by the depth of the subsequent scandal. We forget about the story's tone,
embodied by the cover itself: Bonhomme Carnival with wads of cash, as clear a way as you could
have come up with to say: "Your disCnct society? Yeah, it's roZen to the core.")
The problem is that in communicaCng "Your arCcle was insulCng," it was criCcal to communicate
which bits were insulCng. It is really, very deeply important for PoZer as MISC director to be able
to say that there is a low level of social capital in Quebec, whether he's right or wrong, provided
he does so in an intellectually honest and rigorous way. Where his arCcle mobilized empirical
research, it had a point -- one with which it is, of course, possible to disagree. The real problem,
from my point of view at any rate, is not in the argument, but in the way he made it. But buried
in the arCcle is sCll a legiCmate argument. So where there gets to be a second big problem is
when criCcism of the arCcle doesn't make this disCncCon. It makes it hard for people to
comment in good faith on bad stu happening in Quebec, and I wish more folks criCcizing PoZer
understood this. And that's where there are legiCmate grounds to worry about academic
integrity. One ought to be able to criCcize the level of social capital in Quebec, and to do so
provocaCvely, and that right needs to be defended.
Now, insult should not be grounds for losing most academic jobs, parCcularly insult so
immediately, graciously and sincerely apologized for. But this was not most academic jobs. Let's
say a big part of your job is public outreach, promoCng dialogue, and improving our
understanding, and you run a centre whose mission statement includes promoCng a diverse
society. Then let's say you do public outreach via blanket condemnaCon--with staggering
tendenCousness--of the major linguisCc minority of the country your insCtute is all about. Well,
look: you eed up at your job. And you eed up in a major way. You shredded your credibility in
your own job. The job of director of MISC is just dierent from the job of professor (which PoZer
keeps, as is right). Having published something so boneheaded that it was indisCnguishable from
Quebec-bashing, I don't think PoZer would have been able to conCnue to be an eecCve
director of the McGill InsCtute for the Study of Canada. Not because of mob jusCce, but because
he'd shot his own credibility in a huge part of the country.
Now he'd had a lot of other successes in a short Cme in the job, and he might have been able to
conCnue to be eecCve in some aspects of the job. So there is a legiCmate debate to be had on
this, and Peter Loewen has usefully engaged on this level, poinCng out the successes PoZer has
achieved. But note that this is a pracCcal debate. There were reasonable grounds for McGill to
insist that he go.
However, these two disCncCons--between the insult and the social criCque, and between MISC
director and other academic jobs--are subtle and to be handled with care. It was all the way
along vital to insist on the defense of academic freedom in everything but the limited framework
of (a) a bad-faith, insulCng argument (b) in the job PoZer held. And these limited criteria do not
accurately describe the reason why many of those who were calling for PoZer's ring were
calling for it. The reCred judge who compared PoZer to the theorists and propagandists of the
Rwandan Genocide in Le Devoir was not, safe to say, in a mindset that admiZed of subtleCes.
And so there is a real problem now: emboldening further aZacks on academics' statements that
can easily overlook the disCncCon between the post of director of a public-engagement research
center and the post of professor, and the disCncCon between idenCfying a major social problem
in Quebec and doing so so poorly as to insult eight million people.
You will note that this leU McGill's administraCon in a dicult posiCon. They would have to
choose between lefng MISC spuZer to a halt, on the one hand, or be seen to bow to the
pressure of public outrage, with hints of well-placed private threats, over public comment by
someone with an academic appointment.
But McGill's tweet did not help its case. I don't know exactly what the wording should have
been, but referring to "the views of McGill University" was a mistake. A university, as an
insCtuCon, can certainly have views--it would be a liZle ridiculous for it not to on, say, the
necessity of public funding for educaCon, and we can probably be comfortable with its having
views on intelligent design--but there was stu in PoZer's column that was not in the bounds of
what McGill should go around having views on. Once the university invokes "its views," it is in
the problemaCc spot of needing to say what didn't t with them. That Quebec is somehow
innately alienated? Or... that there is a problem of social trust in Quebec?
So I don't think McGill's reacCon ought to have been in 140 characters, or wriZen quickly. These
things take nuance, and Cme to think through. There wasn't much Cme: very quickly, I believe,
PoZer needed to be defended in his right *as an academic* to say what he did, at the same Cme
as saying that it was not OK for someone *in his job as MISC director* to say what he did.
The principal's new statement says, in line with what I think, that the problem was that the
column was inconsistent with MISC. But it does not go far enough in defending academic
freedom. RepeaCng McGill's policy does not clarify how the administraCon intends to apply it.
That is, it does not amount to saying, as it should, "Look, things are dierent for the job of MISC
director, and we will absolutely not re a professor or a sessional lecturer from either of those
jobs for saying such things in an arCcle." McGill has a lot to clarify. The principal's message reads
like a defensive crouch.
Nobody in this omnishambles is exactly covering themselves in glory here, though. And what is
likeliest now is another round of polarizaCon. There will be blanketly insulCng op-eds about
Quebec's innate hypersensiCvity, with germs of truth. There will be absurd overreacCon to the
op-eds, along with legiCmate outrage. We will all focus on the hyperbole at the expense of
understanding, and we will pull a liZle bit further apart.

Subject: roundtable
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017 at 1:23:43 PM GMT-04:00
From: Dietlind Stolle, Prof.
To: Antonia Maioni, Prof.

Dear Antonia

given the recent events around Andrew PoGer and discussions of academic
freedom more generally, would you like to parKcipate in an adhoc
roundtable on these issues? They are important academic topics to discuss.
The roundtable might have a representaKve from Macleans, maybe MISC itself, some other scholars
such as Peter Loewen and Allison Harell, voices and researchers from Quebec and maybe Chantal Hebert on it.
Would next Friday April 1 at 2pm or 3pm suit you? If you do not feel comfortable to parKcipate,
maybe you like to moderate? It would be an honor for us.

Please let us know what you think, you are an important voice in this
debate.

Best
Dietlind
Subject: Andrew Po*er ques.ons
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017 at 10:50:59 AM GMT-04:00
From:
To: Antonia Maioni, Prof.
AJachments: OutlookEmoji-1484236274242_PastedImage.png

Dear Antonia,
I received your phone message. Thank you for reaching out. I know this en.re asco with Po*er must
have been especially wrenching for you given all of your hard work over the years to break down the
mistrust that has seemed at .mes to cut McGill o from Quebec. His ill considered and intemperate
essay seemed to conrm every stereotype about what McGill professors think of Quebec, and to feed
Anglo Canadian and Anglo Quebecois contempt for Quebec. It was a disaster, and I am glad he has
resigned. I hope the next director of MISC will take proac.ve steps to repair and build the rela.onship
between McGill and the society that surrounds and nurtures it.

However, your assurance that Po*er was not red like the Principal's assurance that his resigna.on
does not threaten academic freedom is not quite enough to assuage my concerns (which are shared
fairly widely among faculty with whom I have spoken). That he was not red does not mean that no
one in the administra.on encouraged him to resign. And that he only resigned from his administra.ve
role does not mean there are no repercussions for academic freedom. He was not a regular member
of the faculty, but he was hired in part for his academic creden.als and track record, and the
administra.ve roles that faculty regularly take on are part of their belonging to the university
community.

If anyone from the administra.on encouraged Po*er to resign, or suggested that he do so, why should
any of us agree to take on administra.ve du.es within the University? Does taking on an
administra.ve role make us liable to pressure from above should our public pronouncements prove
embarrassing to the University? This is untenable.

Can you assure me that no member of the administra.on suggested or encouraged his resigna.on?
Can the Principal assure the en.re community of this? If so, I would strongly urge that such assurances
be made, and as soon as possible. If such assurances cannot be made, then, the Principal's claim that
academic freedom is a founda.onal principle of McGill University is, unfortunately, doubcul.

Sincerely,

.
Marx's Inferno: The Political Theory of Capital : Available now
Subject: RE: MISC
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 10:23:36 PM GMT-04:00
From: Susan Murley
To: Antonia Maioni, Prof.
AHachments: image001.png

Thank you very much, Antonia.

Sue Murley, PhD


Senior Director, Strategic Communica6ons and Advocacy
Oce of Communica6ons and External Rela6ons
McGill University
Tel: 514-398-5633
Cell: 514-605-1678

From: Antonia Maioni, Prof.


Sent: March-23-17 10:23 PM
To: Susan Murley <susan.murley@mcgill.ca>
Subject: Re: MISC

Here is the relevant passage from Andrew PoPer's oer lePer that explains his duTes:

Antonia Maioni
Dean, Faculty of Arts Doyenne, Facult des arts
McGill University Universit McGill
853 Sherbrooke St. W. 853, rue Sherbrooke ouest
Montreal, QC H3A 0G5 Montral (QC) H3A 0G5
+1-514-398-4212/4815
antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca
www.mcgill.ca/arts

From: Antonia Maioni, Prof.


Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:49:24 PM
To: Susan Murley
Subject: Re: MISC
I found this job descripTon of the ad (which led to Andrew PoPer's hiring):
hPps://accute.ca/2015/08/18/job director mcgill insTtute for the study of canada 19 october 2015/

Job: Director, McGill Institute for


the Study of Canada ...
accute.ca

McGILL UNIVERSITY Faculty of Arts McGill Institute


for the Study of Canada. Director. The Faculty of
Arts invites applications for the position of Director of
the ...


Antonia Maioni
Dean, Faculty of Arts Doyenne, Facult des arts
McGill University Universit McGill
853 Sherbrooke St. W. 853, rue Sherbrooke ouest
Montreal, QC H3A 0G5 Montral (QC) H3A 0G5
+1-514-398-4212/4815
antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca
www.mcgill.ca/arts

From: Susan Murley


Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:45:06 PM
To: Antonia Maioni, Prof.
Subject: MISC

Antonia,

Do you have a copy of the job descripTon for the MISC director? If so, could you pls forward it as soon as
possible?


Sue Murley, PhD
Senior Director, Strategic Communica6ons and Advocacy
Oce of Communica6ons and External Rela6ons
McGill University
Tel: 514-398-5633
Cell: 514-605-1678


Subject: Regrets
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 5:00:12 PM GMT-04:00
From:
To: Andrew PoFer
CC: Suzanne ForHer, Christopher Manfredi, Prof., Antonia Maioni, Prof.

Dear Andrew
While I disagreed strongly with roughly the rst half of your column I very much regret your resignaHon. I am
parHcularly disappointed by McGill's tweet because the university, as many have said, does not and should not have
views on issues like this. I would hope university authoriHes would apologize.I think there has been far too quick a
rush to judgement/decision by everyone. Quiet contemplaHon by everyone concerned would have been the wiser
course. McGill's reputaHon has taken an unnecessary blow.
Subject: Re: Andrew Po,er's resigna2on as director of MISC
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 3:56:53 PM GMT-04:00
From: Ken Whyte
To: Adriana Goreta, Ms.
CC: Louis Arseneault, Antonia Maioni, Prof.

Thanks Adriana I've had a number of contacts. I'm ignoring them unless you want them to be
forwarded. Best, kw

From: Adriana Goreta, Ms. <adriana.goreta@mcgill.ca>


Sent: March 23, 2017 3:42 PM
Cc: Louis Arseneault
Subject: Andrew Po,er's resigna2on as director of MISC

Dear Trustees,

Andrew Potter resigned today as director of MISC. The University issued a press release this
morning announcing Andrew Potters resignation. Here are the links to the release.
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2017/23/c4967.html

Director resigns from MISC


www.newswire.ca

MONTREAL, March 23, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The


Board of trustees of the McGill Institute for the study
of Canada (MISC)...

http://www.newswire.ca/fr/releases/archive/March2017/23/c8839.html

Dmission du directeur de l'Institut


d'tudes canadiennes de
l'Universit McGill
www.newswire.ca

MONTRAL, le 23 mars 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Le


conseil d'administration de l'Institut d'tudes
canadiennes de...

Any media inquiries you receive in your capacity as a MISC Trustee may be redirected to Louis
Arseneault, Vice-Principal of Communications and External Relations. He is copied on this email.


Best regards,

Adriana Goreta
Administrative OfZicer,
McGill Institute for the Study of Canada
3463 Peel Street, Room 304
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1W7
OfZice 514.398-6441 | Mobile
adriana.goreta@mcgill.ca

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Subject: Request for comment
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 12:10:16 PM GMT-04:00
From: Beatrice Britne
To: Antonia Maioni, Prof.

Hi Professor Maioni,

My name is Beatrice I'm a reporter at iPolitics.ca in Ottawa. Hope you're well.

I'm wondering if you might be willing to speak to me on background about what's unfolded at the McGill
Institute for the Study of Canada this week, and the fallout from Andrew Potter's article on Quebec society
published in Maclean's magazine. We have a story up on Mr. Potter's resignation as director of MISC.

The university will not provide me with any comment in addition to a short press release they issued this
morning. Maclean's is reporting that sources say Mr. Potter was forced out by the university - essentially
given the choice to resign or be fired. I'm wondering if as the former head of MISC, you might have
information to share or thoughts on how the university has handled this and the possible consequences for
academic freedom.

Please let me know at your earliest convenience.

Many thanks,
Beatrice

--
Beatrice Britneff
Reporter, iPOLITICS
@bbritneff | ipolitics.ca
Subject: Andrew Po*er's resigna0on
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 11:36:04 AM GMT-04:00
From: Carl Meyer (sent by
To: Antonia Maioni, Prof.

Hi Antonia,

I'm doing a story on Andrew Po*er resigning from the McGill Ins0tute, would you have some 0me to speak with me
about that? I'm interested in your perspec0ve, given your experience as a past director of the ins0tute.

Thank you,
Carl

--
Carl Meyer
Reporter, Na0onal Observer
O*awa, Canada |
Subject: chat?
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 11:03:27 AM GMT-04:00
From: Chiose, Simona
To: Antonia Maioni, Prof.
CC: Chris Chipello, Mr., Cynthia Lee, Carole Graveline, Ms

Hello Antonia

Please let me know if you are able to talk about the PoKer resignaMon preferably this morning but anyMme
today is ne.

Thanks,
Simona
Subject: (none)
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 10:40:16 AM GMT-04:00
From:
To: Antonia Maioni, Prof.

AM,

This Andrew PoGer arHcle mess is an unbelievable self-inicted


wound, and a terrible collateral hit for the MISC..

McGill is quite right to have defended its brand.

Cheers

.
Subject: Re: Weinstock
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 10:29:11 PM GMT-04:00
From: Christopher Manfredi, Prof.
To: Antonia Maioni, Prof.

Daniel, btw, was quite criNcal of the original arNcle.

Christopher P. Manfredi | Provost & Vice-Principal Academic | McGill University | James AdministraNon Building, 845
Sherbrooke Street West, Room 504, Montreal, QC H3A 0G4 | P 514.398.4177 | F 514.398.4768 |
christopher.manfredi@mcgill.ca

Christopher P. Manfredi | Vice-principal excuNf et vice-principal aux tudes | Universit McGill | Pavillon de
ladministraNon James, bureau 504, 845 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montral, QC H3A 0G4 | T 514.398.4177 | F
514.398.4768 |christopher.manfredi@mcgill.ca

McGill University is on land which long served as a site of meeNng and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples,
including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg naNons. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous people
whose footsteps have marked this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.

L'Universit McGill est sur un emplacement qui a longtemps servi de lieu de rencontre et d'change entre les peuples
autochtones, y compris les naNons Haudenosaunee et Anishinabeg. Nous reconnaissons et remercions les divers
peuples autochtones dont les pas ont marqu ce territoire sur lequel les peuples du monde enNer se runissent
maintenant.

_____________________________
From: Antonia Maioni, Prof. <antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca>
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:26 PM
Subject: Re: Weinstock
To: Christopher Manfredi, Prof. <christopher.manfredi@mcgill.ca>

I had assumed he knew not to do so unNl the formal noNce came out.
.
Who is taking the media calls tomorrow? Louis, you, or me?

_____________________________
From: Christopher Manfredi, Prof. <christopher.manfredi@mcgill.ca>
Sent: mercredi, mars 22, 2017 10:22 PM
Subject: Re: Weinstock
To: Antonia Maioni, Prof. <antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca>

Maybe.

Christopher P. Manfredi | Provost & Vice-Principal Academic | McGill University | James AdministraNon Building, 845
Sherbrooke Street West, Room 504, Montreal, QC H3A 0G4 | P 514.398.4177 | F 514.398.4768
|christopher.manfredi@mcgill.ca

Christopher P. Manfredi | Vice-principal excuNf et vice-principal aux tudes | Universit McGill | Pavillon de
ladministraNon James, bureau 504, 845 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montral, QC H3A 0G4 | T 514.398.4177 | F
514.398.4768 |christopher.manfredi@mcgill.ca

McGill University is on land which long served as a site of meeNng and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples,
including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg naNons. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous people
whose footsteps have marked this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.

L'Universit McGill est sur un emplacement qui a longtemps servi de lieu de rencontre et d'change entre les peuples
autochtones, y compris les naNons Haudenosaunee et Anishinabeg. Nous reconnaissons et remercions les divers
peuples autochtones dont les pas ont marqu ce territoire sur lequel les peuples du monde enNer se runissent
maintenant.

From: Antonia Maioni, Prof.


Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:15:51 PM
To: Christopher Manfredi, Prof.
Subject: Weinstock

Daniel Weinstock is reporNng on his Facebook page that "Pojer was asked to resign a few hours ago" Also giving a
thumbs up to the Maclean piece on chilling climate at McGill.
Has Andrew already told everyone?
Subject: Re: En rac+on l'ar+cle de M. Po4er
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 11:56:23 AM GMT-04:00
From: Antonia Maioni, Prof.
To:
AIachments: image001.png

Merci Madame
AM

Antonia Maioni
Dean, Faculty of Arts / Doyenne, Facult des arts

McGill University / Universit McGill


853 Sherbrooke Street West / 853, rue Sherbrooke ouest
Montreal, QC H3A 0G5 / Montral (Qubec) H3A 0G5
Tel: +1-514-398-4815
Email/Courriel: antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca
www.mcgill.ca/arts


From:
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 11:12 AM
To: Antonia Maioni <antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca>
Subject: En rac+on l'ar+cle de M. Po4er

Mme Maioni,
Je vous cris pour vous faire part de ma colre et de mon indignation suite la publication de larticle
dAndrew Potter, How a snowstorm exposed Quebecs real problem : social malaise sur le site web
du magazine Macleans. En tant que membre de la communaut mcgilloise et comme Qubcoise, jai
t outre de lire ce ramassis incohrent de prjugs sur la socit qubcoise. Je ne suis pas la seule,
plusieurs de mes collgues ont eu la mme raction. Bien que japprcie le fait que la direction de
lUniversit McGill se soit dissocie des propos de M. Potter, je narrive toujours pas mexpliquer
comment le directeur de lInstitut dtudes canadiennes de McGill, quelquun qui se prsente comme un
intellectuel accompli, peut publier un article aussi tendancieux et diffamatoire.
En tant que charge de cours lUniversit McGill, je prends trs coeur la formation de mes
tudiants. Je mefforce de leur enseigner que la rigueur intellectuelle est la base dune analyse de
qualit, quun argument se construit sur des faits vrifiables et une analyse srieuse, non sur des
prjugs, des expriences personnelles et des raccourcis intellectuels. En tant que doctorante, on
sattend ce que je fasse preuve de cette rigueur dans mes recherches. Dtenteur dun doctorat en
philosophie, on sattendrait tout le moins que le directeur de lInstitut dtudes canadiennes soit
capable de faire preuve de cette rigueur intellectuelle. Son article dmontre, au contraire, quil na ni la
stature intellectuelle ncessaire ni la dignit pour occuper ce poste. Jajouterais que sa mconnaissance
de la socit qubcoise mais surtout son mpris envers cette communaut indiquent quil na pas sa
place dans une universit qubcoise. Ses excuses, bien que ncessaires mais dont je doute
srieusement de la bonne foi, neffacent en rien son manque de jugement et ses propos mprisants et
offensants.
Dans les circonstances, je crois quil serait avis que les membres du conseil dadministration de
Subject: Re: dsola+on
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 11:55:53 AM GMT-04:00
From: Antonia Maioni, Prof.
To:
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Merci

Antonia Maioni
Dean, Faculty of Arts / Doyenne, Facult des arts

McGill University / Universit McGill


853 Sherbrooke Street West / 853, rue Sherbrooke ouest
Montreal, QC H3A 0G5 / Montral (Qubec) H3A 0G5
Tel: +1-514-398-4815
Email/Courriel: antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca
www.mcgill.ca/arts


From:
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 10:30 AM
To: Antonia Maioni <antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca>
Subject: dsola+on

Chre Antonia,

La communaut des tudes qubcoises McGill est vraiment clabousse par larticle publi par
Andrew Potter.

Vraiment, jai t profondment secou par cet article. Secou comme en 1995 quand jai entendu en
direct la dclaration de Jacques Parizeau le soir du rfrendum. Cette fois cest ma communaut
mcgilloise qui est touche.

Tant le ton et que les propos ne sont pas la hauteur dun universitaire. Provenant dun universitaire
mcgillois et en plus du directeur de linstitut dtudes canadiennes, cela va tre brutal comme impact.
Vraiment brutal.

Je reois des dizaines de courriels soit des courriels dinsultes car pour plusieurs Qubcoises et
Qubcois, il ya un amalgame, MISC-PQ-CRIEM ou soit des courriels minvitant dnoncer
publiquement ces propos.

Cest dsolant pour des gens comme toi et moi qui travaillons donner une image complexe et nuance
du Qubec.

Je reois des courriels de gens du Ministre des Relations internationales du Qubec, de lAssociation
internationale des tudes qubcoises, de la Ville de Montral me tmoignant de leur solidarit mais
soulignant leur profond malaise avec cette signature de la part dun universitaire McGillois.
Sans tomber dans le pige, une rponse pose de la communaut des qubcistes sur la contribution, la
tradition et la rigueur des tudes qubcoises McGill me semble invitable.

Enfin, tout cela est vraiment dommage. La contribution de McGill aux tudes qubcoises est tellement
utile et ncessaire. Tu me fais part de tes ractions et conseils.

Jen profite pour te tmoigner de ma totale solidarit sachant que les dernires heures ont d tre fort
pnibles pour toi,


Subject: Re: Complaint
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 12:59:07 AM GMT-04:00
From:
To: Antonia Maioni, Prof.

Thank you for your quick response.

I just hope his tenure as a professor and all the advantages of such a presNgious posiNon is not isolaNng him
ideologically. Even more importantly because he his direcNng MICS.

Sorry I directed my complaint to you, I just gured you must be his boss at McGill.

Have a great day

Le 21 mars 2017 18:23, Antonia Maioni, Prof. <antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca> a crit :

Thank you for making your views known to me, I appreciate your comments.
With best wishes,
Antonia Maioni

Antonia Maioni
Dean, Faculty of Arts Doyenne, Facult des arts
McGill University Universit McGill
853 Sherbrooke St. W. 853, rue Sherbrooke ouest
Montreal, QC H3A 0G5 Montral (QC) H3A 0G5
+1-514-398-4212/4815
antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca
www.mcgill.ca/arts

From: >
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:56:43 PM
To: Antonia Maioni, Prof.
Subject: Complaint

Hi, my name is master of music graduated from McGill in the spring of
2016.

I am wriNng this to you because I have a complaint about Mr. Andrew Po^er, director of
the InsNtute for the Study of Canada.

As a proud member of the McGill alumni, I was very surprised and disapointed by the
piece Mr. Po^er wrote for Maclean's.

The level of demagogy, misinformed assumpNons and staNsNcal ''cherry picking" of this
piece is something that would not be expected by a person with his posiNon and with its
level of educaNon. Mr. Po^er represents McGill in all of his puplic statements and brought
shame to the community.

During my studies at McGill I was constantly witnessing people trying to understand each
other and building bridges between dierent cultures.

I think it is very dispoinNng that Mr. Po^er is represenNng McGill University and that he
gets that kind of exposure. His text really demonstrates his bias against the Qubecois
culture and idenNty.

Thank you
De : "Antonia Maioni, Prof." <antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca>
Date : mercredi 22 mars 2017 09:52
:
Objet : Re: Sortie de crise?

Merci d'avoir partag tes penses. Ce fut une journe dicile. L'Universit a ragi fermement aux
propos de M. Potter qui s'est d'ailleurs excus publiquement pour ses propos. Mais le travail nest pas
termin.

Antonia Maioni
Dean, Faculty of Arts / Doyenne, Facult des arts

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McGill University / Universit McGill
853 Sherbrooke Street West / 853, rue Sherbrooke ouest
Montreal, QC H3A 0G5 / Montral (Qubec) H3A 0G5
Tel: +1-514-398-4815
Email/Courriel: antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca
www.mcgill.ca/arts

From:
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 9:37 AM
To: Antonia Maioni <antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca>
Subject: Sortie de crise?

Bonjour Antonia,

moins dhabiter une autre plante, tu nauras pas pu chapper au raz-de-mare mdiatique qui a
suivi la publication de larticle de Potter dans le MacLeans. Je tcris pour te demander si la Facult
entend rpondre, comme je lespre, par une action forte et exemplaire un geste mes yeux
indigne de la part dun directeur du MISC. Les deux derniers directeurs du MISC, pour ne parler que
de ceux-l, avaient une sensibilit et une comprhension du Qubec, que le nouveau directeur na
apparemment pas. Cet article nous tire tous 40 ans en arrire. Plusieurs collgues prparent des
rponses et je ne pourrai, , faire lconomie dune rponse publique,
mais mesure. et moi recevons des messages de collgues de lextrieur et de personnes
inconnus qui confondent MISC, CRIEM et PQ, et qui nous croient solidaires du brlot de Potter. Je
nai pas, personnellement, lintention de jeter de lhuile sur le feu ; je sais que Potter a publi un
statut Facebook, mais cette rponse, publie par la voie des mdias sociaux, ne rparera pas le mal
qui a t fait. La perception des Qubcois que McGill et ses chercheurs sont dconnects du
Qubec vient de recevoir une conrmation malheureuse.

Je reste ta disposition pour discuter et, si possible, participer de la solution.

Bien toi,
Subject: Le#re
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 6:51:43 PM GMT-04:00
From:
To: principal@ubishops.ca,
CC: Andrew Po#er, Antonia Maioni, Prof., Christopher Manfredi, Prof.
AIachments: Le#re.docx

Madame, Monsieur

Je vous saurais gr de bien vouloir prendre connaissance de la le#re en p. j. a#ache ce message.


Montral, le 21 mars 2017

Mme Ann Dadson


M. Michael Goldbloom,
Coprsidents
McGill Institute for the Study of Canada/
LInstitut dtudes canadiennes de McGill

Madame, Monsieur,

Je tiens vous faire part de ma trs grande dception de constater que le McGill Institute for the Study
of Canada/Linstitut dtudes canadiennes de McGill est dsormais dirig par quelquun comme M
Andrew Potter, une personne apparemment incapable de faire preuve de jugement. Larticle quil signe
dans le no du 20 mars 2017 de la revue Macleans, intitul How a snowstorm exposed Quebecs real
problem : social malaise comporte en effet une telle somme de prjugs, de gnralisations, de
raccourcis intellectuels, de faussets et daccusations mensongres ou sans fondements au sujet du
Qubec que son texte est bien prs de frler le racisme pur et simple.

Historienne ayant fait carrire lUniversit de Montral, je suis membre du Montreal History Group/Le
Groupe dhistoire de Montral depuis plus de 25 ans. Ce groupe, bas luniversit McGill, mais
runissant des chercheurs de diffrentes universits travers le Qubec et au-del, a t fond dans les
annes 1970 entre autres par Brian Young lun des vos professeurs mrites parmi les plus rputs et
lun des historiens les plus respects de la communaut scientifique qubcoise et canadienne. Ce
groupe de recherche a toujours fonctionn dans le plus grand respect de ceux et celle qui le composent,
francophones et anglophones, dans une volont de scruter le pass et le prsent de ces deux groupes
(parmi dautres) pour mieux faire ressortir ce qui les relie tout autant que ce qui les divise, pour mieux
explorer leurs similarits, mais aussi comprendre leurs diffrences et les surpasser. Pour moi, jusqu
prsent, McGill ctait cela : une communaut capable dtre inclusive et respectueuse. Je constate,
regret, quelle peut aussi tre sectaire et mprisante.

Veuillez agrer, Madame, Monsieur, lexpression de mes sentiments distingus

c. c. : Christopher P. Manfredi, Provost, Universit McGill


Antonia Maioni, Doyenne, Facult des Arts, Universit McGill
Andrew Potter, director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, Universit McGill
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Le 21 mars 2017 18:27, Antonia Maioni, Prof. <antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca> a crit :

M.

Merci d'avoir partag vos penses avec moi. Ce fut une journe dicile pour nous
McGill. L'Universit ragi fermement aux propos de M. Po,er qui s'est d'ailleurs excus
publiquement pour ses propos.

Cordialement,

Antonia Maioni

Antonia Maioni

Dean, Faculty of Arts Doyenne, Facult des arts

McGill University Universit McGill

853 Sherbrooke St. W. 853, rue Sherbrooke ouest

Montreal, QC H3A 0G5 Montral (QC) H3A 0G5

+1-514-398-4212/4815

antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca

www.mcgill.ca/arts

From:
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ac]ve.
Subject: Re: MISC
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 4:52:33 PM GMT-04:00
From:
To: Antonia Maioni, Prof.

le gars doit ncessairement dmissionner de MISC, en tout cas, cest clair!


il a droit de dire des niaiseries comme prof, mais pas comme boss de MISC.
cest le conseil que je donne Suzanne.

On Mar 21, 2017, at 12:46 PM, Antonia Maioni, Prof. <antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca> wrote:

On essaie de reparer les degats ...


Sent from my iPhone
On Mar 21, 2017, at 11:05, wrote:
salut Antonia,
ton collgue Andrew PoZer est vraiment un tata de premire classe. Cest rare quon lit des ar[cles aussi
stupides que celui commis dans McLeans.
Une honte pour McGill,
@mcgillu.

McGill University @mcgillu

The views expressed by


@JAndrewPoVer in the
@MacleansMag arJcle do not represent those of

Laurie Devine
Public & Media RelaJons
CommunicaJons & External RelaJons
Universit McGill University
514.398.5929 | @mcgillu @mcgillumedia @devineone
hVp://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom
Subject: Po#er's ar*cle
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 3:56:05 PM GMT-04:00
From:
To: Antonia Maioni, Prof.

Dear Antonia,
Im sure youre geLng lots of email about Andrew Po#ers Macleans ar*cle. As were both Quebec specialists, it wont
surprise you that I'm stunned and disgusted by it. I know he has retracted it, but I have to wonder what lead him to think
that it was not oensive in the rst place. I was very happy to see that McGill has disassociated itself from it. S*ll, I have to
ask, how can Po#er successfully represent a Canadian voice in Quebec (which I believe is the McGill Ins*tute for the Study
of Canada's mandate) aYer such an outburst? Many of us have worked hard to move McGill away from such views. No
doubt we will hear endless echoes of this event. This is damaging.
Yours truly,
From: Antonia Maioni, Prof.
Sent: March-21-17 2:03 PM
To: Andrew Po?er
Subject: Re: tweets

Were you expecOng a big crowd?

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 21, 2017, at 13:54, Andrew Po?er <andrew2.po?er@mcgill.ca> wrote:

Thanks.

Quickly: We have an event scheduled for tonight, the Eakin lecture. Im geMng a
LOT of reporters calling for interviews, and Im fairly certain someone will show up.
I think it would be bad if I got bu?onholed at the event by a reporter or
photographer; it could undermine the event and hurt the school.

WE have two opOons: We could cancel the event, or we could nd someone else to
host it.? Ive tried to get Elsbeth Heaman but I cant reach her. Do you have any
thoughts?



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From: Antonia Maioni, Prof.
Sent: March-21-17 1:51 PM
To: Andrew Po?er
Subject: Fwd: tweets

FYI

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Carole Graveline, Ms" <carole.graveline@mcgill.ca>


Date: March 21, 2017 at 13:49:55 EDT
To: "Antonia Maioni, Prof." <antonia.maioni@mcgill.ca>
Subject:

From: Laurie Devine
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:48 PM
To: Carole Graveline, Ms <carole.graveline@mcgill.ca>
Subject: tweets

The views expressed by @JAndrewPo?er in the @MacLeanMag
arOcle do not represent those of #McGill.

#McGill nendosse daucune faon les propos tenus par
@JAndrewPo?er dans @MacLeansMag




Laurie Devine
Public & Media RelaOons
CommunicaOons & External RelaOons
Universit McGill University
514.398.5929 | @mcgillu @mcgillumedia @devineone
h?p://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom
Subject: FW: tweets
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 1:49:55 PM GMT-04:00
From: Carole Graveline, Ms
To: Antonia Maioni, Prof.

Antonia, voici ce qui part linstant.



From: Laurie Devine
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:48 PM
To: Carole Graveline, Ms <carole.graveline@mcgill.ca>
Subject: tweets

The views expressed by @JAndrewPoVer in the @MacLeanMag arWcle do not represent those of
#McGill.

#McGill nendosse daucune faon les propos tenus par @JAndrewPoVer dans @MacLeansMag




Laurie Devine
Public & Media RelaWons
CommunicaWons & External RelaWons
Universit McGill University
514.398.5929 | @mcgillu @mcgillumedia @devineone
hVp://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom