McGill gets new principal

Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum was installed as McGill University’s first female principal and vice-chancellor on Mon., Mar. 10. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada; the president of the National Assembly of Quebec; and the mayor of Montreal attended the ceremony.

Munroe-Blum served as vice-president research and international relations at the University of Toronto prior to her selection as principal. She received Bachelor’s degrees in Arts and Social Work from McMaster University, a Master’s degree in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

According to McGill University, Munroe-Blum conducted ground-breaking epidemiological studies of major psychiatric disorders and has influenced the development of mental health policies.

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