Changes loom in Internal Communication at McGill

After a decade in McGill communications, Doug Sweet is retiring
Doug Sweet was a key person in McGill communications for a decade.

A few changes are in the offing in McGill’s office of Internal Communication, following the announcement that Internal Communications Director Doug Sweet is retiring. Sweet spent 10 years in different communications capacities at McGill.

Senior Communication Officer James Martin will assume most of Sweet’s duties on an interim basis, as of Monday, August 27. He can be reached at 514-398-7404.

The Internal Communication office will continue to produce the McGill Reporter, under the editorship of Neale McDevitt, along with the what’snew@mcgill and what’snewstudents@mcgill electronic newsletters. Anne Lagacé Dowson remains as a major contributor to the Reporter, among other duties.

Sweet, who came to McGill from The Montreal Gazette in January 2008 as Director of Media Relations, said the timing of his retirement is entirely his choice and he’s looking forward to doing different – and perhaps quieter – things in his life. “The hard part,” Sweet said, “will be spending far less time with a wonderful group of colleagues at an amazing institution. McGill has been an incredible experience for me. It’s a great place to work.”

“Doug will be greatly missed for his professionalism, his skill as a communicator and his mentorship,” said McDevitt.