Fifteen new academic promotions or appointments

On June 11, 2015, the Executive Committee of McGill’s Board of Governors approved the Statutory Selection Committee’s recommendations to promote the following 11 associate professors to the rank of full professor. All appointments are effective August 1, 2015 unless otherwise noted:

  • Mark Andrews (Chemistry)*
  • Olivier Beauchet (Medicine)
  • Adelle Blackett (Law)**
  • Simone Chevalier (Surgery)*
  • David Lametti (Law)
  • Michael Libman (Medicine)*
  • Donald Sheppard (Medicine)*
  • Carlos Telleria (Pathology)
  • Shauna Van Praagh (Law)
  • Marcelo Wanderley (Music Research)
  • Sylvain Williams (Psychiatry)*

At the same meeting, Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou (Desautels Faculty of Management)** and Anja Geitmann (Plant Science) were appointed to the rank of full professor with tenure. Professor Bajeux-Besnainou recently came to McGill from George Washington University as our new Dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management. Professor Geitmann is the new Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Associate Vice-Principal (Macdonald Campus); she was recruited from Université de Montréal. Shadi Martin (Social Work) was appointed to the rank of associate professor with tenure, and Jane Burpee (University Libraries)*** was appointed associate librarian with tenure.

Congratulations to everyone on this important recognition of excellence in pedagogy and scholarship.

*effective July 1, 2015

**effective September 1, 2015

***effective August 24, 2015


Clarification: The promotions of Jane Burpee, David Lametti, Shauna Van Praagh and Marcelo Wanderley were approved via electronic vote, which concluded July 13, 2015. The promotion of Adelle Blackett was approved via electronic vote concluding August 17, 2015.