Anthony C. Masi, Provost
Morton Mendelson, Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning)
Michael Di Grappa, Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance)
Marc Weinstein, Vice-Principal (Development and Alumni Relations)
Olivier Marcil, Vice-Principal (External Relations)
Rose Goldstein, Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations)
Karin Lornsen (editor)
Like his beloved Dodgers, Anthony C. Masi left his hometown of Brooklyn. Whereas the Dodgers landed in L.A., Masi came to Montreal – via Italy and Providence, Rhode Island – to join McGill faculty as assistant professor of sociology. That was more than 30 years ago, and as he often indicates, he has “never regretted that decision, even for one moment.” In addition to serving since 2005 as McGill’s chief academic officer after the Principal, and chief budget officer, the Provost is a former football and rugby player, an avid reader, a member of the National Statistics Council of Canada and foreign member of the Italian Research Council in Scientific Committee. He was recently appointed “Cavaliere” in the Order of Merit in the Italian Republic.
Morton J. Mendelson is McGill’s first Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning). As such, he promotes the integration of McGill’s values, standards, and goals with respect to student life and learning into University policies, operations and procedures.
His first memories of McGill are of visiting the Redpath Museum as a boy, where he was enthralled with the dinosaur skeleton. He was a student here in the late sixties, a time that provides other vivid memories, but most notably of fellow students and professors. After completing graduate and post-doctoral studies, he returned to McGill’s Psychology Department as a faculty member in 1977. Prior to becoming Deputy Provost, he held a number of posts dedicated to students’ interests, including Graduate Program Director in Psychology, Sexual Harassment Assessor, and Associate Dean (Academic & Student Affairs) in Science.
Michael Di Grappa joined McGill in 2010. He is responsible for Financial Services, Human Resources, Information Technology Services, Facilities Management, the Office of Investments, Risk Management and Insurance, and University Services. Michael served as Vice-President, Services, at Concordia from 2000 to 2010.
Michael is a Concordia University grad who also holds a Master’s in Public Policy and Administration from Columbia University, During his undergraduate years at Concordia, Michael was very active in student government. His experience as both a university administrator and student leader has given Michael a unique perspective on the issues both groups grapple with.
A born and bred Montrealer, Michael is very involved in community building. He is President and Chair of the “Fondation de l’hôpital Marie-Clarac”, and a director of Santa Cabrini Hospital, the Canadian Association of University Business Officers, Le Portage, and the “Centre communautaire de la Petite-Italie”.
Marc Weinstein joined McGill’s Development and Alumni Relations team in 2005 and has been Vice-Principal since 2008, before which he held senior fundraising positions at the McGill University Health Centre and the Jewish General Hospital. A native Montrealer and a proud McGill alumnus, Marc has a Bachelor of Arts degree (1985), and both Civil Law (BCL) and Common Law (LLB) degrees from McGill (1991), as well as a Master of Arts degree from York University in Toronto. Marc is married and has two teenage sons, which might explain his skill in managing the complicated negotiations necessary for successful fundraising.
Olivier Marcil came to McGill in 2011 after serving as Chief of Staff to Clément Gignac, Quebec’s Minister of Economic Development. Prior to that, he acted as an advisor to Premier Jean Charest and as Chief of Staff to Quebec’s Minister of Canadian Intergovernmental Affairs, Aboriginal Affairs and Democratic Institutional Reform. His work experience and an academic background in history – a Bachelor’s from the Université de Sherbrooke and a Master’s from the Université de Montréal – combine to make him both keen observer and active participant in all that he does. Proud dad of a four-year-old boy and a one-year-old girl, he is also a director of the Fondation Serge-Marcil, which helps disadvantaged children in Haïti and Senegal.
Rosie Goldstein grew up in Montreal and attended McGill, eating a respectable amount of pizza in the basement of the McLennan Library while earning her BSc and then her medical degree. She went on to specialize in rheumatology, with a particular interest in osteoporosis and women’s health. Her research has explored the genetics of rheumatic disease as well as cell-cell interaction in Rheumatoid arthritis. (If you were a rheumatologist too, you would find that fascinating.) Most recently, she was Vice-President (Research) at the University of Calgary, so the decision to return to Montreal in December 2010 as McGill’s VP (Research and International Relations) was really a no-brainer: the weather is better, she can walk to work, and McGill is one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. (The difference in Stanley Cups was just icing on the cake.) She is married to a surgeon who frequently volunteers in Tanzania. They have three sons, including one at McGill, and a dog named Hunny.
Karin is the editor-in-chief of Red. She is also the Academic Planning & Projects Officer in the Office of the Principal. Before joining the Principal’s team, she worked in Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Karin’s academic background is postmodern literature. She has a Master’s degree from the University of Waterloo, and a Ph.D. from UBC. While she has always maintained ties to the academic world, Karin decided not to pursue a scholarly career. She obtained training in communications and quickly got her feet wet in the field of PR, with a special focus on non-profit advocacy. Prior to joining McGill, she was employed at the United Nations Foundation in Washington, DC, where she assisted in media outreach benefitting international development causes. In her spare time, Karin is training for her first marathon. She is always looking forward to meeting interesting people from around the University and all around the world.