Christopher Bud­dle, Dean of Stu­dents

The McGill Daily - - Administrative Hierarchy -

The Dean of Stu­dents is re­spon­si­ble for cham­pi­oning stu­dent rights and pro­mot­ing stu­dents re­spon­si­bil­ity. The po­si­tion is cur­rently held by Christopher Bud­dle, ap­pointed in 2016. The Dean’s ad­min­is­tra­tion op­er­ates based on the Char­ter of Stu­dent Rights, the Code of Stu­dent Con­duct and Dis­ci­plinary Pro­ce­dures, and the Hand­book of Stu­dent Rights and Re­spon­si­bil­i­ties.

The Dean over­sees the dis­ci­plinary process by or­ga­niz­ing hear­ing com­mit­tees, and main­tain­ing a dis­ci­plinary record of stu­dents. In cases of an aca­demic of­fense, the dis­ci­plinary of­fi­cer in­ves­ti­gates the is­sue and de­cides whether the stu­dent will be sanc­tioned. Con­test­ing the of­fi­cer’s de­ci­sion also in­volves the Dean of Stu­dents, who can ar­range a hear­ing in front of the ap­peals com­mit­tee.

In cases of a non-aca­demic of­fense, the mat­ter is in­ves­ti­gated by the dis­ci­plinary of­fi­cer to the hear­ing Com­mit­tee on Stu­dent Dis­ci­pline (CSD), se­lected by the of­fice of the Dean of Stu­dents. The Dean may halt fur­ther pro­ceed­ing of the case with­out a hear­ing from the CSD. How­ever, the Dean does not ex­er­cise vot­ing power in both hear­ing and ap­peal com­mit­tees.

If you are strug­gling with your men­tal health, aca­demics, or gen­eral well be­ing through­out the se­mes­ter, the of­fice of the Dean is a re­source that can con­nect you to var­i­ous ser­vices. Pro­grams like Ask an Ad­vi­sor re­fer­ring stu­dents to re­sources are over­seen by the Dean. In the case of an emer­gency in­volv­ing Mcgill stu­dents, the Dean of Stu­dents serves as the main point of con­tact. Dis­clo­sures of as­sault are re­ferred to the Case Man­ager, who can be reached at case­m­an­ager@mcgill.ca. The of­fice of the Dean must up­hold the Que­bec pri­vacy leg­is­la­tion, which pre­vents the of­fice from re­leas­ing pri­vate in­for­ma­tion about a stu­dent to third par­ties.

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