Christopher Buddle, Dean of Students
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.