Forging a societal action plan in preventing childhood obesity around the world. Date: October 26-27, 2006. Place: Mount Royal Centre, 2200 Mansfield. Keynote speaker: Paul Krugman, New York Times columnist and economist. Participants from many domains (health, education, management, media, etc.) to develop a broader approach to prevention of childhood obesity that will be presented to the Global Prevention Alliance.
A free-standing ornamental wall fell over and smashed a large window at the Nahum Gelber Law Library, filling a corridor with large sandstone bricks. Fortunately, no one was injured but we are concerned about another free-standing wall of the same type. At the moment, our front door and driveway have been sealed off, but we are staying open. Access can be gained through Old and New Chancellor Day Halls.
The returns chutes in the McLennan Lobby will be under renovation from October 16 to 23. We will temporarily relocate the returns chute to the window on the EDRS side of the Loans Desk in the Redpath Library Building (near the Redpath entrance). We thank you for your patience as we strive to improve our service delivery.
The Blackwell Synergy site is undergoing unscheduled maintenance. The site has experienced a system or database error and Blackwell technical staff are working to make the site available as soon as possible. There is no indication when the repairs will be complete.
Roderick A. Macdonald, F.R. Scott Professor of Constitutional and Public Law at McGill University, has been mandated by Justice Minister Yvon Marcoux to head an expert panel that will examine if any measures to prevent Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) should be adopted by the government.
On Saturday, October 21, an event has been scheduled for visiting McGill alumni during Homecoming weekend. The computer and study area (former Reference area) on Level 1 (main floor) of the McLennan Library Building will not be accessible from 1 pm to 4 pm. Additional computers and group and individual study areas are available elsewhere in the McLennan and Redpath buildings, as well as in other branch libraries on campus. Books from the Reference collection will be retrieved for users by library staff during this period. Please consult with staff at the Information Desk for details. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
If you are responsible for querying or updating Admissions or Student Records using the forms SAAADMS, SGASTDN, SFAREGS or SHADEGR there are now important information sessions to attend.
All INB (Internet Native Banner) users are encouraged to attend an information session about the new navigation features of version 7.
Eric Boyko, BCom'92, founder of EFundraising.com, has bought out U.S. rival Fundraising.com for $5 million. The deal will create 40 jobs in Old Montreal.
The tentative schedule for Macdonald Campus exams is now available.