The Staff Benefits Advisory Committee (SBAC) has completed its annual review of the Benefit Plans. We are pleased to report that the financial status of all the plans remains very positive.
All McGill branch libraries and library units will be closed from December 22, 2007, to January 1, 2008. Services will resume January 2. We wish you all the best for the holidays, and look forward to seeing you again in the New Year.
The Graduate Law Students Association (GLSA) at McGill University will host its first annual conference March 7-8, 2008, in Montreal. The objective of the conference is to provide a lively, engaging forum for students to share their continuing research on a wide variety of law-related subjects. The theme of the conference this year will consider law and its transformation, focusing on the substantive and methodological aspects of graduate legal research. Prof. R.A. Macdonald, F.R. Scott Chair of Constitutional Law, former dean of McGill's Faculty of Law and former president of the Law Commission of Canada, will present the keynote address. Abstracts deadline: FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008. See "More information" below to download the PDF information sheet.
eScholarship@McGill will be undergoing maintenance from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 10. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
The purpose of this award is to honour excellence in teaching. Candidates for the award will be judged on their ability to motivate and stimulate students' interest in the subject matter, and to instill in the students a sense of accomplishment in advancing their own competencies.
Drs. Peter Braun (Biochemistry), Lisa Graves (Family Medicine) and Jeffrey Wiseman (Medicine), three members of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill, have been selected for the Canadian Association of Medical Education (CAME) Certificate of Merit. Congratulations! For more information on the award, please consult the CAME website.
Former Supreme Court Justice and former McGill professor of law Gerald Le Dain (BCL'49, LLD'85 honoris causa) died Tuesday, December 18, 2007, in Toronto, at the age of 83.
Please note that there will be a domestic water shut-down tomorrow, January 12, 2008, from 07h00 until 13h00. The Bronfman Building and the Howard Ross Library will not be accessible during that period. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. Thank you for your patience.