Panelists: Sophie Rondeau (Canadian Red Cross); Philippe Dufresne (Canadian Human Rights Commission); Veena Verma (Cavalluzzo Hayes); Lina Aristeo (Unite Here - Quebec); Carolin Hillemans (International Criminal Defence Attorneys Association). The formal part of the panel will end at 2:30 p.m., followed by a question & answer period. This event is organized by the Career Development Office in collaboration with HRWG and MILS.
Valentine's Day specials at the Bookstore. 14% off selected gifts for that special someone from February 12 to 14.
The "Penguin Hurts" sale is on again. Visit the Bookstore for huge savings on titles from Penguin, including some current bestsellers. The penguins are really hurting this year!
Rachad Antonius, Université du Québec à Montréal. All welcome.
Nabil Matar, professor of English, Florida Institute of Technology. All welcome.
This new program will provide students with an excellent opportunity to learn standard Mandarin Chinese while experiencing Chinese culture by living in Beijing, the capital of China. Running from May 7 to July 23, the program offers 10-week intensive Chinese language courses primarily at two levels: First and Second Level Chinese. This program is for students at McGill and other universities. Information meeting schedule: February 8 (Arts 265), March 1 and May 1 (Arts 160). For additional information please see website (below).
Panelists: screenwriters Bruce M. Smith (Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story), Laurie Finstad-Knizhnik (Bliss, Cold Squad), Leila Basen (Bon Cop, Bad Cop), Anne-Marie Perrotta (What's with Andy? and Caillou), Steve Gallucio (Mambo Italiano). They will talk about how they got started in the business and are able to make a living in a predominantly French-speaking market.
Engseng Ho, Dept of Anthropology, Harvard. All welcome.
The challenge of development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Conflict resolution, democratic governance and education
This conference promises to be unique in several respects. The participants are not only from various disciplines, but also include both academics and people from policymaking circles. It is a first effort to address the multiple dimensions of the challenges facing the region, both in the short and long term. Ultimately, the goal is to help Canada re-engage itself with Africa.
The Dept of Russian & Slavic Studies has organized a special tour of Russia this spring designed for a student budget. This is a great opportunity to see some of the country's most famous sites and two of its beautiful cities. Deadline to sign up: March 1!