Admin & governance news
Human activity is likely a greater threat to coastal groundwater used for drinking water supplies than rising sea levels from climate change, according to a study conducted by geoscientists from the University of Saskatchewan and McGill University in Montreal.
A research team led by neuroscientists Drs. Daniel Levitin and Vinod Menon, from McGill and Stanford Universities, analyzed the scores of close to 2,000 musical compositions written by more than 40 composers over the last 400 years in a large variety of Western musical genres. They discovered a mathematical formula governing the rhythmic patterns to which every single piece of music conformed.
A team of researchers led by McGill neuroscientist Terence Coderre, who is also affiliated with the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, has found the key to understanding how memories of pain are stored in the brain. More importantly, the researchers are also able to suggest how these memories can be erased, making it possible to ease chronic pain.
Provisional Protocol Regarding Demonstrations, Protests, and Occupations on McGill University Campuses
The occupation of the sixth floor offices of the Deputy Provost by a small group of students, even though it came to a peaceful end, is not the way in which we would like to see differences of opinion expressed on our campuses.
I write to share with you my thoughts on the James Building occupation, which, of course, I have been following closely with the members of the senior team handling the situation. I fully support the difficult decisions they have had to make as this protest unfolded. I am grateful that those occupying the sixth floor of James have been safely escorted from the building and campus.
Earlier this morning, just before 9 a.m., we asked the Montreal police to evict the nine remaining protestors that had been occupying the sixth-floor offices of James Building since Tuesday morning.
I offer my daily update for those of you who may be interested in the status of the James Building occupation. Ten occupiers remain. The position of the administration has not changed, nor has the position of the occupiers. The occupiers have revised one of their demands, which you can read here:
Michael Di Grappa, Vice-Principal: I am writing to update you tonight about the James Building occupation. Around 5 p.m., we cut power to the 6th floor, leaving emergency lighting on for safety.
The James Building will remain closed today, and staff will be working from home or an alternate location to continue to provide services. As with Tuesday, graduate students can go to Service Point on McTavish Street. Students, faculty and staff who are unable to contact offices or individuals directly via email can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to bring you up to date on the status of the occupation of the offices of the Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) on the 6th floor of the James Administration Building and in the building’s first-floor lobby.
We wanted to let you know that the office of the Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) on the 6th floor of the James Administration Building, as well as the James Building’s first-floor lobby, continues to be occupied by protesters.
New funding program offered by Tourisme Montreal to support international events in Montreal. For more details, please visit http://aidprogram.tourisme-Montréal.org/
In line with the recommendations of the Jutras Report, we’re working hard to improve every our emergency communications planning. To help, on Jan. 31 we’ll launch new software called Alertus that allows us to send pop-up announcements to your computer if an urgent situation arises. People using laptops, Macs or non-ICS-supported desktops will need to install this software manually.