Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of McGill's Faculty of Music by joining the McGill Community Choir. Under the leadership of founding Musical Director and Associate Director of the McGill Conservatory of Music Dean Jobin-Bevans, all academic and administrative and support staff, along with anyone who enjoys being associated with McGill, now have the opportunity to participate in a home-grown choir. Rehearsals will begin this fall.
The Centre for University Teaching and Learning (CUTL) will become Teaching and Learning Services (TLS). The TLS will work on academic development at all levels: instructional, organizational, professional and personal. The TLS will administer the McGill Teaching and Learning Improvement Fund (formerly the Royal Bank Fund), and collaborate with departmental, faculty and University administrators and support units, as well as individual teaching staff, to support, develop and improve teaching at McGill. It will be headed by an academic director, reporting directly to the Deputy Provost and CIO. Profs. Lynn McAlpine and Cynthia Weston will alternate interim directorship until June 2005, when a new director will be appointed.
MEQ's Fonds des services aux collectivités: Quebec universities are again invited to submit projects. Deadline: December 15, 2004. Revised guidelines will be available in mid-October. For information call 514-398-2985.
Thursday, October 28, 2004, is Fall convocation day. Please be sure to confirm your personal information on Minerva, and visit the Convocations website for information pertaining to graduation and convocation.
It has been reported that the Banner Client data extract function does not work when users install Service Pack 2 for Windows XP. Because no patch or other workaround has been supplied yet, automatic deployment of the service pack has been blocked on all machines of ICS customers. Banner users should not install the service manually.
Our Fall 2004 calendar has been released and features new workshops such as Time Management, Dealing with Difficult Behaviours, Interacting with a Purpose, and French Conversation at Work, along with the road-tested favourites. Staff members are also invited to complete our survey on presentation skills, such as using PowerPoint, so we can measure the interest in developing a new workshop. Sign up for a workshop today and invest in your professional future!
Minerva opens registration for the 2004-2005 academic year to all newly admitted undergraduate students entering Year 1 (except those in Continuing Education) at 8 am on Tuesday, August 3, 2004. (Year 1 includes only those whose highest level of education is CEGEP, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate or at least one year of university.)