The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), in partnership with Aventis Pharma Inc., has established a scholarship program to enable promising scientists and clinicians from developing countries to be mentored by prominent Canadian researchers. One of the conditions of admissibility for the program is to secure a Canadian mentor for the first two years. The pilot round of this program, which will focus on sub-continental South Asia, will provide up to five awards. The deadline for full application is March 1, 2005.
As part of the overall university initiative to phase out NetWare file and print services, all services currently provided by WORF (public domain NetWare server) will be migrated to a Windows environment or eliminated no later than Friday, January 14, 2005.
The Staff Development winter calendar is now available! New and ongoing courses are included and further announcements may be made as the term progresses. Thank you for your enthusiasm, involvement and thoughtful feedback; a few adjustments have been made in response to your comments.
Thanks to additional funding from the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research), McGill's student science writing program has expanded to include the social sciences and humanities. See the SPARK site for further details, and contact Linda Cooper, program director, if you are interested in joining. Open to undergraduate and graduate students.
The Smoke Free program is an 8-week program to provide knowledge and support to help smokers quit. Join us for our orientation session, January 12 at 6 pm, by contacting the Centre. 50% discount for students and hospital employees.
The Benefits Office is pleased to announce that the improvements and additions to both the Health and Dental Plans will be effective January 1, 2005. Rates for the Supplemental Health, Dental and LTD plans will increase slightly, but Group Life Insurance rates will remain the same in 2005. Read our HR Note for more information.
Le réseau Lexicologie, Terminologie, Traduction, l'un des réseaux thématiques de recherches linguistiques de l'Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), annonce la publication de « La localisation, problématique de la formation. »