Adam Conter's hair is about to hit the floor. The third-year student has spearheaded a McGill chapter of Mix 96's Shave to Save Campaign, which raises funds for breast cancer research and treatment. Conter will go the way of Kojak on October 21.
McGill University's Homecoming takes a new twist this year: Mary Robinson will speak to alumni as part of a special effort to interest those who left McGill with a graduate degree rather than an undergraduate one.
"Les Septs péchés capitaux et le droit privé" runs October 10 (introduction, la luxure), November 14 (La gourmandise, L'envie), January 30 (L'avarice, l'orgueil) and March 19 (La colère, la paresse). All talks are at 11:30 am, 3644 Peel, Room 202. Call 398-3546 for more details. The series is sponsored by McGill and the Quebec Department of Justice.
"Reflections on Human Rights, Human Development and Human Security" will be given on Saturday, October 18, from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm, in Room 132 of the Leacock Building. Tickets available at the door, first-come first-served.
Queer alumni - get your McGill sweaters out of the closet! A networking cocktail is being held as part of Homecoming celebrations by the McGill Equity Subcommittee on Queer People, in association with Queer McGill, on October 17. The second annual event, called Return to the Rainbow, welcomes McGill's queer alumni and current students, as well as staff and faculty. When: Friday, October 17, from 5:00 pm -- 7:00 pm. Where: University Centre, 3480 McTavish Street, 3rd floor.
Now that the weather's getting colder, we'll want to put on extra layers to keep us toasty warm. And what better way than by padding your belly with flavourful kosher fare from the world of North Africa? El Morroco II's lunch specials start with hearty soups — practically meals on their own — and offer a main course range from tuna salad to chicken couscous. Best to order mint tea at the end instead of their coffee, but only if you like it sweet. The Arabian Nights-like setting is a riot of carpets, wrought ironwork, pillows and miniature leather camels.
Sikeen Karmali will launch A House by the Sea at Paragraphe Bookstore, 2220 McGill College, on Wednesday, October 15, at 7 pm On Thursday, October 16, at 6 pm, she will read from and discuss her book at the South Asian Women's Centre, 1035 Rachel E., third floor.
Recent McGill grad Kristen Bussandri visited the City of Angels this summer -- over three days she managed to be cast as an extra in a movie and music video. Maybe next visit she'll run for Governor.
First-year Faculty of Arts students went through "boot camp" during Frosh Week at the start of the fall semester. Frosh activities on campus included a "Four Floors" party in the University Centre with DJs spinning different music on each floor, a field trip to the Sky dance bar, whitewater rafting excursions, a carnival, live music in the field around the Three Bares, and a scavenger hunt with a limo ride for the winners.