"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.
In the 2003 Beyond Grey Pinstripes Survey conducted by the Aspen Institute and the World Resources Institute, the McGill MBA is among 36 MBA programs selected for their contribution to social responsibility. The survey, which analyzed 100 schools from 20 countries, celebrates the achievements of MBA programs that are infusing environmental and social impact management into the classroom, activities and faculty research.
Volunteer MD and youth health care advocate McGill's Pierre-Paul Tellier devotes self to health awareness
While an estimated 50,000 young people dance the night away at Montreal annual Black and Blue party this Thanksgiving weekend, McGill's Dr Pierre-Paul Tellier will be busy overseeing a 40-person, volunteer medical team that will care for attendees.
Home is a simple word with so many meanings. Throughout October, McGill University has teamed up with the CBC, Concordia and Hour to explore the many facets of home as part of Montreal Matters 2003.
McGill's 2003 Centraide Campaign aims to surpass last year's donation total of $252,822. From October 1 to December 1, McGill students, staff, alumni and faculty are asked to give generously to help the University raise $270,000 for Centraide. Special fundraising events are also in the works.
Gerald Ross, Dean of McGill's Faculty of Management, last night received the initial Excellence Award in Corporate Governance from the Federated Press. The award ceremony was part of the Montreal Directors' Summit, attended by prominent speakers, executives and board members.
Professors from McGill's Finance Area won two out of three awards presented at the Northern Finance Association meetings in Quebec City, September 19-21, 2003.
McGill MBA student Noah Billick has been named one of 10 finalists in Magna International's 2003 As Prime Minister Awards program. Noah was selected as a finalist from over 500 entrants nationwide for offering among the most innovative visions for the country, demonstrating his ability to defend his ideas in front of a national panel of judges, and for his background and contributions to community and volunteer organizations. He has won $10,000 and a paid four-month internship at Magna International Inc., Canada's largest supplier of automotive systems and components.
Professor Peter Christoffersen wins award from the International Journal of Accounting and the KPMG & University of Illinois Business Measurement Research Program
The award was one of six given through a competition for papers on financial risk management and disclosure. A panel of reviewers from academia and KPMG evaluated submitted papers based on contribution and the quality of the research.