By Heather Pengelley
Take an intimate look, through an insider’s eyes, at the McGill experience. One Day @ McGill is a new series of affordable, small-group seminars that give people a chance to meet McGill faculty members and share their experience.
“Our idea is to make McGill accessible,” says Alex Megelas, Coordinator, Personal and Cultural Enrichment (PACE). “We want to give people a chance to interact very tangibly with the knowledge that McGill produces.”
By McGill Reporter Staff
The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) has recently received a $277,000 grant from the MESRST for the development of a pedagogical online toolkit to facilitate the implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) on campus. The grant is the result of a Chantier 3 application by a collaborative partnership which brings together four Cegeps (Marionopolis, Centennial, John Abbott and Dawson) and McGill as lead institution.
Members of the McGill community are invited to take part on a short, but extremely important walk through downtown streets on Tuesday, Oct. 1 – joining the hundreds and hundreds of people who will take part in The March of the Umbrellas, the kick-off of Montreal’s annual Centraide campaign.
Everything on the menu from Bach to breakdancing
By Neale McDevitt
Putting on a big party can be an exercise in frayed nerves. Planning the food, selecting the right music and making sure everyone is having fun is no easy task. But if Principal Suzanne Fortier was feeling any stress as host of yesterday’s open-air lunch for the entire McGill community, she didn’t show it, greeting person after person with a handshake and a broad smile.
Tossing t-shirts into a crowd is not in the job description for Principal of McGill but that didn’t faze Suzanne Fortier who on Wednesday, spent her lunchtime at the Soup and Science event, listening to presenters and launching the occasional shirt to attentive audience members who successfully answered skill-testing questions.
Chemistry students greet “one of their own” at Roddick Gates
By Neale McDevitt
Starting a new job can be stressful enough without having to worry whether or not people will like you. Suzanne Fortier can scratch that worry off her list as she got a round of applause from a group of chemistry students when she walked through the Roddick Gates yesterday morning, Sept. 5 – her first day as McGill’s new Principal.
Malcolm Gladwell, Stephen Platt to give fall MISC lectures
By James Martin
The fall semester is ripe with tradition. Frosh. Queuing for textbooks. And the return of two longtime, popular events courtesy of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada: the Cundill and Seagram lectures.
The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, where you can learn more about the Provost, his leadership team and the processes and procedures for academic administration and the Office of the Budget. The site now also shares some of the Provost’s strategic objectives and houses the Provost’s communications in one place. We invite you to explore the new site here and also share your feedback.
Are you nearing the end of your summer fieldwork, research or an internship? The McGill Reporter wants to tell your story… Actually, the McGill Reporter wants you to tell your story by submitting to its regular feature, Notes From the Field (NFTF). NFTF are first-person accounts written by researchers or interns that give readers a glimpse of what life is like in the field, be it in an exotic location or just down the road.
By Jim Hynes
You’ve seen the big, white tent erected on Lower Field, heard the speeches and music coming from inside it, and literally smelled the coffee from the little truck parked out front. But do you know what it’s all about?