McGill’s Dr. Jens Pruessner is leading a study that aims to investigate signs of early cognitive changes and neurodegeneration in aging individuals. The long-term objective of this project is to facilitate the early identification of individuals at high risk of Alzheimer Disease. Participants will be followed yearly for a period of 24 months and will go through yearly magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan and neuropsychological evaluation.
AstroMcGill presents the 26th Public Astro Night, with a public lecture by Dr. Robert Ferdman titled “Discovering radio blips and blasts: from pulsars to fast radio bursts,” on Aug 21. The lecture will be followed by night sky observations (weather permitting) and a tour of an experimental astrophysics laboratory. This event is intended for a general audience, and it is free of charge. No reservation is necessary. Snacks and refreshments will be served (please bring your own cup).
With less than a month before the start of the new semester, summer has officially rounded the clubhouse turn. The McGill Reporter wants to see what you did on your vacation. Share your best moments with the McGill community by letting us post your vacation pictures on The Reporter website and in the first print issue of the paper on Sept. 2. Please send your digital photos (high resolution) and caption information (who, what, where) to neale [dot] mcdevitt [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
McGill’s flag atop the Arts Building flew at half mast on Wednesday as the community mourns the passing of Rosalind Goodman, a devoted alumna, generous philanthropist, and tireless volunteer, who committed herself to energizing cancer research activities at McGill and to educating others about the disease. It is an illness she fought and survived in 2007, but one that ultimately took her life on Monday, Aug. 11.
Members of the public are invited to celebrate the launch of The Smart Palate cookbook on Monday, Sept. 15, from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., in the atrium of the Bellini building of McGill’s Life Sciences Complex (3649 Promenade Sir-William-Osler). Featuring more than 180 tasty and nutritious recipes, along with chef’s tips and smart food facts, this beautifully illustrated cookbook was written for people who are health conscious and passionate about food.
The Faculty of Medicine is looking for members of the public to give their opinions on how the medical program at McGill should be evaluated. What do you hope to see in medical graduates? How can we gauge if we’re doing it right? Volunteers who are not healthcare providers are invited to talk about these issues in a group meeting that will last 60-90 minutes, in early September. Refreshments will be provided but there will be no monetary compensation for their time. Interested? Please contact Melissa Como at resource [dot] meded [at] mcgill [dot] ca before Aug.
You are cordially invited to be appreciated for your valued contribution to student success at McGill! Register here and join us for Advisor Appreciation Day on Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Compassion Fatigue, presented by Evelyn Rodinos
Self-Care in Advising, presented by Lucyna M. Lach
This is your last chance to submit nominations to the Principal’s award for administrative and support staff for 2013-2014. Help your colleagues receive the recognition they deserve. The deadline to submit nominations is Aug. 18, at 5 p.m.
You can nominate a colleague in one of five categories:
- technical/library assistants
- trades and services
- team projects
As part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, the McGill Community for Lifelong Learning has some special events planned in August
Aug. 20: MCLL will hosts a conference on Celebrating Lifelong Learning. Explore the current opportunities and future plans for senior learning.
The NSERC-Create training program in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience is pleased to present “Music as a means of training and rehabilitation across the lifespan” by Dr. Mari Tervaniemi on Aug. 7 (Stewart Biology Building, room N2/2). Dr. Tervaniemi is based at the Cognitive Brain Research Unit at the University of Helsinki where she researches mechanisms of auditory cognition, emotion and expertise. For more information, go here.