Award-winning author Michael Ondaatje will deliver the 2014 Hugh MacLennan Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, March 26 at 5:30 p.m. The topic of his lecture is “Mongrel art: A discussion of literature and its neighbours.” The lecture will take place at Maxwell-Cohen Moot Court (3660 Peel St.). To RSVP to this Friends of the Library event, please click here.
Women are at increased risk of developing blood clots in the deep veins of their legs and in their lungs (known as venous thrombosis) during certain periods of their lives. These times are usually associated with hormonal changes, such as during the use of oral contraceptive pills, pregnancy or hormone replacement therapy. You are invited to attend the CIHR Café Scientifique on Thursday, March 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
On March 17 and 18, the public is invited to the First annual Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design titled “Engineering our prosperity: Sustainable cities and industries in the 21st century”. Everyone is welcome to listen to experts share roadmaps to achieve sustainable energy and materials flows in cities and in industrial systems. Free admission, open to the public, come early to get a seat. March 17-18, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Centre Mont-Royal (1000 Sherbrooke W.).
A major exchange between Mexico and China took place in 1950s after the People’s Republic of China was established. Public art created by Mexican artists and their ideas excited and inspired young Chinese artists, presenting alternatives to the Soviet socialist-realistic style. Many artists of the avant-garde movement in the 1980s remember that it was Mexican art that encouraged and nourished them at the earlier age of their career.
Facilities Call Centre offers “one-stop shopping” for all the University’s maintenance needs. Whether you need grounds maintenance, assistance with a plumbing or electrical issue, carpentry or painting, help is only a phone call or email away. The Facilities Call Centre handles 25,000 maintenance related calls a year – an average of over 100 requests per day – to keep McGill’s two campuses running smoothly.
The Boost Your Health series returns with a new lineup of activities and events focusing on healthy living through disease prevention, eating right, exercise and stress reduction. From March through May, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone. Brought to you by the team of the McGill Health & Wellbeing Program for Faculty and Staff. On Friday, March 7, the series kicks off with a culinary demonstration by executive chef Oliver de Volpi from Food and Dining Services: Sushi with the Chef. Enjoy this popular event and stay for lunch. Participation is limited.
On Feb. 27, AstroMcGill presents a new type of event, called the AstroKids Night. Instead of the public lecture given during the regular public astro night, there will be many fun, hands-on activities for kids of all ages. There will also be night sky observations at the McPherson observatory. This evening is open to all, free of charge, and no reservation is necessary.
McGill’s Award for Equity & Community Building recognizes the work of students, faculty and staff committed to advancing equity and diversity at McGill. The nomination deadline is March 7. Further details, as well as the nomination form and procedures, are available here.
Eager to grow a garden but intimidated by the thought of growing vegetables from seed? This hands-on workshop organized by the Greening Indoor McGill Initiative (GIMI) is designed for beginners. McGill Plant Science PhD student Christie Lovat will teach you the ins-and-outs of starting vegetables from seeds, in order to get garden-centre quality plants by May. Participants will leave with helpful veggie-knowledge, advice and a six-pack tray of biodegradable pots, soil and organic seed packets of tomato, cucumber, beans and carrots. The cost is $20 and space is limited.
McGill staff and students are invited to a viewing party of the gold medal women’s hockey game between Canada and the U.S. at noon on Thursday, Feb. 20. Hosted by Athletics and Recreation, will be held in Tomlinson Hall (McGill Sports Centre). There will be free pizza. People are encouraged to dress up in their best Canadian/McGill gear and cheer on our Martlet Olympians and the rest of the Canadian team as they go for gold. Bring signs, noisemakers and your #CanadianPride. Prizes for best signs and cheer gear.
Go Canada Go!