Anthropology professor Eduardo Kohn has been awarded the 2014 Bateson Prize by the Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA) for his book, How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human (University of California Press).
Environment Canada is forecasting periods of light snow mixed with freezing drizzle beginning on Tuesday afternoon for the Montreal area, making travel potentially difficult. Exams are expected to continue as scheduled. Students with exams scheduled on Tuesday, Dec 9 should allow extra travel time. In the event of any change to the exam schedule, an update will be posted on the Exams website.
Political Science Professor T.V. Paul has been elected the 56th president (2016-17) of the International Studies Association (ISA), a respected and widely known scholarly association in the field of international studies. Paul, the James McGill Professor of International Relations and a leading scholar of international security, nuclear proliferation and South Asia, is the third Canadian professor elected to this coveted position in its 56-year history.
It’s time to spread some holiday cheer with McGill University gear. Check out the Bookstore’s holiday catalogue for gift ideas and great savings. On Thursday, Dec. 11, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Bookstore will welcome celebrated Montreal political cartoonist Terry Mosher, better known as Aislin. Stop by to shake hands and pick up a signed copy of his latest book of cartoons, The Wrecking Ball. When you choose to shop at the McGill Bookstore your money contributes to student programs and services.
Want to learn how to write Web content that gets read? Interested in improving your website’s formatting? Maybe you’re just sick of eating lunch all alone… Whatever the case, the free Web Communications Learn & Learn workshops are a great place to start.
The second session in the series, Web 101: Writing for the Web: How to cut through the clutter, will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 10. Feel free to bring your lunch!
Registration closes shortly for the January 2015 semester of the Advanced Biofuels Course. Participants of past semesters include BioFuelNet HQP, graduate and undergraduate students outside of BioFuelNet, as well as industry and government representatives from Canada and overseas. Anyone is eligible to register. This online course is an overview of biofuels feedstocks, conversion technologies, combustion/emissions, as well as sustainability and aspects of commercialization.
With holidays fast approaching, cybercriminals are taking advantage of people’s vacation planning, online shopping and expected package deliveries. Millions of phishing scam emails are being sent out daily, spoofing trusted brands, retailers, postal services, banks, stores and more. Many of these emails look legitimate, and it gets harder to tell what’s a real email, and what’s a scam.
During the holiday period, there will be an interruption of the nightly grade roll process. All final grades submitted between Thursday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 (inclusive), will only display on the student’s unofficial transcript on Minerva as of Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.
CAUBO is now accepting submissions for the 28th annual Quality and Productivity (Q&P) Awards. This is a great opportunity for you to share your McGill’s innovative ideas and success stories with your colleagues across Canada.