The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) invites you to the launch of its Canada in the Americas Initiative. Join MISC for a panel discussion and keynote address on the theme of Movement and exchange: Canadian culture in Mexico/ Mexican culture in Canada. A reception will follow.
This event is free and open to the public, but spaces are limited. People wishing to attend notify organizers at misc [dot] iecm [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
Yes, Christmas is around the corner. Consider adding another touch of greenery to your offerings this year to benefit the Morgan Arboretum. It may well turn out to be the one pleasant and relaxing stop on your shopping tour. The sale starts Saturday, Nov. 30, and runs seven days a week, from 9 am to 4 pm on weekdays and weekends from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In response to the disaster that ravaged the Eastern Visayas, Philippines, recently, the McGill University Filipino Asian Students’ Association (MUFASA), in collaboration with other student clubs and some professors at McGill, is organizing a benefit concert to raise funds. The event is planned for Saturday, Nov. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Ballroom (3rd floor) of Student Centre (3480 McTavish St.). Tickets: By donation (minimum $5) and all proceeds go to the Canadian Red Cross or Caritas International.
Do you travel on behalf of McGill? If so, you should be registered on the MMP ListServe to receive all the information relating to travel. Keep yourself informed of McGill’s travel suppliers, discounts and travel news. To add yourself to this email list, please send an email to travel [dot] procurement [at] mcgill [dot] ca with the subject line MMP ListServe Travel.
Join Student Housing and Hospitality Services’ Executive Chef Oliver de Volpi for sushi-themed culinary workshops from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, at Bishop Mountain Dining Hall (3935 University Street), and on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Royal Victoria College Dining Hall (641 Sherbrooke Street West). $15 per workshop and you get to take home what you make. Places are limited. Please pay in advance at the cash in either dining hall to reserve your spot. To learn about our other events, please visit here.
A survey was distributed to the McGill community this morning on behalf of Olivier Marcil, Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations). McGill is hoping a large number of people will complete the online survey, which only takes a few minutes, Marcil said.
You may hear a loud siren Thursday afternoon as the City of Montreal, for the second year in a row, tests alert sirens in various parts of the city.
The tests will take place at 3:15 p.m. Five tests, of three minutes in duration, will be conducted simultaneously, none of them near McGill.
For more information on the tests and for links to websites advising Montrealers what to do in the event of an emergency, it’s best to visit this City of Montreal website.
The National Post is publishing excerpts from the six short-listed candidates for the $75,000 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature. Read the excerpts here:
Chainsaws and wood chippers buzzed and roared on the lower downtown campus Tuesday as three dying trees, which could be in danger of falling down, were cut. All three will be replaced.
A catalpa tree in the fenced in park near the Y intersection was actually hollow, said McGill Horticulturalist Eric Champagne. “It’s still living, and I wanted to keep the tree,” he said, “but as much as we wanted to keep it, the risk was too high.”
Opera McGill and the McGill Baroque Orchestra will present four performances of Handel’s masterpiece Guilio Cesare on Nov. 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. in Pollack Hall (555 Sherbrooke Street West). Tickets are $25 ($15 students/seniors). The production is directed by Tom Diamond, and conducted by Schulich alumnus Jordan de Souza. Discover Handel’s genius and learn more about the piece by attending one of the free pre-opera talks given an hour prior to each performance given by Patrick Hansen, Director of Opera McGill.