The McGill Bookstore and the McGill Computer Store will be closed from Thursday, April 16 – Saturday, April 18, for inventory. Both stores will reopen Monday, April 20 at 9 a.m. For additional information please contact bookstore [at] mcgill [dot] ca (bookstore [at] mcgill [dot] ca) or sales [dot] mcs [at] mcgill [dot] ca (sales [dot] mcs [at] mcgill [dot] ca).
Enjoy the warm weather and treat yourself to free ice cream from the newly Fair Trade-certified ice cream shop, Ben & Jerry’s. Come join the party at Bishop Mountain Hall and New Residence Hall on April 14, from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. And be sure to look out for Local Food Day Cabane à Sucre meals at BMH and Douglas Hall. Visit the Facebook page for more information.
Your daily ride just got a little easier – or at least less expensive. All McGill community members are now eligible for a 20 per cent discount on annual BIXI memberships. This includes, but is not limited to, McGill students, staff, family and friends. At least 20 people must sign up for the discount by the April 20 deadline before discount codes will be sent out. Learn more and sign up now.
On Friday, April 10, 2015, the University flag atop the Arts Building will be lowered to half-staff in commemoration of the 148 faculty, staff and students killed in the recent attack on Garissa University College in Kenya.
This is the statement Principal Suzanne Fortier made shortly after that brutal attack:
Listen to experts from the Rosalind & Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre discuss the most advanced research in oral pharyngeal carcinoma, increasing incidence of thyroid cancer and new preventative viral vaccination programs, as well as the latest in non-invasive surgical treatments. April 21; 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, Palmer Theatre, 6th Floor (1200 Pine Avenue West). Sessions will be delivered in English. Q&A period will be bilingual. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.
On April 13, the Council on Palliative Care presents its first of three free workshops for the month of April. Join Dr. Eugene Bereza, family physician and Director of the Medical Ethics Program in the Department of Family Medicine, as he discusses everything you wanted to know about hospitals but were afraid to ask. April 13, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Temple Emanu-El-Beth-Sholom (4100 Sherbrooke Street West), entrance at 395 Elm Ave. Free of charge. Registration not required. For further information, please contact The Council on Palliative Care by fmpa202 [at] aol [dot] com (email).
Congratulations, McGill, you’ve survived a long and frosty winter. Reward yourself with a deliciously sweet meal from select dining halls and retail locations. Local Food Day is back in town until April 15, and this time it’s all about maple syrup. This Cabane à Sucre edition features favourites like French toast, grilled salmon and Voltigeur chicken – all glazed with delicious, local maple syrup. Visit the Facebook page for specific dates, locations and menus.
New JGH department will target broad spectrum of speculative diseases
In an all-out effort to rid society of some of its most baffling illnesses, the Jewish General Hospital has launched a new department dedicated to treating numerous heartbreaking diseases that, until now, have been neglected by medical science.
In the crosshairs, for example, is spring fever, a debilitating seasonal condition that compels millions of light-headed individuals to collapse onto a newly mown lawn and expose themselves to ultraviolet radiation.
Here’s a new twist to greening your office or home environment: Make it tasty too! During this noon-hour workshop on April 7, on the downtown campus, McGill Plant Science PhD Student Christie Lovat will take you on a botanical adventure to explore the many plants you can grow indoors and eat too.
Stuck in the office? A busy work schedule is no excuse for not working out! You don’t have to leave your desk to get some exercise into your day. Join Lena Stuart on April 10 at the downtown campus or Maureen Young on April 13 at Macdonald campus and discover exercises you can do at your desk that will improve your strength and flexibility and help you stay alert – all with no equipment. For more information and to register, go to the HR Health and Wellbeing website.