Staff and faculty are invited to take part in the Dreamcatcher Making workshop to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from noon to 2 p.m. in Room 160 of the Arts Building. Explore your creative side and discover a First Nations’ traditional craft: the Dreamcatcher. The workshop will be led by Marie-Celine Charron from the Naskapis First Nation of Kawawachikamach. Spaces are limited. Register asp [dot] sede [at] mcgill [dot] ca (here).
If you teach in your second language or interact with students from a variety of language backgrounds, join this interactive talk about how to address these oral communication challenges. Learn what some of the related research says and share strategies for fostering productive teaching and learning experiences in a multilingual learning environment. Get more information here and register here.
Do you work with Biobanks? Take part in this workshop and be part of the ongoing consultative process examining the revised McGill Faculty of Medicine “General Guidelines for Biobanks and Associated Databases.” This event will provide an opportunity to highlight where more specific policies and procedures may be needed, as well as to reflect on the future.
Records Management Services at the McGill University Archives has new contact information for requesting files and sending box transfers. For offices wishing to make file requests or coordinate record transfers to the McGill University Archives, please contact us at records [dot] archives [at] mcgill [dot] ca. The unit’s fax machine will also be phased out over the coming weeks, so offices are encouraged to communicate via email.
From September 2–17, the Bookstore will be open weekdays from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. During this period the Bookstore will have 17 cashes operating to make wait times as short as possible. (Please note that returns or exchanges will only be accepted at the cash as of Tuesday Sept. 9). For those looking to avoid line-ups all together, course materials and stationery can be purchased online for in-store pickup in the basement. Remember, when you shop at the Bookstore, your money helps to support student employment and services.
Work by the City of Montreal to replace sewer and water lines under McTavish Street will continue well into October. During this time, the construction zone will remain from Sherbrooke Street to Dr. Penfield Avenue with both east and west sidewalks accessible to pedestrians as well as all building entrances and Service Point. With the beginning of the new school year, we invite the community members to respect and obey the construction signage and to be vigilant when crossing McTavish Street at the designated zones.
For the tenth year, the School of Computer Science is holding the Undergraduate Computer Research Symposium (UCORE’14) on Friday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. UCORE offers McGill undergraduates who have been engaged in research over the summer, often sponsored by an NSERC Undergraduate Research award or a Faculty of Science Research Award, to present and share their research with a wider audience. It also is a great opportunity to learn about the breadth of computer science, and exchange ideas and experiences.
The Institute for the Study of International Development will be offering its popular executive education certificate program, International Development: Bridging The Worlds Of Theory, Policy And Practice from Oct. 27-31. The intensive 5-day course is a practical program designed to provide participants with the requisite knowledge, skills and strategies to prepare themselves for opportunities to work in the expanding field of international development and in a number of international development settings.
This symposium will look at gender differences in the aging process, including the role of the hormone estrogen in healthy aging and what effect it has on the aging process on women; and understanding the role of a healthy hippocampus, a brain structure very important in memory for spatial learning. Afternoon workshops will cover gender differences in caregiving role and techniques for the 21st century; and a four-pillar program to keep the hippocampus healthy and improve navigational techniques. Date: Wednesday, Oct. 8. Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa a global emergency.