In Redpath Hall, at 10 a.m. on Nov. 5, Suzanne Fortier will be installed as McGill’s 17th Principal and 13th Vice-Chancellor.
An academic procession featuring members of McGill’s Faculty, Senate, Board of Governors, and others will be on hand as Chancellor H. Arnold Steinberg invests Professor Fortier with the office and title of McGill University’s academic head and chief executive officer. As has been McGill tradition since 1852, the Governor General of Canada will then entrust Professor Fortier with the keeping of the University’s Charter and Seal.
The McGill Martlet rugby team, in the CIS championship tournament for the first time since 2005, play top-seeded CIS champions St. Francis Xavier X-Women at 10:30 a.m. this morning. This is McGill’s first game of the tournament. To watch the action live, go here.
Professor Shaheen Shariff and her team, Define the Line, will host a conference on legal and policy issues relating to cyberbullying. Legal scholars from law, education, psychology and information systems will address the challenges of balancing the right to free online expression with privacy, security, supervision, regulation, and engage in dialogue relating to context, complexities and the current policy vacuum. The conference will help to clarify the emerging legal concerns for teachers, school principals and school board officials, parents, school counsellors and librarians.
Sign up now for The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program, a course that not only teaches staff to respond effectively to the warning signs that someone is about to lose control, but also addresses how staff can deal with their own stress, and emotions when confronted with these challenging situations. There will be two courses taught this semester and they will take place on Nov. 14 and 15. To register, please visit here.
On Nov 5 and 6, 2013, McGill Student Housing and Hospitality Services invites you to celebrate McGill’s Marine Stewardship Council Chain of Custody Certification. In other words, you’re guaranteed the fish you eat in our residence dining halls comes from MSC certified sustainable fisheries. Join us for a mouthwatering seafood menu, a line-up of fun activities, prizes and information about MSC.
As of 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, Pine Ave. will be reopened to normal traffic in both directions following months of construction work around the McTavish reservoir to replace decades-old water and sewer mains.
The City of Montreal says while there may be some traffic disruption at the beginning of next week as crews disinfect the new mains before they are put into use, traffic and parking will return to normal. The disinfection work will be concentrated around the intersection of Dr. Penfield Ave. and Pine Ave.
How do Canadians really feel about climate change? Who do they think should take the lead on addressing the issue and what is the best mechanism to do so? The Jeanne Sauvé Foundation together with Canada 2020 invite the public to a panel discussion of a new National Survey of Canadian Public Opinion on Climate Change produced by Canada 2020 and the University of Montreal. The panel will discuss the implications of our findings for Canada’s federal parties as they head towards the 2015 federal election. A reception will follow.
Join the Health & Wellbeing team on a lunchtime walk up to Mount Royal and discover natural beauty 15 minutes away from your office.
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Meeting at McTavish Gates opposite 3480 McTavish and group is leaving at 12:15 sharp. People can join one of two groups: “pause and admire the view,” or the “race you to the top!” group for faster paced walkers.
Q: What do you have to offer an undergraduate student through the Staff-Student Mentoring Program? The answer might surprise you…
A: Your experiences (educational, work, life), your interests and hobbies (sports, volunteering, arts, travel), your skills (languages, networking, public speaking, writing), your knowledge of the University and how it works – and just a little bit of your time.
In this lecture, Stephen Lewis will draw on his extensive international experience to illustrate the power of advocacy in the fight for social justice, global health and equality. Mr. Lewis is the co-founder and co-director of AIDS-Free World, an international advocacy organization that works to promote more urgent and more effective global responses to HIV/AIDS. His work with the United Nations – which included serving as Canada’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF, and UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa – spanned over two decades.