Are you an undergraduate McGill student passionate about research? You may be interested in the Social Science Research Symposium (SSRS), a new initiative that is taking place this fall at McGill. SSRS provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to present and discuss their social science research. There will be four sessions total, with 3-4 presentations per weekly session. Each presentation will last from 15 minutes to half an hour. Questions will take place after each presentation. SSRS is sponsored by the AUS. Presentation applications are due August 10.
The deadline to submit nominations to the Principal’s Awards for Administrative and Support Staff for 2012-2013 has been extended. You have until 5 p.m. on August 19, 5 to submit your entry.
It is important now more than ever to recognize our colleagues’ exceptional contribution to the University’s goals. In these challenging times, you have no doubt seen colleagues go the extra mile to deliver on a special project. The award is about recognition but it’s also about rewarding these colleagues with a $5,000 cash prize.
Season tickets for the 133rd season of football at McGill University are now on sale. A four-game package, valued at $55, is available for just $39 and includes a free McGill Athletics T-shirt, which translates into a $16 savings off the regular game-day tickets. A four-game parking pass for Molson Stadium is also available to season-ticket holders only for $40 extra.
Your daily ride just got a little easier. All McGill community members are now eligible for a 20% discount on annual BIXI memberships. This includes, but is not limited to, McGill students, staff, family and friends. This discount is offered in collaboration with local transportation demand management centre Voyagez Futé at no cost to McGill. At least 35 people must sign up for the discount to apply. Deadline to register for 2013 is Sept. 6.
The Staff-Student Mentoring Program is looking for McGill faculty and administrative and support staff to mentor undergraduate students.
Undergrads at the Faculty of Engineering can learn what it means to be a researcher long before most students their age could ever hope to. The Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering program, (S•U•R•E for short) pairs young minds with some of McGill’s top scientists. These budding researchers get a taste of the many opportunities open to them, learn valuable research techniques and earn a salary to boot. The results of their work are displayed every August at a Poster Session open to professors, students and staff from all Faculties.
In an effort to improve your experience requesting access to the Student Information System (SIS), Enrolment Services has made changes to the request procedures and documentation. Effective Aug. 19, they will be introducing an online Student Information System (SIS) request form to replace the PDF SIS Authorization form. (The web form will continue to be accessible here). Paper/fax forms will no longer be accepted.
A version upgrade of the myCourses Learning Management System will take place this Friday, July 26, from midnight to 5 p.m. During this time, myCourses will be completely unavailable to instructors and students. For instructors using myCourses this summer, please ensure you do not schedule any assignments or quizzes for your students to complete for that day. The upgrade will bring an updated, more colourful interface, as well as multiple improvements and new features which instructors and students have requested.
The Schulich School of Music practice rooms are available to the public during the months of July and August. The fee is $110.00 per month or $400.00 if the entire amount is paid up-front. The rooms are also available on a weekly basis at a rate of $50.00 per week. This includes practice rooms with or without a piano. The rooms are available whenever the School is open: Monday to Friday 07:00 – 22:30, Saturday 08:00 – 18:00, Sunday, closed. The practice rooms on the 11th floor of 550 are available 24/7, but there are no pianos.
On Sunday, July 14, from 4-8:30 p.m., everyone is invited to take part in this family-friendly bike trip exploring the fossils and rocks, architecture, and secret spots in Montreal’s building stones.