From now until August 31, save 20 per cent on select medical titles and key residency texts. To view a selection of the McGill Bookstore’s residency titles please click here. You can also swing by the store and enter the residency raffle, where you can win one of two residency titles or a $100 McGill Bookstore gift card. For more information about the residency promotions please contact Johanne Dubé at 514-398-5090 or by johanne [dot] dube [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email).
In the midst of Montreal’s hectic summer schedule, National Aboriginal Day, held annually across the country on June 21, sometimes gets overshadowed by bigger, flashier events. But that doesn’t detract from its importance.
“Aboriginal Day is a real celebration of Aboriginal people, but it also gives people the chance to learn about cultures they may know little about,” says Paige Isaac, Coordinator, First Peoples House.
On June 16, Craig Scott, the NDP MP for Toronto-Danforth, made a Member’s Statement in the House of Commons regarding the recent death of Law professor, Rod Macdonald. Scott’s full statement follows.
“Mr. Speaker, McGill law professor Roderick Macdonald passed away on June 13 after battling cancer. We have lost one of our greatest scholars and most passionate humanitarians.
First year McGill Medical and Dental students are organizing their annual talent show, “McGill’s Got Talent,” for the benefit of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 20, at Cabaret La Tulipe (4350 Papineau Ave.). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $20
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The Clinical Exercise & Respiratory Physiology Laboratory is currently focused on identifying new therapeutic strategies for the management of breathlessness and activity-limitation in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). We are looking for COPD patients who would be interested in participating in our research. Willing and eligible participants would be required to visit the Montreal Chest Institute on three or four separate occasions to perform simple lung function tests and an exercise test on a stationary bicycle.
A funeral service for Ellen Aitken, Dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies, will be held Wednesday, June 18, at 10:30 a.m.
The service will take place at Saint John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 137 President Kennedy Ave. (the red-roofed church near Place des Arts). A reception will follow in the church hall.
Prof. Aitken died overnight Friday following a short battle with a very aggressive form of cancer.
Read the obituary here.
To encourage more active commuting among McGill staff, Athletics and Recreation is pleased to offer a “Green Commuting” membership to the McGill gym. Aimed at urban cyclists who want to freshen up before work, access to the showers will be made available from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday through to Sept. 1, for $10.00. For an additional $39.00, a towel and basket service is available (until Sept. 1), allowing staff the use of a clean towel and a place to store their gear.
On June 16, McGill Student Housing and Hospitality Services opened its new integrated service centre, a one-stop shop for Residences and Student Housing, Meal plans and Off Campus Housing, located in Service Point.
Services offered by Student Housing and Dining front-line staff include in-person, email and phone inquiries concerning:
- Residence admissions for undergraduate and graduate
- Hall and Room change requests
- Meal plan inquiries
- Off Campus Housing information
AstroMcGill presents the 24th Public Astro Night, with a public lecture by Dr. Jean-François Rajotte teitled Gamma-ray Astronomy: The Atmosphere as a 3D Display. The lecture will be followed by night sky observations (weather permitting). This event is intended for a general audience, and it is free of charge. No reservation is necessary. Snacks and refreshments will be served (please bring your own cup).
By McGill Reporter Staff
Universities have an important role to play in helping foster innovation and change, but they’ll have to address three crucial questions first, McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier told the Conférence de Montréal on Wednesday.
First, she said, what should a 21st century university experience look like?