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?
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The City of Montreal construction project on McTavish Street, between Sherbrooke St. and Dr. Penfield Ave., resumed in earnest on Monday, June 9.
This important project, to replace aging sewer and water lines under the street, will be conducted in two phases: from Sherbrooke north to the alley beside the Faculty Club (Phase 1) and from the alley north to Dr. Penfield (Phase 2).
By Doug Sweet
One McGill graduate has replaced another on the Supreme Court of Canada.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper named Mr. Justice Clément Gascon (BCL81) to the nation’s highest court Tuesday, replacing Mr. Justice Morris Fish (BA59, BCL62), who retired last August after a decade on the Supreme Court.
Gascon, who spent 21 years with Montreal’s Heenan-Blaikie law firm, specializing in civil and commercial litigation, has sat as a Quebec Court of Appeal judge since October 2012.
He has also been a lecturer at McGill, among other schools.
Wednesday’s Science Convocation ceremonies will go ahead as planned in the tent on the downtown campus’s lower field.
After severe weather forced the evacuation of the tent during the Arts ceremony on Tuesday afternoon, the tent professionals are examining and repairing the tent as needed. It was determined that the tent will be ready for the 10 a.m. ceremony on Wednesday.
The Mac Campus Horticulture Centre is holding a vegetable plant sale this Thursday, June 5, from 12 – 3 p.m. on McTavish, in front of the Faculty Club. For only $4, you can grow your very own Mac Farm peppers, Spanish onions, cucumbers, eggplants, cabbage, lettuce, Swiss chard, fine herbs and more at home. In the event of rain, the sale will occur on Friday, June 6. For questions or more information, please contact michael [dot] bleho [at] mcgill [dot] ca.