Did you know that 2,600 Canadian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year and 1,750 die annually? Ovarian cancer is extremely hard to detect. Learn about the signs, symptoms and risk factors of ovarian cancer with Monique Beaupré-Lazure, of Ovarian Cancer Canada at “Ovarian Cancer: Knowledge is Power,” Friday, May 10 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Leacock 232. For more information and to register, go here.
As part of their Travel Management Program and airline agreements, Procurement Services is pleased to distribute on a one-time basis, complimentary lounge passes offered by both Air Canada and WestJet to McGill travelers. To take advantage of this limited time offer you must purchase your ticket either through one of the two preferred travel agencies or through the online booking option (Air Canada flights only). Learn more here.
Martin Kreiswirth, Associate Provost (Graduate Education) and Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, sent a message to the GPS community Wednesday, delivering the sad news that Charlotte Légaré, Director of Graduate Studies for 20 years at McGill, had lost her battle with cancer. Here is his message:
McGill’s three home pages are a year old, and we want to know how well they’re meeting your needs – and how they might do better. Whether you visit them every day or hardly at all, your input is needed. Take the survey here.
Join BiofuelNet Canada for a free lecture (and live webinar) by Roland Clift, Distinguished Professor of Environmental Technology at the University of Surrey (UK), Executive Director of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, and member of the Centre for Environmental Strategy (CES), on Wednesday, May 8 (10-11 a.m.) at the Macdonald Campus (room R2-045). Prof.
Are you guided by curiosity? Interested in learning about Canadian Indigenous Art? Fascinated by the architecture in Montreal? These topics, in addition to a variety of others, are some the people at the School of Continuing Studies Personal and Cultural Enrichment program (PACE) hope to share with you.
Procurement Serviceshas just added WestJet to the list of contracted airlines for University-related travel. Effective immediately, McGill travellers can benefit from contracted discounts – offered at the time of purchase – for travel on WestJet Airlines within Canada and to the USA. For the time being, access to these discounts will be channeled through two McGill preferred travel agencies and are not available online. Click here for more information.
As Budget 2014 will be tabled at the Board of Governors’ meeting on Friday, VP (Administration and Finance) Michael Di Grappa reflects on some of McGill’s growing financial challenges. Where do we stand and what challenges ahead we must overcome?
Award-winning and best-selling author Will Schwalbe will deliver the Council on Palliative Care’s annual Sandra Goldberg Lecture on Tuesday, May 7 as part of the Lessons in Living From the Dying series. Mr. Schwalbe is the highly acclaimed author of The End of Your Life Book Club, an account of conversations between the author and his mother about their favourite books when the latter discovers that she is terminally ill upon her return from a trip to Afghanistan. The free lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Leacock 132.