The Faculty of Medicine is looking for members of the public to give their opinions on how the medical program at McGill should be evaluated. What do you hope to see in medical graduates? How can we gauge if we’re doing it right? Volunteers who are not healthcare providers are invited to talk about these issues in a group meeting that will last 60-90 minutes, in early September. Refreshments will be provided but there will be no monetary compensation for their time. Interested? Please contact Melissa Como at resource [dot] meded [at] mcgill [dot] ca before Aug.
You are cordially invited to be appreciated for your valued contribution to student success at McGill! Register here and join us for Advisor Appreciation Day on Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Compassion Fatigue, presented by Evelyn Rodinos
Self-Care in Advising, presented by Lucyna M. Lach
This is your last chance to submit nominations to the Principal’s award for administrative and support staff for 2013-2014. Help your colleagues receive the recognition they deserve. The deadline to submit nominations is Aug. 18, at 5 p.m.
You can nominate a colleague in one of five categories:
- technical/library assistants
- trades and services
- team projects
As part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, the McGill Community for Lifelong Learning has some special events planned in August
Aug. 20: MCLL will hosts a conference on Celebrating Lifelong Learning. Explore the current opportunities and future plans for senior learning.
The NSERC-Create training program in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience is pleased to present “Music as a means of training and rehabilitation across the lifespan” by Dr. Mari Tervaniemi on Aug. 7 (Stewart Biology Building, room N2/2). Dr. Tervaniemi is based at the Cognitive Brain Research Unit at the University of Helsinki where she researches mechanisms of auditory cognition, emotion and expertise. For more information, go here.
The Canadian-Scottish Studies Fundraising Committee and the St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal invite you to the Montreal Highland Games. For over 36 years the Games have brought Montrealers together to celebrate Scottish culture and to preserve its traditions. This year, the games return on Aug. 3. Please join us at Parc Arthur-Therrien (3750 boul Gaétan-Laberge) for a full day of traditional athletics, music, dance and food.
For details, go here.
McGill IT Services now has a new, more secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) to allow faculty, staff and students access to internal McGill systems and resources from outside the McGill network. This VPN, securevpn.mcgill.ca, uses the SSL protocol and will replace inside.mcgill.ca, which uses the “Point-to-Point Tunnelling” protocol.
There are only four weeks left to submit nominations to the Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff for 2013-2014. Colleagues can present nominees in six categories – customer service, quality of work, initiative/innovation, service to the community, teamwork and sustainability – for work carried out between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014.
On Thursday, July 17th, some 200 people gathered in the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre at the Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital to celebrate the 96th birthday of Professor Brenda Milner.
Dilson Rassier’s optimism is as striking as his level of energy. When asked how he manages to juggle his own research with his commitments to graduate students, lab, increasing administrative responsibilities, travel and family life, he says easily, “I did not know it was impossible, so I just do it.” And then adds with a laugh, “And I don’t sleep very much.”