Let’s get engaged.
As part of Orientation Week, the Campus Life and Engagement Office is organizing a street fest type of party on the lower campus Tuesday afternoon, immediately following the big tomato harvest celebration.
With performances from students and groups, games, inflatables, a BBQ, fun treats and much more, the Engage McGill event aims to bring together new students, University staff and other members of the McGill community.
Teaching and Learning Services is hosting the upcoming Writing Effective Reference Letters for Student Fellowships workshop. The workshop is an interactive session designed to help McGill professors with writing reference letters for funding applicants. Participants will learn about the key elements of a “good” reference letter and the pitfalls that should be avoided.
Date: Wednesday, Aug. 28.
Time: 10 a.m. – noon
Location: McLennan Library Building, MS-74, 3459 rue McTavish
The McGill community, our neighbours and the general public are all invited to join us for a farm-fresh meal – including a 500-pound tomato cake – made with vegetables grown on McGill’s Macdonald Campus. McGill will donate about 2,000 pounds of fresh food from the event to Moisson Montreal, Meals on Wheels and the Old Brewery Mission. The event takes place Tuesday, Aug. 27, on the lower field at the downtown campus. Drop in from 1 to 3:30 to lend a hand with chopping and preparation and then join us from 3:30 to 5 p.m. to dig in.
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Campus Life & Engagement’s (formerly First-Year Office) Discover McGill Day 2013, which takes place Tuesday, Aug. 27, will offer the McGill Community three opportunities to help welcome this year’s incoming class and to be involved in the University’s orientation welcome events. Staff and faculty can join in on welcome lines at the morning session, help McGill Student Housing and Hospitality prepare for their “McGill Feeding McGill” event, and/or attend the brand-new Engage McGill community and fundraising event supporting the people affected by the recent tragedy in Lac Mégantic.
McGill has nudged up in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as the Shanghai Rankings, reaching its highest level since this set of rankings was established in 2003.
Again third in Canada, behind the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia, McGill placed 58th in the world this year, compared with 63rd last year. UofT placed 28th and UBC ranked 40th.
In the previous five years. we have ranked between 60th and 65th place.
University Safety presents the 4th annual McGill Safety Week, Sept. 9-13. While September marks the return of students and classes on our campuses, it also provides a perfect opportunity to showcase and promote the various safety-related services we provide and to further strengthen our partnership with our service providers and external agencies. This year’s theme is Safety through Social Media. Learn more here.
McGill staff and their families are invited to come out and support the basketball Redmen as they take on the Syracuse Orange, Wednesday, Aug. 21. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch the Redmen take on the perennial “March Madness” contenders for the NCAA crown. The game is expected to draw a capacity crowd at Love Competition Hall, a 950-seat facility located inside the Sir Arthur Currie Gymnasium at 475 Pine Avenue West. General admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students with valid ID cards, while children 12 and under will be admitted free of charge.
Looking for one last summer hurrah before the back-to-school season hits? Wondering what really goes on out there at that agricultural campus of ours? Come sample some ultra-local delicacies including veggies, fruit, honey and more at a Sustainable BBQ on the Mac Campus on Thursday, August 15 from 4-6 p.m. in front of the Centennial Centre. Ingredients provided by the Horticulture Centre, the Macdonald Student-Run Ecological Gardens, and the McGill Apicultural Association. The event is sponsored by the Macdonald Campus Graduate Students’ Society and Green Drinks Ste.
As part of it’s ongoing Discovery Workshop series, the Redpath Museum will present Flowers on Aug. 18, from 1-2:30 p.m. Learn everything there is to know about local flowers and how they work. Make a chinese ribbon rose with Rocky Mountain Lo to take home.
Cost: $7 per child/ Free for parents. ADVANCE RESERVATONS necessary. The Redpath cannot guarantee phone reservations made on the Saturday or Sunday of the workshop. Call 514-398-4092 or email redpath [dot] museum [at] mcgill [dot] ca