The Schulich School of Music will take part in the Montréal en Lumière festival and concert series for the first time. This yearly festival gives over one million festivalgoers the chance to experience a multitude of activities combining performing arts, gastronomy, outdoor activities and more. Four concerts of various genres of music, including jazz, classical and contemporary, will be presented at the School of Music from Feb. 19 to 26. Events include:
From Feb. 25 to Apr. 15, McGill will present “To Infinity and Beyond: From neutron stars to neuroengineering,” a unique seven-week public lecture series about how our scientists learn about space and explore new research in neuroengineering.
The lectures will take place Wednesday evenings, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with lectures beginning at 6:30 p.m. All lectures will be held in Room 151, Bronfman Building (1001 Sherbrooke Street West). Admission: Adults: $114.97. Students and seniors: $68.98. (Includes all taxes).
Sign up now for R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense), a self-defense course for women taught by certified instructors at McGill Security Services. The one-and-a-half day training course is offered to all female students, faculty and staff at a cost of only $20. The next session will take place on Mar. 20-21. Once you have signed up you will receive more information on course time and location. Go here for more information and to register.
The McGill Symphony Orchestra returns to Montreal’s Maison symphonique on Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. The Schulich School of Music, in collaboration with the Montréal New Music Festival and SMCQ, is proud to present Olivier Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie, a monumental 20th century work. Featured soloists include Kyoko Hashimoto, piano, and Estelle Lemire, ondes Martenot, the first electronic instrument ever used in a concert. The ondes Martenot is an early electronic instrument known for its otherworldly sound, making Messiaen’s masterpiece truly unique.
Are you interested in learning more about sexual and gender diversity? During this interactive workshop, participants will gain an understanding of the concepts, language and issues related to sexual and gender diversity. Feb. 25, 9:30 a.m. to noon. SEDE, in collaboration with Teaching and Learning Services, First Peoples’ House and the Office for Students with Disabilities offers a regular schedule of training for staff, faculty and graduate students.
Periodically, IT Services will send out mock phishing emails to the McGill community as part of a proactive approach to increase awareness of the dangers of phishing. Users who click on a link in one of these emails will be redirected to a page informing them that they have participated in a phishing awareness exercise, and will be encouraged to learn how to identify and avoid falling victim to these types of scams.
Don’t want to wait and risk taking the bait? Sign up now for IT Services’ online Security Awareness training, or read more about spotting phishing scams:
Several McGill University Pension Plan (MUPP) members have received emails recently from an external investment firm, inviting them to a seminar held on campus and referencing the MUPP.
If you decide to attend a session, be aware that the content of the presentations has not been vetted by the University. The company presenting does not have access to non-public MUPP information. As such, the University has no way of knowing whether what they are presenting is correct or not. At no time has your name and contact information been given to this or any other organization.
The McGill University Herbarium is looking for dedicated volunteers to help curate its impressive collection of plant species from around the world. If you want to help with the conservation and study of plant diversity, come and volunteer with the herbarium. Tasks include preparing dried plant specimens; photographing and scanning specimens; and transcribing label information to our database from the comfort of your own home.
Do you have a great business idea? The McGill Dobson Cup Start-Up Competition is an opportunity to present your business and social enterprise ideas to seasoned business experts for feedback, mentorship, and a chance to win over $100,000 in start-up capital! Open to McGill students, alumni faculty and staff. Business plans due Feb. 19-26. Find out more.
The McGill Space Institute and AstroMcGill present the 30th Public Astro Night, with a public lecture by Dr. Howard Trottier from Simon Fraser University. In 2014, Trottier received the Qilak Award for Astronomy Communications, Public Education and Outreach, from the Canadian Astronomical Society. His public lecture is entitled: “The Passion and Science of Amateur Astronomy: A Scientist’s Diary.” The lecture will be followed by night sky observations (weather permitting). This event is intended for a general audience and is free of charge. No reservation is necessary.