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The City of Montreal has advised University Services that, as of next Tuesday, Nov. 11, and continuing until Nov. 20, the city will conduct construction along Upper McTavish St. (north of Dr. Penfield).
During this period, access to Upper McTavish from Dr. Penfield will be blocked and a detour route will be established from the north at Pine Ave.
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With the advent of so-called e-cigarettes, or electronic cigarettes, some in our community have asked whether McGill’s policy with regard to smoking applies to “vaping” or the use of electronic cigarettes. It does. While our smoking policy is currently under review, the existing policy was amended on Sept. 22, 2014, to include electronic cigarettes. Wherever smoking is prohibited on our campuses, the use of e-cigarettes is also prohibited.
By McGill Reporter Staff
For the 10th year in a row, Maclean’s magazine has ranked McGill as the top university in Canada among institutions offering medical-doctoral programs.
The Maclean’s medical-doctoral category includes 15 Canadian universities with medical schools and a broad range of PhD programs.
McGill achieved its high standing despite having the 12th-highest operating budget, as weighted by full-time equivalent student, among the group of 15.
Principal Fortier provided a quick update on McGill’s financial situation following news from the government, earlier this month, of further cuts to universities this fiscal year. “We don’t have details yet on the size of these additional cuts, but we hope to know more by January,” she said. These cuts come on the heels of the approximately $15 million shortfall to McGill’s operating grant announced in September.
By McGill Reporter Staff
Delays from such causes as having to chew through more bedrock than expected to problems with construction permits mean the City of Montreal’s water main and sewer line replacement project on McTavish St. will not be finished until the end of November, although much of the street should be reopened by the middle of next month.
The project has been continuing since early June.
The McGill Office of Religious and Spiritual Life is collecting warm jackets for the Winter Coat Project. Beginning Oct. 21 through Dec. 5, international students can pick up a free, lightly used winter coat generously donated by members of the McGill Community and various Montreal faith groups.
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 takes place on Nov. 14 -15. Once you have signed up you will receive more information on course time and location. For more information or to register, click here.
Scrivener Creative Review is currently seeking poetry, fiction, art/photography and book reviews for publication in an online issue later this semester. Active since 1982, Scrivener is a Montreal-based international literary journal that has published work by and interviews with such authors as Leonard Cohen, Seamus Heaney and Margaret Atwood. Get your original work out into the literary/art world. Email your submissions to scrivener [dot] creative [dot] review [at] gmail [dot] com by Nov. 3.
The Staff-Student Mentoring Program is looking for interested McGill faculty and staff to mentor undergraduate students. This is an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to connect and explore a wide variety of interests including public speaking, travelling, exploring Montreal… even playing badminton. The possibilities are endless. Become a mentor today by registering here.