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.
Don’t miss the third public forum in the spring series of the Goodman Cancer Research Centre. Bone Cancer: Having a Bone to Pick with Cancer will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building (1200 Pine Ave. W.), Martin Amphitheatre, 6th floor. The panel of experts will focus on clinical and research advancements in understanding the diagnosis and treatment of metastatic bone cancer. Admission is free but register soon as seating is limited. All sessions will be delivered in English. Question and Answer period will be bilingual.
With Phase II nearing completion, the City of Montreal is preparing to start work on the third and final phase of the Montreal aqueduct repairs project in the areas surrounding the McTavish Reservoir. Phase III is scheduled to run between April 29 and August 27. Preparatory work for this phase will begin the weekend of April 27-28 with the surface installation of a temporary water distribution system.
McGill’s incoming Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Suzanne Fortier, paid a visit to Senate Wednesday, en route to a meeting of the European Research Council.
The new Principal, formerly the President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, will not take office until September 5, in order to comply with rules imposing a cooling-off period for senior federal employees going to work at organizations with which they had had dealings.
Following the announcement of concrete measures to face the budget cuts, many in our community are raising a variety of questions about how the cuts will affect them and their units. People are encouraged to visit the FAQ section of the budget cuts website to find answers to some of the questions they might have.
Spring is finally here (or so we’re being told). Why not take advantage of the (slightly) warmer weather with a lunchtime walk on Mount Royal? Experts say we should get 30 minutes of brisk exercise at least five days a week, and that being part of a group can give you just the motivation you need. The Health and Wellbeing team is organizing a walk up Mount Royal on Friday, April 26, starting at 12:15 p.m. sharp from the McTavish Gates, or 10 minutes later at the corner of Peel and Pine.