On Friday, April 5, Principal Heather Munroe-Blum and University of Toronto’s President, David Naylor were hosted by the Canadian Club of Toronto. Munroe-Blum and Naylor were joined in conversation with Robert Prichard as they reflected on their careers and shared their thoughts on what Canada’s universities have to do to thrive and succeed in the 21st century. To watch the video of the event, go here.
The Neuro Film Series presents Hilary and Jackie on Wednesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. Based on Hilary du Pré’s book, A Genius in the Family, the movie chronicles the rise to fame and physical decline of world-renowned classic cellist Jacqueline du Pré. Du Pré is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, which first manifests as dementia, and later results in complete paralysis.
Please note that the McGill Bookstore’s and Computer Store’s hours of operations will be temporarily affected by the annual inventory. As a result, the McGill Bookstore and Computer Store will be closed on April 18 through the 20. Both stores will reopen Monday April 22 at 9 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience and should you require additional information please do not hesitate to contact the bookstore at info [dot] bookstore [at] mcgill [dot] ca or the computer store at sales [dot] mcs [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
The Department of Physics’ Astrophysics and Cosmology Group presents another Public Astro Night, Thursday, April 18 in the Bell Room (Room 103) of the Rutherford Physics Building, 3600 University St. (8 p.m.). The event will feature a public lecture by Yashar Hezaveh called “Looking through the Largest Telescopes of the Universe.” The lecture will be followed by night-sky observations (weather permitting) and a lab tour. Public Astro Night is free of charge and intended for a general audience. No reservation is needed.
Our brains, as much as our bodies, need exercise to stay healthy and fit. Learning how building your brain muscle can help protect you from neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s. On Friday, April 12, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Leacock 232, Dr.
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was created in 2012 to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Medal honours Her Majesty for her service to Canada and serves to recognize Canadians who have made significant contributions to Canadian society. The Medal has been awarded to 60,000 deserving Canadians, including 132 members of the McGill community. To view the list of medal recipients from McGill, click here.
The Mary H. Brown Fund provides a total of about $20,000 annually for the creation and early support of innovative, on-campus projects that benefit McGill students’ physical and psychological wellbeing, and related initiatives. Proposals from faculty, staff and students are all welcome. Existing projects are eligible to apply for one renewal. The 2013 application deadline is Monday, 15 April. For more information, click here.
Two days of workshops will include researchers from McGill, Columbia, Princeton, École Polytechnique, Harvard and University of Pennsylvania who will present different perspectives on the generation of force and motion at the nanoscale, both in biological and hybrid biosystems.
For the second year, the Orientation Planning Group is proud to invite the McGill Community to collaborate on programming and offerings during Orientation Week, as well to use this week to publicize their group to incoming students. If your group or unit is interested in hosting an event during or after Orientation Week (Aug 28 – Sept.
Bike parking on campus is at capacity in peak periods, making it a challenge to find a good place to lock-up. The bike racks on campus are intended for members of the McGill community and visitors, and are for short-term use, not long-term storage. Beginning the week of April 15, in an effort to free up some spaces, the University will be tagging all bikes that are abandoned or left for long-term storage.