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Participants needed for COPD study

Wed, 2014-06-18 15:02

The Clinical Exercise & Respiratory Physiology Laboratory is currently focused on identifying new therapeutic strategies for the management of breathlessness and activity-limitation in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). We are looking for COPD patients who would be interested in participating in our research. Willing and eligible participants would be required to visit the Montreal Chest Institute on three or four separate occasions to perform simple lung function tests and an exercise test on a stationary bicycle.

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Funeral service Wednesday for Dean Ellen Aitken

A funeral service for Ellen Aitken, Dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies, will be held Wednesday, June 18, at 10:30 a.m.

The service will take place at Saint John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 137 President Kennedy Ave. (the red-roofed church near Place des Arts). A reception will follow in the church hall.

Prof. Aitken died overnight Friday following a short battle with a very aggressive form of cancer.

Read the obituary here.

 

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Showers available for bike commuters

Mon, 2014-06-16 15:59

To encourage more active commuting among McGill staff, Athletics and Recreation is pleased to offer a “Green Commuting” membership to the McGill gym. Aimed at urban cyclists who want to freshen up before work, access to the showers will be made available from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday through to Sept. 1, for $10.00. For an additional $39.00, a towel and basket service is available (until Sept. 1), allowing staff the use of a clean towel and a place to store their gear.

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Student Housing and Dining Service Centre moves to Service Point

On June 16, McGill Student Housing and Hospitality Services opened its new integrated service centre, a one-stop shop for Residences and Student Housing, Meal plans and Off Campus Housing, located in Service Point.

Services offered by Student Housing and Dining front-line staff include in-person, email and phone inquiries concerning:

 

- Residence admissions for undergraduate and graduate

- Hall and Room change requests

- Meal plan inquiries

- Off Campus Housing information

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June 19:  Public Astro Night

Thu, 2014-06-12 15:59

AstroMcGill presents the 24th Public Astro Night, with a public lecture by Dr. Jean-François Rajotte teitled Gamma-ray Astronomy: The Atmosphere as a 3D Display. The lecture will be followed by night sky observations (weather permitting). This event is intended for a general audience, and it is free of charge. No reservation is necessary. Snacks and refreshments will be served (please bring your own cup).

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Principal outlines key innovation questions

Wed, 2014-06-11 16:59

By McGill Reporter Staff

Universities have an important role to play in helping foster innovation and change, but they’ll have to address three crucial questions first, McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier told the Conférence de Montréal on Wednesday.

First, she said, what should a 21st century university experience look like?

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Web 101: Making the Web work for you

Mon, 2014-06-09 16:59

Is your mcgill.ca website in need of a refresh? You can get some free help from the Web Communications team in the Office of Communications and External Relations. The team can help you plan improvements to your site’s organization and content, and turn that plan into reality. With a wide variety of services, they can help you make the best use of your online space.

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McTavish construction has resumed

Fri, 2014-06-06 11:29

The City of Montreal construction project on McTavish Street, between Sherbrooke St. and Dr. Penfield Ave., resumed in earnest on Monday, June 9.

This important project, to replace aging sewer and water lines under the street, will be conducted in two phases: from Sherbrooke north to the alley beside the Faculty Club (Phase 1) and from the alley north to Dr. Penfield (Phase 2).

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McGill grad joins Supreme Court

Thu, 2014-06-05 12:29

By Doug Sweet

One McGill graduate has replaced another on the Supreme Court of Canada.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper named Mr. Justice Clément Gascon (BCL81) to the nation’s highest court Tuesday, replacing Mr. Justice Morris Fish (BA59, BCL62), who retired last August after a decade on the Supreme Court.

Gascon, who spent 21 years with Montreal’s Heenan-Blaikie law firm, specializing in civil and commercial litigation, has sat as a Quebec Court of Appeal judge since October 2012.

He has also been a lecturer at McGill, among other schools.

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Convocation returns to tent Wednesday (Update 8:35 p.m.)

Tue, 2014-06-03 15:29

Wednesday’s Science Convocation ceremonies will go ahead as planned in the tent on the downtown campus’s lower field.

After severe weather forced the evacuation of the tent during the Arts ceremony on Tuesday afternoon, the tent professionals are examining and repairing the tent as needed. It was determined that the tent will be ready for the 10 a.m. ceremony on Wednesday.

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