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Jan. 29 to Feb. 1: Mozart’s Comic Opera Le Nozze di Figaro

Thu, 2015-01-22 13:07

From Jan. 29 to Feb. 1, the Schulich school of Music presents one of the best-known and most-loved operatic classics: Le Nozze di Figaro. Come hear this wonderful work sung in Italian and discover the musical talent of the future.

The singers, prepared by Patrick Hansen, Director of Opera McGill will be accompanied by the McGill Symphony Orchestra, led this time by Guest Conductor Gordon Gerrard, Associate Conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

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Jan. 26-30: i-Week 2015

Thu, 2015-01-22 13:07

i-Week 2015 is next week, and it’s the perfect occasion to highlight, and celebrate, the international and multicultural nature of the McGill community! Join us for a campus-wide celebration of culture, with over 20 events put on by students, for students (and staff). The full schedule can be seen here – mark your calendars and register now.

 

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Jan. 24: Woodsmen competition at Mac

Thu, 2015-01-22 13:07

Come and cheer on the Macdonald Woodsmen Team as they take on lumberjacks and jills from teams from Quebec, Ontario, the Maritimes and the United States in everything from axe throwing and pole climbing to water boiling and chainsaw events. The competition takes place at Macdonald Campus right beside the Centennial Centre building. Action begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24. Get all the details.

 

 

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Jan. 24: Cross-country ski waxing workshop

Thu, 2015-01-22 13:07

On Sunday, Jan. 24, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, the Morgan Arboretum Ski Patrol will be hosting a workshop on the basics of cross-country ski waxing featuring Wayne Hesse from Nordic Ski Service. New waxing techniques have helped skiers obtain faster gliding, better grip and longer wax life, but they can also be a little intimidating for many of us. Hot waxing, gliders, grip waxes, klisters, race waxes; it’s getting more complicated and if you don’t do it right, you may end up being frustrated on the trails. Applying the proper wax makes all the difference, as many of us have learned.

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Winter Blowout event at the Bookstore

Thu, 2015-01-22 12:07

From now until Jan. 31, save 70 per cent on all McGill winter accessories- jackets, scarfs, mitts, tuques and more! Warm up with these great winter deals. For additional information please email andrea [dot] choules [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Andrea Choules).

 

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Power back on at 688 Sherbrooke – Update 1 (10:30 p.m.)

Wed, 2015-01-21 16:07

Classes and other University operations will resume as normal on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at 688 Sherbrooke St. W., after an electrical problem forced the building  to be closed Wednesday afternoon and evening.

All systems were back on Wednesday night after the electrical problem was repaired earlier in the evening.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Jan. 20: Public lecture by John Haldane

Thu, 2015-01-15 17:07

The 2015 Marguerite Bourgeoys Lecture on Education, “Making Meaning Visible: Catholic Education, the Human Person, and Contemporary Culture,” will be given by John Haldane on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 5:30 (5:00 welcome with mulled wine) at the Newman Centre of McGill, 3484 Peel St. The lecture will discuss what it means to be human, the role and importance of beauty in education, and the relationship of freedom to authority.

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Jan. 21: What you can learn from having 21 jobs before 30

Thu, 2015-01-15 14:07

Join the McGill Young Alumni on Jan. 21 for a networking cocktail featuring Gloria Roheim McRae, BA’06, a young entrepreneur, best-selling author and McGill alumna. Having ventured through 21 different jobs before her 30th birthday, Gloria has learned a thing or two about the modern world of work. She will share what she learned about herself and her vocation and how to make the most of project-based work, social media savvy and entrepreneurial spirit to succeed. Jan. 21, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. At Decca77 (1077 Drummond Street).

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Jan 21: Risks and responsibilities in the chemistry industry

Thu, 2015-01-15 14:07

Bob Masterson is the V.P. Responsible Care with the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada. Developed in Canada in 1985, at a time the chemistry industry’s social license to operate was in serious question, Responsible Care is now practiced in 62 countries around the world. This lecture will focus on chemical risks, sustainable chemistry and the positive impacts that can be made through the chemical industry. Wednesday, Jan. 21; 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.; Bronfman Building, Room 001.

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Information sessions on Mitacs internship programs

Thu, 2015-01-15 14:07

The Office of Sponsored Research is presenting an information session regarding the internship programs sponsored by Mitacs on Monday, Feb. 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the James Administration Building, Room 302. Another session at the Macdonald Campus will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Macdonald-Stewart Building, Faculty Lounge, Room MS2-022. This session will provide potential applicants with useful information on strategies for developing successful internship applications. RSVP is required to attend.

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