The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) recently announced that McGill has received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its FY2014 Budget Book. It marks the third straight year McGill’s budget has won the award.
The City of Montreal has observed that some motorists are taking advantage of Dr. Penfield Ave. being partially closed and are double- and in some cases triple-parking along Dr. Penfield, between the McTavish St. intersection and the Genome Building to the northeast.
Representatives from a variety of health and wellbeing organizations, both within and outside the McGill community, will gather for this event to bring you the latest in health and wellness information. There will be over 20 informational kiosks and interactive displays to visit. Have your blood pressure checked. Sample healthy snacks courtesy of McGill Food and Dining Services. Test your strength at McGill Athletics. Learn about proper office ergonomics with the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy. Test your memory with the Centre for Studies in Aging.
Benoit La Salle, President and CEO of Windiga Energy, is a McGill alumnus who went to Africa 18 years ago to help children and ended up developing an industry and a world renowned company. Today he operates in seven countries in three different sectors. Mr. La Salle will give a free public lecture on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Centre Mont-Royal Symposia theatre (2200 Mansfield). The lecture is sponsored by the Institute for the Study of International Development of the Faculty of Arts and the Major Program in International Management of the Desautels Faculty of Management.
On Oct. 23, there will be testing of McGill’s emergency notification tools. At approximately 9:30 a.m., test messages will be sent to cell phones of students, staff and faculty who’ve signed up for the McGill | Attention! free messaging service. To ensure you can receive these messages, sign up now. Also at approximately 9:30 a.m., a pop-up test message will be sent to registered desktops and laptops across McGill’s campuses.
McGill’s fourth annual Trivia Challenge in support of the University’s Centraide campaign got off to a roaring success Tuesday night, as more than 100 people filled the ballroom of the Faculty Club to match wits with Quizmaster David Harpp. More than $500 was raised for the Centraide campaign and the first round of the multi-round contest was a closely fought affair, with reigning champions, The Ministry of Truth, winning the first round by a narrow margin.
This year, the McGill Quarter Century Club (QCC) welcomes 139 new members to its roster, bringing the total to 2,939 members. A reception will be held tonight in which the new inductees will be joined by other members of the QCC to celebrate this important milestone. The McGill Quarter Century Club recognizes the contribution of faculty and staff who have dedicated 25 years of loyal service to supporting McGill’s mission of fostering excellence in teaching, research and administrative support. Congratulations to this year’s inductees.
On Nov. 3, come share the excitement and celebrate the exceptional young talent of students from McGill’s Schulich School of Music as the McGill Symphony Orchestra performs at the Maison Symphonique for the first time. Maestro Alexis Hauser will lead the McGill Symphony Orchestra in an afternoon of magnificent works that include Verdi’s Hymn, March and Dance from the Act II Finale of Aida; Wagner’s Prelude from Act III of Lohengrin; and Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloé Suite No. 2. The orchestra will also perform the ethereal Laterna Magica (The Magic Lantern) by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho.
As a professor, supervising graduate students is in most cases very rewarding. However, the supervisory experience can present professors with many challenges including conflict and at times, ineffective resolution of such conflict. Join us on Oct. 25, 9:30-12:30 p.m., for this conflict resolution workshop, designed to help supervisors build good communication with supervisees and learn how to effectively prevent and manage conflict in their relationships.
From Oct. 22-25, enjoy the bounty of seasonal and local produce such as pumpkin, squash, and root vegeatbles during McHill Student Housing and Hospitality Services’ Local Food Days. A live jazz band and elaborate breakfast, lunch and dinner menus: what more could one ask for? Please consult the calendar of events to find out when and where this month’s Local Food Days are taking place.