The selection committee for the McGill University Award for Equity and Community Building is now accepting nominations for the 2015 award. Up to four awards are given out each year to McGill students and staff who demonstrate exceptional commitment in promoting equity, diversity and community engagement. Recipients will be awarded a plaque and a monetary prize. Nominations must be completed by March 6, at 5 p.m., and submitted to equity [dot] awards [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
McGill and the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre of the Neuro will host Professor Stanislas Dehaene, Chair, Experimental Cognitive Psychology, Collège de France, Paris and Director of the Cognitive NeuroImaging Unit (Inserm-CEA), NeuroSpin. Stanislas Dehaene’s interests concern the cerebral bases of specifically human cognitive functions such as language, calculation and reasoning. On Feb.
The McGill Health & Wellbeing Program for Faculty and Staff is back! We’ve organized a brand-new line-up of lunchtime sessions focusing on healthy living through prevention, eating right, exercise and stress reduction. From February to May, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone. The series kicks off on Friday, Feb. 13, with Laughter Yoga, led by Liliana De Leo. Find out how taking time to laugh is good for your health.
The Centre for Human Rights & Legal Pluralism 2014-2015 Disability and Human Rights Law seminar series presents Lewis et Lucie, Une évocation poétique de la marginalité, de la solitude et des petites cassures de la vie, a live dance performance with dancers and choreographers Daniel Firth and Jane Mappin. Feb. 9, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; New Chancellor Day Hall, Moot Court (NCDH 100), 3644 rue Peel.
Craving some fresh Italian eats on campus? Look no further. On Monday, Feb, 2, McConnell’s E-Café will launch a brand new E-taly menu! Try made-to-order pastas, pizzas, calzones and savoury desserts like Tiramisu, Cannoli, and Panna Cotta. Don’t miss the grand opening for free samples and your chance to win awesome giveaways! For menu updates be sure to visit McGill’s Food and Dining Services on Facebook. Bellisima!
Giovanni Princigalli is a recognized and multi-awarded Italian filmmaker, resident in Montreal, and founder of the Héros Fragiles society, which is mostly dedicated to create new cinema focused on social and intercultural problems. The Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures invites the public to the film screening of one of Giovanni’s most famous documentaries, part of a trilogy, followed by an open conversation with him. The films include Japigia Gagi (50 min., 2003), The Red Apple (20 min., 2014), and Ligia (21 min., 2014). Thursday, Jan. 29, 6 p.m.; 3475 Peel Street, room 101.
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.
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.
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.
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.