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Dec. 10 – Web Communications Lunch & Learn Series: Writing for the Web

Mon, 2014-12-08 13:07

Want to learn how to write Web content that gets read? Interested in improving your website’s formatting? Maybe you’re just sick of eating lunch all alone… Whatever the case, the free Web Communications Learn & Learn workshops are a great place to start.

The second session in the series, Web 101: Writing for the Web: How to cut through the clutter, will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 10. Feel free to bring your lunch!

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Last chance to register for the Advanced Biofuels Course


Mon, 2014-12-08 13:07

Registration closes shortly for the January 2015 semester of the Advanced Biofuels Course. Participants of past semesters include BioFuelNet HQP, graduate and undergraduate students outside of BioFuelNet, as well as industry and government representatives from Canada and overseas. Anyone is eligible to register. This online course is an overview of biofuels feedstocks, conversion technologies, combustion/emissions, as well as sustainability and aspects of commercialization.

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Phishing alert: Check it before you click it!

Mon, 2014-12-08 13:07

With holidays fast approaching, cybercriminals are taking advantage of people’s vacation planning, online shopping and expected package deliveries. Millions of phishing scam emails are being sent out daily, spoofing trusted brands, retailers, postal services, banks, stores and more. Many of these emails look legitimate, and it gets harder to tell what’s a real email, and what’s a scam.

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Important message regarding final grades for the Fall 2014 term

Mon, 2014-12-08 12:07

During the holiday period, there will be an interruption of the nightly grade roll process. All final grades submitted between Thursday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 (inclusive), will only display on the student’s unofficial transcript on Minerva as of Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.

 

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2015 Quality and Productivity Awards: Show us your best!

Mon, 2014-12-01 13:08

CAUBO is now accepting submissions for the 28th annual Quality and Productivity (Q&P) Awards. This is a great opportunity for you to share your McGill’s innovative ideas and success stories with your colleagues across Canada.

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McGill offers condolences on the death of Jean Béliveau

Wed, 2014-12-03 13:07

McGill University joins countless others in expressing sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Montreal Canadiens hockey legend Jean Béliveau, who died Tuesday, Dec. 2, at age 83.

On Nov. 10, 2006, the University conferred an honorary doctor of laws degree upon Mr. Béliveau in recognition of his superb skills as a professional athlete, as a leader both on and off the ice, and as a tireless philanthropist following his retirement as a player in 1971.

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Final exams beginning on Monday, Dec. 8 – stay informed

Tue, 2014-12-02 16:07

The Fall final exam period starts on Monday, Dec. 8, and runs for a 10-day period ending on Friday, Dec. 19. As usual, exams will be held in a morning, afternoon or evening session and the final schedule with room locations can be found on the Exams website.

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Christopher Manfredi named Provost-designate

Tue, 2014-12-02 18:07

McGill’s Board of Governors unanimously approved an Advisory Committee’s recommendation to appoint Professor Christopher Manfredi as the University’s next Provost and Vice-Principal Academic. Principal Suzanne Fortier, who chaired the seven-month international search, made the announcement during the open session of tonight’s Board meeting.  The Advisory Committee comprised representatives of the Students’ Society of McGill University, the Post-Graduate Student’s Society, Senate and the Board.

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Props for promoted professors

Thu, 2014-12-04 12:07

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, during its second meeting of 2014-15, the Board of Governors approved the Statutory Selections Committee’s recommendation to promote the following six associate professors to the rank of full professor:

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Host a student for the holidays

Mon, 2014-12-01 19:07

Many students in McGill’s residences will not be traveling home for the holiday break. In keeping with a McGill tradition, Student Housing and Hospitality Services (SHHS) encourages faculty and staff members to invite a student or a group of students into their homes, either for a short overnight stay or simply a meal. What better way to spend the holidays than by sharing some hospitality within your community?

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