The McGill Dobson Cup Start-UP Competition is open to all for-profit and social enterprise start-ups that are less than two years old. Benefit from the opportunity to present your ideas to a panel of experienced entrepreneurs. Participants compete for prize money, prestige and, more importantly, guidance through mentorship even after the competition has ended. Judging will focus on innovativeness, growth potential and feasibility. Teams include one to five members; at least one team member must be a McGill student, employee or alumnus.
· Prizes totaling $60,000
Are you passionate about sustainability, local food and health? Want to help run an awesome organization that brings local, organic food to campus, promotes healthy eating and much more? The Farmers’ Market is hiring for four coordinator positions to run the market and CSA program for the 2014-2015 season: two co-coordinators, one promotions & outreach coordinator, and one finance coordinator. These are stipend positions at $1,250 for the year. Read more here.
You’ll have to move fast if you want to submit a story about hot research by undergrads sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. SSHRC is challenging postsecondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research is affecting our lives, our world and our future prosperity. They’re looking for your best pitch promoting a great SSHRC‑funded research project happening at McGill. But hurry. The deadline is Friday, January 31.
Be transported to pre-World War I Raj India in this fanciful opera featuring magical costumes and sets and a live orchestra. The libretto is Shakespeare’s own, and the production will be surtitled in both the Shakespearean text and in the French translation by François-Victor Hugo. The production is double cast – the first will appear on Jan. 29 and 31 and the second cast will appear on Jan. 30 and Feb. 1. A behind-the-scenes look at the production can be seen here.
The Faculty of Law invites the public to a symposium entitled “The Unbounded Level of the Mind: Rod Macdonald’s Legal Imagination,” held in honour of Professor Roderick A. Macdonald, OC, F.R. Scott Chair of Constitutional and Public Law.
Taking place on Feb. 7-8 at McGill’s Faculty of Law, the event will allow people to delve into Macdonald’s rich scholarship and its implications for future research.
By Doug Sweet
It would be impossible to apply the Quebec government’s proposed ban on the wearing of conspicuous religious symbols by public employees in a university milieu, McGill says in its brief to the National Assembly commission studying Bill 60, also known as the proposed Charter of Values.
And if the legislation were to become law, it would hamper the University’s ability to attract top talent from abroad because it would send a powerful signal that Quebec is not an open and welcoming society, the brief says.
With Quebec in the grip of an extreme cold snap period, Hydro-Québec has reported the utility is expecting to set records for electricity consumption during the period from Jan. 21 to Jan. 24.
The Quebec Ministry for Higher Education, Research, Science, and Technology has asked organizations like McGill to reduce their consumption of electricity as much as possible, especially during peak hours between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the evening and 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. in the morning.
This will help avoid putting an excessive load on the power grid.
The PC renewal program is an initiative to retire outdated computers and update McGill’s computer fleet to meet the University’s ongoing computing needs. Due to financial constraints, this program has had limited funding for the last two years. IT Services has now received funding to bring the computer fleet up to date.
The program covers McGill-owned computers:
- used by administrative and support staff in centrally funded faculties/units
- in classrooms and public areas in centrally-funded faculties/units, which are available to all McGill students.
On Saturday, Jan. 25, come and cheer on our lumberjacks and jills as they compete against teams from Ontario, the U.S., the Maritimes and other schools in Quebec in the 54th Annual Macdonald Campus Woodsmen Competition. A full slate of team and individual events will take place on Mac Campus’ Watson field right beside the Centennial Centre. The competition runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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