By McGill Reporter Staff
An even dozen McGill alumni populate both sides of the National Assembly following this spring’s provincial election. As in the House of Commons in Ottawa, McGillians can be found both in government and opposition, in considerable numbers.
Many parents worry their kids will quickly outpace them when it comes to using digital technologies. How do we guide their use of Internet tools and keep them safe when they know so much more than we do? Educational consultant Alissa Sklar, Ph.D., offers parents the general guidelines and basic skills they need in a two-hour crash course on social media Tuesday, April 29 (7 p.m. – 9 p.m.) at the McGill Faculty Club. Ideal for parents of kids in kindergarten through 7th grade.
The public is invited to take part in the Goodman Cancer Research Centre’s (GCRC) upcoming public forum on Gastrointestinal Cancer: Prevention, Risk Factors and Treatment. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, April 29, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building (1200 Pine Ave.) in the Martin Theatre, 6th floor. Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers are a collection of diseases that affect the digestive system (esophagus, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, stomach and bowel).
Looking for a great way to accent your yard? Take advantage of the annual tree and shrub sale to visit the Arboretum nursery and browse through the vast selection of ornamental plants, including trees and shrubs, as well as potted perennials and annuals. The nursery will be open exclusively to Arboretum members and the McGill community Friday and Saturday, April 25 – 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet at the corner of Sainte-Marie and Des Pins streets. All proceeds support Arboretum activities.
Power has been restored to all McGill buildings affected by this morning’s power failure that Hydro-Québec said was caused by a fire in an underground structure.
There were no reports of problems with exams being written this morning.
This is our last update on the story.
The following is a message from Principal Suzanne Fortier:
By McGill Reporter Staff
The McGill flag atop the Arts Building will fly at half-staff Wednesday, April 16, out of respect for the late Jim Flaherty, former federal Minister of Finance.
Flaherty was 64 when he died suddenly last Thursday of a suspected heart attack. He had retired as Finance Minister only three weeks earlier, having served in the portfolio since 2006. He was succeeded as Finance Minister by McGill alumnus Joe Oliver (BA’61; BCL’64).
On April 24, AstroMcGill presents the 22nd Public Astro Night, with a panel discussion about “Inflation, the Big Bang and Gravitational Waves” with invited panelists Professors Robert Brandenberger, Matt Dobbs and Vicky Kaspi. The discussion will strongly encourage questions from the public. It will be followed by night sky observations (weather permitting) and a lab tour. This event is intended for a general audience, and it is free of charge. No reservation is necessary. Snacks and refreshments will be served (please bring your own cup).
The exam period tends to be a time of intense stress and also a time when many resources are no longer offered. To respond to this period, the Counselling Service is re-launching an initiative to have de-stress activities scheduled on every exam day (Monday, April 14 to Tuesday, April 29) at 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., every exam day, including:
Therapy dogs: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Brown Building Lobby
Yoga: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Lev Bukhman room, SSMU
Guided relaxation: 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Brown Building 4200.
Mindless eating refers to how food psychology and the food environment influence our eating habits (how much, what and when we eat). Few of the food-related decisions we make each day are actually related to how hungry we are. Join dietician Mina Mirtaheri, from the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging, as she discuss the psychological and environmental aspects of why we choose to eat certain foods over others. The event will take place on Friday, April 25, from 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.