Principal Fortier provided a quick update on McGill’s financial situation following news from the government, earlier this month, of further cuts to universities this fiscal year. “We don’t have details yet on the size of these additional cuts, but we hope to know more by January,” she said. These cuts come on the heels of the approximately $15 million shortfall to McGill’s operating grant announced in September.
By McGill Reporter Staff
Delays from such causes as having to chew through more bedrock than expected to problems with construction permits mean the City of Montreal’s water main and sewer line replacement project on McTavish St. will not be finished until the end of November, although much of the street should be reopened by the middle of next month.
The project has been continuing since early June.
The McGill Office of Religious and Spiritual Life is collecting warm jackets for the Winter Coat Project. Beginning Oct. 21 through Dec. 5, international students can pick up a free, lightly used winter coat generously donated by members of the McGill Community and various Montreal faith groups.
Sign up now for R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense), a self-defense course for women taught by certified instructors at McGill Security Services. The one-and-a-half day training course is offered to all female students, faculty and staff at a cost of only $20. The next session takes place on Nov. 14 -15. Once you have signed up you will receive more information on course time and location. For more information or to register, click here.
Scrivener Creative Review is currently seeking poetry, fiction, art/photography and book reviews for publication in an online issue later this semester. Active since 1982, Scrivener is a Montreal-based international literary journal that has published work by and interviews with such authors as Leonard Cohen, Seamus Heaney and Margaret Atwood. Get your original work out into the literary/art world. Email your submissions to scrivener [dot] creative [dot] review [at] gmail [dot] com by Nov. 3.
The Staff-Student Mentoring Program is looking for interested McGill faculty and staff to mentor undergraduate students. This is an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to connect and explore a wide variety of interests including public speaking, travelling, exploring Montreal… even playing badminton. The possibilities are endless. Become a mentor today by registering here.
Want to pick up a basket of local, organic produce right on campus every week? The McGill Farmers’ Market is now taking signups for its 2015 CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. The CSA is a way of supporting local farmers and getting seasonable, organic produce at the same time. Sign up before Dec. 1, for the fall and/or summer session to receive a full or half-size basket, and don’t wait – they sell out every year. Learn more and sign up on their blog.
On Monday, Oct. 27, McGill’s Provost, Professor Anthony C. Masi, will host a series of Open Forums on the new government funding cuts and McGill’s financial situation. Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.
The Open Forums will take place on Monday, October 27, at the following times and locations:
Dr. Steven Pinker, renowned linguist, psychologist and McGill alumnus, will be speaking on his new book The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century, today at 4 p.m. While the lecture is now at capacity, it will be livestreamed. At 4 p.m., click here for the livestream.
Once again, McGill’s Quartier de l’innovation is leading the way for McGill Innovation Week, from Monday, Nov. 3, to Saturday, Nov. 8. Highlights of the week will include a panel discussion on how to enrich the student experience in the QI, an Innovation Fair organized by the QI Student Working Group and a Hacking Health Design Challenge that is part of the Montreal Summit on Innovation.