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.
By McGill Reporter Staff
Former Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum was among a notable list of honourees Thursday night as the Public Policy Forum held its 27th annual Testimonial Dinner and Awards night in Toronto.
Prof. Munroe-Blum, who is currently on sabbatical, was one of four women honoured with the Testimonial Dinner Award that celebrates “commitment to achieving greater understanding and cooperation between the public and private sectors to improve the quality of government in Canada.”
The April 2014 final exam schedule with room locations is now available and can be found here. Please note that the majority of exams for this session will be held at the Athletics Complex in the Currie Gym and Tomlinson Fieldhouse. More information can be found here.
Due to technical problems, the City of Montreal’s work on McTavish Street scheduled for this week has been postponed until May 1. A reminder to all that the major City project to replace aging water and sewer lines on McTavish, between Sherbrooke St. and Dr. Penfield Ave. will begin on May 1 and is expected to last three months.
Presentations by cutting-edge researchers will examine ongoing and emerging stressors that affect biodiversity from local to global scales, global patterns and future scenarios of biodiversity change, the controversial concepts of assisted colonization and the management of novel ecosystems.
In this workshop, facilitators will present myths about mental health and provide information to help you identify (recognize) factors in your supervision that may increase…influence the environment. They will also consider evidence of mental health problems through visual signs of distress, and discuss when to refer a student. To register, sign in to Minerva and click on the Registration for GPS Graduate Workshop.