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.
By McGill Reporter Staff
McGill will conduct research on the concept of adopting a shared-space model that could pave the way to allow cycling on the downtown campus under certain conditions, after the senior administration accepted the recommendations put forward by a Working Group tasked with addressing the question of cycling on campus.
The McGill University Health Centre invites the public to the first edition of BRA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness) Day. The event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Les Cours Mont-Royal (1455 Peel Avenue), 3rd floor.
With each generation comes a chance to create a Canada worthy of all of our children’s dreams. The 2014 J. R. Mallory Lecture, to be delivered by Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, shows how children and young people are leading the movement for culturally based equity for First Nations children and their families and uplifting the country in the process.
Looking for a great way to accent your yard? Take advantage of the tree and shrub sale to visit the Arboretum nursery and browse through its selection of ornamental trees and shrubs. The nursery will be open exclusively to Arboretum members and the McGill community on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On the Macdonald Campus, meet at the corner of Sainte-Marie and Des Pins Roads. All proceeds support Arboretum activities. For more information, go here.
The Faculty of Education’s newly launched Office of Leadership in Community and International Initiatives (LCII) invites all to The App Generation: Nuanced Perspectives presentation with host Dr. Howard Gardner, professor from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Perhaps best known for his theory of multiple intelligences, Gardner plans to speak on the ways in which digital technologies shape and effect young people’s identity, imagination and intimacy.