Don’t miss McGill Student Housing and Hospitality Services Local Food Days featuring Quebec cheeses and other locally sourced produce! From Jan 21-24, they’ll be serving cheesy menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner in their Dining Halls and some on-campus cafés. Free cheese samples and Quebec specialties such as Oka and Rondoux Brie will also be sold. To find out where and when Local Food Days are taking place, please visit the calendar of events.
On Saturday, Feb. 1, a charity hockey tournament will be taking place on the lower campus exterior rink with proceeds going to the Montreal Neurological Institute. The format will be five-on-five ‘shinny’ hockey, with eight teams (approximately 10 players each), playing round robin games throughout the day. Most of the teams will be from downtown corporations. Food and beverages will be available throughout the day.
Members of the McGill community, including the administration, faculties, service areas and researchers, survey McGill students on a variety of topics. Beside these internal surveys, external surveys are also conducted within our community. Internal or external survey results point the way to needed actions and, often, confirm the need for the actions already underway.
The Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) is now accepting submissions for the 27th annual Quality and Productivity (Q&P) Awards. CAUBO promotes the professional and effective delivery of services and administration of resources in all facets of higher education. This annual awards program is designed to recognize, reward and share achievements of administrators in the introduction of new services, improvement in the quality of services provided, and the management of human, financial, and physical resources.
Do you find recent reports on the dangers of calcium supplements puzzling? Would you or someone you know be interested in participating in a study that aims to resolve this confusion? The goal of this study is to measure how the health of your heart and blood vessels is affected by calcium from the food that you eat compared to the calcium that you take in the form of supplement. If you are a healthy postmenopausal woman (more than three years since last menstrual period), over the age of 50 and a non-smoker, you may be eligible to participate in this one-year study.
Sign up now for R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense), a self-defense course for women taught by Certified Instructors from McGill Security Services. The one-and-a-half day training course comprised of theory and hands-on practice of techniques is offered to all female students, faculty and staff at a cost of only $20. There will be two courses taught downtown this winter semester, so sign up now to secure your place. The courses will take place on January 24-25 & January 31-February 1. Once you have signed up you will receive more information on course time and location.
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The McGill Farmers’ Market is still taking signups for its 2014 CSA program. The CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a way of supporting local farmers and getting seasonable, organic, local produce at the same time. Sign up in advance for a fall or summer session to receive a full or half-size basket of fresh organic produce every week for eight weeks. Don’t wait – there are a limited number of spots left and they sell out every year! Learn more and sign up for their blog.
On Jan. 18, families are invited to skate at the McConnell Arena from 4:20 p.m. – 6 p.m. and cheer on the McGill Redmen hockey team at 7 p.m. as the team hosts RMC. The $10 admission fee (per family) includes the family skate, parking and admission to the Redmen game. Skate rentals are not available.
Reserved tickets can be picked up at the Redbird Sports Shop or at McConnell Arena on game day. For more information or to reserve your tickets, call 514-398-1436 or email jeremiah [dot] gordon [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Jeremiah Gordon).