By Meaghan Thurston
By Maria Gosselin
If you haven’t yet changed your McGill Password, it’s time to get to it.
Early next month, all faculty and staff members who did not change their password when prompted to earlier this year will have their McGill Password doubled.
The Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID) is set to launch its semesterly Speaker Series featuring renowned speakers from various academic institutions such as Université de Montréal, University of Waterloo, NYU and more. The first speaker, Marie-Eve Reny, will speak on “How Authoritarian Regimes Manage Opposition Groups in Society” on Sept. 11, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Arts 160. Topics vary with each speaker and ranges from Corruption to Fair Trade. Come enjoy free refreshments and listen to fantastic talks.
Did you know that you can view your current McGill University Pension Plan balance every day? Simply log into your account and select the “Monitor” tab. A paper copy of your Annual Pension Statement covering the year ending Dec. 31, 2013 will be mailed to you on Sept. 30. It is a little later than previous years because of the transition to the new pension plan record-keeping platform.
The Office of Sponsored Research is organizing an information session about the upcoming SSHRC Partnership Development Grants competition on Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. at Burnside 426
The session will include a presentation of a successful grant winner as well as a presentation of a McGill researcher, who has served as a SSHRC evaluator. Potential applicants will be provided with insider information about the peer review system and strategies for creating successful Partnership Development Grant proposals.
By Neale McDevitt
You know an idea is important when traditional political adversaries join forces to make it a reality, which is exactly what happened on Sept. 4, at the Ottawa Press Gallery, when former Prime Ministers Paul Martin and Joe Clark participated in a press conference announcing the launch of the Canadians For a New Partnership (CFNP) initiative.
The western sidewalk along McTavish St. will be closed in front of the Brown Building starting Friday and through the weekend while repairs are made to a water main that was damaged during the continuing construction project to replace old water mains and sewer pipes.
Pedestrian detours will be indicated and a new pedestrian crossway is being installed at the McTavish Gate to facilitate access to the Student Centre and the Brown Building. No services will be shut as a result.
You’re already finding your way around campus — now find your way around the Web! Here are the 15 most useful sites for new and returning McGill students:
Did you know that McGill has a home page customized especially for students? Bookmark www.mcgill.ca/students for links to exam schedules, Orientation events, great public lectures and other content that matters to you.
Staff and faculty are invited to take part in the Dreamcatcher Making workshop to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from noon to 2 p.m. in Room 160 of the Arts Building. Explore your creative side and discover a First Nations’ traditional craft: the Dreamcatcher. The workshop will be led by Marie-Celine Charron from the Naskapis First Nation of Kawawachikamach. Spaces are limited. Register asp [dot] sede [at] mcgill [dot] ca (here).