If you ride the inter-campus shuttle bus, you’ve probably found yourself waiting at the stop and wondering when it will arrive – especially in these frigid February temperatures. Now you don’t have to guess.
Registration is now open for the 32nd edition of the McGill Sports Camp. The camp mandate is to introduce the participants to a variety of activities, develop basic motor skills, and most of all – have fun! The 2015 edition will take place from Monday, June 29 to Friday, August 21. For more information, please visit the McGill Sports Camp home page or follow the Facebook page.
The Ebola outbreak is not over. The virus continues to ravage West Africa, claiming more than 8,000 lives to date.
The selection committee for the McGill University Award for Equity and Community Building is now accepting nominations for the 2015 award. Up to four awards are given out each year to McGill students and staff who demonstrate exceptional commitment in promoting equity, diversity and community engagement. Recipients will be awarded a plaque and a monetary prize. Nominations must be completed by March 6, at 5 p.m., and submitted to equity [dot] awards [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
McGill and the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre of the Neuro will host Professor Stanislas Dehaene, Chair, Experimental Cognitive Psychology, Collège de France, Paris and Director of the Cognitive NeuroImaging Unit (Inserm-CEA), NeuroSpin. Stanislas Dehaene’s interests concern the cerebral bases of specifically human cognitive functions such as language, calculation and reasoning. On Feb.
The McGill Health & Wellbeing Program for Faculty and Staff is back! We’ve organized a brand-new line-up of lunchtime sessions focusing on healthy living through prevention, eating right, exercise and stress reduction. From February to May, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone. The series kicks off on Friday, Feb. 13, with Laughter Yoga, led by Liliana De Leo. Find out how taking time to laugh is good for your health.
The Centre for Human Rights & Legal Pluralism 2014-2015 Disability and Human Rights Law seminar series presents Lewis et Lucie, Une évocation poétique de la marginalité, de la solitude et des petites cassures de la vie, a live dance performance with dancers and choreographers Daniel Firth and Jane Mappin. Feb. 9, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; New Chancellor Day Hall, Moot Court (NCDH 100), 3644 rue Peel.
Craving some fresh Italian eats on campus? Look no further. On Monday, Feb, 2, McConnell’s E-Café will launch a brand new E-taly menu! Try made-to-order pastas, pizzas, calzones and savoury desserts like Tiramisu, Cannoli, and Panna Cotta. Don’t miss the grand opening for free samples and your chance to win awesome giveaways! For menu updates be sure to visit McGill’s Food and Dining Services on Facebook. Bellisima!
Giovanni Princigalli is a recognized and multi-awarded Italian filmmaker, resident in Montreal, and founder of the Héros Fragiles society, which is mostly dedicated to create new cinema focused on social and intercultural problems. The Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures invites the public to the film screening of one of Giovanni’s most famous documentaries, part of a trilogy, followed by an open conversation with him. The films include Japigia Gagi (50 min., 2003), The Red Apple (20 min., 2014), and Ligia (21 min., 2014). Thursday, Jan. 29, 6 p.m.; 3475 Peel Street, room 101.
From Jan. 29 to Feb. 1, the Schulich school of Music presents one of the best-known and most-loved operatic classics: Le Nozze di Figaro. Come hear this wonderful work sung in Italian and discover the musical talent of the future.
The singers, prepared by Patrick Hansen, Director of Opera McGill will be accompanied by the McGill Symphony Orchestra, led this time by Guest Conductor Gordon Gerrard, Associate Conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.