From Oct. 22-25, enjoy the bounty of seasonal and local produce such as pumpkin, squash, and root vegeatbles during McHill Student Housing and Hospitality Services’ Local Food Days. A live jazz band and elaborate breakfast, lunch and dinner menus: what more could one ask for? Please consult the calendar of events to find out when and where this month’s Local Food Days are taking place.
Dr. Stephen Elledge, 2013 Canada Gairdner International Laureate of Harvard Medical School, will deliver his lecture, “Genetic approaches to cancer,” as part of the 2013 Gairdner National Program. Dr. Elledge is recognized for elucidation of the DNA damage response as a signaling network that controls DNA repair and genomic stability with profound implications for cancer and other diseases. Dr.
The inaugural MERS is a showcase and celebration of our Engineering graduate student research and in addition it is a forum for industry to connect with our graduate students and faculty.
The Boroughs of Ville-Marie and the Plateau Mont Royal have informed McGill that work associated with the repair of water mains and sewer lines around the McTavish Reservoir will continue beyond the scheduled completion date while the contractor tries to solve a persistent water leak associated with a defect on a 250-metre portion of a new water main.
Are you looking to lose weight or increase your level of activity? Do you know someone who would like reduce their risk for developing heart disease? If so, you, or the person you know, may be eligible for the McGill CHIP web-based health improvement program. The CHIP people are evaluating the usefulness of an e-health website to improve cardiovascular risk factors through lifestyle changes.
Caring for a child with a life-limiting illness (LLI) is a stressful experience that compounds the usual challenges of parenting. The negative aspects of caring for a child with an LLI are well documented. In the face of such adversity, parents can also experience positive changes caring for children with even the most serious conditions.
Dr. Susan Cadell, MSW, PhD is Professor and Director, School of Social Work Renison University College, Waterloo, Ont. She will share results from a research study of posttraumatic growth in parents.
Distinguished panelists will discuss how innovation can be used to significantly boost food production, particularly in the developing world. Moderated by Prof. David Harpp, with special guest Mr. Jean de Grandpré, the panel includes Jay Bradshaw, President, Syngenta Canada; Mark Lynas, renowned author and advisor on climate change; and Morven McLean, BSc(Agr)’85, Director, Center for Environmental Risk Assessment, ILSI Research Foundation.
Wednesday Oct. 16, 5:30 p.m., Moyse Hall, a reception will follow.
This free, non-credited online course runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 6, and is open to students, staff and faculty. The POOC interrogates a range of issues pertaining to the history, problems and possibilities of participatory media in contemporary society, and will focus on aspects of mediated participation including surveillance, gaming, publics, art, and design. People are invited to learn, share, collaborate and create knowledge using the POOC’s digital platform. For more information, click here.
Members of the McGill community are invited to attend the 9th annual Undergraduate Research Conference hosted by the Faculty of Science – Oct. 10, in the Arts Building lobby. Come see the outstanding research work done by Science undergraduate students and discover potential graduate students and leaders of tomorrow. Viewing of student posters starts at 11 a.m. Learn more about the event and its schedule, which includes a prize ceremony in Moyse Hall and a keynote address by distinguished alumnus Dr. John Smol, here.
The University is converting to a bi-weekly pay frequency cycle for most McGill employees, effective January 1, 2014. The University currently administers weekly, bi-weekly and semi-monthly pay cycles, with different pay periods and pay dates for different employee groups. The conversion to a bi-weekly pay frequency cycle is a step in streamlining the University’s administrative processes. Surveys conducted by the Canadian Payroll Association show that 62 per cent of organizations process their payroll on a bi-weekly basis.