i-Week 2015 is next week, and it’s the perfect occasion to highlight, and celebrate, the international and multicultural nature of the McGill community! Join us for a campus-wide celebration of culture, with over 20 events put on by students, for students (and staff). The full schedule can be seen here – mark your calendars and register now.
Come and cheer on the Macdonald Woodsmen Team as they take on lumberjacks and jills from teams from Quebec, Ontario, the Maritimes and the United States in everything from axe throwing and pole climbing to water boiling and chainsaw events. The competition takes place at Macdonald Campus right beside the Centennial Centre building. Action begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24. Get all the details.
On Sunday, Jan. 24, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, the Morgan Arboretum Ski Patrol will be hosting a workshop on the basics of cross-country ski waxing featuring Wayne Hesse from Nordic Ski Service. New waxing techniques have helped skiers obtain faster gliding, better grip and longer wax life, but they can also be a little intimidating for many of us. Hot waxing, gliders, grip waxes, klisters, race waxes; it’s getting more complicated and if you don’t do it right, you may end up being frustrated on the trails. Applying the proper wax makes all the difference, as many of us have learned.
From now until Jan. 31, save 70 per cent on all McGill winter accessories- jackets, scarfs, mitts, tuques and more! Warm up with these great winter deals. For additional information please email andrea [dot] choules [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Andrea Choules).
Classes and other University operations will resume as normal on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at 688 Sherbrooke St. W., after an electrical problem forced the building to be closed Wednesday afternoon and evening.
All systems were back on Wednesday night after the electrical problem was repaired earlier in the evening.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The 2015 Marguerite Bourgeoys Lecture on Education, “Making Meaning Visible: Catholic Education, the Human Person, and Contemporary Culture,” will be given by John Haldane on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 5:30 (5:00 welcome with mulled wine) at the Newman Centre of McGill, 3484 Peel St. The lecture will discuss what it means to be human, the role and importance of beauty in education, and the relationship of freedom to authority.
Join the McGill Young Alumni on Jan. 21 for a networking cocktail featuring Gloria Roheim McRae, BA’06, a young entrepreneur, best-selling author and McGill alumna. Having ventured through 21 different jobs before her 30th birthday, Gloria has learned a thing or two about the modern world of work. She will share what she learned about herself and her vocation and how to make the most of project-based work, social media savvy and entrepreneurial spirit to succeed. Jan. 21, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. At Decca77 (1077 Drummond Street).
Bob Masterson is the V.P. Responsible Care with the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada. Developed in Canada in 1985, at a time the chemistry industry’s social license to operate was in serious question, Responsible Care is now practiced in 62 countries around the world. This lecture will focus on chemical risks, sustainable chemistry and the positive impacts that can be made through the chemical industry. Wednesday, Jan. 21; 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.; Bronfman Building, Room 001.
The Office of Sponsored Research is presenting an information session regarding the internship programs sponsored by Mitacs on Monday, Feb. 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the James Administration Building, Room 302. Another session at the Macdonald Campus will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Macdonald-Stewart Building, Faculty Lounge, Room MS2-022. This session will provide potential applicants with useful information on strategies for developing successful internship applications. RSVP is required to attend.
Planning to eat healthier in 2015? Join the McGill Farmers’ Market’s CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program and eat healthy, locally and sustainably at the same time! Sign up for the CSA to pick up a basket of local, organic produce right on campus. Opt for the fall and/or summer session and a full or half-size basket, and don’t wait — we sell out every year. Learn more and sign up on the blog.