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Oct. 18: An evening of song and conversation with Peter Yarrow

Mon, 2014-10-06 22:32

The Cancer Prevention Centre of McGill University and the Jewish General Hospital is holding a fundraising concert featuring Peter Yarrow of the iconic Peter, Paul and Mary group on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Oscar Peterson Hall (7141 Sherbrooke Street West). The opening performance will be given by the EMSB Chorale. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online.

 

 

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Oct 8: Early music in Redpath Hall concert

Mon, 2014-10-06 22:32

Oct 8: Early music in Redpath Hall concert

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Oct. 8 – 2014 Cundill Lecture

Mon, 2014-10-06 22:32

On Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 5 p.m., the 2013 Cundill Prize winner, Anne Applebaum (Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944 – 1956), will deliver the annual Cundill Lecture, True Believers? The Nature of Collaboration and Opposition in Communist Regimes. The lecture will be held in Room 232 of the Leacock Building (855 Sherbrooke Street West). This event is free and open to the public.

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McGill places 39 in THE world rankings

Thu, 2014-10-02 16:56

By McGill Reporter Staff

McGill remains one of three Canadian universities among the top 40 in the world, according to the 2014-15 Times Higher Education world university rankings.

Most Canadian universities in the top 200 of the THE list slipped in rank this year. McGill placed 39, compared with 35 last year. The University of Toronto remained in the 20 spot, while the University of British Columbia edged down to 32 from 31 and the Université de Montréal moved from 106 to 113.

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Two McGill researchers receive IPaSS grants

Thu, 2014-10-02 15:51

Prof. Claudia Mitchell, Department of Integrated Studies in Education and Prof. John Galaty, from the Anthropology Department have each been awarded a grant under the International Partnership for Sustainable Societies, a $10 million initiative funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

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Spot the optical illusion

Thu, 2014-10-02 15:51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At first glance, the picture above seems like just another photo of the iconic Arts Building. But people with an eagle eye will notice that all is not as it appears.

The masonry of the portico, originally installed in 1926, is showing signs of its age and has been stabilized with jacks (left) until such time as it can be repaired. A project will be initiated in 2015 to restore the portico.

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Visit a forest close to home this fall

Tue, 2014-09-30 13:42

No doubt you have been watching the foliage turn colours lately, as the greens give way to golds and purples on the ashes and fiery reds on the maples. Every year the landscape is transformed but each year the show is unique. This is because the display of fall foliage, known to change hourly, is modulated by the prevailing temperatures, sunlight and soil moisture. At the Morgan Arboretum, you can celebrate this glorious phenomenon in many ways throughout the month of October.

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Oct. 3: Centraide’s $5 pancake breakfast fundraiser at RVC!

Tue, 2014-09-30 13:42

Student Housing and Hospitality Services invites you to join a Centraide fundraiser and indulge in a complete pancake breakfast. Come by the Royal Victoria College Dining Hall (entrance 641 Sherbrooke) on Friday, Oct. 3, from 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. All proceeds will go to the Centraide campaign. Please bring cash as meal plans cannot be accepted for this special occasion. There are door prizes too for all those who sign up and donate through regular payroll deductions. Centraide committee members will be on site to assist and answer your questions. Bring your colleagues and show you care!

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Lose weight with the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program

Tue, 2014-09-30 13:42

Are you overweight or obese? You can lose weight through lifestyle changes with the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program. McGill is offering a free, three-month group program to lose weight, eat healthier and become more active. The program includes follow-up sessions to help you maintain the weight loss. You are eligible if you are between 18 and 75 years of age and are overweight or obese. The program Director is Dr. Bärbel Knäuper, Department of Psychology.

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Sharpen your skills at the McGill Writing Centre

Tue, 2014-09-30 13:42

Ready to upgrade your business writing or start that screenplay? Take the first step with a course at the McGill Writing Centre. Learn professional techniques for communicating with speed and clarity, and write your way to success.

Learn more here.

 

 

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