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Stressed out about exams? Take a deep breath and relax

Mon, 2014-04-14 15:59

The exam period tends to be a time of intense stress and also a time when many resources are no longer offered. To respond to this period, the Counselling Service is re-launching an initiative to have de-stress activities scheduled on every exam day (Monday, April 14 to Tuesday, April 29) at 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., every exam day, including:

Therapy dogs: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Brown Building Lobby

Yoga: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Lev Bukhman room, SSMU

Guided relaxation: 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Brown Building 4200.

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April 25: “Mindless eating,” with Mina Mirtaheri, Dietician

Mon, 2014-04-14 15:21

Mindless eating refers to how food psychology and the food environment influence our eating habits (how much, what and when we eat). Few of the food-related decisions we make each day are actually related to how hungry we are. Join dietician Mina Mirtaheri, from the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging, as she discuss the psychological and environmental aspects of why we choose to eat certain foods over others. The event will take place on Friday, April 25, from 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

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HMB honoured by Public Policy Forum

Fri, 2014-04-11 13:29

 

By McGill Reporter Staff

Former Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum was among a notable list of honourees Thursday night as the Public Policy Forum held its 27th annual Testimonial Dinner and Awards night in Toronto.

Prof. Munroe-Blum, who is currently on sabbatical, was one of four women honoured with the Testimonial Dinner Award that celebrates “commitment to achieving greater understanding and cooperation between the public and private sectors to improve the quality of government in Canada.”

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Final exam schedule has been posted

Thu, 2014-04-10 16:29

The April 2014 final exam schedule with room locations is now available and can be found here. Please note that the majority of exams for this session will be held at the Athletics Complex in the Currie Gym and Tomlinson Fieldhouse. More information can be found here.

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Preliminary McTavish work delayed

Thu, 2014-04-10 16:29

Due to technical problems, the City of Montreal’s work on McTavish Street scheduled for this week has been postponed until May 1. A reminder to all that the major City project to replace aging water and sewer lines on McTavish, between Sherbrooke St. and Dr. Penfield Ave. will begin on May 1 and is expected to last three months.

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April 14: The Future of Biodiversity in the Anthropocene

Thu, 2014-04-10 16:29

Presentations by cutting-edge researchers will examine ongoing and emerging stressors that affect biodiversity from local to global scales, global patterns and future scenarios of biodiversity change, the controversial concepts of assisted colonization and the management of novel ecosystems.

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April 28: Recognizing and Supporting Students At-Risk supervision workshop

Tue, 2014-04-08 16:00

In this workshop, facilitators will present myths about mental health and provide information to help you identify (recognize) factors in your supervision that may increase…influence the environment. They will also consider evidence of mental health problems through visual signs of distress, and discuss when to refer a student. To register, sign in to Minerva and click on the Registration for GPS Graduate Workshop.

 

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April 14: Controversy and Dialogue about Conscientious Objection in Clinical Care

Tue, 2014-04-08 16:00

Increasingly, complex and ethically controversial clinical decisions are addressed in a team context. But what happens when a “team decision” represents a violation of someone’s core morality? The goal of this conference, hosted by the Biomedical Ethics Unit and the Institute for Health and Social Policy, is to raise awareness of the controversial aspects of conscientious objection and to engage in a dialogue on how to approach and manage such challenges.

Monday, April 14; 8 p.m. to noon. Jeanne-Timmins Amphitheatre, Montreal Neurological Institute.

 

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April 9: Community Nursing Projects exhibition

Tue, 2014-04-08 16:00

Come celebrate our McGill community health nursing students’ learning. On April 9, the Ingram School of Nursing will be presenting the projects of the community health nursing students from 2013-14. Please come by St. Michael’s Mission/Church of St. John the Evangelist (137 President Kennedy) between 1 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and check out what they have to offer. All are welcome, just drop in.

 

 

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McGill Farmers’ Market wants you!

Tue, 2014-04-08 16:00

The McGill Farmers’ Market has a limited number of spots left for its 2014 CSA program. The CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a way of supporting local farmers and getting seasonable, organic, local produce at the same time. Sign up in advance for a fall or summer session to receive a full or half-size basket of fresh organic produce every week for eight weeks. Don’t wait – there aren’t many spots left. Learn more and sign up on their blog.

 

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