By McGill Reporter Staff
McGill will co-host a live televised debate among candidates for Mayor of Montreal on Wednesday, Oct. 9, the University has announced.
The debate, which is being organized in co-operation with Radio-Canada, will be held in Redpath Hall and will be broadcast live on both Radio-Canada and its all-news network, Réseau de l’information (RDI), from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., while the final half-hour, from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., will be aired on RDI alone.
Would you like to improve the quality of your Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)? Would you like to learn how to use MCQs to assess higher order thinking skills such as application and analysis? If so, join a group of fellow instructors for a two hour workshop about the principles of well-designed multiple-choice questions. During this workshop you will have the opportunity to apply these principles to your own course.
Bronfman Building, Room: 179, 1001 Sherbrooke West, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Intended for all members of the McGill University Pension Plan, but of most interest to those members approaching retirement. The following topics will be covered: understanding the importance of planning for your retirement; understanding the retirement options and decisions you will need to make; and determining if you will have sufficient money at retirement.
Tuesday, Oct. 1; 11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., 688 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 1435
McGill IT Services introduced the Drupal-based Web Management System (WMS) about two-and-a-half years ago, giving the University a cleaner, more modern and better structured system to support its 650+ websites. Over the next few months IT Services will be upgrading the software that runs McGill’s websites to Drupal version 7 so people can benefit from advances made by the Drupal open source community.
For additional details see the announcement on the IT Services website.
Register now for this free one-day conference to learn more about what asbestos is, how it has been used historically and its impact on human health. Hosted by the McGill University Faculty of Medicine, this event aims to engage participants in an intellectual dialogue towards the future as it pertains to asbestos research and use.
Tuesday, Oct. 1; 8 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.; McGill University Faculty Club, Ballroom
Space is limited. To view the program and to register, go here.
Don’t miss this enlightening, honest, and vital conversation about our energy future. McGill’s Office of Sustainability (MOOS) and Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED) are partnering with the Walrus Foundation for this event: a four-part, cross-country series that brings together eight high-profile speakers from many disciplines for 80 minutes of lively thought-provoking ideas and insight. Guests will hear talks about Canada’s sustainable energy future, the challenges of energy production, innovations that will change the world, and where you fit in.
Coffee, tea and chocolate aficionados rejoice – it’s Fair Trade Week at McGill starting on Monday, Sept. 23. McGill Student Housing and Hospitality Services (SHHS) in partnership with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and the McGill Office of Sustainability is pleased to celebrate with McGillians the University’s recent Fair Trade Campus designation by handing out Fair Trade freebies, as well as selling $0.99 coffee across campus all week. Come for the launch at Royal Victoria College Dining Hall (641 Sherbrooke W, basement level) on Sept. 23, starting at 11:00AM.
Today’s light lunch outdoors with McGill’s new Principal, Suzanne Fortier, will get an extra shot of culture, thanks to McGill Music Professor and cellist, Matt Haimovitz.
Haimovitz, known for taking all types of music from the symphony hall to the coffee house and anywhere in between, will perform at 12:45 in the square in front of the James Administration Building on the downtown campus.
Lace up your runners and get your sponsors ready because it’s that time of year again for McGill Dentistry’s Annual Run for Outreach. The student-organized event will be raising funds via a 5K/10K run (or 5K walk) through Mount Royal Park to benefit the Faculty of Dentistry’s unique Outreach Program which coordinates with various local community groups to provide free basic dental care to those who can’t afford or access private clinics. Registration is $10 and includes a t-shirt and a free post-run BBQ. (What could be better after running 10K for a great cause?)
On Oct. 4, get involved in Montreal with McGill’s second annual Community Engagement Day (CED). CED, a project from the SEDE office, SSMU, the SPF and many other partners, aims to celebrate and promote existing initiatives which connect McGill with the Montreal community.