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Aug. 7: Music as a means of training and rehabilitation across the lifespan

Wed, 2014-07-23 15:35

The NSERC-Create training program in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience is pleased to present “Music as a means of training and rehabilitation across the lifespan” by Dr. Mari Tervaniemi on Aug. 7 (Stewart Biology Building, room N2/2). Dr. Tervaniemi is based at the Cognitive Brain Research Unit at the University of Helsinki where she researches mechanisms of auditory cognition, emotion and expertise. For more information, go here.

 

 

 

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Aug. 3: Montreal Highland Games

Wed, 2014-07-23 15:35

The Canadian-Scottish Studies Fundraising Committee and the St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal invite you to the Montreal Highland Games. For over 36 years the Games have brought Montrealers together to celebrate Scottish culture and to preserve its traditions. This year, the games return on Aug. 3. Please join us at Parc Arthur-Therrien (3750 boul Gaétan-Laberge) for a full day of traditional athletics, music, dance and food.

For details, go here.

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McGill has a new, more secure VPN

Wed, 2014-07-23 15:05

McGill IT Services now has a new, more secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) to allow faculty, staff and students access to internal McGill systems and resources from outside the McGill network. This VPN, securevpn.mcgill.ca, uses the SSL protocol and will replace inside.mcgill.ca, which uses the “Point-to-Point Tunnelling” protocol.

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Aug 18: Deadline for Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff nominations

Wed, 2014-07-23 15:05

There are only four weeks left to submit nominations to the Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff for 2013-2014. Colleagues can present nominees in six categories – customer service, quality of work, initiative/innovation, service to the community, teamwork and sustainability – for work carried out between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014.

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Happy birthday, Brenda Milner!

Fri, 2014-07-18 10:48

On Thursday, July 17th, some 200 people gathered in the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre at the Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital to celebrate the 96th birthday of Professor Brenda Milner.

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Dilson Rassier named new Dean of the Faculty of Education

Dilson Rassier’s optimism is as striking as his level of energy. When asked how he manages to juggle his own research with his commitments to graduate students, lab, increasing administrative responsibilities, travel and family life, he says easily, “I did not know it was impossible, so I just do it.” And then adds with a laugh, “And I don’t sleep very much.”

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Trocmé to head School of Social Work

Wed, 2014-07-09 17:30

McGill’s School of Social Work has announced the appointment of Dr. Nico Trocmé as its new Director, effective July 1, replacing the previous Director, Dr. Wendy Thomson, who is moving to England to take up a senior post in municipal government.

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Philanthropist Azrieli dies at 92

 

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier expressed sincere condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of David J. Azrieli, an accomplished architect, successful entrepreneur, and generous philanthropist, who died Wednesday at the age of 92.

The Polish-born developer and architect, who escaped the Holocaust by fleeing to Palestine and who later fought in Israel’s War of Independence, came to Montreal in the 1950s to establish what would eventually become a highly successful real estate empire, with operations in Israel and Canada.

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McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program looking for participants

Are you overweight or obese? Do you know someone who would like to lose weight?

You (or the person you know) may be eligible for the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program.

The program is offering group sessions for individuals who are overweight or obese, are between the ages of 18 to 75, and exercise less than 200 minutes/week. The program is a research initiative led by Dr. Bärbel Knäuper of the McGill Psychology Department and the Comprehensive Health Improvement Program (CHIP) and is funded by the Canadian

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McGill team wins for tomato event

McGill’s Student Housing and Hospitality Services team captured the 2014 Canadian College and University Food Service Association (CUFSA) Shine Award last Saturday for last summer’s Tomato Fiesta on the lower campus. The prize is awarded for demonstrating outstanding dining, hospitality services, and teamwork to reach a major accomplishment, enhance the food-service business and improve the quality of campus life.

A team  can qualify for the Shine Award if one or more of the following criteria are met:

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