The parties held their second bargaining session on October 10, 2013. They discussed the grievances and arbitration procedures. Both parties expressed concerns, particularly about how the articles should better align with current day-to-day practices and improvements were proposed.
The first bargaining session with SEU trades and powerhouse took place on October 3, 2013. The session kicked off with members of both bargaining committees introducing themselves. The parties then each presented their full sets of proposals.
The parties met on October 2, 2013 and discussed at length the objectives and concerns and the implications of treating food and dining and residences as two different departments. Several scenarios were considered in view of satisfying both parties’ interests. Discussions led to possible solutions stemming from each party.
At the November 6, 2013 meeting, the university presented the content of a letter of agreement about the separation of food and dining from residences, resulting in two different structural units. Until now, food and dining was a sub-section of residences.
The year was 1982. "Food for Thought", a new and innovative course conceived by Drs. David Harpp, Joe Schwarcz & Ariel Fenster. Designed to provoke some thought, separate fact from fiction and of course, digest everything there is to know about food. And now, 14,000 students later, you too can take this course. FOR FREE. That's right. McGill presents its very-first MOOC (massive open online course), & the McGill Office for Science and Society (OSS) is up at bat. Are you ready for some Food for Thought?
Ph.D. Thesis Defense: Ms. Chen Chen: Earthworm interactions with denitrifying bacteria in riparian buffers: Signficance for nitrogen dynamics from the physiological to ecological scales
pre-defense will be at 13:45 (room MS2-022)
Ph.D. Thesis Defense: Ms. Kristen Lee Whitbeck: Understanding aspen in the James Bay area of Quebec at multiple scales
pre-defense will be at 13:15 (room MS2-084)
Ph.D. Thesis Defense: Mr. Chih-Ying Lay: Microbial diversity, activity, and ecology of a hypersaline High Arctic spring system
pre-defense will be at 10:00 AM (room MS2-084)
Ph.D. Thesis Defense: Ms. Barbara Frei: Roles of maladaptive and evolutionary traps in the decline of a threatened woodpecker
pre-defense will be at 1:45 (room MS2-022A)
Intended for all members of the McGill University Pension Plan; 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 enough sufficient money at retirement. The differences between Life Income Funds (LIFs) and annuities.