The following update has been prepared by Dr. Marianna Newkirk, Associate Dean (Research) and McGill's CIHR University Delegate. For any questions, Dr. Newkirk can be reached at marianna [dot] newkirk [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
CANCELLED: “CIHR’s Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis: On the Move” by Phillip Gardiner
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Research and International Relations, in collaboration with the Faculty of Education (Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education), presents
“CIHR’s Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis: On the Move”
At the session held on September 19 with both AMURE bargaining units, the university explained its position on layoffs, end of contracts and recalls of research associates and assistants. This led to questions and several exchanges between the parties. A tentative agreement on the majority of these elements was presented by McGill. The parties reached an agreement in principle on the majority of the issues at hand, but were unable to reach an agreement on the notice of termination of employment.
The University submitted to AMURE (Association of McGill University Research Employees/Public Service Alliance of Canada) the latest version of the articles on posting, appointments and reappointments, and on probationary period. The two bilingual documents include suggested changes from the union. Texts applicable to associates and assistants will be reviewed by the union and should be ratified at the next meeting, set for September 19.
Lancement de l'appel de propositions
L'équipe du congrès
congres [at] acfas [dot] ca
FP7 Legal-Financial Workshop
Research and International Relations and the European Research Area and Canada (ERA-Can) invite Quebec researchers and research administrators to a comprehensive, two-day workshop on the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
This workshop is designed to provide expert advice, from experienced European FP7 project managers, to anyone currently taking part in or interested in participating in FP7 projects.
Research and International Relations would like to congratulate Dr. Ann E. Clarke and Dr. Lucie Lessard for winning the Royal College 2012 Regional Awards:
2012 Mentor of the Year
Ann E. Clarke MD, MSc, FRCPC
Dr. Ann Clarke is a Professor in the Divisions of Clinical Immunology/ Allergy and Clinical Epidemiology in the Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal.
Dr. Tom Jessell, 2012 Canada Gairdner Laureate from Columbia University, will deliver his lecture entitled "Motor circuits and the sense of place" as part of the 2012 Gairdner National Program. Thomas Jessell is being recognized for his research in defining the genetic and molecular pathways leading to the complex development of the spinal cord. The Gairdner National Program Lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.