Please note that the My CallPilot unified messaging service (http://mycallpilot.mcgill.ca) will be unavailable on Wednesday, April 18, 2007, from 08h00 to 10h00, due to an upgrade. The CallPilot voice messaging system is not affected and will continue to function.
Massively parallel nanofluidic systems are lab-on-a-chip devices where the fluidic operations associated with solution-phase biochemical and biological analysis are performed in high density arrays of nanoliter containers.
I am writing to announce the formation of the "University Services" structure of McGill University. This unit was established as part of the recent reorganization of the Administration and Finance portfolios into the three areas of Financial Services, Human Resources, and University Services.
NSERC summer undergraduate research students and other students conducting summer research with a Faculty of Science professor are invited to a "Workshop on Writing in Science" with Prof. Linda Cooper.
Due to a major water main break at the corner of Peel Street and Dr. Penfield, the City of Montreal has shut the water off on Peel Street north of Dr. Penfield, and the Education Building is affected. As the problem is not expected to be corrected before 6:30 p.m. today, the building and the library will be closed for the remainder of the day, Thursday, April 19, 2007.
A paper by Alain Pinsonneault, Imasco Chair of Information Systems and James McGill Professor, has been selected as a Highly Commended Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, 2007. Co-authored with then PhD student Marlei Pozzebon (now a professor in the Department of Information Technologies at HEC Montréal), the paper, "Combining social shaping of technology and communicative action theory for understanding rhetorical closure in IT," first appeared in Information Technology & People. Emerald is a leading English-language publisher of academic and professional literature in management, library services and engineering. Click on "More information" to view the article.
Clive Chang will be awarded the Quebec Lieutenant Governor's Community Volunteer Award for Students at the Spring 2007 Convocation.
Principal Heather Munroe-Blum and I are delighted to announce that the Board of Governors, at its meeting of April 16, 2007, approved the appointment of Professor Jane Everett as McGill's Dean of Students. Professor Everett's term will start on July 1, 2007, and end on May 31, 2012.
Policies, strategies and practices
The inter-campus shuttle bus service will be on summer schedule from May 7 to August 24, 2007. Regular service resumes on August 27, 2007. Please visit the shuttle bus website for departure times for both campuses.