BCL/LLB student Joshua Krane has won the first prize in the undergraduate category of the Chaire du notariat – 2007 Concours de rédaction juridique. The paper, "Beneficiary-Initiated Modification of Trusts: A Comparative Examination," explored whether beneficiaries of Quebec trusts can modify their trusts without court approval. The paper, written under the supervision of Professors Madeleine Cantin-Cumyn and Lionel Smith, will be published in a forthcoming edition of the Revue générale de droit. Bravo, Joshua!
The Faculty of Law extends a warm welcome to Christophe Jamin, a professor of Law at "Sciences Po" in Paris. Prof. Jamin will be assisting Professor Daniel Jutras in organizing a seminar on civil justice and will consolidate our exchange program with the IEP (Paris) as a Boulton Senior Fellow. Professor Jamin's research interests include the law of contracts and the contemporary history of judicial thinking. We are delighted to have him among us again, as he was Boulton Junior Fellow at the Faculty back in 1985-86.
The Graduate Law Students Association has relaunched its site: visit glsa.mcgill.ca!
February 11-14, come meet the Student Navigational Assistants in the Schulich Library at 7:00 p.m. in Room 413. They will be available to offer quick tips on using Excel and to answer questions on how they can help you when you are working on the computers in the Schulich Library.
As of February 1, all email clients that are configured to use IMAP or POP (Outlook Express, Eudora, Entourage, etc.) to access McGill email must be using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). If you have not yet done so, please configure your email client to support SSL by following the instructions in the IT Knowledge Base article "Configure your email client to access McGill Exchange." Click on "More information" for a direct link to the instructions.
We are experiencing an issue with the anti-spam quarantine website yourspam.mcgill.ca. There are no blocked email messages, possibly due to a corrupt index. Technical experts are working on resolving this problem.
The earlier problem with email not being blocked by the anti-spam quarantine method has now been resolved. To ensure your messages are blocked, you might have to update your cookies before you access yourspam.mcgill.ca.
Registration is still open for Mini-Science 2008: Ecology, Evolution & Extinction. Come discover Mini-Science, where scientists provide up-to-date analysis and solutions! Seats are limited. Advance registration is required.
There is currently a telephone problem at MAC campus -- no one can make or receive calls. Representatives from Network and Communications Services (NCS) are looking into the issue. Check this site for updates.
Prof. Catherine Guastavino and colleagues to receive European Acoustics Association (EAA) 2008 award
Prof. Catherine Guastavino and colleagues will be receiving the European Acoustics Association (EAA) 2008 award for outstanding scientific results published recently in Acta Acustica united with Acustica for their paper "Ecological validity of soundscape reproduction" (2005) v. 91. The award ceremony will take place in Paris in July at the Acoustics '08 Conference.