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Coffee breaks @ the Library on Dec. 5, 9 and 15

Sun, 2005-12-04 12:00

The McGill Alumni Association is organizing coffee breaks in the McLennan Library Building during the exam period, at the following times: December 5, 11 am-3 pm; December 9, 11 am-2 pm; December 15, 2 pm-5 pm. They will provide bottled water, coffee, cookies and whole fruit, as well as highlighters and pens. Please feel free to join us in the Lobby where you are welcome to consume the goodies.

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The McGill University emergency phone system

Thu, 2005-11-24 00:30

Need to call for assistance but don't have access to an office phone or have a cellular on your person? If you are outdoors, there is a network of 20 emergency phones covering the McGill downtown campus.

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Library catalogue downtime - Sunday, November 27

Fri, 2005-11-25 12:00

The Library Catalogue will not be available for searching early Sunday morning, November 27, due to needed maintenance work. The catalogue will be locked at around 00:30 for about 4 hours. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

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Staff Benefits: Quebec introduces new parental insurance plan

Mon, 2005-11-28 01:00

The Quebec Parental Insurance Plan, which comes into effect on January 1, 2006, replaces the maternity, parental and adoption benefits currently available under the Federal Employment Insurance Plan. Benefits associated with a birth or adoption taking place on or after January 1, 2006, will be paid under this new plan. Among other things, parents will be able to choose between two benefit options and decide the duration of their leave as well as their income replacement rate. Visit the Régime québécois d'assurance parentale (RQAP) website linked below for further details.

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Minerva is temporarily down

Mon, 2005-11-28 12:00

Technicians are investigating the problem and will reopen the database as soon as possible.

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James Archibald named to...

Sun, 2005-11-27 12:00

Tunis summit delegation

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REZ Internet connectivity problems

Sun, 2005-11-27 12:00

Please be advised that we are experiencing technical difficulties with respect to the REZ bandwidth we should be receiving. We are actively pursuing the problem with our provider to resolve this problem as soon as possible. Your patience and understanding is appreciated.

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McGill CA students have an 81.8% UFE exam pass rate

Tue, 2005-11-29 12:00

McGill CA students have an 81.8% UFE exam pass rate representing 27 out of 33 first-time writers (the Canadian rate is 74% and the Quebec rate is 77%). Second-time writers had a 75% pass rate of 3 out of 4 writers. This gives an overall success rate of over 98% for all writers in the last five years.

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Finance professor Susan Christoffersen using $150,000 CSI award to investigate mutual fund reporting practices

Tue, 2005-11-29 12:00

Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation sponsors academic research funding program.

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Fraud artist alert

Wed, 2005-11-30 12:00

Beware of fraud artist who approaches victims and asks for "charity."

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