McGill University's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is extremely pleased to announce that Professor Bob Martin is the 2007 recipient of the J. Willis Ambrose Medal from the Geological Association of Canada. The Ambrose Medal, named for the first GAC president, is awarded to an individual for sustained dedicated service to the Canadian earth science community.
All classes, laboratories and examinations in all faculties and in the Centre for Continuing Education are cancelled on March 26, 2007.
Please be advised that a system update has been scheduled on the ScienceDirect platform for Sunday, March 11, resulting in some downtime. It is anticipated that ScienceDirect will be unavailable for approximately 7 hours, starting at 1:00 am EST. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The COLOMBO Interlibrary service will not be available on Sunday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to noon, and Sunday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Searching and ordering via COLOMBO will not be accessible due to technical work on the system which is occurring at these times.
Early this morning, Daylight Saving Time (DST) began when clocks moved ahead one hour. Microsoft Outlook users are advised to continue to pay extra attention to meetings and appointments scheduled between March 11 and April 1, 2007. Over the next three weeks, users of calendaring or other date/time-reliant software should also be conscious of potential problems caused by today's time change.
Please be aware that due to the Daylight Saving Time change, if you used your BlackBerry device to book a meeting or set up an appointment between Sunday, March 11, at 3:00 a.m. and Monday, March 12, at 11:00 a.m., these items will appear one hour later on Outlook.
Please note that telephone and network service will be unavailable at 1555 Peel (Cours Mont-Royal) from Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at 19h00 (tonight) to Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at 06h00, due to a power shutdown by the building owner.
Please note that the Anti-Spam Quarantine Web site (https://yourspam.mcgill.ca) will be unavailable on Thursday, March 15, 2007, from 06h00 to 06h30, due to a system upgrade. Email delivery is not affected and will continue to function.
Applications are now available for Outstanding Teaching Award & Teaching Assistant Awards.
The 5th annual Shakespeare Moot Project will take place in the Moot Court of the Faculty of Law on Tuesday, March 20, 2007. This year, the moot problem involves an issue of enormous contemporary interest. A young woman is refused admission to a Montreal high school for wearing the niqab, an Islamic form of coverage for women. Unable to resolve the issue, the family and the high school bring their case to the Court of Shakespeare.