From March 2 to March 31, the Bookstore will have its largest sale ever. Save 50–80 per cent off select items in clothing, insignia, stationery, academic reference and general reading books departments. The Computer Store will have deals so good that we aren’t allowed to advertise them. To find out more about the sale or to see the Moving Sale’s Treasure of the Day, follow the Facebook page. Swing by the store and help us lighten the load.
The 5/30 Health and Wellness Challenge is 6 weeks of motivation to improve one’s lifestyle. From March 1 to April 11, join thousands of Quebecers in taking up the Health Challenge – 6 weeks of motivation to eat better, get active and increase your wellness. Participants get free support (including an exclusive web app), the chance to win prizes, and so much more. Register by March 1.
What are myths and misconceptions about sexual assault? Join us for this workshop and gain a better understanding of how these misconceptions can hinder our ability to provide support to people affected by sexual violence. During this interactive workshop, participants will become familiar with the extent of the problem of sexual assault in the community. They will also have the opportunity to examine the different impacts sexual violence can have on an individual. March 9, 2 p.m.
Instructors can add up to three questions to their Mercury end-of-course evaluations. Click here to submit your questions by Tuesday, March 10. Recommended questions are available here. If you have any questions or feedback about the new webform, please contact mercury [dot] info [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
The Schulich School of Music will take part in the Montréal en Lumière festival and concert series for the first time. This yearly festival gives over one million festivalgoers the chance to experience a multitude of activities combining performing arts, gastronomy, outdoor activities and more. Four concerts of various genres of music, including jazz, classical and contemporary, will be presented at the School of Music from Feb. 19 to 26. Events include:
From Feb. 25 to Apr. 15, McGill will present “To Infinity and Beyond: From neutron stars to neuroengineering,” a unique seven-week public lecture series about how our scientists learn about space and explore new research in neuroengineering.
The lectures will take place Wednesday evenings, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with lectures beginning at 6:30 p.m. All lectures will be held in Room 151, Bronfman Building (1001 Sherbrooke Street West). Admission: Adults: $114.97. Students and seniors: $68.98. (Includes all taxes).
Sign up now for R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense), a self-defense course for women taught by certified instructors at McGill Security Services. The one-and-a-half day training course is offered to all female students, faculty and staff at a cost of only $20. The next session will take place on Mar. 20-21. Once you have signed up you will receive more information on course time and location. Go here for more information and to register.
The McGill Symphony Orchestra returns to Montreal’s Maison symphonique on Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. The Schulich School of Music, in collaboration with the Montréal New Music Festival and SMCQ, is proud to present Olivier Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie, a monumental 20th century work. Featured soloists include Kyoko Hashimoto, piano, and Estelle Lemire, ondes Martenot, the first electronic instrument ever used in a concert. The ondes Martenot is an early electronic instrument known for its otherworldly sound, making Messiaen’s masterpiece truly unique.
Are you interested in learning more about sexual and gender diversity? During this interactive workshop, participants will gain an understanding of the concepts, language and issues related to sexual and gender diversity. Feb. 25, 9:30 a.m. to noon. SEDE, in collaboration with Teaching and Learning Services, First Peoples’ House and the Office for Students with Disabilities offers a regular schedule of training for staff, faculty and graduate students.
Periodically, IT Services will send out mock phishing emails to the McGill community as part of a proactive approach to increase awareness of the dangers of phishing. Users who click on a link in one of these emails will be redirected to a page informing them that they have participated in a phishing awareness exercise, and will be encouraged to learn how to identify and avoid falling victim to these types of scams.
Don’t want to wait and risk taking the bait? Sign up now for IT Services’ online Security Awareness training, or read more about spotting phishing scams: