Several McGill University Pension Plan (MUPP) members have received emails recently from an external investment firm, inviting them to a seminar held on campus and referencing the MUPP.
If you decide to attend a session, be aware that the content of the presentations has not been vetted by the University. The company presenting does not have access to non-public MUPP information. As such, the University has no way of knowing whether what they are presenting is correct or not. At no time has your name and contact information been given to this or any other organization.
The McGill University Herbarium is looking for dedicated volunteers to help curate its impressive collection of plant species from around the world. If you want to help with the conservation and study of plant diversity, come and volunteer with the herbarium. Tasks include preparing dried plant specimens; photographing and scanning specimens; and transcribing label information to our database from the comfort of your own home.
Do you have a great business idea? The McGill Dobson Cup Start-Up Competition is an opportunity to present your business and social enterprise ideas to seasoned business experts for feedback, mentorship, and a chance to win over $100,000 in start-up capital! Open to McGill students, alumni faculty and staff. Business plans due Feb. 19-26. Find out more.
The McGill Space Institute and AstroMcGill present the 30th Public Astro Night, with a public lecture by Dr. Howard Trottier from Simon Fraser University. In 2014, Trottier received the Qilak Award for Astronomy Communications, Public Education and Outreach, from the Canadian Astronomical Society. His public lecture is entitled: “The Passion and Science of Amateur Astronomy: A Scientist’s Diary.” The lecture will be followed by night sky observations (weather permitting). This event is intended for a general audience and is free of charge. No reservation is necessary.
Research and International Relations (RIR) recently reorganized several of its units with the goal of creating more tailored and comprehensive support for McGill’s research community. For example, you will notice important changes to the Grants and Agreements team (formerly Grants & Foundations and Contracts & Agreements) as well as the Invention Development and Entrepreneurship Assistance (IDEA) group (formerly Commercialization, IP Management, Spin-offs and Licensing).
Do you have an idea about how to improve McGill’s Libraries? The SSMU Library Improvement Fund (LIF) is now accepting project proposals. We encourage proposals of any size or scale related to any Library branch on McGill’s downtown campus. Submissions may come from any member of the McGill community so long as they will benefit the undergraduate student experience, and the LIF Committee is available to assist with project development.
The following topics will be addressed in a three-lecture program: a psychiatrist’s perspective on the behavioural variant of fronto-temporal dementia; the relation between late-life depression and comorbid cognitive impairment; and suicidality and end-of-life decisions in persons with mild cognitive impairment or dementia. The program starts at 9 a.m. For more information and to register, contact info [dot] mcsa [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
Registration and abstract submission is now open for the fifth annual Sustainability Research Symposium @ McGill on March 13.
Presents another petition urging McGill to lose investments in fossil-fuel industry
By McGill Reporter Staff
The Board of Governors was presented with a birthday cake and giant birthday card Monday when 10 representatives of Divest McGill attended the open portion of the Board meeting to underscore their updated petition urging the University to sell off investments connected with the fossil-fuel industry. Another group was able to watch the video feed of the meeting from the multi-media offices in Burnside Hall.
With McTavish Street reopened following work to replace sewers and water mains last summer and fall, it’s important to remember that deliveries there, as well as to the lower downtown campus in general, should be scheduled to occur between 7 and 11 a.m., Monday to Friday.
The street, which is a City of Montreal-designated pedestrian zone, is closed to vehicular traffic, north of the Bookstore, at all other times.