This talk by Carleton University’s Sarah Brouillette, will establish the importance of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s role within the global history of the book. The focus will be the research on the book in the developing world that UNESCO sponsored in the 1960s and 1970s, and how that research supported claims that government should intervene in book and media industries in order to shift the disastrous imbalance in the global media system.
The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, as part of the Canada in the Americas Initiative and the Eakin Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Studies, is pleased to present a talk by Dr. Elizabeth Zanoni, Department of History, Old Dominion University, Virginia. Join a discussion on how changing understandings of gender, nationality and ethnicity shaped and reflected Italian immigrants’ consumer experiences and identities in the U.S. and Argentina during the age of mass migration. RSVP: misc [dot] iecm [at] mcgill [dot] ca or (514) 398-8346. Wednesday, Oct.
The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC), as part of its Canada in the Americas Initiative, presents a talk by Professor de Jésus Manuel Velázquez León from the Faculty of Humanities, Department of Foreign Languages, University of Pedagogical Sciences, José de la Luz y Caballero. For more than 30 years, Professor León has been teaching studies of English-speaking cultures, including courses on the history and literature of Canada.
As fall sets in keep cozy in an embroidered hoodie from the Redbird Sports Shop. Priced to sell at $19.99, while quantities last. Many colour selections available. The Redbird Sports Shop is located at the top of the hill in the entrance of the McGill Sports Centre. For more information about the Sports Shop, click here.
One of the biggest campus events organized for future students and families – last year, more than 8,000 visitors took part. Learn what McGill has to offer, both inside and outside the classroom, and have your questions about life at McGill answered by faculty, students and administrative staff from around the University. All of McGill’s 11 faculties and 11 schools are represented at Open House, along with a huge number of departments and academic programs.
Looking for a great way to accent your yard? Come to the Arboretum nursery and browse it’s vast selection of ornamental plants, including trees, shrubs, as well as potted perennials and annuals. The nursery will be open exclusively to Arboretum members and the McGill community on Friday Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds support Arboretum activities. More information, click here.
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) recently announced that McGill has received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its FY2014 Budget Book. It marks the third straight year McGill’s budget has won the award.
The City of Montreal has observed that some motorists are taking advantage of Dr. Penfield Ave. being partially closed and are double- and in some cases triple-parking along Dr. Penfield, between the McTavish St. intersection and the Genome Building to the northeast.
Representatives from a variety of health and wellbeing organizations, both within and outside the McGill community, will gather for this event to bring you the latest in health and wellness information. There will be over 20 informational kiosks and interactive displays to visit. Have your blood pressure checked. Sample healthy snacks courtesy of McGill Food and Dining Services. Test your strength at McGill Athletics. Learn about proper office ergonomics with the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy. Test your memory with the Centre for Studies in Aging.
Benoit La Salle, President and CEO of Windiga Energy, is a McGill alumnus who went to Africa 18 years ago to help children and ended up developing an industry and a world renowned company. Today he operates in seven countries in three different sectors. Mr. La Salle will give a free public lecture on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Centre Mont-Royal Symposia theatre (2200 Mansfield). The lecture is sponsored by the Institute for the Study of International Development of the Faculty of Arts and the Major Program in International Management of the Desautels Faculty of Management.