On Tuesday, Nov. 25, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Printemps Room in Omni Hotel (1050 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest), Professor Stephen Lewis from the Institute for the Study of International Development will speak on “After Ebola, What Next for Global Public Health?” Mr. Lewis is the co-founder and co-director of AIDS-Free World, an international advocacy organization that works to promote more urgent and more effective global responses to HIV/AIDS.
Principal Suzanne Fortier invites all McGill staff and their families to the Annual Holiday Skating Party on Sunday, Dec. 7, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the McConnell Winter Arena. Skate to the tunes of seasonal melodies and enjoy hot dogs, snacks, hot and cold beverages, and treats from Jolly St. Nick! Admission: Donation to the Yellow Door’s ‘Food for Thought’ program (food boxes in the Winter Arena). Free parking via the Residences’ entrance at the top of University Street. RSVP by Dec. 1.
The City of Montreal has announced that asphalting will take place on the lower part of McTavish St. between Nov 25 and Nov 28.
This work is expected to last for one to two days and the exact date is not known at this point. During that time, some noise from machinery and strong odours from asphalt are expected.
After the paving is done, the fencing will be removed and the street will be accessible, although two excavation sites will remain at the north and south ends of the street, where further work is required. These two areas will be fenced and secured.
The 5th Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lecture presented by the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy will take place on Thursday Nov. 27, at McGill’s Faculty Club. RSVP to events [dot] spot [at] mcgill [dot] ca. This annual lectureship is an inspirational lecture by a nationally or internationally known person, usually having a topic related to the field of rehabilitation. This year’s speaker is Dr.
Are you interested in getting students more active in your course? On Nov. 26, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Teaching and Learning Services will present a workshop on strategies to enhance student engagement, promote interaction and facilitate deep learning. During the workshop you will have the opportunity to explore, experience and select strategies that promote learning for your own courses. Get more info here.
The selection committee for the McGill University Award for Equity and Community Building is now accepting nominations for the 2015 award. Up to four awards are given out each year to McGill students and staff who demonstrate exceptional commitment in promoting equity, diversity and community engagement. Recipients will be awarded a plaque and a monetary prize. Nominations must be completed by March 6, 2015, at 5 p.m., and submitted to equity [dot] awards [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
Course Evaluations for the Fall 2014 semester are available for students to complete until Dec. 21 (or Sunday, Dec. 7 for certain academic units following the condensed period). On the Teaching for Learning @ McGill University blog, you will find a list of 10 different strategies that you can use to encourage student participation in this important process.
The Market Cooperative is back on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the SSMU Ballroom (3480 McTavish, 3rd floor). Join over 60 artists and musicians selling amazing local products from handmade jewelry to organic soaps, artwork and more. Live music throughout the day, free tea, and the perfect opportunity to pick up some beautiful holiday goodies and presents! Check out the website or learn more about the event on Facebook.
The Schulich School of Music hosts one of the jazz world’s most influential and dynamic musicians: Panamanian pianist, composer, educator and social activist Danilo Pérez. Pérez, the Artistic Director of Berklee College’s Global Jazz Institute coaches Schulich jazz students in a free public masterclass at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Tanna Schulich Hall. Prepare yourself for a Latin-inspired evening on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Pérez takes the Pollack Hall stage with the McGill Jazz Orchestra I led by Joe Sullivan as part of the Schulich en concert series.
On Nov. 20, AstroMcGill presents the 28th Public Astro Night, with a public lecture by Dr. Laurens Keek, a post-doctoral fellow from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His public lecture is entitled The X-ray Sky: Black Holes and Neutron Stars. The lecture will be followed by night sky observations (weather permitting) and possibly a tour of an experimental astrophysics laboratory (to be confirmed). This event is intended for a general audience, and it is free of charge. No reservation is necessary. Snacks and refreshments will be served (please bring your own cup).