Members of the McGill community are invited to attend the 9th annual Undergraduate Research Conference hosted by the Faculty of Science – Oct. 10, in the Arts Building lobby. Come see the outstanding research work done by Science undergraduate students and discover potential graduate students and leaders of tomorrow. Viewing of student posters starts at 11 a.m. Learn more about the event and its schedule, which includes a prize ceremony in Moyse Hall and a keynote address by distinguished alumnus Dr. John Smol, here.
The University is converting to a bi-weekly pay frequency cycle for most McGill employees, effective January 1, 2014. The University currently administers weekly, bi-weekly and semi-monthly pay cycles, with different pay periods and pay dates for different employee groups. The conversion to a bi-weekly pay frequency cycle is a step in streamlining the University’s administrative processes. Surveys conducted by the Canadian Payroll Association show that 62 per cent of organizations process their payroll on a bi-weekly basis.
McGillians have answered the call for volunteers for tomorrow’s Community Engagement Day (CED) in a big way, with some 585 people having stepped forward to take part. Now the question is, can CED break the 600-volunteer mark?
CED, a project from the SEDE office, SSMU, the SPF, the Quartier d’Innovation, Student Housing and Hospitality Services and other partners, aims to celebrate and promote existing initiatives which connect McGill with the Montreal community.
The Goodman Cancer Research Centre’s Public Forum on Breast Cancer – Breaking New Ground – on Oct. 22, is at the forefront of educating and empowering women to take charge of their own breast health. While most individuals are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the right measures to detect the disease in its early stages. Experts will discuss the current research progress that has been made in breast cancer awareness and treatment and what is yet to come down the pipeline.
Shorter days and cool nights have started to transform the landscape as fiery colours are showing through the green foliage. Out in the open and on the forest edges, the sun is baking the leaves, causing some of them to blush in intense hues – at this point, the reds are out but this is only the beginning. In the forest interior, the progression is slower, and it will take another couple of weeks for the yellows and oranges to fully come through. Ultimately, it creates an incredible top to bottom glowing effect that coats every object in gold, revealing the forest in its full glory.
Don’t let the cold bite! From Oct. 1 to 12, check out the Bookstore’s Winter Kick-Off Sale. They’re melting down prices on some amazing winter gear. Save 25 per cent to 75 per cent off select McGill winter jackets, toques, gloves and more. Come while supplies last. For more information about this sale visit the Bookstore’s Facebook page. You can also contact Andrea Choules at 514-398-7410 or by andrea [dot] choules [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email).
Are you travelling for McGill within the Province of Quebec?
Do not miss out on the reduced rates available by booking your hotel through the Quebec Government Hotel Program (for University related travel only).
Oct 4: The Legacies of Human Biomedical Experimentation in Aboriginal Communities and Residential Schools
Food and nutrition historian Dr. Ian Mosby discusses the historical legacies of a series of scientific experiments conducted in a number of Aboriginal communities and residential schools during the 1940s and 1950s.
Friday, Oct. 4, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m; Montreal Neurological Institute – de Grandpré Communications Centre (3801 University). To register for this session, use the online registration form.
There are members of the MUHC and McGill University research communities who are interested in conducting health research with Aboriginal communities, but who are unfamiliar/unacquainted with its critical ethical issues. This interactive event will be a starting point for a discussion on enhancing the protection and well-being of Aboriginal people in health research. The half-day symposium is planned for Friday, Oct. 4, and starts at 8:30 a.m.
McGill will host the 10th Anniversary Symposium of the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (AECRP) on Oct. 3. World leader in pain genetics, Dr. Luda Diatchenko, who recently joined McGill as Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Human Pain Genetics (see full story in the McGill Reporter), will deliver the keynote address.