Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Teaching and Learning Services are pleased to announce the launch of the Supervision: Graduate and Postdoctoral Support website. The website is created to build strong supervisory relationships through online learning at McGill.
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Enrolment Services are pleased to announce that the uApply graduate admissions system is now live, in effect for applications for the summer 2014 term. Three years in the making, uApply has been delivered to the University through the hard work and dedication of the project team, as well the administrative staff and faculty who contributed in countless ways. The new technology affords unprecedented flexibility with the admissions processes and improves the applicant’s experience thereby greatly enhancing McGill’s recruitment competitiveness.
Brought to you by Teaching and Learning Services, the workshop is an interactive session designed to help McGill professors with writing reference letters for funding applicants. Participants will learn about the key elements of a “good” reference letter and the pitfalls that should be avoided.
Date: Wednesday, Aug. 28.
Time: 10 a.m. – noon
Location: MS-74, 3459 rue McTavish
To review sessions, discover more information, and to register, please visit: http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/staff/workshops.
Let’s get engaged.
As part of Orientation Week, the Campus Life and Engagement Office is organizing a street fest type of party on the lower campus Tuesday afternoon, immediately following the big tomato harvest celebration.
With performances from students and groups, games, inflatables, a BBQ, fun treats and much more, the Engage McGill event aims to bring together new students, University staff and other members of the McGill community.
Teaching and Learning Services is hosting the upcoming Writing Effective Reference Letters for Student Fellowships workshop. The workshop is an interactive session designed to help McGill professors with writing reference letters for funding applicants. Participants will learn about the key elements of a “good” reference letter and the pitfalls that should be avoided.
Date: Wednesday, Aug. 28.
Time: 10 a.m. – noon
Location: McLennan Library Building, MS-74, 3459 rue McTavish
The McGill community, our neighbours and the general public are all invited to join us for a farm-fresh meal – including a 500-pound tomato cake – made with vegetables grown on McGill’s Macdonald Campus. McGill will donate about 2,000 pounds of fresh food from the event to Moisson Montreal, Meals on Wheels and the Old Brewery Mission. The event takes place Tuesday, Aug. 27, on the lower field at the downtown campus. Drop in from 1 to 3:30 to lend a hand with chopping and preparation and then join us from 3:30 to 5 p.m. to dig in.
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Campus Life & Engagement’s (formerly First-Year Office) Discover McGill Day 2013, which takes place Tuesday, Aug. 27, will offer the McGill Community three opportunities to help welcome this year’s incoming class and to be involved in the University’s orientation welcome events. Staff and faculty can join in on welcome lines at the morning session, help McGill Student Housing and Hospitality prepare for their “McGill Feeding McGill” event, and/or attend the brand-new Engage McGill community and fundraising event supporting the people affected by the recent tragedy in Lac Mégantic.
McGill has nudged up in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as the Shanghai Rankings, reaching its highest level since this set of rankings was established in 2003.
Again third in Canada, behind the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia, McGill placed 58th in the world this year, compared with 63rd last year. UofT placed 28th and UBC ranked 40th.
In the previous five years. we have ranked between 60th and 65th place.
University Safety presents the 4th annual McGill Safety Week, Sept. 9-13. While September marks the return of students and classes on our campuses, it also provides a perfect opportunity to showcase and promote the various safety-related services we provide and to further strengthen our partnership with our service providers and external agencies. This year’s theme is Safety through Social Media. Learn more here.