On April 13, the Council on Palliative Care presents its first of three free workshops for the month of April. Join Dr. Eugene Bereza, family physician and Director of the Medical Ethics Program in the Department of Family Medicine, as he discusses everything you wanted to know about hospitals but were afraid to ask. April 13, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Temple Emanu-El-Beth-Sholom (4100 Sherbrooke Street West), entrance at 395 Elm Ave. Free of charge. Registration not required. For further information, please contact The Council on Palliative Care by fmpa202 [at] aol [dot] com (email).
Congratulations, McGill, you’ve survived a long and frosty winter. Reward yourself with a deliciously sweet meal from select dining halls and retail locations. Local Food Day is back in town until April 15, and this time it’s all about maple syrup. This Cabane à Sucre edition features favourites like French toast, grilled salmon and Voltigeur chicken – all glazed with delicious, local maple syrup. Visit the Facebook page for specific dates, locations and menus.
New JGH department will target broad spectrum of speculative diseases
In an all-out effort to rid society of some of its most baffling illnesses, the Jewish General Hospital has launched a new department dedicated to treating numerous heartbreaking diseases that, until now, have been neglected by medical science.
In the crosshairs, for example, is spring fever, a debilitating seasonal condition that compels millions of light-headed individuals to collapse onto a newly mown lawn and expose themselves to ultraviolet radiation.
Here’s a new twist to greening your office or home environment: Make it tasty too! During this noon-hour workshop on April 7, on the downtown campus, McGill Plant Science PhD Student Christie Lovat will take you on a botanical adventure to explore the many plants you can grow indoors and eat too.
Stuck in the office? A busy work schedule is no excuse for not working out! You don’t have to leave your desk to get some exercise into your day. Join Lena Stuart on April 10 at the downtown campus or Maureen Young on April 13 at Macdonald campus and discover exercises you can do at your desk that will improve your strength and flexibility and help you stay alert – all with no equipment. For more information and to register, go to the HR Health and Wellbeing website.
Classical. Jazz. Opera. Chamber. Solo. All of these genres of music have made their home here at McGill’s Schulich School of Music on the stage of Pollack Hall.
By McGill Reporter Staff
Vice-Principal, Administration and Finance Michael Di Grappa is pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Lemaire, CPA, CA, as McGill’s new Associate Vice-Principal, Financial Services. He replaces Albert Caponi who left McGill last summer for Aéroports de Montréal.
Effective April 1, IT Services will no longer offer long distance calling cards. The service is being discontinued since cheaper alternatives exist, such as Skype, prepaid calling cards (purchased at convenience stores) or our Mobile Device/Cell Phone contract with Bell Mobility (log in to the Procurement website and click on Mobile Devices/Cell phones and Related Services for details).
The Office of Sustainability is proud to acknowledge those who have positively contributed to sustainability at McGill in an enduring and meaningful way. Please join us in celebrating the actions and achievements of our community at the 5th annual Catalyst Awards in the Faculty Club Ballroom on April 13. A cocktail reception will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the awards presentations at 6:30 p.m. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
McGill is building an online hub for all our French offerings and services, and we want your input. Staff are encouraged to tell us what they’d like to see featured on the upcoming ‘Vivre McGill en français’ website. One lucky participant will win an iPad mini. Click here to take the short survey.