The Market Cooperative is excited to announce its next market on Thursday, Feb. 13. Celebrating one year of bringing the best of local artists to McGill, the market will feature dozens of new and returning artists selling everything from crafts, zines and clothing to photography, food and more. It is the perfect opportunity to pick up that last-minute Valentine’s Day gift, or to treat your special loved one to a treat. The Market will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the SSMU ballroom (3480 McTavish). Be sure to come by for a day of live music, local talent and wonderful people.
Good news for travellers wanting to take advantage of McGill’s airline contracts and book online. To facilitate the Community’s access to the University’s contracted airlines (excluding Air Canada*) Vision Travel is providing the use of their online booking tool VisionLink to McGill travellers for their University-related trips.
On Feb. 8, from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m., come cheer on McGill chefs as they take on UMass, U of Ottawa and U of Toronto, in the first ever Inter-University Iron Chef Competition. Celebrity judges Jonathan Garnier of La Guilde Culinaire, Juliette Brun of Juliette & Chocolat and Dr. Joe Schwarcz of McGill will crown the creative geniuses of the first inter-university battle of knives and cutting boards. Attendance is open to all, light snacks and beverages will be served. For full details, click here.
The latest catalogue from McGill-Queen’s University Press is now available online, boasting new offerings in history, public policy, philosophy, culture and beyond. This season’s featured titles include Ron William’s Landscape Architecture in Canada, R.T. Naylor’s Counterfeit Crime: Criminal Profits, Terror Dollars, and Nonsense, and Nancy J. Turner’s Ancient Pathways, Ancestral Knowledge: Ethnobotany and Ecological Wisdom of Indigenous Peoples of Northwestern North America.
The way you lay out your content makes a huge impact on how it’s read and understood. Images play a part too – they’re a great way to break up text, add visual interest and clarify your content. However, you need to make sure that these work for you, not against you.
The McGill community offers its deepest sympathy to the townspeople of l’Isle-Verte who have been devastated by last week’s tragic fire in a senior citizens’ residence. The University’s flag will be lowered to half-staff Friday through Sunday, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, out of respect for those who perished, as well as their loved ones. A large, televised commemorative ceremony is being planned for next Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m.
The McGill Dobson Cup Start-UP Competition is open to all for-profit and social enterprise start-ups that are less than two years old. Benefit from the opportunity to present your ideas to a panel of experienced entrepreneurs. Participants compete for prize money, prestige and, more importantly, guidance through mentorship even after the competition has ended. Judging will focus on innovativeness, growth potential and feasibility. Teams include one to five members; at least one team member must be a McGill student, employee or alumnus.
· Prizes totaling $60,000
Are you passionate about sustainability, local food and health? Want to help run an awesome organization that brings local, organic food to campus, promotes healthy eating and much more? The Farmers’ Market is hiring for four coordinator positions to run the market and CSA program for the 2014-2015 season: two co-coordinators, one promotions & outreach coordinator, and one finance coordinator. These are stipend positions at $1,250 for the year. Read more here.
You’ll have to move fast if you want to submit a story about hot research by undergrads sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. SSHRC is challenging postsecondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research is affecting our lives, our world and our future prosperity. They’re looking for your best pitch promoting a great SSHRC‑funded research project happening at McGill. But hurry. The deadline is Friday, January 31.
Be transported to pre-World War I Raj India in this fanciful opera featuring magical costumes and sets and a live orchestra. The libretto is Shakespeare’s own, and the production will be surtitled in both the Shakespearean text and in the French translation by François-Victor Hugo. The production is double cast – the first will appear on Jan. 29 and 31 and the second cast will appear on Jan. 30 and Feb. 1. A behind-the-scenes look at the production can be seen here.