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The McGill Farmers’ Market is still taking signups for its 2014 CSA program. The CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a way of supporting local farmers and getting seasonable, organic, local produce at the same time. Sign up in advance for a fall or summer session to receive a full or half-size basket of fresh organic produce every week for eight weeks. Don’t wait – there are a limited number of spots left and they sell out every year! Learn more and sign up for their blog.
On Jan. 18, families are invited to skate at the McConnell Arena from 4:20 p.m. – 6 p.m. and cheer on the McGill Redmen hockey team at 7 p.m. as the team hosts RMC. The $10 admission fee (per family) includes the family skate, parking and admission to the Redmen game. Skate rentals are not available.
Reserved tickets can be picked up at the Redbird Sports Shop or at McConnell Arena on game day. For more information or to reserve your tickets, call 514-398-1436 or email jeremiah [dot] gordon [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Jeremiah Gordon).
Dr. Lorne A. Babiuk, the 2013 Killam Prize Winner in Health Sciences, is a world leader in the study of vaccines and is a global authority in infectious diseases, particularly virology, immunology and vaccine delivery.
As part of the 2014 Canada Council Killam Prize Lecture Series, Dr. Babiuk will describe new formulations and vaccine delivery methods that can further reduce mortality and even increase food security in developing countries. A reception will follow. Admission is free.
When: Jan. 20, 5:30 p.m.
McGill is mourning the loss of one of its most illustrious alumni, Edgar M. Bronfman, who died Saturday in New York at the age of 84. In addition to the BA he earned in the early 1950s, the University presented Mr. Bronfman with an honorary doctorate in June 2012.
A recent report on the health of McGill’s Benefit plans has shown the plans have performed well. For example, employee contributions to the Dental Care Plan will decrease by two per cent in 2014. Employee contributions to the Supplemental Health Plan will decrease by five per cent in 2014. For more information on other changes, click here.
As of Jan. 1, 2014, McGill Chaplaincy Service will be called the McGill Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (Bureau de la Vie Religieuse et Spirituelle). This name aspires to be more descriptive, recognizable and inclusive, and is in step with the general trend amongst major universities in North America.
Exams on Monday, Dec. 16, will continue as scheduled. Following yesterday’s snowstorm, however, travelling within the City could take longer than usual. Students should take the necessary measures to be on time.
By McGill Reporter Staff
McGill’s Strategic Reframing Initiative (SRI) is being wound down now that it has embedded innovation and improved practices in the University’s administrative culture, says Pierre Moreau, Senior Advisor to the Principal and Executive Director of Planning and Institutional Analysis.
Provost Anthony C. Masi has, in accordance with the University Statutes, struck an Advisory Committee to the Principal to select a new Dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management, after Dean Peter Todd indicated recently he would be leaving as Dean in March 2014.
Masi will chair the committee, which includes the following members:
• Representing Faculty: Professors Robert David, Adolfo De Motta, Alain Pinsonneault and Vedat Verter.
• Representing Senate: Professors Jim Fyles, John Galbraith and Barbara Hales and Mr. Eamon Duffy.