As you get ready to leave the office for the holidays, don’t forget these simple tips from University Services to make sure everything stays safe while you are away. Before you leave:
* Close all windows to conserve energy and prevent freezing of pipes.
* Lock all doors and windows to ensure the security of McGill property and your personal belongings.
* Lock away all valuables in a desk drawer or cabinet (e.g., laptops, cameras, petty cash box, video recorders).
The Library is in the process of planning a number of improvements to their web site. In order to better understand your priorities and needs, the Library invites you to share your thoughts and ideas on their website and how it could be improved by completing a short online survey.
Click here to access the survey.
A gift certificate for a therapeutic or relaxing massage makes a wonderful holiday present for anyone on your shopping list. The McGill Sport Medicine Clinic will be happy to accommodate you. Just call 514-398-7007 or stop by the Clinic in the McGill Sports Complex (475 Pine Avenue W). For full details, click here.
Many students in McGill’s residences will not be traveling home for the holiday break. Student Housing and Hospitality Services encourages faculty and staff members from the McGill community to invite a student or a group of students into their homes, either for a short overnight stay or simply a meal. This is a unique experience that benefits both the students and the host family. What better way to spend the holidays than by sharing some hospitality within your community?
McGill’s flag has been lowered today, Tuesday, Dec. 10, to mark the passing of one of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday at the age of 95.
In a statement to the McGill community by Principal Suzanne Fortier and Chancellor H. Arnorld Steinberg, Mandela was praised as “a great and moral individual whose sense of justice and fairness, whose courageous quest for peace and equality, serve to enlighten people in every part of the world.”
Yes, Christmas is around the corner. Consider adding another touch of greenery to your offerings this year to benefit the Morgan Arboretum. It may well turn out to be the one pleasant and relaxing stop on your shopping tour. The sale starts Saturday, Nov. 30, and runs seven days a week, from 9 am to 4 pm on weekdays and weekends from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Environment Canada has forecasted a snowfall of 5-10 cm for the Montreal area on Monday morning, making travel potentially difficult. Exams are expected to continue as scheduled. Students, should you have an exam tomorrow (Monday, Dec. 9), please take the necessary measures to be on time. Should it become necessary to make a change to tomorrow’s exam schedule, an update will be posted here by 6:30 a.m. Monday morning.
McGill’s Travel Management Program is pleased to announce a major expansion of airline offerings, thanks to a new contract with Delta Airlines and her partners: Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Alitalia. This agreement provides access to 540 destinations worldwide in 130 countries, with a range of reductions varying with destination and fare type. More details on McGill’s Travel Services website: Delta and Partners. Make sure to ask for a quotation for your next trip.
The McGill Bookstore is spreading the holiday cheer by offering McGill employees a 20 per cent discount from Dec. 2 until Dec. 20. As well, in the interest of making this promotion more sustainable, the Bookstore is forgoing the usual print coupon: all you have to do is show your staff ID at the cash and they will be happy to apply the discount to your purchases. Remember, when you spend your money at the Bookstore, part of every dollar spent goes back into student bursaries.
The EMBA McGill – HEC Montreal is launching a scholarship program aimed at Canada’s Indigenous population. Each year, a manager of Indigenous origin will be chosen to receive a $40,000 scholarship. The selection will be based on merit.
The McGill – HEC Montreal EMBA program looks for individuals with different but complementary profiles. The diversity of candidates within each cohort is essential to the learning approach of the program. The Indigenous Peoples scholarship will help to further enrich this diversity.