Are you an administrative or academic staff member who supports students? Have you missed any of the recent developments or enhancements to student resources and services over the last year? Join in the Speed (Up)Dating Event at Thomson House, on Friday, Dec. 12, to hear quick and lively snapshot presentations about a number of topics that may be of interest to you. For more information and a list of presentations and speakers, check out the website, and please RSVP here.
By McGill Reporter Staff
For the fourth year in a row, McGill’s Budget Book has earned the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), for its effectiveness not just as a financial plan, but also as a communications vehicle, policy document and operations guide.
Anthropology professor Eduardo Kohn has been awarded the 2014 Bateson Prize by the Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA) for his book, How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human (University of California Press).
Environment Canada is forecasting periods of light snow mixed with freezing drizzle beginning on Tuesday afternoon for the Montreal area, making travel potentially difficult. Exams are expected to continue as scheduled. Students with exams scheduled on Tuesday, Dec 9 should allow extra travel time. In the event of any change to the exam schedule, an update will be posted on the Exams website.
Political Science Professor T.V. Paul has been elected the 56th president (2016-17) of the International Studies Association (ISA), a respected and widely known scholarly association in the field of international studies. Paul, the James McGill Professor of International Relations and a leading scholar of international security, nuclear proliferation and South Asia, is the third Canadian professor elected to this coveted position in its 56-year history.
It’s time to spread some holiday cheer with McGill University gear. Check out the Bookstore’s holiday catalogue for gift ideas and great savings. On Thursday, Dec. 11, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Bookstore will welcome celebrated Montreal political cartoonist Terry Mosher, better known as Aislin. Stop by to shake hands and pick up a signed copy of his latest book of cartoons, The Wrecking Ball. When you choose to shop at the McGill Bookstore your money contributes to student programs and services.
Want to learn how to write Web content that gets read? Interested in improving your website’s formatting? Maybe you’re just sick of eating lunch all alone… Whatever the case, the free Web Communications Learn & Learn workshops are a great place to start.
The second session in the series, Web 101: Writing for the Web: How to cut through the clutter, will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 10. Feel free to bring your lunch!
Registration closes shortly for the January 2015 semester of the Advanced Biofuels Course. Participants of past semesters include BioFuelNet HQP, graduate and undergraduate students outside of BioFuelNet, as well as industry and government representatives from Canada and overseas. Anyone is eligible to register. This online course is an overview of biofuels feedstocks, conversion technologies, combustion/emissions, as well as sustainability and aspects of commercialization.
With holidays fast approaching, cybercriminals are taking advantage of people’s vacation planning, online shopping and expected package deliveries. Millions of phishing scam emails are being sent out daily, spoofing trusted brands, retailers, postal services, banks, stores and more. Many of these emails look legitimate, and it gets harder to tell what’s a real email, and what’s a scam.