Join Student Housing and Hospitality Services’ Executive Chef Oliver de Volpi for sushi-themed culinary workshops from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, at Bishop Mountain Dining Hall (3935 University Street), and on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Royal Victoria College Dining Hall (641 Sherbrooke Street West). $15 per workshop and you get to take home what you make. Places are limited. Please pay in advance at the cash in either dining hall to reserve your spot. To learn about our other events, please visit here.
A survey was distributed to the McGill community this morning on behalf of Olivier Marcil, Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations). McGill is hoping a large number of people will complete the online survey, which only takes a few minutes, Marcil said.
You may hear a loud siren Thursday afternoon as the City of Montreal, for the second year in a row, tests alert sirens in various parts of the city.
The tests will take place at 3:15 p.m. Five tests, of three minutes in duration, will be conducted simultaneously, none of them near McGill.
For more information on the tests and for links to websites advising Montrealers what to do in the event of an emergency, it’s best to visit this City of Montreal website.
The National Post is publishing excerpts from the six short-listed candidates for the $75,000 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature. Read the excerpts here:
Chainsaws and wood chippers buzzed and roared on the lower downtown campus Tuesday as three dying trees, which could be in danger of falling down, were cut. All three will be replaced.
A catalpa tree in the fenced in park near the Y intersection was actually hollow, said McGill Horticulturalist Eric Champagne. “It’s still living, and I wanted to keep the tree,” he said, “but as much as we wanted to keep it, the risk was too high.”
Opera McGill and the McGill Baroque Orchestra will present four performances of Handel’s masterpiece Guilio Cesare on Nov. 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. in Pollack Hall (555 Sherbrooke Street West). Tickets are $25 ($15 students/seniors). The production is directed by Tom Diamond, and conducted by Schulich alumnus Jordan de Souza. Discover Handel’s genius and learn more about the piece by attending one of the free pre-opera talks given an hour prior to each performance given by Patrick Hansen, Director of Opera McGill.
McGill will host the Royal Canadian Legion’s official Montreal Remembrance Day ceremony. The commemorative event will take place Monday Nov. 11, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the lower field of McGill’s downtown campus.
Last year, the University campus became the permanent site for the event, which brings together veterans and dignitaries from the Montreal area.
In time for Remembrance Day on Nov. 11, McGill University Archives has updated its content and features on the McGill Remembers website. Learn more about the contributions of the men and women of McGill during the First and Second World Wars through historical accounts of research, training and service. Browse archival images in the numerous photo galleries, or search for a family member in the War Records database. Check out the McGill Honour Roll 1914-1918, a digitized volume of photos and sketches that memorializes McGill members who fought during the First World War.
By McGill Reporter Staff
Maclean’s has once again ranked McGill as the top university in Canada among institutions offering medical-doctoral programs. This is the ninth consecutive year the magazine has placed McGill as the top institution in that category in its annual issue devoted to Canada universities.
The McGill Farmers’ Market is now taking signups for its 2014 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. The CSA is a way of supporting local farmers and getting seasonal, 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. Learn more and sign up on our blog here.