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June 1, 2006 - Volume 38 Number 18
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Brush up your Cvs

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Presentation is key to a successful interview.

You've put on clothing a notch nicer than usual. Tried to get that unruly cowlick to do your bidding. Your hands are sweaty. You're going to meet the big boss you hope will hire you for that job you suspect would make you happy. Are you prepared?

Quell your nerves by attending the McGill Women's Networking Group's workshop on resumé and interview preparation, given by Sophie Marcil of the McGill Department of Human Resources during lunch hour on June 13. Once you feel braced for what to expect — and for what others expect from you — the search for new employment will go much more smoothly. Not only will you leave with tips for your resumé, you could be the lucky winner of a door prize. Refreshments and dessert are included.

Tips on Resumé and Interview Preparation. Tuesday, June 13, from 12 to 1 pm, Bronfman Building, Rm 204. Members free, non-members $3 to cover expenses.

Cookies for a cause

Pink ribbon.

A sweet way to help fight cancer has been thought up by campus cookie-maker Danielle Oertle, aka Scrumptious Bites. The Parking Services' biscuit baker is selling specially made ribbon-shaped sugar cookies with pink icing and sprinkles to raise funds for cancer research. Of the $7 cost per box, $2 will be donated to the McGill Cancer Centre.

Email or call 514-214-9585.

Tour through the trees

Lower campus view.
Claudio Calligaris

Silver maples, black walnuts, catalpas, lilacs and chestnuts. These are a few of McGill's 900 trees whose leafy legacy has shaded students and boosted moods through decades. Bronwyn Chester will take the greenly inclined on a walking tour of the downtown campus's largest and grandest flora on June 4. Chester has written about the history of McGill's trees for the McGill News and the McGill Reporter and is constantly updating her knowledge on the topic. She'll show you how to recognize the different kinds and tell you the stories behind who planted them, what they symbolize and their changes through the seasons.

Trees of McGill: A Walking Tour of McGill's Largest and Grandest Flora with writer Bronwyn Chester, Sunday June 4, 10 am to noon. Meet on the steps of the Redpath Museum. $10/$5.

From ancient to abstract

Robert Davidson's art
Robert Davidson's art

Robert Davidson's art

This summer, the McCord Museum explores Haida art and philosophy through the contemporary paintings and sculptures of leading Northwest Coast artist Robert Davidson. This travelling exhibition, produced by the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia in collaboration with the National Gallery of Canada, runs until October 15.

Called "The Abstract Edge," the show focuses on Davidson's recent paintings and sculptures, which challenge our minds "to go beyond what we can recognize" and explore the boundary between abstract and representational images.

Frequently associated with monumental cedar totem poles, Haida art is celebrated for its powerful motifs, distinctive use of colour and elaborate compositions. Curator Karen Duffek explains how the theme for the exhibition evolved: "The edge can also be understood as a place of change where the old and new come together, where a new understanding is developed out of an old one."

Robert Davidson: The Abstract Edge, McCord Museum of Canadian History, 690 Sherbrooke St. W., 398-7100. Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm, open Mondays during the summer, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission: $10/$5.50.


Just say no!

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The McGill University Non-Academic Staff Association (M.U.N.A.S.A.) Executive Committee invites you to the seminar "Harassment: Policy, Law and Jurisprudence." The seminar is a follow-up to the one presented two years ago introducing the new provisions of the Quebec Labour Standards Act. Since then, McGill has adopted a policy called "Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prohibited by Law" and has recently appointed Harassment Assessors. The seminar will look at this policy and the impact of the Labour Standards Act on Quebec. Maitre Michael Cohen of Melançon, Marceau, Grenier et Sciortino will be presenting and handouts will be available.

Tuesday, June 6, 12:30, Frank Dawson Adams Auditorium.

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