One Day @ McGill

2013-2014 Issue 1

Screen Shot 2014-05-26 at 5.16.07 PMTake an intimate look, through an insider’s eyes, at the McGill experience. One Day @ McGill is a new series of affordable, small-group seminars, launched in Fall 2013, that give people a chance to meet McGill faculty members and share their experience.

“Our idea is to make McGill accessible,” says Alex Megelas, Coordinator, Personal and Cultural Enrichment (PACE). “We want to give people a chance to interact very tangibly with the knowledge that McGill produces.”

The McGill School of Continuing Studies presents the one-day seminars, featuring McGill faculty members, on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Here are a few examples. At Schulich, percussionist Sean Mativetsky will host an interactive seminar on the music and culture of Northern India that encourages you to sit crosslegged and play musical instruments.

Ahmed El-Geneidy, Associate Professor at McGill’s School of Urban Planning, will explore the future of bicycling in cities and discuss his work with TRAM, an internationally recognized leader in urban cycling research.

Alanna Thain, Associate Professor of World Cinemas and Cultural Studies, will host a hands-on workshop that looks at collective creativity in action – new techniques of togetherness – in the fields of art, technology, communication and more.

With Anna Winterbottom, a post-doctoral fellow at McGill’s Indian Ocean World Centre, share historical traces of the centuries-old world trade in medicines.

One Day @ McGill places a lot of emphasis on creating an intimate environment for seminars to enable participants to ask in-depth questions, says Megelas. Enrolment is limited to a small number of people.

“What excites me about the program is its beautiful randomness,” says Megelas. “McGill is huge, and there’s so much to it. One Day @ McGlll has really given me a chance to understand why this university is ranked so highly.”

The fall program offers nine seminars – with more on the way. Now introducing mcgill.ca/one-day.

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