The McGill Office of Religious and Spiritual Life is collecting warm jackets for the Winter Coat Project. Beginning Oct. 21 through Dec. 5, international students can pick up a free, lightly used winter coat generously donated by members of the McGill Community and various Montreal faith groups.
Sign up now for R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense), a self-defense course for women taught by certified instructors at McGill Security Services. The one-and-a-half day training course is offered to all female students, faculty and staff at a cost of only $20
Scrivener Creative Review is currently seeking poetry, fiction, art/photography and book reviews for publication in an online issue later this semester. Get your original work out into the literary/art world.
The Staff-Student Mentoring Program is looking for interested McGill faculty and staff to mentor undergraduate students. This is an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to connect and explore a wide variety of interests including public speaking, travelling, exploring Montreal… even playing badminton.
Want to pick up a basket of local, organic produce right on campus every week? The McGill Farmers’ Market is now taking signups for its 2015 CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. The CSA is a way of supporting local farmers and getting seasonable, organic produce at the same time.
On Monday, Oct. 27, McGill’s Provost, Professor Anthony C. Masi, will host a series of Open Forums on the new government funding cuts and McGill’s financial situation. Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.
Once again, McGill’s Quartier de l’innovation is leading the way for McGill Innovation Week, from Monday, Nov. 3, to Saturday, Nov. 8. Highlights of the week will include a panel discussion on how to enrich the student experience in the QI, an Innovation Fair organized by the QI Student Working Group and a Hacking Health Design Challenge that is part of the Montreal Summit on Innovation.
McGill will conduct research on the concept of adopting a shared-space model that could pave the way to allow cycling on the downtown campus under certain conditions, after the senior administration accepted the recommendations put forward by a Working Group tasked with addressing the question of cycling on campus.
AskMcGill is an instant response service that provides quick answers to students’ questions. Simply type a question in everyday language and receive an answer and/or links to additional information.
McGill remains one of three Canadian universities among the top 40 in the world, according to the 2014-15 Times Higher Education world university rankings. Most Canadian universities in the top 200 of the THE list slipped in rank this year. McGill placed 39, compared with 35 last year.