Principal expresses condolences in wake of violence

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Principal Suzanne Fortier expresses her condolences following the deaths of five students in Calgary on Tuesday morning.

Flag at half-staff for Flaherty

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The McGill flag atop the Arts Building will fly at half-staff Wednesday, April 16, out of respect for the late Jim Flaherty, former federal Minister of Finance.

April 24: Public Astro Night

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On April 24, AstroMcGill presents the 22nd Public Astro Night, with a panel discussion about “Inflation, the Big Bang and Gravitational Waves” with invited panelists Professors Robert Brandenberger, Matt Dobbs and Vicky Kaspi. The discussion will strongly encourage questions from the public. It will be followed by night sky observations (weather permitting) and a lab tour.

Stressed out about exams? Take a deep breath and relax

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The exam period tends to be a time of intense stress and also a time when many resources are no longer offered. To respond to this period, the Counselling Service is re-launching an initiative to have de-stress activities scheduled on every exam day (Monday, April 14 to Tuesday, April 29) at 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., every exam day, including therapy dogs, yoga and guided relaxation.

April 25: “Mindless eating,” with Mina Mirtaheri, Dietician

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Mindless eating refers to how food psychology and the food environment influence our eating habits (how much, what and when we eat). Few of the food-related decisions we make each day are actually related to how hungry we are. Join dietician Mina Mirtaheri, from the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging, as she discuss the psychological and environmental aspects of why we choose to eat certain foods over others.

HMB honoured by Public Policy Forum

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Former Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum was among a notable list of honourees Thursday night as the Public Policy Forum held its 27th annual Testimonial Dinner and Awards night in Toronto. Prof. Munroe-Blum, who is currently on sabbatical, was one of four women honoured with the Testimonial Dinner Award that celebrates “commitment to achieving greater understanding and cooperation between the public and private sectors to improve the quality of government in Canada.”

Final exam schedule has been posted

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The April 2014 final exam schedule with room locations is now available and can be found here. Please note that the majority of exams for this session will be held at the Athletics Complex in the Currie Gym and Tomlinson Fieldhouse. More information can be found here.

Preliminary McTavish work delayed

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Due to technical problems, the City of Montreal’s work on McTavish Street scheduled for this week has been postponed until May 1. A reminder to all that the major City project to replace aging water and sewer lines on McTavish, between Sherbrooke St. and Dr. Penfield Ave. will begin on May 1 and is expected to last three months.

April 28: Recognizing and Supporting Students At-Risk supervision workshop

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In this workshop, facilitators will present myths about mental health and provide information to help you identify (recognize) factors in your supervision that may increase…influence the environment. They will also consider evidence of mental health problems through visual signs of distress, and discuss when to refer a student.

McGill Farmers’ Market wants you!

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The McGill Farmers’ Market has a limited number of spots left for its 2014 Community Supported Agriculture program. 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.