August events for the McGill Community for Lifelong Learning

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As part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, the McGill Community for Lifelong Learning has some special events planned in August

Aug. 7: Music as a means of training and rehabilitation across the lifespan

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The NSERC-Create training program in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience is pleased to present “Music as a means of training and rehabilitation across the lifespan” by Dr. Mari Tervaniemi on Aug. 7 (Stewart Biology Building, room N2/2).

Aug. 3: Montreal Highland Games

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The Canadian-Scottish Studies Fundraising Committee and the St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal invite you to the Montreal Highland Games to be held on Aug. 3, at Parc Arthur-Therrien.

McGill has a new, more secure VPN

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McGill IT Services now has a new, more secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) to allow faculty, staff and students access to internal McGill systems and resources from outside the McGill network. This VPN, securevpn.mcgill.ca, uses the SSL protocol and will replace inside.mcgill.ca, which uses the “Point-to-Point Tunnelling” protocol.

Aug 18: Deadline for Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff nominations

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There are only four weeks left to submit nominations to the Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff for 2013-2014. Colleagues can present nominees in six categories for work carried out between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014.

Happy birthday, Brenda Milner!

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Brenda Milner (Photo: Helmut Bernhard, Neuro Media Services)
The star researcher turned 96 on July 15, and The Neuro threw a party to celebrate.

McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program looking for participants

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Are you overweight or obese? Do you know someone who would like to lose weight? You (or the person you know) may be eligible for the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program. The program is offering group sessions for individuals who are overweight or obese, are between the ages of 18 to 75, and exercise less than 200 minutes/week.

McGill team wins for tomato event

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McGill’s Student Housing and Hospitality Services team captured the 2014 Canadian College and University Food Service Association (CUFSA) Shine Award last Saturday for last summer’s Tomato Fiesta on the lower campus.

11 McGillians named to Order of Canada

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Eleven outstanding individuals associated with McGill, including a former Dean of Medicine, a former director of the School of Nursing and a renowned economics professor emerita, were among 86 new appointments made Tuesday to the Order of Canada by Governor-General and former McGill Principal David Johnston.

HMB to Chair CPP investment board

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Former Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Heather Munroe-Blum, has been appointed Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, as announced on June 24, by Joe Oliver, Federal Minister of Finance.