Visit a forest close to home this fall

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No doubt you have been watching the foliage turn colours lately, as the greens give way to golds and purples on the ashes and fiery reds on the maples. At the Morgan Arboretum, you can celebrate this glorious phenomenon in many ways throughout the month of October. Have a look at the program of activities and make sure to pencil in a visit this fall.

Oct. 3: Centraide’s $5 pancake breakfast fundraiser at RVC!

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Student Housing and Hospitality Services invites you to join a Centraide fundraiser and indulge in a complete pancake breakfast. Come by the Royal Victoria College Dining Hall (entrance 641 Sherbrooke) on Friday, Oct. 3, from 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. All proceeds will go to the Centraide campaign.

Lose weight with the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program

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Are you overweight or obese? You can lose weight through lifestyle changes with the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program. McGill is offering a free, three-month group program to lose weight, eat healthier and become more active.

Sharpen your skills at the McGill Writing Centre

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Ready to upgrade your business writing or start that screenplay? Take the first step with a course at the McGill Writing Centre. Learn professional techniques for communicating with speed and clarity, and write your way to success.

Football coach Clint Uttley resigns

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The following is a statement made by Ollivier Dyens, Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) Tuesday, Sept. 30. McGill accepts Coach Uttley’s resignation and thanks him for his dedication and service to McGill and the Redmen football team. The University maintains that the pedagogical mission of our institution takes precedence. We wish Mr. Uttley well in his future endeavours.

Statement on charges against McGill football player

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McGill University was informed this afternoon that a member of the Redmen Football team was charged and will be arraigned in Court tomorrow. In line with the University’s varsity athletics guidelines, effective immediately, this player is suspended from the football team pending resolution of his case by the Court.

Oct. 2: March of the 1,000 Umbrellas

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Principal Suzanne Fortier will launch the 2014 McGill-Centraide campaign on Oct. 2 at the March of 1,000 Umbrellas. The McGill group will meet at 11:30 a.m. in front of the Roddick Gates. Remember to bring your McGill or red umbrella and please pass the word along to your friends and co-workers.

McTavish St. stairs are closed for now

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As part of the measures being taken to enhance security and safety around the City of Montreal’s McTavish St. sewer and water-main construction project, the stairs at the intersection of McTavish St. and the south side of Dr. Penfield Ave. will be closed immediately for an indeterminate period of time.

Top fifteen useful sites for students

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You’re already finding your way around campus — now find your way around the Web! Here are the 15 most useful sites for new and returning McGill students.

Cedars Cancer Centre to open next June

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The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) has announced today that the new Cancer Centre at the Glen hospital site will be known as the Cedars Cancer Centre and is set to open in June 2015.