Kaspi, Lock elected to American Academy

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Vicky Kaspi and Margaret Lock have been voted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the most prestigious honorary societies in the United States. As announced earlier today, April 21, the pair are part of a 2015 cohort that includes some of the world’s most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities and the arts.

May 4 – 10: National Mental Health Week

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To kick off National Mental Health Week, the team of the Health & Wellbeing Program for Faculty and Staff presents “Compassion Fatigue” with counselling psychologist, Evelyn Rodinos on Friday, May 1, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 .m.

Looking for help with myCourses?

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Are you wrapping up for the term or getting ready for a summer course? Teaching and Learning Services offers one-on-one consultations and custom-group workshops to support your use of myCourses, clickers, and other learning technologies

New Staff Directory request form

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The Staff Directory allows people to look up McGill employees by first and last name, and displays contact information such as their title, department and phone number. If you wish to add, remove or update your own information in the Staff Directory, you may now submit a request via a new webform on the IT Services site

Via Rail discount for McGill travellers

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VIA Rail is now offering a more attractive discount to all McGill travellers (for both University-related and leisure trips). Further details of the new agreement are on Travel Services’ VIA Rail page.

Celebrate your colleagues

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If you know of colleagues or teams who did outstanding work this past year, the Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff is a great way to recognize their effort. The deadline to submit entries is Monday, June 15, at 5 p.m.

Mac Market fresh herbs and veg transplants

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What’s better than buying local vegetables? Growing them yourself in your own backyard! From mid-May until early June, the Mac Market will be selling herb and vegetable transplants on the downtown campus. Pre-order your herbs today.

À la mémoire du cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte

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J’aimerais offrir mes plus sincères condoléances aux proches et aux amis du cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte. I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte.

Power returns after brief outage

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A number of buildings on the lower downtown campus were without power briefly this morning, following an interruption of service from Hydro-Québec. It’s not known at this time what caused the interruption, officials in McGill’s University Services department said.

April 20 – Medicine and what matters in the end

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Come to a screening and discussion of the documentary Being mortal: Medicine and what matters in the end, which follows surgeon and bestselling author Atul Gawande.