The McGill dozen in the National Assembly

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An even dozen McGill alumni populate both sides of the National Assembly following this spring’s provincial election. As in the House of Commons in Ottawa, McGillians can be found both in government and opposition, in considerable numbers.

April 29: Parenting Survival Guide – Social Media 101

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Many parents worry their kids will quickly outpace them when it comes to using digital technologies. How do we guide their use of Internet tools and keep them safe when they know so much more than we do? Educational consultant Alissa Sklar, Ph.D., offers parents the general guidelines and basic skills they need in a two-hour crash course on social media.

April 29: Gastrointestinal Cancer public forum

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The public is invited to take part in the Goodman Cancer Research Centre’s (GCRC) upcoming public forum on Gastrointestinal Cancer: Prevention, Risk Factors and Treatment in which experts will explain the importance of detecting changes in your body that could signify the presence of GI cancer, recognizing what can make you susceptible and taking appropriate action for early diagnosis and treatment so that you can detect the disease before it can spread or metastasize.

April 25-26: Morgan Arboretum annual tree and shrub sale

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Looking for a great way to accent your yard? Take advantage of the annual tree and shrub sale to visit the Arboretum nursery and browse through the vast selection of ornamental plants, including trees and shrubs, as well as potted perennials and annuals.

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.

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.