25 years ago, 14 people were murdered at École Polytechnique

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Next Saturday, Dec. 6, will mark the 25th anniversary of the Polytechnique massacre, a somber milestone that will be marked by events at U de M, as well as at McGill and on other campuses.

Find the Christmas spirit at the Morgan Arboretum

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It’s important to remember that the Holiday season isn’t about shopping stress but about giving back and showing appreciation for those we care about. The Morgan Arboretum Christmas sale can help you do just that.

Make the world a warmer place: Give to the Medical student sock drive for the homeless

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Being able to wear a warm pair of socks is an important need that we often take for granted, but is especially important for the homeless population for whom foot-related problems are among the greatest causes of emergency room visits. To help address this problem, Health and Hygiene for the Homeless, an initiative led by McGill Medical Students, will be collecting pairs of lightly-used or new socks that will be delivered to area shelters.

Nov. 29: McGill to host 50th Vanier Cup

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On Saturday, Nov. 29, McGill will host the 50th Vanier Cup at Percival-Molson Memorial Stadium, marking the first-ever staging of the Canadian university football championship game in Montreal.

What is an adventure of a lifetime, Alex?

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Mariusz Galczynski, a lecturer and PhD student in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, is slated to appear on the popular American quiz show Jeopardy! on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Dec. 7: Principal’s holiday skating party

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Principal Suzanne Fortier invites all McGill staff and their families to the Annual Holiday Skating Party on Sunday, Dec. 7, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the McConnell Winter Arena. Skate to the tunes of seasonal melodies and enjoy hot dogs, snacks, hot and cold beverages, and treats from Jolly St. Nick!

Paving of McTavish St. set to begin Nov. 25

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The City of Montreal has announced that asphalting will take place next week on the lower part of McTavish St. between Nov 25 and Nov 28. This work is expected to last for one to two days and the exact date is not known at this point.

Nov. 27: Rehabilitation professionals and paralympians

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The 5th Edith Aston-McCrimmon Lecture presented by the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy will take place on Thursday Nov. 27, at McGill’s Faculty Club. This year’s speaker is Dr. Gaétan Tardif, President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, who will deliver the lecture titled Rehabilitation Professionals and Paralympians: winners on and off the field.

Nominations now open for McGill University Award for Equity and Community Building

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The selection committee for the McGill University Award for Equity and Community Building is now accepting nominations for the 2015 award. Up to four awards are given out each year to McGill students and staff who demonstrate exceptional commitment in promoting equity, diversity and community engagement.

10 ways to encourage course evaluation participation

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Course Evaluations for the Fall 2014 semester are available for students to complete until Dec. 21 (or Sunday, Dec. 7 for certain academic units following the condensed period). On the Teaching for Learning @ McGill University blog, you will find a list of 10 different strategies that you can use to encourage student participation in this important process.