Postcards from around the world

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Our late-August heat wave has given way to cooler, more seasonal temperatures reminding us (as if we need reminding) that summer is all but over. But before we give way completely to the fall and, ugh, winter, we give you our annual summer vacation photos taken by members of the McGill community as they relaxed, recharged and rediscovered the simple joys of life.

Super smoothie is one for the record books

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As McGill’s Executive Chef and the person responsible for feeding the huge McGill community year round, Oliver de Volpi thinks big. But this time he may have outdone himself. On Tuesday, Sept. 1, de Volpi and more than 100 volunteers will be knee deep in watermelon rinds and banana peels on Lower Campus as they try to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest smoothie.

Sept. 1: Engage McGill

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Campus Life & Engagement invites the McGill Community (that means you!) to Engage McGill, our welcome-back event, taking place Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Lower Field.

Sept. 4: Redmen football home opener

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Looking to start the semester off in some red and white? Bring the whole family to the McGill Friends and Family Night on Sept. 4, for the Home Opener football game as the Redmen take on the Bishop’s Gaiters.

Register now for the first Desautels MOOC

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The Desautels Faculty of Management’s first ever Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled “Social Learning for Social Impact” is now open for registration.

MITACS funding information session

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On Thursday, Sept. 3, Rebecca Reich, Director of Business Development at MITACS will present the numerous funding opportunities MITACS offers o graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and researchers in the social sciences and humanities.

Antonia Maioni named AVP, Research and International Relations

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Dr. Rosie Goldstein, Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations) has appointed Professor Antonia Maioni as Associate Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations) at McGill.

Aug. 20: Impact Measurements workshop

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Join this hands-on workshop to differentiate yourself from the pack by giving a more complete picture with individual profiles.

Aug. 20: Making myCourses work for your webinar

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Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) is hosting a one-hour webinar (Aug. 20, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.) to show you what’s possible in myCourses, McGill’s learning management system.

Facilitators needed for Desautels MOOC

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Online Community facilitators are needed for Prof. Henry Mintzberg’s upcoming Group MOOC: Social Learning for Social Impact, offered this fall on the edX.org platform (see item below).