Aug. 7: Music as a means of training and rehabilitation across the lifespan

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The NSERC-Create training program in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience is pleased to present “Music as a means of training and rehabilitation across the lifespan” by Dr. Mari Tervaniemi on Aug. 7 (Stewart Biology Building, room N2/2).

Aug. 3: Montreal Highland Games

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The Canadian-Scottish Studies Fundraising Committee and the St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal invite you to the Montreal Highland Games to be held on Aug. 3, at Parc Arthur-Therrien.

McGill has a new, more secure VPN

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McGill IT Services now has a new, more secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) to allow faculty, staff and students access to internal McGill systems and resources from outside the McGill network. This VPN, securevpn.mcgill.ca, uses the SSL protocol and will replace inside.mcgill.ca, which uses the “Point-to-Point Tunnelling” protocol.

The School of Information Studies joins the Faculty of Arts

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The Faculty of Arts and the School of Information Studies (SIS) are pleased to announce their new administrative alignment. SIS, which has been offering programs for library and information professionals at McGill for over 100 years, offers graduate-level degrees in Information Studies, and conducts interdisciplinary research in Human-Computer Interaction, Information Behaviour and Services, and Information and Knowledge Management.

Aug 18: Deadline for Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff nominations

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There are only four weeks left to submit nominations to the Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff for 2013-2014. Colleagues can present nominees in six categories for work carried out between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014.

Happy birthday, Brenda Milner!

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Brenda Milner (Photo: Helmut Bernhard, Neuro Media Services)
The star researcher turned 96 on July 15, and The Neuro threw a party to celebrate.

Dilson Rassier named new Dean of the Faculty of Education

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Rassier comes to the job following a year spent as Interim Dean which was preceded by three years as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Education.

Trocmé to head School of Social Work

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McGill’s School of Social Work has announced the appointment of Dr. Nico Trocmé as its new Director, effective July 1, replacing the previous Director, Dr. Wendy Thomson who is moving to England to take up a senior post in municipal government.

Philanthropist Azrieli dies at 92

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Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier expressed sincere condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of David J. Azrieli, an accomplished architect, successful entrepreneur, and generous philanthropist, who died Wednesday at the age of 92.

McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program looking for participants

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Are you overweight or obese? Do you know someone who would like to lose weight? You (or the person you know) may be eligible for the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program. The program is offering group sessions for individuals who are overweight or obese, are between the ages of 18 to 75, and exercise less than 200 minutes/week.