Aug 21: Public Astro Night

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AstroMcGill presents the 26th Public Astro Night, with a public lecture by Dr. Robert Ferdman titled “Discovering radio blips and blasts: from pulsars to fast radio bursts.” The lecture will be followed by night sky observations (weather permitting) and a tour of an experimental astrophysics laboratory.

Wish you were here: Call for your vacation photos

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With less than a month before the start of the new semester, summer has officially rounded the clubhouse turn. The McGill Reporter wants to see what you did on your vacation. Share your best moments with the McGill community by letting us post your vacation pictures on The Reporter website and in the first print issue of the paper on Sept. 2.

Rosalind Goodman loses battle with cancer

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McGill’s flag atop the Arts Building flew at half mast on Wednesday as the community mourns the passing of Rosalind Goodman, a devoted alumna, generous philanthropist, and tireless volunteer, who committed herself to energizing cancer research activities at McGill and to educating others about the disease. It is an illness she fought and survived in 2007, but one that ultimately took her life

Sept. 15: Launch of The Smart Palate cookbook for healthy lifestyles

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Members of the public are invited to celebrate the launch of The Smart Palate cookbook on Monday, Sept. 15, from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., in the atrium of the Bellini building of McGill’s Life Sciences Complex (3649 Promenade Sir-William-Osler). Proceeds from sales will support research being conducted at the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre

Do you want to have a say in how medical training is evaluated at McGill?

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The Faculty of Medicine is looking for members of the public to give their opinions on how the medical program at McGill should be evaluated. What do you hope to see in medical graduates? How can we gauge if we’re doing it right?

Aug 20: Advisor Appreciation Day (sign up now!)

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You are cordially invited to be appreciated for your valued contribution to student success at McGill! Register here and join us for Advisor Appreciation Day on Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Last call: Principal’s Award nominations due Aug. 18

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This is your last chance to submit nominations to the Principal’s award for administrative and support staff for 2013-2014. Help your colleagues receive the recognition they deserve. The deadline to submit nominations is Aug. 18, at 5 p.m.

August events for the McGill Community for Lifelong Learning

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As part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, the McGill Community for Lifelong Learning has some special events planned in August

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.

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.