McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative ready for launch

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The McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative (formerly the Sustainability Sciences and Technologies Initiative, SSTI), is a new multi-disciplinary, multi-sector centre focussed on sustainability. MSSI is being launched on Sept. 26, at the SSMU Ballroom (3600 McTavish) and will be live streamed to the Mac campus.

Public wants more funding for university research

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As Parliamentarians return to Ottawa, recent findings from an Abacus Data survey show that their constituents believe university research is vital for Canada to become a global leader in innovation, sustain local economies, and tackle the most pressing challenges of our time – issues like climate change, income inequality, infectious disease and human migration.

Pow Wow pulls people out of their seats and onto the dance floor

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Hundreds of people congregated on lower campus on Sept. 15, to take in the 16th annual Pow Wow. Always a lively event, the atmosphere was even more charged than usual, with audience members voicing their enthusiasm for the various demonstrations of traditional Indigenous song, dance and music. And when the MC asked people from the audience to join in various dances, young and old responded.

 Do you have gym envy?

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McGill Athletics and Recreation is offering a FREE month’s membership to all McGill staff and faculty who have never been a Sports Complex member.

HVAC system renovations underway at Schulich Library

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A major ventilation renovation project at the Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering is underway. Work will run through to April 2018.

Artists among us

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Artists Among Us is a McGill event in which students, faculty, staff, alumni and retirees display and sell their artwork, reminding the campus community how many of our members have creative gifts.

Charles Taylor on the challenge of regressive democracy

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In the wake of the 2016 United States election, Professor Charles Taylor, winner of the 2016 Berggruen Prize and one of the most renowned political philosophers of our time, will deliver the 2017 Beatty Memorial Lecture: The Challenge of Regressive Democracy.

Attention cyclists!

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Want a specialist to assess the condition of your bike? Vélo-Québec, a non-profit organization that promotes cycling, will offer McGill cyclists a basic diagnosis of their bike, along with maintenance and safe cycling advice on Sept. 13.

Input needed: possible reappointment of Deputy Provost (SLL)

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Prof. Ollivier Dyens end his first five-year term as Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) on July 31, 2018. An Advisory Committee to the Principal is welcoming written comments by members of the McGill community with respect to Prof. Dyens’ possible reappointment.

Mindful eating for weight loss

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Do you eat too much? Would you like to improve your eating habits as a way to lose weight? If yes, you may be eligible to participate in the McGill Mindful Eating Program for Weight Loss!