Wednesday, Senate approved revisions to McGill’s Policy on Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prohibited by Law as tabled by Lydia White, Associate Provost (Policies, Procedures and Equity). The amendments included revisions to increase clarity, changes relating to assessors, recommendations relating to the tracking of complaints and how ‘repeat offences’ are to be dealt with, and the addition of a section on raising awareness within the McGill community on issues of harassment and discrimination. The amended Policy now goes to Board of Governors for approval.
This week, the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) will bring a taste of Mexico to Montrealers, at the launch of their new Canada in the Americas (CITA) initiative. Taking place on Dec. 5, at the McCord Museum of Canadian History (690 Sherbrooke West), the launch will feature eight speakers from Canada and Mexico.
On Monday, recipients of the Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff for 2012-2013 were invited to accept their award at the Convocation ceremony that took place at Place des Arts. Among the 30 nomination forms submitted to Human Resources in June, the winners were selected in five categories for their outstanding contribution to their units.
Having spent more than 20 years teaching sociology at McGill before moving into the administrative side of things, Provost Anthony Masi knows about the importance of getting – and keeping – the attention of a large group of people. “For a Provost to speak about universities being obsolete may seem a bit incongruous but it was meant to be provocative,” said Masi as he opened his Nov. 14 lecture (Are Universities Obsolete?) in front of a standing room-only crowd in the ballroom of the Faculty Club.
To showcase some of the start-ups that have emerged from the annual Dobson Cup competition for budding entrepreneurs – and to highlight the benefits of participating in it – the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies threw a reception on Oct. 9 at the Faculty Club. Several teams who have been through the competition gave short presentations on where they stand in the process of building their businesses or social enterprises.
Robert Couvrette, Associate Vice-Principal (University Services) has made public the membership of the working group being formed to study how the University should accommodate cycling on the downtown campus.
McGill took another step this week into what many regard as the Next Big Thing in university teaching: the world of MOOCs. Registration opened Monday for CHEM181x, McGill’s first Massive Online Open Course.
The Farm-to-School project, led by undergraduate students in McGill’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, strives, through a series of educational workshops, to help schoolchildren make connections between the food they eat and the farms where food is grown. Workshops are structured to meet grade-level science competencies and are geared toward piquing children’s natural curiosity about the world around them.
Les principaux candidats à la mairie de Montréal, le 3 novembre prochain, ont croisé le fer hier lors d’un débat organisé par Radio-Canada et l’Université McGill à la salle Redpath sur le campus du centre-ville. Plus de 200 étudiants mcgillois et membres du public sont venus entendre les candidats décrire leur plan visant à relever les nombreux défis de la métropole.
Take an intimate look, through an insider’s eyes, at the McGill experience. he McGill School of Continuing Studies presents One Day @ McGill, a new series of affordable, small-group seminars that give people a chance to meet McGill faculty members and share their experience.