It’s 4 a.m. and Kathleen Massey, McGill’s Registrar and Executive Director of Enrolment Services, is already checking the Environment Canada weather website. She’ll be back on that website no less than 10 times a day until final exams are finished. Massey and her team need to confer by 5 a.m. about whether weather will compel them to postpone by an hour the start of the 9 a.m. morning exams. In the seven years Massey has been at McGill, she can’t recall weather forcing an exam to be cancelled.
The Desautels Faculty of Management will take over the adjacent McGill Bookstore at 3420 McTavish St. sometime in 2016, providing a new home for the Faculty’s MBA programs, which will be moved out of the overcrowded Bronfman Building.
Le programme de niveau collégial a formé des centaines de producteurs agricoles au fil des décennies.
A record crowd of just under 500 people attended the annual Beatty Memorial Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 16 with Dr. Karl Deisseroth of Stanford University. Dr. Deisseroth is a practicing psychiatrist and the researcher behind two revolutionary tools for studying the brain: optogenetics, a technique that uses light to control neurons, and CLARITY, a revolutionary method of making brain tissue transparent to observe neural connections and activity.
McGill has built up a wide range of communications tools to help keep you safe in an emergency. On Oct. 22, McGill’s emergency notification tools will be tested. Read more to find out how these tests may affect you.
It is a word that sends shivers up the spines of university administrators across the country: Frosh. On paper, the annual freshman orientation period at the beginning of each semester is designed to welcome new students to university and to help them get their bearings. In practice, however – as sometimes seen in disturbing news reports each September – Frosh has often resulted in many young students losing their way. But along came McGill Orientation Week 2014, from Aug. 23-31, and suddenly those reports on Frosh were full of words like “civilized,” “respectful” and “fantastic.”
A major project to renovate Douglas Hall residence has restored the heritage building to its impressive original condition. Even better news? The ambitious project came in on time and under budget.
They come from Antigua to Zimbabwe, and almost every country in between. The more than 430 new students who filled Redpath Hall for the annual welcome reception for international students represented 66 different countries and a whole lot of fascinating background, experience and future.
The 4th annual Indigenous Awareness Week will be held from Sept. 15-19. Organized by the Social Equity and Diversity Education Office, the week honours the many Indigenous cultures across the country including First Nations, Métis and Inuit. New to Awareness Week will be an Aboriginal Homecoming event to be held at the Faculty Club on Sept. 18.
City of Montreal workers at the McTavish Street construction site have reported that a significant number of people have not been very attentive to the signs and regulations designed to make the site as safe as possible. Of particular concern are people wearing headphones who do not hear warning signals as equipment and trucks are backing up. This has led to a number of situations in which serious accidents have been narrowly averted.