March 1, 2018

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Events and resources to enhance your teaching



Attend the McGill 3 Minute Thesis final


March 20

2:00 - 4:00pm


This year, 84 McGill graduate students accepted the Three Minute Thesis challenge. Fifteen have been selected to participate in the 3MT/MT180 competition on March 20. Join in and cheer them on as they present their research in 3 minutes and compete for cash prizes! Come and learn about leading-edge research, and vote for the People’s Choice Award. Add this exciting event to your calendar!


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Redpath Museum film presentation: RUMBLE


March 4

3:00 - 5:00pm


RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World is a multi-award winning documentary set to rewrite the history of popular music and reveal the missing chapter about the role of Native Americans and Canadian First Nations Peoples. 


More information→





Introduction to numeric data cleaning using SPSS


March 13

10:00 - 11:30am


This hands-on SPSS workshop will use census data from Statistics Canada to introduce attendees to basic data management functions, including: importing, aggregating, transposing, splitting files for further analysis, as well as doing transformations, such as recoding variables.


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Call for proposals: 2018 SALTISE Conference


Deadline: March 20


Proposals are welcomed for the 2018 SALTISE conference.


The theme of the conference, which will be held at McGill, is 

Disruptive innovations: Changing educational landscapes. 



Learn more here →





Wikipedia & Québec's LGBTQ+ community


March 14

6:00 - 9:00pm


Come help us improve existing or even create Wikipedia articles on Québec LGBTQ+ artists, spaces, current events and historical events. Together, we can give visibility to an often invisible community, the Québec LGBTQ+ community, in Wikipedia. Participants will learn how to create a Wikipedia account, add references/modify existing articles and create new articles.




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Mossman Lecture: Why is climate action so hard?


March 22

6:00 - 7:30pm


Why is it so hard to address the problems of climate change? Professor Phlip Kitcher will explore this important question at the 2018 Mossman Lecture.


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Data visualization using R and APA style



Starting March 15

10:00 - 11:30am


Learn how to produce quality plots using R’s ggplot2 package and apply an APA style theme. A tabular dataset will be imported into R as a data frame. Participants will plot up to 3 variables in a single plot to illustrate stacked plotting. This workshop will also show some basic functions, such as “aggregate.”


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Course Design Workshop


May 14 & 17

Full day

Would you like to (re)design one of your courses and enhance your teaching skills? 

Join a group of fellow faculty members led by facilitators from Teaching and Learning Services to discuss strategies for course design and teaching that focus on enhancing student learning.


Spots are limited; register before May 2nd.



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Add questions to your course evaluation

Deadline: March 12

Instructors may add up to three questions to their course evaluation questionnaire. This is an opportunity to receive feedback specific to the course context or your teaching, such as the use of new teaching strategies. 
Course Evaluation Dates

  • Default period: March 21 – May 2
  • Condensed period: March 21 – April 16





myCourses tip: Using the Intelligent Agents tool in myCourses

You can use the Intelligent Agents tool to automatically send email notifications to students based on established conditions. For instance, you can create an agent that will send an email when a student has not logged into your course in a certain number of days. 

Evidence-based teaching guides: Group work

This guide presents research studies and resources related to group work. Links to key articles are accompanied by condensed summaries organized by teaching challenges, and actionable advice is provided in an instructor checklist.





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