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Join us at TLS for lunch!


September 28

12:00 - 1:30pm


Would you like to share a teaching idea with colleagues? Interested in hearing what other instructors are doing across the University to engage their students in learning? TLS invites all instructors to engage in meaningful conversations about teaching and learning at The Lunch Spot. A light lunch will be provided.

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2018 Social Equity Undergraduate Research and Engaged Learning Symposium


October 4


Participate in a forum where McGill undergraduate students, faculty, and local community partners can exchange and reflect on ideas, and discover and celebrate how to integrate equity and diversity within teaching, learning, research, and community engagement.


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Upcoming events



Science Literacy Week @ McGill 2018 


September 17 to 23


For the fourth year running, the McGill Library has planned a wide range of activities across both campuses for the nation-wide initiative Science Literacy Week. Events will include a lecture by Jonathan Jarry on separating good science from dangerous falsehoods, a tour of campus climate sensors with Professor Raja Sengupta, exhibitions, workshops, and more.


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17th Annual Pow Wow


September 21

11:00am - 4:00pm


Join us under the big tent to catch the Grand Entry at 11:00am on McGill’s Lower Field. It will be a full day of traditional dancing and drumming. This is an excellent opportunity to browse artisan vendors and connect with Indigenous organizations.


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Even a Moon Shot Needs a Flight Plan: Genetics and Ethics in the Obama Administration


September 27

6:00 - 7:30 pm


Award-winning sociologist Alondra Nelson will deliver this year’s Mossman Lecture. Nelson has published widely acclaimed books and articles exploring the junction of science, technology, medicine, and social inequality.


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Understanding Discrimination


September 27 or October 2


Designed specifically for the McGill context, this workshop will provide participants with a number of concepts related to equity and discrimination. During this session, participants will examine ways that unconscious or unintended bias can work their way into everyday interactions.


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Webinar: Strategies for Teaching Large Classes


October 3

12:15 - 12:45pm


Frequent feedback on low-stakes assessments can be an important means of fostering student learning. This 30-minute webinar focuses on teaching strategies that allow students in large classes to know how they’re doing throughout the semester.


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Webinars - Feedback Strategies: Engaging Students in Dialogue (Part 1)


October 11

12:15 - 12:45pm


Part 1: Annotating Writing Submissions

How can we engage students with feedback and encourage them to take greater responsibility for their learning? This 4-part webinar series presents several strategies suited to writing assignments. The strategies may also make marking more efficient.


Register here 



Events for your students



The OSD's holistic approach


Do you have students that you think would benefit from acquiring skills such as: maintaining a good school/life balance? curbing procrastination? preparing for test-taking? The OSD workshops are available to all McGill students as part of our learning resources. Invite your students to register today via myInvolvement


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Workshops for undergradute students


SKILLS21 is a workshop-based skills development program for undergraduate students. It provides opportunities for developing 21st century skills, values, and attitudes.


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Skills development for graduate students


SKILLSETS offers general, transferable, and professional skill development opportunities to complement the research training provided by the academic experience at McGill. Open to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.


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Resources and announcements


The 2018-19 McGill Library Faculty Guidebook

The updated 2018-19 McGill Library Faculty Guidebook is now available. It includes information on Liaison Librarians, the Library catalogue, course reserves, collections, and other invaluable resources for teaching and research at McGill. 





Faculty participants wanted for interviews about the Library catalogue

The Library is seeking faculty members who are users of the library catalogue(s) to participate in semi-structured interviews about their use of the catalogue and to provide feedback on our upgraded catalogue. Interested in taking part? Questions? Please email


New projectors and mics for Fall 2018 

The quality and reliability of audiovisual equipment can make the difference between an enjoyable class and a frustrating one for both instructors and students. Find out about two major improvements to classrooms delivered this summer. 



Course readings

The Library can help you make course readings available to your students at no cost with myCourses. It’s easy to link to the Library’s millions of articles and ebooks, or to scan and upload book chapters and articles directly to myCourses. Click here for more information or email



Update for Polling@McGill

Prior to starting your semester, upgrade your TurningPoint version to 8.5 (July 2018). This update contains many new features as well as bug fixes. Login to the Instructor page in TurningPoint and click on the Downloads tab. Read the full details on the update.





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