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April 1, 2019

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Framing an Institutional Commitment to Community-Engaged Learning


April 4, 12:00 - 1:00pm


What does an institutional commitment to community-engaged learning look like? What are reciprocal community-university relationships and how can such relationships be supported so that student learning is enhanced, communities are strengthened, and teaching is transformed? Bring your lunch and participate in this discussion with McGill faculty and champions of community-engaged learning.



Course Design Workshop


Registration deadline: April 26

May 14 and 16, 9:00am - 4:30pm


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. Space is limited.




Creating an Inclusive Science Ecosystem


April 3, 3:00 - 5:30pm

What is the current state of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in academia? What can we do to help build a fully inclusive academic world? Panelists will address these questions by drawing from their EDI-related research and activism, as well as personal experience as members of the academic community.


Your Voice Matters: What do you want them to hear?


April 4, 6:00 - 8:00pm


Science and Policy Exchange (SPE) is hosting a café series to discuss how to advocate for evidence-based science policy and engage our provincial MLAs and federal MPs in this topic. This is a great opportunity to network as well as learn about current issues faced by scientists ahead of the federal election and Budget 2019 release. For more information on the event, check out our website and Facebook page.


World Voice Day


April 5, 5:00 - 6:30pm


An instructor’s voice can be strained when projecting or speaking to a class for extended periods, such as when lecturing. To help prevent vocal injury, care for your voice. Check out World Voice Day events at McGill. 


Bibliotheca Naturae: Studies in Natural History


April 10, 4:00 - 5:30pm


Join us for an informal ‘après-midi d’étude,’ to hear about the exciting faculty and student research taking place within the Blacker-Wood Natural History Collection. Open to McGill students, faculty, and staff, this event will highlight the ongoing SSHRC-funded research project, “Undescrib’d: Taylor White’s Paper Museum and the work of an Enlightenment naturalist.” 


Supervisors: Join us at TLS for lunch!


April 12, 12:00 - 1:30pm


TLS and GPS invite all supervisors to engage in meaningful conversations about graduate supervision. Share your graduate supervision experiences with colleagues and learn from other supervisors about strategies and approaches that contribute to successful supervisory relationships. A light lunch and coffee will be provided.


CAGS Eastern Regional 3MT


April 30, 2:00 - 4:00pm


Universities from Quebec, the Maritime provinces, Newfoundland and Labrador are sending their 3 Minute Thesis winners to McGill for the CAGS Eastern Regional Competition. The winners of this competition will advance to the Canadian finals. Come and cheer these incredible presenters on as they present their research in 3 minutes and compete for cash prizes!





Skills development for undergraduate students


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


The Art of Taking Exams


April 5, 2:00 - 3:00pm

Do your students struggle with taking exams? In this webinar, students will learn strategies that will help them feel more comfortable with exams and allow them to attain their academic objectives.




Skills development for graduate students


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


Wisdom of Leisure


April 5, 12:00 - 2:00pm


“Work First, Play Later” or “Play More to Work Better”? In this workshop, students will learn to recognize the importance of leisure and its impact on professional skill development, and determine the optimal times for work and play based on their personal circadian rhythms. 






Call for Nominations: Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching


The Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching recognizes the commitment to and importance of teaching at McGill. Talk to your Dean about nominating a colleague in any category: Course Lecturer, Faculty Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Full Professor.


New Posts on Teaching for Learning at McGill University


This blog, hosted by TLS, features posts by instructors, students, and anyone else in higher education we’re lucky enough to collaborate with. Join in conversations about teaching and learning!


Adding readings to myCourses


You can link directly from your course to millions of articles, book chapters and databases accessed through the Library or, if no electronic version is available, it's easy to scan and upload book chapters or journal articles!


Course Evaluations for Winter 2019


Students may complete their Mercury course evaluations from now until May 2 (April 14 for units following the condensed period).


Strategies to encourage student participation include:

  • Communicating the value of course evaluations;
  • Making announcements and reminding your students; and
  • Allowing students time in class to complete their course evaluations.

View a complete list of strategies to increase response rates.


Reminder: McGill Library Classic Catalogue

Last summer, the McGill Library upgraded the WorldCat Local online catalogue and search tool to its successor WorldCat Discovery. The final stage of the upgrade brings together all back-end applications needed to manage a library. As a result of this single system implementation, the classic catalogue will no longer be available as of May 1, 2019. Materials previously in the classic catalogue will be available in WorldCat Discovery. 


Schulich Library collections and summer 2019 course reserves


The Schulich Library will be closed for renovations starting May 15, 2019. Branch materials must be borrowed before this date. Summer course reserves will be available in the McLennan Library, and Schulich staff should be notified of course reserve titles soon.












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