March 15, 2018

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Events and resources to enhance your teaching



Science and skepticism: Critiquing bad research in an anti-science era


March 19

1:00 - 4:00pm


This symposium, which features a respected science journalist, along with leaders in meta-research, addresses a key question: How do we expose and improve on bad research practices without abetting the forces of anti-science?


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Watch the 3MT McGill Final live stream!


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 20th. Watch them as they present their research in 3 minutes and compete for cash prizes! Add this exciting event to your calendar!


Live stream link




Mossman Lecture: Why is Climate Action So Hard?


March 22
6:00 - 7:30pm

Discover the history and future of climate (in)action with Philip Kitcher, John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. 


Register here →


World Voice Day

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.



Course Design Workshop


May 14 & 17

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. Spaces are limited; register before May 2.


Register here →



Project management 
essential elements


March 20 

10:00am - 1:00pm

Learn the essential elements of successful project planning and the distinguishing characteristics of high performers. You may be surprised at your findings! 


The Competitive Edge: Writing a successful HBHL Fellowship application


March 27 

12:30 - 2:00pm

Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) offers fellowships for McGill graduate students working on projects aligned with HBHL’s research themes. At this workshop, students will learn about the HBHL Graduate Student Fellowship, get tips for writing a successful application, and start their application through guided activities.



McGill Library Undergraduate Research Awards


Applications due: March 29


The newly launched McGill Library Undergraduate Research Awards offer students a chance to preserve their projects in eScholarship and to win a cash prize! 




Course Evaluations open on March 21!

Students will be able to complete their course evaluations from March 21st until May 2nd (April 16th for units following the condensed period).  View strategies to encourage student participation, including providing examples of how you have used previous student feedback and allowing students time in class to complete their evaluations. 


Regrading quiz questions

In Quizzes, you can modify the score on a specific question after students have taken a quiz. You can award points to all participants or all participants who answered the question a certain way.



Focus group on IT service catalog organization

March 21, 23, 28 & 30

Do you want to make it easier to find information about IT services you use, such as myCourses, Lecture Recording, Classroom AV Equipment? We’re looking for input from instructors on how they understand IT services, and how they would like to see these services organized on the IT Services website and Knowledge Base. Help us by coming to one of our lunchtime focus groups. Pizza and veggies will be served.





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