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July 3, 2020

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Tips for Teaching Remotely: July Webinars


July 15, 12:00 - 12:30pm - Register

July 22, 12:00 - 12:30pm - Register

July 29, 12:00 - 12:30pm - Register


Are you preparing to teach remotely this fall? TLS would like to help you get ready with tips and discussions on topics such as building community with your students in an online environment and engaging them in learning. We’ll get the conversation going and then open the virtual floor to a Q&A.





Library Webinars


Find Canadian Data


July 3, 2:00 - 3:00pm

July 8, 10:30 - 11:30am


This session will provide users with an introduction to the best tools and methods for finding data, including statistical data and microdata from Statistics Canada. Also included will be tools for easily pulling data from the Canadian Census.


Get to Know the Database: Bloomberg (for Beginners)


July 9, 1:00 - 1:30pm


This short introductory session will focus on the Bloomberg Professional Services database, which contains real-time financial information on fixed income, equity, currency, commodities, and much more. Registration required.


Get to Know the Database: SocINDEX


July 9, 2:00 - 2:30pm


This workshop will focus on SocINDEX, which offers extensive indexing of the top sociology journals as well as coverage of all sub-disciplines, including gender studies, criminal justice, racial studies, religion, social work, and more.




Student Wellness Hub Offerings


Extended into the Summer: Stress Management for Faculty and Staff!


The Student Wellness Hub wants to continue to support you this summer with a virtual workshopMindfulness-based Stress Management for Faculty and Staff. To register, visit the Faculty and Staff Resources page on the Hub website.


McGill Art Hive Open Studio


The Student Wellness Hub is offering a new addition to McGill’s Art Hive! Join us on Tuesdays at 4:00pm for the McGill Art Hive Open Studio to make art and reconnect with others from home. Join through Zoom!


Enhancing Your Wellness with Daily Zen in 10


Join the Student Wellness Hub’s Local Wellness and Access Advisors for Zen in 10, weekdays at 12:00pm. Participate in a brief, online mindfulness or relaxation exercise that you can integrate into your daily routine.


Tips for Teaching Remotely


Evaluate student learning through the spoken word


Complement written assessments with oral assessments to evaluate a broader range of skills and provide students with an opportunity to interact directly with you.


Let students know they can call on you


What if students in breakout rooms in Zoom have a question and need your help? Students can click on Ask for Help to notify you that they need assistance, and you will be asked to join their breakout room.



For Your Students


Lunch with the Dean of GPS for Graduate Students


Every Friday at 12:00pm


Let your graduate students know that GPS is organizing a virtual lunch-time discussion series for graduate students and postdocs who would like to connect, share concerns, and exchange ideas.



Student Wellness Hub is Offering Services Online


The Student Wellness Hub has moved online and is offering students group sessions and timely one-on-one telehealth appointments with a nurse, mental health clinician (Local Wellness Advisor), or psychiatrist (with referral) at this time.

Resources & Announcements


TLS Webinars Resource Page


Couldn’t attend a TLS webinar on preparing for remote teaching? Don’t worry. Check out TLS’ Webinars page, where you can catch up on what you missed by accessing webinar recordings, slides, and companion resource documents.


Equity Team Roadshow


The Equity Team of the Office of the Provost is launching a “Road Show” this summer. We invite you to book a 30-minute virtual slot with members of our team to learn who we are, what we do, and to ask questions.


Get ready for a new, customized IT Support experience!


IT Services launched their new IT Support site on June 17. It’s a one-stop shop, where you can make requests for IT services and support, find how-to’s and best practices to follow up on your support tickets, and more.


Prepare your teaching portfolio


To get started on writing about your teaching approach, reflect on your teaching and learning experiences. This can help you describe how your beliefs and values inform your teaching methods. More information and sample McGill portfolios are here.


Library Updates


Open Access Statement for McGill University Library


McGill Librarians and Archivists are committed to open access scholarship, distribution of research outputs online, and free of cost, as a way to increase the visibility, usage, and impact of publicly-funded research. We encourage the use of this statement as a model for use and endorsement by other members of the McGill community.


e-Learning Kit


Explore strategies and technologies for transitioning from face-to-face teaching to online environments. This Library guide is part infokit, with advice and best practices from the literature, and part toolkit, with links to a number of technologies to explore. It is divided into three sections: 1) Strategies, 2) Technologies, and 2) Bibliography.













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