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Report on the Principal’s Plans Survey Project – by McGill Citizens’ Council

Summary report of the survey and the discussion with Principal Suzanne Fortier on January 6, 2015 (PDF).

Distinguished teaching awards 2015

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Robert Saggers (Lecturer, Career & Professional Development),
Judith Potter (Dean, School of Continuing Studies) and Raad Jassim (President, MCLIU)

We congratulate the recipients of the Award for Distinguished Teaching for 2015, Andrew Churchill, Erin Reid, Robert Saggers and Nancy Dunton!

churchillAndrew Churchill (shown left) is a lecturer in the McGill Writing Centre; Erin Reid (below) is a lecturer for the English programs in Language & Intercultural Communication; Robert Saggers is a lecturer for the Leadership programs and Professional Development activities in Career & Professional Development (CPD) and Nancy Dunton is a lecturer at the School of Architecture.

reidThe award recipients were selected based on their outstanding contribution as a lecturer and were strongly supported by letters of nomination from their students as well as student feedback from course evaluations.

The Award for Distinguished Teaching was presented to the recipients at the Spring 2015 Convocation ceremony on Tuesday, May 26.

In addition, we congratulate Raad Jassim, MCLIU President, who was also nominated for the Faculty of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Awards.

April 26 social event at the Faculty Club

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International Women’s Day 2015

This year, the theme is Make it happen: encouraging effective action for advancing and recognizing women. To mark the occasion, several events are taking place in and around Montreal.

On campus, McGill Students for UN Women National Committee Canada will host ‘Make It Happen’, an event featuring speakers from science, political science, business, engineering, and social work. March 11, 5:15 pm-7:45 pm, SSMU Ballroom.

In Montreal, the CSN and the FNEEQ are inviting you to meet fellow activists and feminists for a festive evening with cocktails and food at the Ste-Cath Bistro. March 10, 6 pm, 4264 Ste-Catherine Street East.

Also in Montreal, join the launch of the 4th International World March of Women 2015, a global social movement that aims to eliminate the causes of poverty and violence against women. This year’s theme is “Freedom for our bodies, our land and our territories”. Sunday, March 8, 1 pm, Place Normand‑Bethune (Guy‑Concordia metro).

Several other events are planned across the province by the CSN.

Economics for Everyone

Thursday, November 27, you’re invited to a talk/workshop on the economy from a labour perspective, given by our colleague Luis Padilla, a faculty lecturer at McGill. Details here.

University Contract Teachers’ Forum

Lecturers, instructors, professors and graduate students from McGill and elsewhere are invited to the highly anticipated University Contract Teachers’ Forum on Friday and Saturday, November 21 and 22, at the Hôtel des Gouverneurs, Place Dupuis, in Montreal.

You can see the complete program of the Forum here. Graduate and other students are invited to attend the event for free.

Survey on the Principal’s Plans

The Citizen’s Council invites you to share your thoughts on the Principal’s Plans for the University through an anonymous four-question survey. The deadline date for the survey is 5:00 pm, November 21. The collated and integrated feedback from this survey, and a summary of the discussions during the Citizens’ Council meeting with the Principal, will be circulated to the university community.

Invitation to Inter-Union Gathering

If you teach on the Macdonald campus, or live nearby, come out to Ceilidh Pub on Monday, November 17 at lunchtime and meet representatives of the unions of McGill!

CUPFA MicroTalk event: Equity and Engagement

The Concordia University Part-Time Faculty Association (CUPFA) invites you all to this year’s CUPFA MicroTalk event entitled Equity and Engagement, which will be held this Wednesday, October 29, as part of Campus Equity Week, 2014.

The MicroTalk evening comprises a sequence of ten short, fast-paced interdisciplinary talks, highlighting research carried out by part-time faculty from all areas of the university. In ‘Equity and Engagement’ CUPFA members will present a broad range of subjects that include: evidence-based movement strategies for people with verbal and mobility challenges; the story of Cinderella revisited by focusing on sexual symbolism traced back to ninth-century China; cellular research on plants which measure the health of our ecosystems; “a face at the window” trope from horror films used as a multifaceted signifier in theoretical discourse.

Welcome back cocktail

MCLIU invites all McGill course lecturers and instructors for drinks, canapés, and music at the Faculty Club on Friday, October 17, from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

Come celebrate the beginning of a new academic year and meet your new and veteran colleagues from across the campus as well as your union executives. We look forward to seeing you!

McGill Faculty Club, 3450 McTavish

October 17, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

RSVP

We would like to thank CSN for providing funding for this event.

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