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McGill Reporter
September 9, 2004 - Volume 37 Number 01
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Democracy: The Precondition to Peace

Shirin Ebadi, recipient of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize, will deliver a Beatty Memorial Lecture on peace and democracy.

Lift your voices

Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of McGill's Faculty of Music by joining the McGill Community Choir. Under the leadership of founding Musical Director and Associate Director of the McGill Conservatory of Music Dean Jobin-Bevans, all academic and administrative and support staff, along with anyone who enjoys being associated with McGill, now have the opportunity to participate in a home-grown choir. Rehearsals will begin this fall.

Professional development allowance for tenure-track and tenured academic staff

Tenure-track and tenured academics may now be reimbursed for specific University-related expenses.

Staff development program for administrative and support staff

HR offers an array of staff development courses that are open to administrative support staff, including trades and services personnel.
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New director of OTT

Richard Bruno becomes director of the Office of Technology Transfer.

Appointments and changes in the Provost's Office

The Office of the Provost announces a series of new appointments and positions.

Teaching and Learning Services

The Centre for University Teaching and Learning (CUTL) will become Teaching and Learning Services (TLS). The TLS will work on academic development at all levels: instructional, organizational, professional and personal. The TLS will administer the McGill Teaching and Learning Improvement Fund (formerly the Royal Bank Fund), and collaborate with departmental, faculty and University administrators and support units, as well as individual teaching staff, to support, develop and improve teaching at McGill. It will be headed by an academic director, reporting directly to the Deputy Provost and CIO. Profs. Lynn McAlpine and Cynthia Weston will alternate interim directorship until June 2005, when a new director will be appointed.

Pension plan information sessions

The Department of Pension Administration offers three different information sessions to help you plan for your future.

MEQ application deadline

MEQ's Fonds des services aux collectivit├ęs: Quebec universities are again invited to submit projects. Deadline: December 15, 2004. Revised guidelines will be available in mid-October. For information call 514-398-2985.

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