Happy Monday everyone! 167 years ago today, Henry Wells and William G. Fargo joined with several other investors to launch their namesake business.
1. BGSA Social Night WEDNESDAY
We have another BGSA happy hour on March 20th 5PM in the Martha Crago Lounge of Thomson House (the first room on the left when you walk in).
We’ll have beer, nachos, AND you’ll get to meet the candidates running for election for 2019-2020. You’ll be able to signup for BGSA positions, let us know in what ways you’d like to be involved, get to know what’s available, and just hang out.
2. Career Seminar Series TOMORROW
The Career Seminar Series presents: Free CaPS workshop!This month, the Career Seminar Series has invited two advisors from the CaPS (Career Planning Services) office to give a workshop full of career planning strategies and resources. Not sure if you’d like to be a science writer, a researcher, a facilities manager, a quality management specialist, or any of the other possibilities? This workshop is the perfect place to think about this question and plan steps to take during graduate school to put you in a position for a successful career after graduation. And, as usual, light refreshments and snacks will be provided.Please join us March 19th, 2019 at 3:30pm (room N7/1) to welcome Susan Molnar and Erin Corber from CaPS! Sign up here for this free event!See you there!The Career Seminar Series team,Claire, Alycia, Daneck
3. Equity Diversity and Inclusion Panel
Creating an Inclusive Science Ecosystem: A panel discussion on equity, diversity and inclusion in academiaWednesday, April 3 from 3:00-5:30pm Leacock 232What is the current state of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in academia and the world of science? What can faculty, staff, and students do to help get us to a fully inclusive academic world?Panelists will address these questions and more, by drawing from their EDI-related research and activism, as well as their personal experience as members of the academic community, to define the current gaps and envision practical change processes. The panel will be followed by a networking session with complimentary refreshments.
Learn more and register: http://crblm.ca/creating-an-inclusive-science-ecosystem-a-panel-discussion-on-equity-diversity-and-inclusion-in-academia
4. Looking to be certified in first aid?
Interested in taking a first aid course?
The McGill Student Emergency Response Team is holding several Canadian Red Cross first aid courses this semester. A first aid certification is a great skill to have for your CV and in life in general! Visit www.msert.ca/courses for more information.
5. Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives
How To Plan Your Life: Individual development planning
Tuesday, March 19 from 6-8pm deGrandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute
Goal setting is an important predictor of success in graduate school and postdoctoral experience, and can help you to transition successfully into your chosen career. By planning and aligning your activities with your goals, and tracking your progress, you can greatly increase your chances of achieving your goals. In this session, we will discuss what is involved in creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP). This workshop is open to all, but will be targeted towards those with an interest in neuroscience, psychiatry and related fields.
Refreshments will be served. Register now to reserve your spot!
Enjoy the sun!
Fun fact of the week – “Did Cooking Really Give Us The F-Word?…Some linguists are arguing that the advent of softer food thousands of years ago led to changes in biting patterns and, eventually, to more frequent use of sounds like “f” and “v” in human languages.”
Science joke of the week – What did Gregor Mendel say when he founded genetics? Woopea!
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