1. Q&A with a McGill Geography alumnus
2. Halloween pumpkin carving
3. Looking for apartments!
4. GEOG 202 tutors needed
5. Free screening and Q&A: Lament for the Land
6. Cool thing of the week
Half way there:
Buongiorno! I hope you are surviving your midterms and if you are still dealing with them, here's a little perspective: the 'mid' in 'midterms' stand for 'middle' which indicates we are half way there! You never thought about that, did you? Okay, fine. I'll just get on with the listserv for this week…
1. Q&A with a McGill Geography alumnus
As homecoming is happening this weekend, we have been contacted by a McGill geography alumnus who is interested in having an informal Q&A this Monday October 20th at 12:00 pm in the MUGS lounge. He is Seismic Data Processing Analyst for Chevron, the oil company, in Calgary. He is interested in talking about job prospective, career possibilities, and how GIS analysts function within a company like this one.
2. Halloween Pumpkin carving
It's that time of the year when it's normal to show up at some random person's home and get free stuff but since we are not kids anymore, we can't really get away with doing that.
In that case, we will actually having Halloween in the MUGS lounge. On Thursday October 30th, we will be carving pumpkins and giving out candy between 12-1 pm. You don't need to dress up for that but it'd be great if you do!
3. Looking for apartments
The time is fast approaching for our biggest event of the year: the MUGS Apartment Crawl. We are aiming for the weekend of November 14th.
As some of you have experienced in the past, this is the event you won't want to miss and the best way to be part of the party is to hosting it! We are looking for apartments to host one of the stops during the crawl so if you are interested, send us an email or talk to any of the executives and we will give you more information.
4. GEOG 202 Tutors needed
McGill Tutorial Service is looking for tutors for GEOG 202: Statistics and Spatial Analysis. If you had an A or A- in the course, you can apply for this position even if you don't have experience. Tutors are paid a rate of $15 per hour.
For more information, contact the Administrative Coordinator, Lorraine Bush, at firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Volunteers for Elimu, a research NGO
Professor Matthieu Chemin's research NGO, Elimu, is launching a cross-continental Skype "exchange" between students of McGill and students of Kianyaga, Kenya. McGill students will Skype weekly with Kenyan students, helping them with English (or other subjects)--and picking up some Swahili or Kikuyu in return! There are two ways to be part of this exciting new cross-cultural learning experience:
i. Become a volunteer when the project launches in January. You will receive training from former Elimu interns on cultural sensitivity and cross-cultural communication in the context of Kianyaga. Then, you will be paired with a Kenyan student and will arrange with them a weekly time to Skype with them. Email email@example.com if you are interested in receiving more information when the project gets off the ground.
ii. Help us fundraise for laptops and internet connection by donating at the link below, and/or sharing it with others whom you think might be interested. 100% of what you donate goes straight to the project, and even small donations help!
Find out more and donate here -- thank you in advance for supporting this important project!
6. Cool thing of the week:
If you find something really interesting, let me know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and you could be feature in the 'Cool Thing of the Week' (well, not you but your link and a quick shout-out to your searching abilities)
Ever wondering how old you would be if you were in Mercury? Or how far have you travelled through the Milky Way? You need not to wonder anymore! The BBC has this cool interactive feature that will calculate it for you. Hey, I don't look that bad for a 103 guy from Mercury!
Have a fantastic week! When in doubt, just dance it out.
Phil Perez Aranguren
Dept. of Geography
Burnside Hall, Rm 305
805 Sherbrooke West
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