PGSS Welcome Month 2009 2-30 September

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Speed Dating Thomson House Restaurant 6.30 PM                         As a graduate student or postdoc you are a member of the
                                                                                                                                      PGSS Welcome
For grads and postdocs exclusively. Find the one, or just make
new friends. Be sure to register early!
$2, register from August 31 to September 11 at the PGSS Office
                                                                      PGSS. Our role as VP Internal and Social Commissioner is to
                                                                      organize social, cultural and community building activities.
                                                                      We invite you to take part in our orientation events and stay
                                                                                                                                      Month 2009
Trivia Night Thomson House Ballroom 6.30 PM
                                                                      involved throughout the year.
                                                                      Thomson House is an exclusive club for grads and postdocs       2-30 September
Join us for this popular monthly event. Arrive early with your team   and is widely recognized as the best grad house in North        Orientation events for new and returning
of 5, or join an existing team and compete for glory and prizes!      America–come enjoy it!
                                                                                                                                      graduate students and postdocs
                                                                      We wish you all the best in the upcoming academic years,
Discover PGSS Thomson House Ballroom 5 PM                             and look forward to seeing you at our events.
Meet your Society representatives, enjoy free food and discover
                                                                      Charalampos (Harry) Saitis
opportunities to get involved.
                                                                      Vice-President, Internal Affairs
Karaoke Thomson House Restaurant 6.30 PM
Guaranteed entertainment and great music!
                                                                      Rob Kozak
                                                                      Social Commissioner
Movie Night Thomson House Restaurant 7 PM
Monthly free movie and popcorn at Thomson House.

SEDE Office Calendar Launch Thomson House Ballroom 5 PM
The Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office invites        Information
you to the official launch of the 2009-10 Equity Research Calendar.
                                                                      Drop by your Grad House
Drinks and hors dʼoeuvres will be served. Presented in association
                                                                      Thomson House
with the McGill Womenʼs Alumnae Association and the PGSS.
                                                                      3650 McTavish
RSVP before September 15 to

80s/90s Dance Party Thomson House Ballroom 9 PM
                                                                      Thomson House, Room 401 (PGSS Office)
Come dance and party in 80s and 90s style!
                                                                      Mon-Fri 11.30 AM - 5 PM
                                                                      Thurs 11.30 AM - 7 PM
Green Drinks Thomson House Restaurant 5 PM
Take part in the Montreal chapter of Green Drinks, one of 300
worldwide. A monthly environmental forum where people from
various backgrounds meet to exchange ideas about the
                                                                      (514) 398-3756

Ethnic Buffet Thomson House Ballroom 6 PM
A sampling of tastes from different parts of the world, where many
of our grads and postdocs come from. A showcase of international
cuisine in downtown Montreal. Open only to new graduate students
or postdocs and their families.
$12, register before September 23 at the PGSS Office

Oktoberfest Thomson House Bar 5 PM
Come celebrate Bavaria with sausages and drink specials!
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Graduate Orientation Open House & Welcome
Thomson House 4-8 PM                                                            Monday                       Tuesday               Wednesday                     Thursday                      Friday
Hosted by the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office (GPS), the PGSS
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and Student Services.
This revamped orientation event, combined with the traditional                                                               4-8 PM                        2 - 5 PM                  5 PM
annual PGSS Wine and Cheese, will provide our new graduate                                                                   Graduate Orientation          Macdonald Campus          Brewery Tour
students and postdoctoral fellows with the opportunity to meet with                                                          Open House &                  Orientation               *registration required
representatives from various student services; mingle and network                                                            Welcome                       *new students only
with new colleagues; and interact informally with the Deans of their                                                         *new students only
respective Faculties.

Macdonald Campus Orientation                                                                      7                      8                             9                        10                     11
Faculty Lounge, Stewart Building, Macdonald Campus 2-5 PM               LABOUR DAY                    5 PM                   6 PM                                                    9 PM
Hosted by the Macdonald Campus Graduate Studentsʼ Society (MCGSS).                                    Taste our Taps         PGSS Council                                            House Warming Party
An informative and networking event for new graduate students and
postdoctoral fellows at the Macdonald Campus. An opportunity to
                                                                                                      5 PM
meet and interact with new colleagues, the Deans of the respective
                                                                                                      Green Night
Faculties and student representatives.

Brewery Tour Thomson House 5 PM                                                                  14                     15                            16                        17                            18
Visit the micro-brewery owned by a McGill alumnus. See first hand
                                                                        6.30 PM                       6.30 PM                                              5 PM                      6.30 PM
how beer is made, and taste some genuine Montreal brew!
                                                                        Speed Dating                  Trivia Night                                         Discover PGSS             Karaoke
$2, meet at Thomson House at 5 PM, register from August 19 to
                                                                        *registration required
September 2 at the PGSS Office

Taste our Taps Thomson House Bar 5 PM
Sample our beers at an affordable price.

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Green Night Thomson House Restaurant 5 PM
The PGSS Environment Committee invites you to an evening of             7 PM                          5-7 PM                                                                         9 PM
free refreshments (traditional and organic) to learn about its          Movie Night                   SEDE Office                                                                     80s/90s Dance Party
activities at McGill. Network with like-minded students. There will                                   Calendar Launch
also be a presentation on the student-run organic demonstration                                       *RSVP required
garden at Macdonald College this past summer.

PGSS Council Thomson House Ballroom 6 PM
Graduate student representatives from all departments come to                                    28                     29                            30                   (Oct) 1                      (Oct) 2
PGSS Council to discuss how to improve your experience. New                                           5 PM                   6 PM                          5 PM
graduate students are welcome to come see what it is all about. A                                     Green Drinks           Ethnic Buffet                 Oktoberfest
light supper will be served.                                                                                                 *new students only
                                                                                                                             *registration required
House Warming Party Thomson House Ballroom 9 PM
3 DJs, 3 floors, drink specials and tons of people! Come dance and
party to kick off the academic year!