Departmental Services & Facilities


Biology - Receiving
Location: Stewart Biology, N3/17
Joe Iantomasi / Guy L'Heureux: (514) 398-6432

     

CIAN - Cell Imaging and Analysis Network
Location: Stewart Biology, W2 and N5
Susi Kaitna: (514) 398-5414

     

Phytotron
Location: Stewart Biological, 4th Floor - South Block
Director: Dr. Daniel Schoen, (514) 398-6461
Mark Romer (Manager): (514) 398-6471

     

Biology Health & Safety Website

     

Miscellaneous Services

Carpentry & Special Projects
Carpentry services ranging from basic repairs to special jobs for your labs or offices are offered by Frank Scopeletti. You can reach Frank at (514) 398-3980.

Fax
A fax machine is now incorporated as part of the UPrint system and located in W4/2. Instructions for use are posted on the wall. For any problems or questions, please see Lucy in W4/7.

Printing Services
Any duplication requiring more than 40 copies is cheaper if processed through the printers rather than using a photocopying machine. Reprint costs are often prohibitively high and these can be reduced by having the printing department reproduce the paper from a reprint. Orders are placed with Lucy Scigliano in room W4/7. Please note that, in some cases, copyright clearance may be necessary before this work can be undertaken.

Mail Service
The University Mailroom:
The University has a central mailroom which is administered by Ancilliary Services. The office is located on Durocher St. For more information, please visit Mail Services at McGill University.

The Departmental Mailroom:
The Departmental mailroom is located on the 4th floor of the west wing (W4/2). Staff and graduate students have individual mail slots allocated to them. The incoming mail is delivered and sorted daily. Large incoming parcels are placed on the table to be picked up. Only official departmental correspondence and stamped personal correspondence, with complete return address including name of sender, may be placed in the outgoing external mail bag. The outgoing mail is removed by the Building Porter at 7:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. daily.

Bookstore
The main university bookstore is located at 3420 McTavish, (514) 398-7444. Course textbooks, stationery, as well as a variety of items with the McGill logo, prints of the University, etc. can be obtained from the bookstore.

Cafeteria
There is a Second Cup located in N2/3; there is also a cafeteria in the basement of the Law Building. The Second Cup offers hot soup, salads and sandwiches as well as an assortment of muffins, scones and cakes. The Law Building cafeteria has hot meals on a daily basis, sandwiches, salad bar and refreshments. Other facilities include the 5th floor of the Medical Building.

Coffee Room
The lounge (W4/11) is open to all members of the Biology Department. There are 2 microwave ovens. Reading material is available in the coffee room. A weekly Support Staff Coffee Break is held each Friday at 10 a.m. Please see Ancil Gittens, Room W4/8 (-5478) if you wish to reserve the Coffee Room for an occasion.

Courier Service
The department uses the services of Federal Express and charges will be made to the users PCard. The user must make arrangements to send large packages through the Receiving (N3/17) and envelopes and small packages through the Coordinator in Room W4/7.

Staff Identification Cards
The Staff I.D. Centre is located at 688 Sherbrooke Street, room 1520. The I.D. Centre is open from 8:30 – 4:30 from Monday or Wednesday and from 8:30– 12:00 on Friday. In order to obtain an I.D. card, staff members will be required to have a payroll number together with one other piece of identification such as a driver’s license, social insurance card, etc.

Vehicles
The Biology Deparment has a van for use by researchers. The vehicle is frequently in use, for both teaching and research purposes. Request for the van is heavy during the periods when there are departmental field courses at Mont St.Hilaire, as well as during the summer months when the camp at Lake Memphremagog is in use.

Reservations for the van are made through the Coordinator in Room W4/7. The keys and the completed log (FOAPAL must be provided) are to be returned to the office upon return from a trip. The fuel tank of the vehicle is to be at least 1/2 full and the van should be cleaned, both inside and out, when returned. Damage or any other problems should be reported immediately to the Coordinator in Room W4/7.

If you have not driven the department van previously, you must provide the department with a photocopy of your driver’s license (both front and back) along with your signature atleast two weeks prior to usage for insurance purposes.
Please note that it is illegal to transport radioactive/hazardous waste materials in the vans or any other public vehicle.