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McGill Conference on Global Food Security: Food Security Beyond 201 5

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:00am - 8:00pm
The 7th McGill Conference on Global Food Security will be held on Tuesday, October 28th and Wednesday, October 29th, 2014. The theme o f this year's Conference is Food Security Beyond 2015. The Conference brings together different players from the agricultural sector, from prod ucers to policy makers, and includes a breadth of subjects critical to fo od security, with speakers and participants from more than 20 developing and developed countries.
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Global Food Security: Public Lecture

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Focusing on strategies and solutions against food insecurity an d hunger, propelled by McGill's longstanding dedication and expertise in agriculture and environment, nutrition, and food security, the Conferen ce provides a unique forum to foster a global paradigm shift; a shift tow ards convergence of understanding and commitment to reduce hunger and maln utrition. The Public Lecture kicks off the 7th McGill Conference on Glo bal Food Security and will feature leading specialists in the field of foo d security.
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X: Science on Stage: Out of Her Mind

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
In collaboration with Playwrights Workshop and McGill Science O utreach, Redpath Museum Presents The Madwomen Monologues. Madcap. Zany. D emented. Delusional. Crazy. Twisted. Obsessed. A collection of monologues by Colleen Curran featuring women who have momentarily lost their minds fo r what they believe, at least, is a good reason or a good cause. They ar e all quite mad but in a very funny way. It's as much a scientific study o f spot the psychological disorder or chemical imbalance as it's a theatric al look at: so just how much or how little does it take to make someone to taly lose it?
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X: Guided Museum Tours

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
11 am: Egyptian Mummies 12 pm: Mesozoic Dinosaurs 1 pm: Biod iversity Exhibits Redpath Museum, meet in the entrance hall Free, ev eryone welcome, no reservation necessary Tours will be led by student guides from the Redpath Museum Club and conducted in English.
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A: Football Game - Homecoming 2014

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Sherbrooke Vert & Or vs. McGill Redmen 1 pm Kick Off $10General, $5 students and seniors, children 12 & under free Concessio ns available Tickets are purchased on site (Southeast Entrance - facin g Park Ave) or in advance at the Redbird Sports Shop, located in the entr ance at 475 Ave. des Pins. Children will be able to go onto the field a fter the game for autographs and photos. Limited paid parking is avail able behind Molson Stadium (access via University Street).
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C: CWOQ: In Search of New Worlds: An Exploration of Exoplanets (1B)

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Andrew Cumming - Associate Professor, Department of Physics The last decade has seen a revolution in our understanding of planetary systems, with the birth of the new field of exoplanets. More than 300 pla nets orbiting other stars have been discovered, with masses from a few ti mes that of Earth to ten times the mass of Jupiter, and orbital periods o f only a few days to more than ten years.
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C: CWOQ: Why We Love Music (2A)

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Robert Zatorre - Professor of Neurobiology and Neurosurgery at the MNI Music has existed in human societies since prehistory, perhapsin part because it allows expression and regulation of emotion, and evok es pleasure. This lecture presents findings from cognitive neuroscience th at bear on the question of how we get from perception of sound patterns topleasurable responses. It will show how pleasure in music arises from int eractions between cortical loops that enable predictions and expectancies to emerge from sound patterns, and subcortical systems responsible for re ward and valuation.
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C: CWOQ: The Incidental Diet - How to Lose Weight Without Really Th inking About It (2B)

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Laurette Dubé - Scientific Director of the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics; James McGill Chair in the Desautels Faculty of Management Losing weight is hard. Studies have repeatedly sh own that willpower is a limited resource, and dieting depletes the hell o ut of it. If you happen to have a high-stress job that you spend the day f orcing yourself to do, then finding the strength to curb your indulgencesat night is a lost cause. Even worse, dieting involves a cruel paradox: To resist food, you need willpower but to fuel willpower, you need to e at.
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A: Red & White Dinner 50th to 75th Anniversary Classes

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
McGill University welcomes the 50th and higher anniversary clas ses to a special dinner. A commemorative pin will be presented to celebrat ing graduates. Assigned seating is by class with guests at tables of 10 . Please indicate seating requests when registering online, along with me al choice and any serious food allergy. Online registration for this ev ent is now closed. However, there is still room at this event and we woul d be pleased to take your registration by phone (514-398-1524; 1-800-567- 5175 x 1524) fax (514-398-7362) or email homecoming [dot] alumni [at] mcgill [dot] ca. Than k you.
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F: Engineering: Faculty Tour

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
A short tour of the Faculty will follow the late afternoon Dean 's Reception. Approximately 30 to 40 minutes long, participants will asse mble in the Macdonald Engineering Building Lobby. If you require assist ance to access the building or more information please refer to the contac t information. No charge but registration required
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