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FindFace: a database for human faces with some unsettling applications

Thu, 2016-08-25 18:44

The August 24 episode of "Babbage", a podcast from The Economist about science and technology news, reports on an worrisome new Russian web-site, FindFace.ru. This website allows you to input a picture of a face and do a search for that person, or someone who looks like that person, on VK.com, the Russian equivalent of Facebook. The website boasts of a 70% accuracy rate.

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Source Site: /datascience

Prof. Marc Raboy publishes "Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World"

Thu, 2016-08-25 14:30

McGill Communication Studies professor and Beaverbrook Chair, Marc Raboy, has published a new book this month, "Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World", through Oxford University Press. 

Source Site: /ahcs

ALS Quebec: Cal­en­dar of con­fer­ences and activ­i­ties for Sep­tem­ber 2016

Thu, 2016-08-25 10:44

For more information about the activities and conferences presented by the ALS Society of Quebec for September 2016, we invite you to visit their website at: http://lnk02.com/v/49/c3b32db74dbcb8dd3e48e665f56c566bb1e687b4a5a8af1f

Source Site: /neuro

Researchers find new role for cannabinoids in vision

Thu, 2016-08-25 09:41

Chemicals shown to improve low-light vision of tadpoles by sensitizing retinal cells

A multidisciplinary team including researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute has improved our understanding of how cannabinoids, the active agent in marijuana, affect vision in vertebrates.

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Contact: Shawn Hayward
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute
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Office Phone: 514 398 3376
Source Site: /neuro

Workshop on Mindfulness Stress Reduction

Wed, 2016-08-24 11:51

Gina Rubinsky, psychologist and Mindfulness Stress Reduction Facilitator, will guide a english workshop about mindfulness on Sunday, August 28th at Shanti Yoga in Montréeal West. For more information, please read the advertising above or visit the website http://www.living-arts.ca/retreats.htm

Source Site: /neuro

Embassy of Hungary presents : Alexandra Ruisz, violin & Gergő Teleki, piano

Sun, 2016-09-11 15:00
Tanna Schulich Hall : Tanna Schulich Hall, 527 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, QC
Price: $15
Source Site: /music
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Fall 2016 – Course Lecturers – Job Posting

Wed, 2016-08-24 11:00

McGill University
Department of Art History and Communication Studies
Fall 2016 – Course Lecturers – Job Posting


The Department of Art History and Communication Studies invites applications for a Course Lecturer to teach a course during Fall 2016.

Please note that Course Lecturers have signed their first Collective Agreement on 30 October 2015, available at http://mcliu.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Collective_Agreement_MCLIU_Fr....

Source Site: /ahcs

Major Construction around Desautels Faculty of Management

Wed, 2016-08-24 10:09

Please be advised that the City of Montreal is undergoing a number of major construction projects that will impede access to the downtown campus, including the Bronfman building.

For more information, please visit the McGill construction site or City of Montreal Info-Travaux.

Source Site: /desautels

Imaflex Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of 2016

Wed, 2016-08-24 09:39

Imaflex announces the appointment of John Ripplinger as Vice President Corporate Affairs, effective September 6, 2016.  “John is a highly qualified professional with extensive financial expertise and a track record of success working with industry-leading companies,” highlighted Mr.

Source Site: /desautels