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Brave hearts and wise heads

Mon, 2014-09-29 14:50

Demography is not destiny, but it sheds light on the events leading to these two referenda, the Quebec one taking place in 1995, and the Scottish one last week, and has also implications concerning the changing voting ages around the world. In most countries the voting age is 18. However, the Scottish National Party's voted unanimously in October 2007 to lower it to 16, which subsequently became law. Argentina's Cristina Kirchner's party did the same in 2012, in preparation for the 2013 elections.

Source Site: /desautels

Documentary film screening: "The West Memphis Three"

Fri, 2014-10-03 16:00 - 18:30
Chancellor Day Hall : Maxwell Cohen Moot Court (NCDH 100), 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9

This documentary follows the events of the West Memphis Three, a case in which three teenagers (Jessie Misskelley, Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin) were arrested for the murders of three 8-year old children. The West Memphis Three were convicted of murder and remained in prison for more than 18 years. West of Memphis focuses on Terry Hobbs, stepfather of Stevie Branch, one of the victims of the 1993 crime, as a potential suspect due to physical evidence linking him to the crime. The film reveals that inexplicably Terry Hobbs was never interviewed by police at the time of the murders.

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PhD Oral Defense: Chemical Ecology of Azoxyglycosides: Plant-Insect Interactions Between Neotropical Cycads (Zamiaceae) and Leaf Herbivores

Thu, 2014-10-09 09:15
Macdonald-Stewart Building : MS2-022 (Faculty Lounge), 21111 Lakeshore Road St Anne de Bellevue Quebec Canada , H9X 3V9

PhD Oral Defense of Alberto Prado, Department of Plant Science

Cycad plants protect all their tissues with a group of toxic metabolites, called azoxyglycosides (AZGs). Only specialist herbivores can feed on the cycad foliage. We describe phenological changes in leaf structure and toxicity in the Panamanian cycad Zamia stevensonii which correlate with patterns of activity and herbivory by specialist insects.

Source Site: /macdonald

PhD Oral Defense: Urban Phosphorus Sustainability: How Human Diet, Urban Agriculture, and Socioecological Context Influence Phosphorus Management

Wed, 2014-10-08 12:00
Macdonald-Stewart Building : MS2-022 (Faculty Lounge), 21111 Lakeshore Road St Anne de Bellevue Quebec Canada , H9X 3V9

PhD Oral Defense of Geneviève Metson, Department of Natural Resource Sciences

Source Site: /macdonald

Anthony Watts "Dynamics of oligomerization and its functional significance for the neurotensin receptor (NTS1) using molecular-scale biophysics"

Thu, 2014-10-30 12:00 - 13:00
McIntyre Medical Building : Room 1345, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler Montreal Quebec Canada , H3G 1Y6

Anthony Watts
Department of Biochemistry
University of Oxford

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Creating New Norms of Work and Care

Fri, 2014-10-24 13:00 - 14:30
Chancellor Day Hall : NCDH 202, 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9

An Annie Macdonald Langstaff workshop with Jennifer Nedelsky, Professor of Law and Political Science, University of Toronto.


My project addresses three serious problems that afflict, in various forms, virtually all modern industrial societies:

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Warming Temperatures Threaten Fragile Balance in Canadian Arctic

Sun, 2014-09-28 23:47

"As a doctoral candidate at McGill University in Montreal, I have spent three years researching how the planet’s changing climate is affecting the polar desert ecology of the high Arctic. It’s precisely this balance of climate and permafrost, ice and ecosystems that I’ve come here to study."

Sept. 23, 2014 | NY Times

by: Michael Becker

Source Site: /sustainability

Pow Wow marks colourful end to successful Indigenous Awareness Week

Sun, 2014-09-28 23:43

McGill’s fourth annual Indigenous Awareness Week came to a lively, colourful close on Friday, Sept. 19, with dancers dressed in traditional costumes performing an inter-tribal dance during the Pow Wow on the lower campus field in front of dozens of smiling spectators. Even as the sounds of the drums faded and the dust settled on the dance floor, the weeklong event was being touted as a rousing success.

Sept. 24, 2014 | The Reporter

by: Neale McDevitt

Source Site: /sustainability

Schulich Masterclass: Eugene Izotov, oboe

Wed, 2014-10-08 09:30
Price: Free Admission

Eugene Izotov, Principal Oboe, Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Catherine Thornhill Steele Artist)

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