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Closing brunch: Flavours of Montreal

Sun, 2006-10-22 12:00
Club Sportif MAA, 2070 Peel St. : Club Sportif MAA, 2070 Peel St.

What better way to wrap up Homecoming Weekend than with a brunch that celebrates one of the many things we love about Montreal -- its food! Join us for a "Flavours of Montreal" brunch at the Club Sportif MAA, on Peel St., just down the street from Martlet House. Swap Homecoming memories with your fellow alumni in the oldest private club in Montreal.

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CWOQ: Fact and myth in nutrition - SOLD OUT

Thu, 2006-10-19 14:30
Faculty Club : 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5

Diet and nutrition advice abounds and can often lead to confusion. This lecture will provide a review of current guidelines and the science behind healthful eating. Many of the current debates in the field of nutrition will also be addressed.

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CWOQ: The effects of stress on memory - SOLD OUT

Thu, 2006-10-19 14:30
Faculty Club : 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5

It's widely accepted that, as we mature, we're at greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a general decline in mental abilities, including memory, language and logical thinking. Dr. Sonia Lupien's research has shown that high levels of stress hormones in the elderly are linked to both memory impairment and atrophy of the hippocampus, a part of the brain critical to memory that shrinks as Alzheimer's disease progresses.

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CWOQ: Disputes and decisions: Civil justice in Canada

Thu, 2006-10-19 14:30
Faculty Club : 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5

From time to time, the Supreme Court of Canada makes a decision bound to have far-reaching social, political or economic consequences. How do such important issues wind up before judges? This lecture provides an overview of the system of civil justice and dispute resolution in Canada, and demystifies judicial institutions and their role in Canadian society.

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CWOQ: Recorded music: A bridge of sound between musicians and audience

Thu, 2006-10-19 14:30
Music Building (New) : 527 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1E3

Recording engineers don't just listen to records all day, they participate in the development of new techniques and technologies for complex sound, virtual auditory environments, microphone techniques, automated mixing, audiovisual correlation and Internet music delivery. Learn the factors at play in ensuring the audience of a recorded piece hears the quality of a live performance and much more.

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CWOQ: Reception

Thu, 2006-10-19 16:00
Faculty Club : 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5

The 2006 Homecoming Organizing Committee and the Faculties of Arts and Science invite all graduates who attended a "Classes Without Quizzes" session to a special reception.

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CWOQ: Eating in the 21st century

Sat, 2006-10-21 12:00
McConnell Engineering Building : 3480 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E9

Virtually every day we hear news of a new "miracle food" we're advised to eat: tomatoes to prevent cancer, flaxseed against heart disease or soybeans for symptoms of menopause. There's also alarming news about genetic modification and food additives such as aspartame and MSG. It's only with a sound scientific perspective that we can find our way through this maze; fortunately, "Dr. Joe" is here to help.

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CWOQ: Mind over matter: Out-thinking pain

Sat, 2006-10-21 12:00
McConnell Engineering Building : 3480 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E9

Using brain imaging, Dr. Catherine Bushnell has been looking into the activity of the brains of patients who are distracted from their pain and has discovered that drawing less attention to one's pain may end up being even more helpful than many opiates or other pain medications. This lecture will demonstrate how both attentional and emotional states alter pain perception and pain processing in the brain.

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CWOQ: Canadian English and Canadian cultural identity

Sat, 2006-10-21 12:00
McConnell Engineering Building : 3480 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E9

What linguistic features divide English Canadians along regional lines? Professor Charles Boberg has been conducting research into these questions at McGill for several years and is currently writing a book on the subject. He'll discuss the latest findings of his research on variation and change in Canadian English, with a special emphasis on the role of Canadian English in sustaining Canadian cultural identity.

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CWOQ: Digging for the Red and White: Archival treasures of student life at McGill - CANCELLED

Sat, 2006-10-21 12:00
McConnell Engineering Building : 3480 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E9

Senior Archivist Gordon Burr will show you some of the related treasures of the University Archives: photos, clothing, posters and more. Burr's collection includes a white wool women's jacket with red trim from the '40s, a '20s white-striped green dress from the Macdonald College School of Household Sciences and a hip 1970s nod to the book classification system, "Dewey or don't we" library school tee.

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