Graduate students, both within and outside McGill, are invited to participate and present research projects on a variety of interdisciplinary scientific themes. This symposium is a collaborative effort of McGill graduate science students and represents an unsurpassed opportunity to exchange ideas with contemporary researchers from different scientific backgrounds, improve communication skills, give and receive valuable feedback on research efforts and presentation formats, and develop professional contacts with researchers and industry personnel. All are welcome.
Ivica Kostovic, MD, PhD, director, Croatian Institute for Brain Research, Zagreb
Dr. Rikard Blunck, Groupe d'études des protéines membranaires and Dept of Physics, Université de Montréal
Information session on the Epilepsy Progam's services for clients with epilepsy and their families. Strongly recommended for parents of children with epilepsy who are transitioning from adolescence to young adulthood. Learn about admissions, new diagnosis of epilepsy, follow-up care and treatment options. Meet counsellors from Epilepsy Montréal Métropolitain and learn about their services.
Me Adamantia Maltezo, notary, will speak on issues of interest to brain tumour patients and their families. There will be a discussion after her presentation.
Darin Barney, professor of communication studies, McGill University, and Canada Research Chair in Technology and Citizenship, will present a keynote on citizenship in the technological republic, contesting the common notion that technology necessarily leads to enhanced freedom and improved civic engagement.
Co-hosts: Nicole Fiore (MA student, DISE) and Dr. Teresa Strong-Wilson (DISE). Panelists: Drs. Enrique Garcia (KPS) and Roy Lyster (DISE); Christine Stocek (PhD student, DISE); Valerie Nesset (PhD candidate, SIS). In conducting research in the field, how can we most effectively use new and familiar technologies (viz., tape recorders, digital voice recorders, digital/video cameras, pencil and notebook, etc.), especially given the increasingly wide array of media and models at our disposal? What criteria can we draw on in selecting tools appropriate to our research context? The panelists (faculty and graduate students from across disciplines) will share their research experiences and collective wisdom.
Co-hosts: Valerie Nesset (PhD candidate, SIS), Dana Salter (PhD student, DISE), Dr. Susanne Lajoie (Chair, ECP). Cognitive theories guide the design of interactive learning environments and tools have been developed that are specific to the goals of instruction. The goal is to nurture problem-solving skills and learning in specific domains of knowledge. The role of the learner and teacher varies according to the design of the computer-based learning environment. The uses of technology in education are boundless and are only as good as the principles that underlie their design, or the teachers who use them with a pedagogical purpose.
Drs. Jamshid Beheshti (Interim Dean), Andrew Large (SIS), Kevin Kee (CRC, Brock University), and Charles Cole (DISE): "History revisited: Using virtual environments to enhance the learning experience"; Dr. Catherine Guastavino (SIS): "Virtual auditory worlds." Prof. Beheshti is one of the pioneers in research relating to virtual information environments. From PACE to the Virtual Library, he has created virtual systems designed to help students find information more easily and effectively. Dr. Guastavino will speak about her research in the Multimodal Interaction Lab, which encompasses cognitive strategies and affective responses to interface design, integration of visual, auditory and haptic information, auditory perception and cognition, and learning effects.
A casual roundtable discussion where some MLIS IIs share their experiences looking for and securing a good summer job in the field, in Montreal and elsewhere. MLIS Is, come out and learn from your fellow SISsies, and MLIS IIs, come share your knowledge and experience with regard to the all-important summer job hunt. Bring your lunch and there will be refreshments on offer.