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CWOQ: Fighting illiteracy in Canadian backyards

Sat, 2006-10-21 14:00
McConnell Engineering Building : 3480 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E9

Literacy is the single most important academic skill taught in elementary school, yet one in five high school graduates can't read well enough to handle the challenges of everyday life. It is clear that there remains a pressing need for high-quality literacy support for young children in Canadian schools.

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CWOQ: Maximizing the business value of information technology

Sat, 2006-10-21 14:00
McConnell Engineering Building : 3480 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E9

Did your company get burned when the bubble burst? Why is it that some organizations seem more capable of reaping the full benefits from their investment in information technology than others? In this presentation, Professor Pinsonneault will discuss three main factors that help firms extract the business value of information technology.

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Soup and Science

Mon, 2006-09-11 (All day) - Fri, 2006-09-15 (All day)
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

Undergraduate science students: Learn about cutting-edge research over lunch with cool profs. Daily, 11:30 am-1 pm. Come for the soup; stay for the science!

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CWOQ: We've been Google-ized! - SOLD OUT

Sat, 2006-10-21 14:00
McLennan Library Building : 3459 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C9

The Web is so full of information we can never be sure we've found what is most accurate and up-to-date. For example, "Googling" the word "McGill" will yield nearly 40,000 results! This lecture will explore how the digital age has transformed the way we look for -- and at -- information, and how this has an impact on our intellectual growth.

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CWOQ: Politics in the news

Sat, 2006-10-21 16:00
Arts Building : 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G5

Have you ever wondered how the media affects our perception of politics? Join two of McGill's political pundits for a discussion on the relationship between media and politics, particularly on how political and economic information is presented in Canadian mass media.

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CWOQ: Forensic pathology: An inside view

Sat, 2006-10-21 16:00
Leacock Building : 855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T7

A forensic pathologist performs autopsies to expose the causes and circumstances of deaths in suspicious cases. Straddling the grey area between the vocations of medicine and law, this specialist is a real investigative doctor. Dr. Anny Sauvageau, forensic pathologist at the Laboratoire de sciences judiciaires et de médecine légale, presents an inside view of this unusual and intriguing profession.

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CWOQ: What's up with oil and why should we care?

Sat, 2006-10-21 16:00
Leacock Building : 855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T7

We all experience the same shock at the gas pump these days. What's going on? And why does it matter, aside from making our daily commute more expensive than it used to be? Professor Ragan will discuss recent developments in the world oil market and help to explain why prices have increased so much over the past three years.

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CWOQ: Ape or angel: Biological evolution in a religious culture

Sat, 2006-10-21 16:00
Leacock Building : 855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T7

Biological evolution is a scientific fact and the fundamental concept of all life sciences. Nevertheless, national polls indicate that 50 percent of Canadians and Americans reject evolutionary science. The cause of the fear and rejection of evolution appears to be a synergism of religious illiteracy, powerful North American anti-evolution forces, scientific illiteracy in general and evolution misunderstanding in particular.

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CWOQ: Reception

Sat, 2006-10-21 17:30
Arts Building : 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G5

The reception is open to all graduates attending any Classes Without Quizzes class.

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Macdonald: Casual Meet and Greet

Fri, 2006-10-20 18:30
Tadja Hall : 21082 Lakeshore Road St Anne de Bellevue Quebec Canada , H9X 3V9

All alumni and visitors are invited to head down to Tadja Hall to meet up with fellow Macdonald alumni. It's a perfect casual environment to spend a few hours swapping Mac stories and catching up with fellow grads.

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