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F.R. Scott Award event

Wed, 2008-04-02 17:00 - 19:00
Chancellor Day Hall : 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9

Presentation by the Faculty and its Advisory Board of the F.R. Scott Award for distinguished contribution to McGill and to the Law.

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Using the universe as a microscope to search for the smallest units of space

Thu, 2008-01-10 18:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

Cutting Edge Lecture Series: Dr. Lee Smolin (Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Ontario) on recent and ongoing astrophysical observations which probe the structure of space and time at the shortest possible distance scales. Organized by the Royal Society of Canada and McGill University with the express purpose of fostering communication between scientists in different disciplines as well as between scientists and the public. Sponsored by the Royal Society of Canada, they are made possible through the generous support of Heather Munroe-Blum (McGill Principal), Richard Levin (Dean of Medicine), Martin Grant (Dean of Science), Anthony Masi (Provost) and Denis Thérien (Vice-Principal, Research and International Relations). Lectures are followed by a wine & cheese reception.

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Contact: Marie LaRicca
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Office Phone: 514-398-4086 ext. 3188
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Ozone depletion and climate change

Thu, 2008-02-14 18:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

Cutting Edge Lecture Series: Theodore G. Shepherd, Dept of Physics, University of Toronto. The phase-out of CFCs and other ozone-depleting substances as a result of the Montreal Protocol is a triumph of science working together with public policy. Although the first indications of recovery from stratospheric ozone depletion are now becoming apparent, because of their long lifetime, the removal of CFCs from the atmosphere will take the best part of this century. Over this time scale, climate change from increasing greenhouse gases is expected to modify the ozone layer. In order to confirm the effectiveness of the Montreal Protocol it will be necessary to distinguish between changes in ozone due to decreases in CFCs and those due to climate change. At the same time, the process of ozone depletion and recovery itself affects climate, especially on regional scales, and this has to be properly attributed in order to understand and predict changes in climate. Thus, the problems of ozone depletion/recovery and clim

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Contact: Marie LaRicca
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Cutting Edge Lecture Series - "Genes, brains and developmental disorders"

Thu, 2008-03-13 18:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

Dr. Kim Cornish, leader of the Cornish Research Team of McGill's Child Laboratory for Research Education in Developmental Disorders. This lecture will focus on three genetic disorders for which etiology is well established: Fragile X syndrome, Down syndrome and Williams syndrome (see website for complete abstract). Organized by the Royal Society of Canada and McGill University with the express purpose of fostering communication between scientists in different disciplines as well as between scientists and the public, these lectures are sponsored by the Royal Society of Canada and are generously supported by Heather Munroe-Blum (McGill Principal), Richard Levin (Dean of Medicine), Martin Grant (Dean of Science), Anthony Masi (Provost) and Denis Thérien (Vice-Principal, Research and International Relations). All lectures are followed by a wine & cheese reception.

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Contact: Ingrid Birker
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Office Phone: 514-398-4086 ext. 4094
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48th Annual Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjack Championships

Sat, 2008-01-26 08:00 - 16:00
Watson Field, Macdonald Campus, 21111 Lakeshore, Ste. Anne de Bellevue : Watson Field, Macdonald Campus, 21111 Lakeshore, Ste. Anne de Bellevue

Come and watch 175 competitors from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Maine, New Hampshire and New York compete in 12 events, including sawing, chopping, log rolling, snowshoeing, axe throwing, pole climbing, water boiling and more! Cheer on the defending champs - the Macdonald Men's and Women's Woodsmen teams! Dress warmly and come out for a wonderful day! Free admission; free parking; Centennial Centre's Cafeteria will be open.

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Contact: Macdonald Athletics Department
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Speaker Series: Eric Mazur... Confessions of a converted lecturer

Wed, 2008-01-16 16:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

I thought I was a good teacher until I discovered my students were just memorizing information rather than learning to understand the material. Who was to blame? The students? The material? I will explain how I came to the agonizing conclusion that the culprit was neither of these.

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Contact: T-PULSE
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Speaker Series: Eric Mazur... Wrapping light around a hair

Thu, 2008-01-17 16:00
Rutherford Physics Building : 3600 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T8

Can light be guided by a fiber whose diameter is much smaller than the wavelength of the light? Can we mold the flow of light on the micrometer scale so it wraps, say, around a hair? Until recently the answer to these questions was "no." We developed a technique for drawing long, freestanding silica wires with diameters down to 50 nm that have a surface smoothness at the atomic level and a high uniformity of diameter.

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Introduction program for new Winter 2008 SIS students

Fri, 2008-01-04 09:00 - 12:30
McLennan Library Building : 3459 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C9

The program is dedicated to introducing the new School of Information Studies MLIS I and PhD students to their professors, academic programs, student groups and School facilities.

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Contact: Kathryn Hubbard
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Office Phone: 514-398-4204 ext. 0742
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2008 IT workshops for SIS students

Fri, 2008-01-11 (All day) - Wed, 2008-01-23 (All day)
McLennan Library Building : 3459 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C9

The iCare computer clinic workshops are ready for SIS students to register now! Please click on the "Website" link below for more information and call the number below to register.

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Contact: Fiona Tam
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Are We American? Canadian Culture in North America - Early bird rate ends today!

Wed, 2008-01-09 23:55

Since 1995, the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) has hosted large-scale annual conferences that foster informed, non-partisan discussion of public policy issues affecting Canadians. For its 2008 conference, the Institute's attention will turn to Canadian culture and its place in North American life. The conference will bring together artists, entrepreneurs, policy-makers and scholars who are concerned with Canadian culture and its circulation throughout North America. In keynote addresses, focused panels and break-out sessions, the conference will address the question of how Canadian culture, in its various forms, fits within a broader North American identity. See website (below) for details.

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Contact: Helen Aaron
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Office Phone: 514-398-1233
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