The one unifying theme that bridges the trajectories of Barbara Kay's personal, intellectual and philosophical evolution, and also explains her success as a writer, is her insatiable curiosity about human nature as it plays out in society: what human behaviours, and the cultural values that drive people, make society stronger and more confident; what make it weaker and self-doubting.
Lecture followed by an Area of Practice Dinner ($10) at the McGill Faculty Club from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. To register for the dinner, please contact Alika Hendricks. The Black Law Students Association presents Marlene Jennings, MP, the first black woman from Quebec to have been elected to Parliament. She has been sitting for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce / Lachine since 1997, and is involved in several special committees at the House of Commons, including the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. Prior to her election, she was Deputy Commissioner for Police Ethics for the Province of Quebec (1990-97). She will discuss her career in law and politics.
Louise O'Neill, Associate Director, Library Technology Services: "Library Technology in 3D: Digital Discovery and Delivery"
This seminar will address the comprehensive exam process.
Visiting lecturer: Dr. Christopher J. Ries, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Geological Museum. Between 1912 and 1916, the Danish artist and graphic designer Gerhard Heilmann published a series of articles in the journal of the Danish Ornithological Society. From the outset, his work aroused international interest, and in 1926 it was published in English under the title "The origin of birds," setting the international agenda for research in bird evolution for the next 40 years.
The Scarlet Key Society welcomes L. Yves Fortier, CC, OQ, QC, BCL'58, LLD'05. Don't miss the chance to hear a fascinating lecture by this renowned arbitrator, scholar and leader! Join us as he shares insights and experiences from his career on the world stage, including his time as Canada's ambassador to the United Nations. He will be introduced by Joshua Vorstenbosch, President, Scarlet Key Society. The Q&A will be moderated by Dan King, External Events Coordinator of the Society.
Advance orders for Middle East Studies sweatshirts can be placed with the Middle East Studies Association in the Morrice Hall lobby between 9:15 and 3:30 on Wednesday, March 19, and Thursday, March 20. The sweatshirts feature an original design by McGill's Marc Benigno, which reads Middle East Studies in Arabic and English and creates the shape of a bird. Cost: $30 (cash only). Sizes: S, M, L, XL.
A launch party/wine and cheese for the McGill Journal of Middle East Studies. All welcome!
Biotechnological approach for the development of functional ingredients and nutraceuticals: Trends and challenges
Dr. Salwa Karboune. Dr. Karboune is a candidate for the tenure-track position in Bio-ingredients/Nutraceuticals (McGill Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry).
Beat the winter blues with beautiful flowers, available at the annual Easter Plant Sale, coordinated by students in the Farm Management and Technology Program.