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Deadline - Eakin Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Studies

Wed, 2007-10-31 (All day)
Peel 3463 : 3463 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W7

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Contact: Luke Moreau
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Office Phone: 514-398-2010
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Amy Goodman - free public talk

Fri, 2007-10-19 19:00
Leacock Building : 855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T7

Amy Goodman, award-winning journalist and founder of Pacifica Radio's Democracy Now! will give a highly anticipated keynote speech based on her bestselling book, "Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back." Goodman is a distinguished supporter of independent media and human rights movements in the United States and around the world.

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McGill Young Alumni martini night - Boston

Thu, 2007-10-25 18:30
Charles Hotel, 1 Bennet St., Cambridge : Charles Hotel, 1 Bennet St., Cambridge

Get in the mood for Halloween with fellow McGill alumni at the dark and clandestine bar Noir in Harvard Square. Come sip classic cocktails or try their latest martini drinks in this '40s inspired bar. The food menu (designed by Rialto chef Jody Adams) offers grilled sandwiches and flatbreads, as well as other delicious treats.

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Contact: Boston Alumni Branch
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On moose, mountains, Mounties, and mediocrity: Canadian culture and the Brand Canada Project

Tue, 2007-11-20 12:00
Peel 3463 : 3463 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W7

Melissa Aronczyk

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Contact: Helen Aaron
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Office Phone: 514-398-1233
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CEO Speaker Breakfast - "A Conversation with Caryn Lerner"

Fri, 2007-10-26 12:00
Faculty Club : 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5

Caryn Lerner, CEO and President of Holt Renfrew. Conversation, 12-1 pm; light buffet, 1-2 pm.

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Contact: Andrea Wolfson
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SIS presentations at Faculty of Education Open House

Sat, 2007-10-20 14:00 - 16:00
Education Building : 3700 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1Y2

SIS faculty and doctoral students are participating in the Faculty of Education 150th Anniversary Open House Celebration as part of McGill Homecoming 2007. Faculty are presenting on the 4th floor of the Education Bldg, rooms 433/434. Doctoral students are presenting on the 6th floor of the building, in Room 627.

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Contact: Ling Yuen
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Office Phone: 514-398-3457
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Goodbye Summer BBQ Potluck - Portland, Oregon

Sun, 2007-10-28 12:00

Please come meet us at our Goodbye Summer BBQ Potluck at Laurelhurst Park. This will be a fun and friendly get-together. (NOTE: the park fee may be up to $5, depending on how many people attend.)

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Contact: David Brodkey
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Statistical learning and virtual screening in drug discovery

Wed, 2007-10-24 15:30 - 16:30
Duff Medical Building : 3775 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4

Hugh Chipman, Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Modeling, Dept of Mathematics and Statistics, Acadia University, Wolfville, N.S. High-throughput screening of compounds for biological activity is often an important first step in the drug discovery process. From a statistical learning perspective, the results of screening process can be used to construct a model. Using various descriptors of molecular structure as inputs, we seek to predict activity. These descriptors can be easily calculated, but the activity is the outcome of more expensive screening procedures. Screening results for a part of the library constitute a training set, which can be used to build a model to predict activity. This model enables "virtual screening" in which activity is predicted rather than measured. This talk describes a number of recent models developed for such virtual screening, including mixture discriminant analysis, decision trees, nearest neighbours, and ensemble models.

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Contact: Mathieu Blanchette
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Design and analysis of pooled high throughput screening data

Wed, 2007-10-24 14:30 - 15:30
Duff Medical Building : 3775 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4

Dr S. Stanley Young, Asst. Director for Bioinformatics, National Institute of Statistical Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC. Discovery of biologically active compounds is often accomplished by screening large collections of compounds. Very few compounds are expected to have the activity of interest so testing compounds individually generates large amounts of mostly uninformative data. Dorfman (1943) proposed testing pools of individuals when looking for rare events. There is relatively little literature on using pools for drug discovery; informal conversations indicate that testing of pools has a checkered history. There is a level of paranoia that active compounds will be missed. There is also the somewhat complicated logistics of the decoding process. So what are the statistical issues with pooling? There is some guiding theory for determining the number of compounds in a pool, k=SQRT(1/p) where p is the probability that a compound will be active. We know a lot about the structural features of our c

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Contact: Mathieu Blanchette
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Ronald Corey Cup: McGill vs. Concordia

Sun, 2007-10-21 15:00
Bell Centre, 1260 de la Gauchetière West : Bell Centre, 1260 de la Gauchetière West

The McGill Redmen and Concordia Stingers meet in the 21st annual Ronald Corey Cup game. Tickets for the Corey Cup, an annual challenge match for university hockey supremacy in Montreal, are now on sale.

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Contact: Redbird Sports Shop
Office Phone: 514-398-1539
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