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First Open Forum: Provost's Taskforce on Indigenous Studies & Indigenous Education

Tue, 2016-11-22 15:00 - 17:00

Open Forum

Tuesday, November 22, 2016   3PM-5PM

Lev Buhkman Room, Student Society of McGill University (SSMU) Building

3600 Rue McTavish Street


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The 23-Year-Old Behind Soular Is Bringing Solar-Powered Backpacks To Children In Africa

Tue, 2016-10-18 15:07

Salima Visram is the 23-year-old entrepreneur behind the Soular, a backpack company equipped with solar panels, which allow children who don’t have access to electricity in rural parts of Africa to study at night without having to use an expensive and carcinogenic kerosene lamp. Soular will be launching a new one-for-one model today, through the sale of trendy backpacks on HSN in collaboration with Disney, alongside their new movie, Queen of Katwe, which is set in rural Uganda, where the kerosene lamp is central to the plot of the story.

Source Site: /desautels

Lupita Nyong’o Stuns on Latest Vogue Cover, Interview Earns Praise

Tue, 2016-10-18 15:03

Lupita Nyong’o is earning praise from Black social media users for a quote she made in a fashion magazine. The comment landed on the publication’s cover and caused many to see it as a welcome change in the industry.

The Vogue magazine quote cements Nyong’o’s representation of African-Americans and minorities.

“I want to create opportunities for people of color.”

...Forbes reported Nyong’o and the Soular Backpack team went to Katwe, Uganda with Disney after Queen of Katwe filming ended. There, they handed out the backpacks.

Source Site: /desautels

Flatbook rebrands as ‘Sonder,’ lands $10 million investment

Tue, 2016-10-18 14:59

Montreal’s Flatbook is rebranding as “Sonder” amid a large fundraising escapade that will see the startup bank $10 million.

The startup formerly focused on providing premium short term rentals for travellers in select North American markets. With today’s announcement, Sonder will offer 500 “hometels,” which are places that possess the authenticity of peer-to-peer home rental along with the services of a hotel.

Source Site: /desautels

The new (non-tech) tech luminaries

Tue, 2016-10-18 14:57

Ms. Magdesian was frustrated. Then a researcher at McGill University’s Montreal Neurological Institute, she was having trouble with the spinal cord cells she was studying.

The only way to grow them was in a petri dish, but the cells don’t grow in a dish in the same way they grow in the human body. Instead of growing straight, they get tangled. It made her work harder, slower and more prone to error.

Source Site: /desautels

Professor Shariff speaks to CTV regarding string of sexual assaults at Laval U

Tue, 2016-10-18 14:56

Professor Shaheen Shariff, Director of the Define the Line projects, spoke to CTV's Genevieve Beauchemin this week regarding a string of sexual assaults that occurred over the weekend at Université Laval. Please click here to view the newscast.

Source Site: /education

Vahagn Nersesyan (University of Versailles)

Mon, 2016-10-24 17:30 - 18:30
Burnside Hall : Room 920, 805 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0B9

Large deviations and fluctuation theorems for stochastic PDE's

Source Site: /mathstat
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Obituary-Dr. Bernardo Durbovsky

Tue, 2016-10-18 13:52

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to inform you of the sad passing of Dr. Bernardo Dubrovsky on October 7, 2016.  

Dr. Dubrovsky was a member of our department since 1968 and was a passionate teacher, researcher and psychiatrist who touched the lives of many over the years.

A private funeral was held, and a  memorial service is being arranged (with details to follow).  Our thoughts go out to his family at this difficult time.  


Gustavo Turecki, MD, PhD

Professor & Chair

Department of Psychiatry | Faculty of Medicine

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Conductor Jordan de Souza named Kapellmeister at the Komische Oper Berlin

Tue, 2016-10-18 11:12

Jordan de Souza, BMus'09, MMus'11 will become the Kapellmeister of the Komische Oper Berlin  beginning with the start of their 2017/18 season.  In his first season as Kapellmeister, he will conduct several repertoire pieces, direct one new production and lead an orchestra concert.

Source Site: /music
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Statistics and Big Data at Google

Wed, 2016-11-02 17:30 - 18:30
Adams Building : Adam Auditorium, 3450 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E8

Google lives on data. Search, Ads, YouTube, Maps...they all live on data.

Source Site: /science
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