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Gardening 101 at Mac Campus

Wed, 2013-05-01 12:15 - 13:15
Price: FREE

Have you always dreamed of planting a garden but were not not quite sure where or how to start?  Maybe you don’t think you have a green thumb. Gardening is one of the most relaxing and rewarding activities you can find. Christie-Anna Lovat, M.Sc. Candidate, Plant Science Department, will present basic gardening tips and advice to get you started in the right direction.

During this presentation, you will learn:

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Help prevent the transmission of HPV!

Mon, 2013-03-25 07:24

The McGill Division of Cancer Epidemiology has recently launched the CATCH study to test the effectiveness of a Carrageenan-based gel in preventing the tranmission of HPV. Carrageenan is derived from red algae, and commonly used as a thickening agent in food products. It could represent an inexpensive method of prevention against the virus, whereas the vaccine and screening procedures are considerably more expensive.

Contact Information

Contact: Allita Rodrigues
Organization: CATCH study recruitement coordinator
Office Phone: 514-398-8191

IHSP Seminar: Dr. Amélie Quesnel-Vallée – “Understanding the Role of Health Policy in Health Inequalities”

Wed, 2013-01-30 12:20 - 13:45
Charles Meredith House : Social Policy Seminar room, 1130 avenue des Pins Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1A3

On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 12:20pm-1:45pm in the Institute for Health and Social Policy seminar room Dr. Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, Departments of Sociology and Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, at McGill University will present the seminar, “The myth of privatization for cost-saving: Putting choice and equity in the balance” as part of the Healthier Societies series

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Lecture: Your Brain On Nature

Thu, 2013-01-31 19:00
Adams Building : Auditorium, 3450 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E8
Price: Free

Don't miss a great lecture with Dr. Alan C. Logan, the naturopathic doctor and well-published scientific author, who co-wrote with physician Dr. Eva Selhub, the new book Your Brain On Nature: The Science of Nature’s Influence on Your Health, Happiness, and Vitality. Scientific studies have shown that natural environments can have remarkable benefits for human health. Natural environments are more likely to promote positive emotions; and viewing and walking in nature have been associated with heightened physical and mental energy.

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How fit is your neighbourhood?

Mon, 2013-01-21 14:04

(Athletics' Jill Barker) As a young psychologist, James Sallis was interested in exploring the motivation behind getting people to exercise. But it wasn’t long before he discovered that existing theories designed to improve exercise adherence were, for the most part, ineffective. Sallis, who is speaking in Montreal this week, is this year’s winner of the Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health.

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Your Blue Cross Health Insurance Coverage Outside of Canada

Tue, 2012-12-11 15:56

It is essential that you pick up your international health insurance card prior to December 21 at Service Point as the University will be closed as of December 24th for the holidays.

While travelling abroad, your International Health Insurance (Blue Cross) coverage is limited to emergencies only, which includes hospital board and room expenses, physicians’ fees, laboratory fees, and any other exp