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Trottier Symposium: Are We Alone?

Mon, 2014-10-06 17:00 - Tue, 2014-10-07 19:30
Price: FREE

Join us for the Lorne Trottier 2014 Public Science Symposium!

Limited seats!! No reservations, just drop by--first come, first serve!

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Dr. Joe and The Food Babe

Fri, 2014-07-18 20:28

I spent quite some time talking with the reporter who wrote this story about the Food Babe. She did quote me correctly but as far as having lots of fans and "some" critics goes...well those "some" consist of members of the scientific community who know a lot more about food science than the "fans."

Read More: Charlotte’s Food Babe has lots of fans – and some critics

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Book Launch: Is That a Fact?

Thu, 2014-05-08 19:00

Is That A Fact?

Is that a Fact Promo                  

Everyone is invited!

 

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Is that a Fact? Promo

Tue, 2014-04-29 21:28

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In Bookstores: May 1st!

Book Launch:May 8, 7pm Atwater Public Library -- Everyone is invited!

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Book Launch: Is That a Fact?

Fri, 2014-04-11 23:47

Date: May 8, 2014

Time: 7-9pm

Location: Atwater Library  -- 1200 Atwater Ave, Westmount

RSVP: jenna [at] ecwpress [dot] com

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More Oz Folly

Mon, 2014-01-27 08:48

Dr. Oz has absolutely gone haywire. In pushing the "alkaline" diet he takes a piece of kidney and pours acid on it to show how it disintegrates and infers this is happening in the body. This is insane. The pH of the blood is maintained at about 7.35 no matter what the diet. Oz has lost all perspective and is falling deeper and deeper into the abyss of quackery.

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Alternative Medicine

Tue, 2014-02-18 18:00 - 19:00

Dr. Joe Schwarcz will be presenting a talk on Alternative Medicine at St. George's University in Granada

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2014 SPMAO Annual Conference Speakers

Wed, 2014-01-29 09:00 - Thu, 2014-01-30 10:00

 Dr. Joe Schwarcz will be presenting talks on:

  • January 29th , Wednesday at 9am: Magic Humor and Health

  • January 30th, Thursday at 9am: Pesticides: Risks and Benefits

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Dr. Joe comments on Dr. Oz

Sun, 2014-01-26 19:16

The wizardry of Dr. Oz

The surgeon and TV celebrity has succeeded in winning fans and influencing public health debates - which troubles some experts.

Mehmet Oz's followers believe he is a trustworthy, serious-minded (and hot) physician.

His equally fervent flock of critics say he is a fad-foisting, ratings-grubbing (and smart) TV celebrity.

In the 10 years since Oprah dubbed him "America's Doctor," the 53-year-old Oz has shown he is comfortable in both roles.

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"Food for Thought" Launches Today!

Wed, 2014-01-22 07:17

"Food for Thought" launches at exactly noon today! At 12:00 you can log on and watch the first lecture. The course is totally free but you have to register. We now have over 20,000 students registered in 150 countries.


https://www.edx.org/course/mcgillx/mcgillx-chem181x-food-thought-1213

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