Office for Science and Society
"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.
What is it like to teach a class of more than 20,000 students? I don’t know, but I’m about to find out. Colleagues David Harpp and Ariel Fenster and I have been selected to offer McGill’s first “massive open online course,” known in the trade as a MOOC.
We are pleased to announce that we now have an “App” both for Apple and Android devices so that the McGill Office for Science and Society’s nifty and sometimes quirky science can always be at your fingertips. The Apps are free and can be downloaded here:
For Apple devices, download the app at: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/office-for-science-society/id779488353?mt=8
SKEPTICAL INQUIRER: Miracles are pretty rare events. Except on television’s Dr. Oz Show, where they appear with astonishing frequency. Oz of course doesn’t claim to raise the dead or part the Red Sea, but he does raise people’s hopes of parting with their flab. And he’s certainly not shy about flinging the word miracle about. But it seems miracles fade as quickly as they appear.
Joe Schwarcz is the recipient of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists Frontiers of Science Award, the Society's premier prize. He will be presenting the award lecture on December 12 at the Society's Annual Meeting in New York. December 12, New York Hilton, 11:30 AM
This year’s theme is “The Future Is Now!” What is the inspiration behind this theme? Since the renouveau pédagogique is fully implemented in schools across the province of Quebec... where do we go now? SPEAQ believes that we need to consolidate what we have gained knowledge of by reflecting and building on our experiences in order to increase our success as teachers and specialists.
Dr. Joe Schwarcz will be speaking at the BC Greenhouse Growers’ Association annual banquet.