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Online course offers Food for Thought on ever-changing information

Fri, 2014-01-17 05:16

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.

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New Year's News!!!

Mon, 2014-01-06 15:19



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

  

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Food-Is There a Solution to the Confusion?

Fri, 2014-01-17 09:00
Dr. Joe Schwarcz presents: " Food-Is There a Solution to the Confusion?" 
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The Mystery of Ageing

Mon, 2014-01-13 14:00
Dr. Joe Schwarcz presents a talk "The Mystery of Ageing"  
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CSI: Dr. Oz’s Questionable Wizardry

Sun, 2013-12-29 12:46

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.

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2013 Frontiers of Science Award Lecture

Thu, 2013-12-12 11:30

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

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SPEAQ’s 41st Annual Convention

Thu, 2013-11-14 00:00 - Sat, 2013-11-16 11:30

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.

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Sense, Nonsense and Science

Sat, 2013-11-02 (All day)

Dr. Joe Schwarcz will be speaking at the BC Greenhouse Growers’ Association annual banquet. 

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McGill's "Food for Thought"

Wed, 2013-10-23 15:29

The year was 1982. "Food for Thought", a new and innovative course conceived by Drs. David Harpp, Joe Schwarcz & Ariel Fenster. Designed to provoke some thought, separate fact from fiction and of course, digest everything there is to know about food. And now, 17,000 students later, you too can take this course. FOR FREE. That's right. McGill presents its very-first MOOC (massive open online course), & the McGill Office for Science and Society (OSS) is up at bat. Are you ready for some Food for Thought?

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