Each year, the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at McGill organize a symposium to review new studies and practices in order to help practicing gynecologists, family physicians, residents, fellows and allied health professionals with interest in Women’s Health. (Website)
You may have noticed that women are more prone to sleep disturbances than men. They are, for instance, up to twice as likely to suffer from insomnia than men. Could there be a link between the body clock that regulates sleep and being a female or a male? Yes, according to an original study conducted by Dr. Diane B. Boivin of McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.
PLEASE NOTE REGARDING THE EVENT LOCATION: Enter via the New Music Building (527 Sherbrooke St.
Never underestimate the power of a woman. Now multiply that by 25 and you have the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce Business Women’s Alliance. Founded in 2006, the Business Women’s Alliance is a committee of the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce. Its mission is to empower and develop women through education, networking, mentoring and partnerships while promoting opportunities for all women throughout Citrus County.
Connect with NSERC: Community Engagement Visit / Branché sur le CRSNG: Visite visant à susciter la participation de la collectivité - Montréal
(La version française suit)
NSERC has begun another round of community engagement visits to provide researchers, students and other stakeholders an opportunity to learn more about some recent program and policy developments. These visits will also serve as a platform for the community to ask questions and seek more information from some of NSERC's grants and scholarships experts.
Some of the topics that will be discussed include:
• Federal Budget 2014
Ending Violence Against Indigenous Women:
an Awareness-Raising Fundraiser for the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal (NWSM)
Friday, Nov.29th, 6:30 PM
Thomson House Ballroom, 3650 rue McTavish
$15 Tickets include performances by Moe Clark (our MC for the evening) and Odaya,
Dinner, Speakers and a Raffle!
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.
Presentation by Margaret Rossiter (Marie Underhill Noll Professor of the History of Science at Cornell University) with introduction by Elsbeth Heaman (Associate Professor, History and Classical Studies, McGill University). This presentation launches WISEMS (Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine), a symposium to commemorate 100 years since Canada appointed its first female professor: Carrie Derick (1862-1941). WISEMS takes place October 13th from 1:30-7:00 pm in the Redpath Museum auditorium.