Research Seminar - "Supporting communication in cross-cultural primary care consultations..." by Dr. Anne Mac Farlane
Research Seminar - "Supporting communication in cross-cultural primary care consultations: Combining Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) research with Normalization Process Theory (NPT)" with guest speaker: Dr. Anne Mac Farlane, MA, PhD, Professor of Primary Healthcare Research, Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS), University of Limerick, Ireland.
Comparing dialect and accented pronunciations on the basis of transcriptions and articulography: Martijn Wieling, PhD
In the first part of the presentation, I will introduce the Pointwise-Mutual-Information-based Levenshtein distance which is able to determine sensitive pronunciation distances and sound segment distances on the basis of transcribed speech (Wieling et al., 2012). I will then apply the PMI-based Levenshtein distance to transcriptions of accented English speech obtained from the Speech Accent Archive(http://accent.gmu.edu) and validate the method by comparing the computational distances to perceptual judgments of hundreds of native American English speakers (Wieling et al., in press).
Career Services Information Session with Imperial OilThursday, September 18, 201412:00 PM - 1:30 PM Please register on myFuture in order to attend.Section: “Events/Information Sessions”.
Abstract: In the first part of the presentation, I will introduce the Pointwise-Mutual-Information-based Levenshtein distance which is able to determine sensitive pronunciation distances and sound segment distances on the basis of transcribed speech (Wieling et al., 2012).
As cultural life thrives in Montreal and expands outside of downtown and into the different neighbourhoods, the urban night represents a hotly disputed cultural and social space. Building on last year's discussion on the night and cultural neighbourhoods, Culture Montréal, The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and The Urban Night Research Team, and the POP Symposium present a public conversation aimed at producing a written manifesto for the recognition and preservation of a cultural nightlife in Montreal.
Managing Resources introduces students to the issues of acquiring and developing financial capital and human talent. It also opens discussion of two largely-neglected forms of capital: natural and intellectual capital. Date: September 18, 2014Time: 1:05 pm - 3:55 pmLocation: Room 360
An annual Fall event on McGill's downtown campus, the Market provides students, employees, and neighborhood residents the opportunity to buy fresh, healthy, organic and local food directly from the farmers who produce it, and to engage with community and student groups working on personal, community, and ecological food sustainability initiatives. Vendors include:
RGCS Lecture: Donald Horowitz, "Federalism for Severely Divided Societies: Possibilities and Pathologies"
Donald L. Horowitz is the James B. Duke Professor of Law and Political Science Emeritus at Duke University and Senior Fellow at the International Forum for Democratic Studies of the National Endowment for Democracy.
Join us as we celebrate your arrival in Montreal and welcome you to the McGill community! McGill International Students Services staff cordially invites NEW International Students to a hallowed McGill tradition: its annual Reception for New International Students. This event, in your honor, will provide you with an opportunity to meet University officials, members of Montreal Diplomatic Corps and other new students.
Career Services Information Session with ReckittThursday, September 18, 20146:00 PM - 7:30 PM Please register on myFuture in order to attend.Section: “Events/Information Sessions”.
AstroMcGill presents the 26th Public Astro Night, with a public lecture by Dr. Robert Ferdman ("Discovering radio blips and blasts: from pulsars to fast radio bursts") from the McGill Physics Department. The lecture will be followed by night sky observations (weather permitting) and a tour of an experimental astrophysics laboratory. This event is intended for a general audience, and it is free of charge. No reservation is necessary. Snacks and refreshments will be served (please bring your own cup).
All Cont. Studies students who want to participate in the Accounting Recruitment must be registered with CaPS for the Fall 2014 session by paying the $60 CaPS fee plus applicable taxes in person at the CaPS office (Brown Bldg, 3600 McTavish St., Room 2200) in order to participate in the September campaign. The CaPS fee entitles you to all activities, workshops and specialized programs provided by CaPS.