Professor Raymond Dwek, a scientist from Oxford University whose ground-breaking research may hold the key to future treatments for neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's, will give this year's Foundations of Medical Science public lecture at McGill on Thursday, November 8, at 4 pm in the McIntyre Medical Building (3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, 6th floor, Palmer-Howard Amphitheatre).
A reception in honour of the Greek minister of culture and the ambassador of Greece to Canada marks the creation of a chair in Modern Greek and Greek-Canadian Studies. This project becomes possible thanks to the financial support of the Greek government.
Thanks to the generosity of the Edward Bronfman Family Foundation, the School of Social Work promotes awareness of issues surrounding disability through an annual seminar and through new courses on disability and rehabilitation.
The McGill Mini-Med School, a first in Canada, starts October 17 and runs for eight consecutive weeks. To meet the demand, Dr Abraham Fuks, dean of the Faculty of Medicine, hopes the highly-popular course can be offered on a regular basis in the years to come.
The 8th International Symposium on Spermatology is taking place in Montreal from August 17-22, 1998. Experts will meet to discuss their latest findings about the male reproductive cell and the alarming decrease in sperm count observed worldwide.
A generous gift of $1.5 million from the Drs Richard Charles and Esther Yewpick Lee Charitable Foundation results in the creation of a Chair in Chinese Cultural Studies.