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i-Week 2015

26 Jan 2015 00:01
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30 Jan 2015 23:59

Graduate Diploma in Translation: Comprehensive Evaluation CCTR 551

27 Jan 2015 10:00
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Students completing the Graduate Diploma in Translation (GDIT) must sit a comprehensive examination at the conclusion of the GDIT Program.  The examination consists of an oral defense of a best-work portfolio.  This portfolio represents a record of progress made by the candidate throughout his/her studies.  Each candidate prepares a written introduction and comments on selected examples of coursework with a view to demonstrating his/her progress toward greater translation competence.

Speak Up! Enhance Your Speak-Ability

29 Jan 2015 18:00
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Looking for an opportunity to improve your public speaking skills? The McGill Young Alumni and Continuing Studies are excited to invite you to their upcoming Public Speaking Workshop.

Click here to register.

Economic Myths (or Confusions)

30 Jan 2015 10:00

Economic Myths (or Confusions)

“I, Too, Dislike It”

30 Jan 2015 10:00

“I, Too, Dislike It”

A poetry reading, with commentary, offers examples of poems about poetry that range from serious and thoughtful to satiric and playful. Among the poets included are Marianne Moore (who provided the lecture’s title), P. K. Page, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Dylan Thomas, Billy Collins and Leonard Cohen.

Brainy Bar I

30 Jan 2015 13:00

Brainy Bar I

Jean Dallaire: Talented, Paradoxical and Underappreciated

30 Jan 2015 13:00

Jean Dallaire: Talented, Paradoxical and Underappreciated
Presenter: Chantal Tittley

View some of the greatest works produced by one of Quebec’s finest artists and find out a host of little-known facts about the personal and professional life of this complex man, full of paradoxes.

Modern Weather Prediction

6 Feb 2015 10:00

Modern Weather Prediction

Presenter: Richard Jones
Weather forecasting has evolved from a rather arcane science to one at the forefront of technology – using the Internet, satellites and super computers. At the core are atmospheric simulation models that forecast weather from the very short range to decades into the future.

Falling in Love with the East

6 Feb 2015 10:00

Falling in Love with the East

Presenter: Gerry Roy
Discover the story of Gertrude Bell, the British traveler who became entangled in Middle-East affairs and was instrumental in establishing the borders of Iraq, the consequences of which are felt to this day

From Angst to Fulfillment

6 Feb 2015 13:00

From Angst to Fulfillment

Presenter: Lewis Cattarini

Does consciousness always condemn us to a sense of absurdity? On the contrary, this lecture will offer a positive interpretation of existentialism in response to Sartre’s concept of freedom.

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region:Before and After

6 Feb 2015 13:00

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region:Before and After

Presenter: Paul Kuai-Yu Leong

On July 1, 1997, Hong Kong became China’s first member of the SARs (Special Administrative Region system – NOT Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome!). Discussion on what happened before and after that date is welcome. So KEEP CALM and Carry On!

Brainy Bar II

9 Feb 2015 13:00

Brainy Bar II
Workshop leaders: IELC Students

Rubinstein Remembered

13 Feb 2015 10:00

Rubinstein Remembered

Presenter: Morty Ellis
A film documentary on the life and times of the famed pianist Arthur Rubinstein, which includes footage of him playing some well-known pieces from the repertoire.

Focus on Facebook

13 Feb 2015 10:00

Focus on Facebook

Presenter: Stephanie Wereley

900 million users can’t be wrong! Learn how to create an account, find your friends and maintain privacy while navigating the world’s biggest social network. Ideal for MCLL presenters who wish to promote their workshops and lectures. This workshop will take place in the computer lab on the 12th floor.

Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics

13 Feb 2015 13:00

Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Presenter: Hassan Elshafei
Five thousand years ago, the Ancient Egyptians started recording their language using hieroglyphs – a system of pictograms. The language flourished for over 3000 years, till the end of the Pharaonic period in 200 AD. Egyptian hieroglyphics remained a mystery until the early 1800s, when the script and language were finally deciphered.