The 5th Annual Albert Aguayo Lecture entitled "Neuronal Plasticity and Genomic Diversity" will be given by Fred H. Gage, Ph.D., Professor in the Laboratory of Genetics of The Salk Institute, USA. This annual lecture honours Dr. Albert Aguayo, founder and former Director of the Centre for the Research in Neuroscience at McGill University.
A reception will follow.
This year’s Dorothy J. Killam Lecturer is Dr. Nora D. Volkow who is the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health. Dr. Volkow’s work has been instrumental in demonstrating that drug addiction is a disease of the human brain. She will deliver the Dorothy J Killam lecture on Monday, May 12th, 2014 at 4:00 pm in the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre.
A reception will follow in the Foyer.
Read article on the McGill Reporter on how not even a five-week construction strike could stop the transformation of empty storage into high-tech hub.
Winners of the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Prof. Kenneth Ragan - Faculty of Science
Prof. Raphaël Fischler - Faculty of Engineering
Prof. Michael Rabbat - Faculty of Engineering
Dr. Ariel Fenster - Faculty of Science
Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Learning
Dr. Ann Wechsler - Faculty of Medicine
The 2013 William Feindel lecture will be given by Andres M. Lozano, Professor and Chairman, Dan Family Chair in Neurosurgery, RR Tasker Chair in Functional Neurosurgery, Canadian Research Chair in Neuroscience (Tier 1), University of Toronto Senior Scientist, Toronto Western Research Institute. Dr. Lozano's talk is entitled, "“Following in the footsteps of Dr. Penfield: unraveling the secrets of the human brain with electrical stimulation”.
Regular Period: Monday, November 11 to Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Extended Period: Monday, November 11 to Wednesday, December 18, 2013*
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Prof. Chris Buddle, Crystal Ernst, Adam Finkelstein, and Dr. Laura Winer reflect on a recent mobile technology project in this EDUCAUSE Review article.
The online course evaluations will be available to students starting Monday, November 11.
Regular period: Nov. 11 to Dec. 4, 2013
The brain is plastic - adapting to the hundreds of experiences in our daily lives by reorganizing pathways and making new connections between nerve cells. This plasticity requires that memories of new information and experiences are formed fast. So fast that the body has a special mechanism, unique to nerve cells, that enables memories to be made rapidly.
The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University has raised more than $49 million, with an additional $7 million in planned gift expectancies, in the largest ever campaign of its 79 year history. The ‘Thinking Ahead’ Campaign, a $40 million initiative, has enabled The Neuro to implement ambitious and innovative research, training, and patient care programs aimed at tackling the most pressing neurological problems - strengthening The Neuro’s global leadership in understanding and repairing the brain.