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Mossman Lecture: You Are What You Eat, Historical Changes in Ideas about Food and Identity

3Oct201318:00
Tanna Schulich Hall 555 Sherbrooke Street West, H3A 1E3

The Mossman Endowment presents the D Lorne Gales Lecture in the History of Science featuring guest lecturer Steven Shapin, Franklin L. Ford Professor, History of Science, Harvard University

Film screening & discussion: Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People

21Jan201417:30
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19:30
Morrice Hall Tuesday Night Café, room 017, 3485 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E1, CA

Directed by: Jack Shaheen

Invited speaker/moderator: Dan O'Meara, Professor of Political Science, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Shakespeare in 3D: An Actor's Point of View

12Nov201318:00
Peel 3660 Maxwell-Cohen Moot Court, Faculty of Law, 3660 Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA
This event is sold out.

Friends of the McGill Library in collaboration with the Stratford Festival presents the Annual Shakespeare Lecture featuring Seana McKenna.

Seana McKenna is considered by many to be Canada's finest dramatic actress of her generation. 2013 marks Seana McKenna’s 22nd season at the Stratford Festival. This season Ms. McKenna is playing Elizabeth in Mary Stuart and Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit. Past roles at Stratford include: title role in Richard

Film screening & discussion: Al-Kompars (The Extras)

10Mar201417:30
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19:30
Morrice Hall Tuesday Night Café, room 017, 3485 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E1, CA

The Extras is the fourth and finest feature from the inaugurator of Syrian auteur cinema, Nabil Maleh. A multiple festival award winner, The Extras is the engaging story of a poor young couple's courtship. For eight months, Salem, an aspiring actor/gas station attendant has been courting Nada, a young widow - yet they can only see each other in public under the watchful eyes of her overly protective brothers. 

Exhibit: Thought and Action: Fragments of Professor Roderick Alexander Macdonald’s (1948-2014) Life in the Law

18Jun2014
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31Aug201423:59

To honour the life and work of the late Professor Roderick Alexander Macdonald who passed away on Friday, June the 13th, the Nahum Gelber Law Library opens a new exhibit: Thought and Action: Fragments of Professor Roderick Alexander Macdonald’s (1948-2014) Life in the Law.

Michael Ondaatje to deliver the 2014 Hugh MacLennan Memorial Lecture

26Mar201417:30
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19:00
Peel 3660 Maxwell-Cohen Moot Court, 3660 Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA
This event is sold out.

The Friends of the McGill Library present the annual Hugh MacLennan Memorial Lecture featuring award-winning author

Michael Ondaatje

Lecture topic: Mongrel art: A discussion of literature and its neighbours

Milange Babey Ratan De Mele Te (Let’s Meet at Baba Ratan’s Fair)

3Apr201417:30
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19:30
Morrice Hall Room 328 (3rd floor), 3485 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E1, CA
Note: Room has changed to Room 328, Morrice Hall.
“Close to a million people lost their lives and several million lost their homelands forever when India and Pakistan were partitioned. In the midst of the horror that Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs inflicted on each other there were also redeeming stories of the love that bound these communities together—stories we cling to, so we may retain our faith in the human spirit . Milange Babey Ratan De Mele Te is one such story.

Exhibit: Arabic lithographed books

1Apr2014
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30Sep201418:00
Morrice Hall Islamic Studies Library, 3485 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E1, CA

The Islamic Studies Library is pleased to display a new exhibition featuring a fascinating selection of Arabic lithographed books from the Islamic Rare Books Collection.

Invented in Germany in 1796, the printing technique called “lithography” remained a subsidiary method for book production in Europe, but quickly spread to the Muslim world. Lithographic printing consists of writing by hand on a smooth limestone plate, on which ink is then applied, to produce a printed page. The word "lithography" comes from the ancient Greek "lithos" (λιθος) meaning “stone”.

Take a Paws! Therapy dogs return to the Library on April 15

15Apr201412:00
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14:00
Redpath Library Building main floor, group study area, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA

In her 2008 article entitled The Healing Power of the Human Animal Interaction, researcher Margo Halm described pet therapy as “inducing relaxation by reducing cardiovascular reactivity to stress." Based on her analysis, she concluded that “this intervention may contribute to optimal healing environments that promote harmony of mind, body, and spirit."  

McLennan-Redpath Terrace Launch

28May201411:30
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McLennan Library Building 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA

Breathe easy. Respire pleinement. The McGill community is invited to attend a special event in support of a smoke-free McLennan-Redpath Terrace on Wednesday, May 28 from 11:30am – 12:30pm, rain or shine.  Take in the special performances and speeches or strike a pose in our "terrace photo booth". Refreshments will be provided in partnership with McGill Food & Dining Services. For more information on the initiative, please click here

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