On Nov. 20, AstroMcGill presents the 28th Public Astro Night, with a public lecture by Dr. Laurens Keek, a post-doctoral fellow from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His public lecture is entitled The X-ray Sky: Black Holes and Neutron Stars. The lecture will be followed by night sky observations (weather permitting) and possibly a tour of an experimental astrophysics laboratory (to be confirmed). 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).
Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies, Prof. Bee Scherer, investigates human sexualities and gender diversities within the vast array of Buddhist traditions from textual-historical, philosophical and anthropological angles. How did Buddhist attitudes towards LGBTI identities and practices develop and transform through time and space? The lecture will point to possible intersections, commonalities and disjunctions between Buddhist philosophies and performances and Queer theory and subversions and exemplify the reception of the queering impulses within Buddhist traditions.
As part of Osteoporosis Awareness Month in November, a group of researchers from McGill and the RI-MUHC will be hosting a booth at the Cedar entrance of the Montreal General Hospital on Friday, Nov. 14 and again on Friday, Nov. 28. In addition to information pamphlets from Osteoporosis Canada, dieticians will be at the booth and available to answer questions regarding the importance of calcium and vitamin D in fracture prevention, and will be offering to conduct fracture risk assessments.
The Office of Sponsored Research is organizing an information session regarding the upcoming SSHRC Insight Development Grants competition on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon in the James Administrations Building, Room 301. This session will provide potential applicants with insider information about the peer review system and strategies for developing successful Insight Development Grants proposals. RSVP is required to attend. Learn more here.
By Jessica Mineau
Montreal is a city to be proud of, but there’s always room for improvement. To help ideas and projects get off the ground, there’s Je vois mtl, a city-wide initiative and collaborative online platform to give the city a boost of confidence and economic momentum.
How does it work? Citizens simply post their project ideas and fellow Montrealers are encouraged to vote for them — with the intention of seeing some big concepts become reality.
Today, Monday and Tuesday, the Memorial Chapter of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity will be at the Y intersection on the downtown campus selling poppies. Today and Monday, they will be there from 9:30 in the morning until 5 p.m.
The fraternity has a long history of answering duty’s call. “Many members from the fraternity served in both World Wars and this chapter is called Memorial for having had the most fallen brothers through all North American chapters,” said Alexandre Laramée, the chapter’s president.
By McGill Reporter Staff
Radio-Canada’s first anchorwoman, Céline Galipeau, will speak on Democracy in the Balance: Journalism in Canada and around the World, as she delivers the fifth annual Jeanne Sauvé Address on Friday, Nov. 7.
The event takes place from 4-6 p.m. at L’Ermitage (Salle Jacques Giguère), 3510, chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, in Montréal.
One of Canada’s most distinguished journalists, Galipeau, who has anchored the flagship news program Le Téléjournal since 2009, earned her reputation as a foreign correspondent early in her career with Radio-Canada.
IT Services is now offering new antivirus and online threat protection software: Trend Micro Internet Security for Windows and Mac. Trend Micro Internet Security 2015 is fully compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 and with Mac OS X 10.8 and up. In addition to basic features such as protection from viruses, spyware and malware, it can protect you from phishing scams, block/warn you about unsafe websites or links, and has customizable parental controls so you can restrict children’s Internet access.
The City of Montreal has advised University Services that, as of next Tuesday, Nov. 11, and continuing until Nov. 20, the city will conduct construction along Upper McTavish St. (north of Dr. Penfield).
During this period, access to Upper McTavish from Dr. Penfield will be blocked and a detour route will be established from the north at Pine Ave.
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With the advent of so-called e-cigarettes, or electronic cigarettes, some in our community have asked whether McGill’s policy with regard to smoking applies to “vaping” or the use of electronic cigarettes. It does. While our smoking policy is currently under review, the existing policy was amended on Sept. 22, 2014, to include electronic cigarettes. Wherever smoking is prohibited on our campuses, the use of e-cigarettes is also prohibited.