Oct 4: The Legacies of Human Biomedical Experimentation in Aboriginal Communities and Residential Schools
Food and nutrition historian Dr. Ian Mosby discusses the historical legacies of a series of scientific experiments conducted in a number of Aboriginal communities and residential schools during the 1940s and 1950s.
Friday, Oct. 4, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m; Montreal Neurological Institute – de Grandpré Communications Centre (3801 University). To register for this session, use the online registration form.
There are members of the MUHC and McGill University research communities who are interested in conducting health research with Aboriginal communities, but who are unfamiliar/unacquainted with its critical ethical issues. This interactive event will be a starting point for a discussion on enhancing the protection and well-being of Aboriginal people in health research. The half-day symposium is planned for Friday, Oct. 4, and starts at 8:30 a.m.
McGill will host the 10th Anniversary Symposium of the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (AECRP) on Oct. 3. World leader in pain genetics, Dr. Luda Diatchenko, who recently joined McGill as Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Human Pain Genetics (see full story in the McGill Reporter), will deliver the keynote address.
By McGill Reporter Staff
By McGill Reporter Staff
McGill will co-host a live televised debate among candidates for Mayor of Montreal on Wednesday, Oct. 9, the University has announced.
The debate, which is being organized in co-operation with Radio-Canada, will be held in Redpath Hall and will be broadcast live on both Radio-Canada and its all-news network, Réseau de l’information (RDI), from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., while the final half-hour, from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., will be aired on RDI alone.
Would you like to improve the quality of your Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)? Would you like to learn how to use MCQs to assess higher order thinking skills such as application and analysis? If so, join a group of fellow instructors for a two hour workshop about the principles of well-designed multiple-choice questions. During this workshop you will have the opportunity to apply these principles to your own course.
Bronfman Building, Room: 179, 1001 Sherbrooke West, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Intended for all members of the McGill University Pension Plan, but of most interest to those members approaching retirement. The following topics will be covered: understanding the importance of planning for your retirement; understanding the retirement options and decisions you will need to make; and determining if you will have sufficient money at retirement.
Tuesday, Oct. 1; 11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., 688 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 1435
McGill IT Services introduced the Drupal-based Web Management System (WMS) about two-and-a-half years ago, giving the University a cleaner, more modern and better structured system to support its 650+ websites. Over the next few months IT Services will be upgrading the software that runs McGill’s websites to Drupal version 7 so people can benefit from advances made by the Drupal open source community.
For additional details see the announcement on the IT Services website.
Register now for this free one-day conference to learn more about what asbestos is, how it has been used historically and its impact on human health. Hosted by the McGill University Faculty of Medicine, this event aims to engage participants in an intellectual dialogue towards the future as it pertains to asbestos research and use.
Tuesday, Oct. 1; 8 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.; McGill University Faculty Club, Ballroom
Space is limited. To view the program and to register, go here.
Don’t miss this enlightening, honest, and vital conversation about our energy future. McGill’s Office of Sustainability (MOOS) and Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED) are partnering with the Walrus Foundation for this event: a four-part, cross-country series that brings together eight high-profile speakers from many disciplines for 80 minutes of lively thought-provoking ideas and insight. Guests will hear talks about Canada’s sustainable energy future, the challenges of energy production, innovations that will change the world, and where you fit in.