The City of Montreal will be conducting unscheduled, emergency work in connection with its renovation of waterworks around the McTavish Reservoir. This work will begin tonight (Friday) at 8 p.m. and will continue through the weekend.
During that period, one lane will be open on Pine Ave for east>west circulation. All eastbound circulation will be blocked between Dr. Penfield and Durocher St.
University St. will be open its full length, but there will be partial barriers on the west side of the University-Pine intersection on both the north and south sides.
May 27: Dr. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi inaugural speaker at Holmes Dean of Medicine Distinction Lectures
Join Dr. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, co-Nobel Prize winner, at the inaugural Holmes Dean of Medicine Distinction Lectures on Monday, May 27. In 2008, Dr. Barré-Sinoussi received the Nobel Prize in Medicine, together with Luc Montagnier, for the discovery of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Currently Acting Director of the Regulation of Retroviral Infections Unit in the Department of Virology at the Institut Pasteur (Paris), Dr. Barré-Sinoussi will be a McGill University Honorary Degree Recipient in the Health Sciences at McGill’s upcoming Convocation 2013.
May 23 roundtable: What has changed in Quebec in the five years since the “Reasonable Accommodation Crisis”?
On May 23, the Faculty of Law will host the roundtable discussion ENSEMBLE for the respect of Diversity.
The question of reasonable accomodations in Quebec, which in the past was largely a legal issue, has become a driving force in the public discourse.
The City of Montreal has lifted its boil-water advisory, saying tests show water flowing from the Atwater filtration plant is clear and potable.
It is now safe to use drinking fountains and tap water on the downtown campus, following a problem at the filtration plant in which the level of the reservoir feeding the plant was allowed to dip below normal levels during routine maintenance at the plant.
Enjoy your coffee in the morning.
The McGill Centre for Studies in Aging & the Knowledge Transfer Office of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute present the Molson Lecture Series on Alzheimer’s Disease, sponsored by the Molson Knowledge Exchange Fund. In 2008, the U.S.’s National Institutes for Health funded the establishment of the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN) an international network of leading research centers to investigate dominantly inherited AD. Dr. Randall Bateman, M.D., will present on the Dian and Dian-Tu Trials.
On Thursday, May 23, the McGill Writing Centre will bring together students, faculty and industry insiders in the fields of web design and consultation, social media strategy and networking, and marketing and communications for a roundtable discussion on the relatively new and rapidly evolving world of social media. What role do social media play in marketing and public relations strategy? What impact do social media have on content authoring? What skills do writers need to enter this important market and benefit from these critical communication and collaboration platforms?
Smoking is the single most preventable cause of death and disability in Canada. However, despite widespread awareness about its dangers, many individuals continue to smoke. Join a panel of experts at Thomson House (3650 McTavish) on Friday, May 31, as they share the challenges and rewards of quitting smoking, from both a medical and social point of view. This CIHR Café Scientifique event takes place from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Smokers, quitters, students, friends and family welcome, Q&A to follow. Refreshments provided.
The website outlining the details of the Aqueduct Repairs Project has been updated wth an English language map (shown here) and new Phase III road closure information. Note that from Monday, May 6, to Tuesday, May 14, the intersection at Durocher and des Pins will be closed on the south side. Phase III is scheduled to run between April 29 and August 27.
On April 30, at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine, Principal Heather Munroe-Blum was presented with a significant rare work donated in her honour. The Exposition anatomique de la structure du corps human by Jacques Fabien Gautier d’Agoty (1716-1785) was published in France in 1759. D’Agoty was an artist who trained in colour printing with Jacob Christoph Le Blon (1670-1741), a German painter and engraver who developed the technique of colour mezzotint printing. D’Agoty took on the difficult and elaborate project of printing a complete, life-sized anatomy in colour.
Having a child is more difficult for some than for others. The biology of the human body is different for everyone, and the environment can also play a role. The infertility rate of Canadians has almost doubled in the last 20 years, according to the latest statistics. But what is infertility and how can science help us solve this problem?