For the tenth year, the School of Computer Science is holding the Undergraduate Computer Research Symposium (UCORE’14) on Friday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. UCORE offers McGill undergraduates who have been engaged in research over the summer, often sponsored by an NSERC Undergraduate Research award or a Faculty of Science Research Award, to present and share their research with a wider audience. It also is a great opportunity to learn about the breadth of computer science, and exchange ideas and experiences.
The Institute for the Study of International Development will be offering its popular executive education certificate program, International Development: Bridging The Worlds Of Theory, Policy And Practice from Oct. 27-31. The intensive 5-day course is a practical program designed to provide participants with the requisite knowledge, skills and strategies to prepare themselves for opportunities to work in the expanding field of international development and in a number of international development settings.
This symposium will look at gender differences in the aging process, including the role of the hormone estrogen in healthy aging and what effect it has on the aging process on women; and understanding the role of a healthy hippocampus, a brain structure very important in memory for spatial learning. Afternoon workshops will cover gender differences in caregiving role and techniques for the 21st century; and a four-pillar program to keep the hippocampus healthy and improve navigational techniques. Date: Wednesday, Oct. 8. Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa a global emergency.
Dr. Alan Evans, a pioneering scientist who has helped map the human brain, has been awarded the Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize by the University of British Columbia. Dr. Evans is a researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the James McGill Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Biomedical Engineering at McGill.
McGill’s Dr. Jens Pruessner is leading a study that aims to investigate signs of early cognitive changes and neurodegeneration in aging individuals. The long-term objective of this project is to facilitate the early identification of individuals at high risk of Alzheimer Disease. Participants will be followed yearly for a period of 24 months and will go through yearly magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan and neuropsychological evaluation.
AstroMcGill presents the 26th Public Astro Night, with a public lecture by Dr. Robert Ferdman titled “Discovering radio blips and blasts: from pulsars to fast radio bursts,” on Aug 21. The lecture will be followed by night sky observations (weather permitting) and a tour of an experimental astrophysics laboratory. 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).
With less than a month before the start of the new semester, summer has officially rounded the clubhouse turn. The McGill Reporter wants to see what you did on your vacation. Share your best moments with the McGill community by letting us post your vacation pictures on The Reporter website and in the first print issue of the paper on Sept. 2. Please send your digital photos (high resolution) and caption information (who, what, where) to neale [dot] mcdevitt [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
McGill’s flag atop the Arts Building flew at half mast on Wednesday as the community mourns the passing of Rosalind Goodman, a devoted alumna, generous philanthropist, and tireless volunteer, who committed herself to energizing cancer research activities at McGill and to educating others about the disease. It is an illness she fought and survived in 2007, but one that ultimately took her life on Monday, Aug. 11.
Members of the public are invited to celebrate the launch of The Smart Palate cookbook on Monday, Sept. 15, from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., in the atrium of the Bellini building of McGill’s Life Sciences Complex (3649 Promenade Sir-William-Osler). Featuring more than 180 tasty and nutritious recipes, along with chef’s tips and smart food facts, this beautifully illustrated cookbook was written for people who are health conscious and passionate about food.