Undergraduate science students: Learn about cutting-edge research over lunch with cool profs. Soup and Science starts at 11:30 AM each day, September 8-12, 2014. Seats are limited, so don't be late. Come for the soup; stay for the science!
AstroMcGill presents the 26th Public Astro Night, with a public lecture by Dr. Robert Ferdman ("Discovering radio blips and blasts: from pulsars to fast radio bursts") from the McGill Physics Department. 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).
Jill Tarter and Jim Bell:
Monday, October 6, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Joe Nickell and Sara Seager:
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Limited seats: No reservations. First come, first served!
For more information: please visit the Trottier Symposium webpage.
Join us for the Lorne Trottier 2014 Public Science Symposium!
Limited seats!! No reservations, just drop by--first come, first serve!
A new partnership between the CSSS des Premières Nations du Québec et Labrador, Native friendship centres and Quebec medical schools is allowing medical students from McGill and Université de Montréal to live and work in Native communities across the province for four week periods. The students are there to gain an enhanced understanding of aboriginal culture as it relates to medical practice.
McGill medical student Harrison Saulnier treating a young patient. Photo credit: L'Écho Abitibien
RUIS McGill Great North Mental Health Program and Douglas Institute meets with its partners in Nunavik
Charles-Edouard Carrier, Co-Director of the RUIS McGill Great North Mental Health Program and Lynne McVey, Executive Director of the Douglas Institute, visited Kuujjuaq on June 17 and 18 to meet with their Nunavik mental health partners. The visit coincided with the 20th annual meeting of the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services (RRSSSN), which they also attended.
Don't forget to join us October 6 and 7 for the 2014 Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium "ARE WE ALONE?"
The Hughlings Jackson Lecture will take place on October 17, 2014 at 4:00 pm at the Neuro. This year, the Neuro’s premier scientific lecture entitled, “Optical deconstruction of fully-assembled biological systems” will be delivered by Dr. Karl Deisseroth, D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Stanford University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA. The Hughlings Jackson Lecture was established at the MNI in 1935.
I spent quite some time talking with the reporter who wrote this story about the Food Babe. She did quote me correctly but as far as having lots of fans and "some" critics goes...well those "some" consist of members of the scientific community who know a lot more about food science than the "fans."
McGill’s initial experiment with Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, has been a success and the first offering, Food for Thought, will be repeated next year. More than 32,000 people from 160 countries, with an average age of 35 (a bit younger than normal) signed up for the MOOC. Almost 1,800 people completed all elements of the course, and another 7,000 people completed at least one assignment or test.