Dr. Robin Rogers, one of the world’s most renowned green chemists, will become Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals at McGill University. Rogers comes to Canada from The University of Alabama, where he was Robert Ramsay Chair of Chemistry and director of the Center for Green Manufacturing.
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
Lynne McVey, Executive Director of the Douglas Institute, and Charles-Edouard Carrier, Co-Director of the RUIS McGill Great North Mental Health Program, 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?"
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.