Join Anne Schreck from McGill School of the Environment on a guided tour of some of McGill's first flowering trees suchas the Serviceberry, the Magnolia (photographed in front of Three Bares fountain) and the Crab apple. Read more about these trees from an article written by Bronwyn Chester in 2005.
National Geographic: Monster Fish of the Congo (2009) — Journey into Africa's Congo River Basin on a treacherous expedition to find out what powerful environmental forces created the tiger fish and to reveal the array of fantastic creatures that also inhabit this underwater Eden.
by Nick Mory (B.Sc., Agriculture & Environment) Join us for the second Tree Talk where we will explore an innovative alternative to conventional forest management practices built on the synergetic blend of cutting-edge agroforestry and local indigenous knowledge. For more information check the research proposal by the author here.
The fifth McGill Symposium on Environmental Research will focus on environmental issues affecting Canada in the coming decades and our capacity to respond to them.
By Roberta Palmour (Departments of Psychiatry and Human Genetics, McGill)
That behavioural traits are influenced by genes is now well established, and every couple of weeks the popular press reports a new gene for this medical disorder or that behavioural trait. In this presentation we will explore the evidence that personality is heritable, and how specific genes might or might not contribute to the behavioural traits that make up personality, both in humans and in other vertebrate species.
By Richard Silverman and Erin Lafferty
(Faculty of Medicine, McGill)
Wonder why you keep hearing about so many new infectious diseases? How do we manage them? Come explore the perpetual arms race between humans and microbes as we both battle for survival in our modern world. This talk will be followed by a screening of the movie Contagion.
by Jonathan Davies (Department of Biology, McGill)
By Jonathan Davies (Biology, McGill).
This presentation about climate change will be followed by a screening the documentary film "Global Warming: The Signs and the Science". Narrated by singer Alanis Morissette, this PBS produced documentary focuses on the lives of individuals who have been affected by the change in the Earth's climate over the last several decades.
Cutting Edge Lecture: Biological Invasion -- The Ecological and Societal Impacts of Non-native Species
By Anthony Ricciardi (Redpath Museum and McGill School of Environment)
Have you ever wondered about unicorns? Why do unicorn-like creatures pop up independently in so many different cultures and traditions around the world? What are the origins of unicorn mythology? Are these purely mythological creatures, or could we find them if we looked hard enough? And are the unicorn horns found in many European ‘cabinets of curiosities’ really from unicorns? Could we - or have we already - created a unicorn through genetic engineering? Join us on ‘Unicorn Day’ and find the answer to these, and many other questions!