Saturday, November 17: Bronwyn Chester's Tree Dedication Ceremony
Join us to remember Bronwyn Chester (1957-2012), who cherished McGill’s leafy legacy with heart, mind and soul. This event will pay tribute to her chosen tree, the hardy Serviceberry (Amelanchier laevis), which has been planted behind the Museum. Martin Lechowicz will give a tribute to her astounding public engagement with trees and McGill’s planted landscape.
Everyone welcome, no reservation necessary.
Presentation by Margaret Rossiter (Marie Underhill Noll Professor of the History of Science at Cornell University) with introduction by Elsbeth Heaman (Associate Professor, History and Classical Studies, McGill University). This presentation launches WISEMS (Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine), a symposium to commemorate 100 years since Canada appointed its first female professor: Carrie Derick (1862-1941). WISEMS takes place October 13th from 1:30-7:00 pm in the Redpath Museum auditorium.
by Murray Humphries (Depart Natural Resource Sciences, Macdonald College).
Film documentaire Deux frères: un film dramatiquefranco-britannique de Jean-Jacques Annaud, sorti en 2004. L'histoire se déroule dans les années 1920, en Indochine, pendant la colonisation française de cette région, et elle raconte l'histoire de deux jeunes tigres, deux frères, Koumal et Sangha, qui naissent loin de toute civilisation, dans les ruines d'un temple à la splendeur passée.
Documentary film People of a Feather (Joe Heath, 2011) sheds light on the survival of a specific Inuit population, the Sanikiluaq community living around the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay, who have depended on the eider duck for warmth and food for centuries.
Documentary film Curse of T. rex (NOVA, 1997): They are the most spectacular—and rarest—creatures ever to walk the earth. And they are for sale. In remote badlands, paleontologists have to compete with commercial fossil hunters to get at dinosaur bones. We follow the trail of legal and illegal fossil-dealing as the FBI tries to prevent the best Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever found from winding up on the shelves of a souvenir shop.
Documentary film Kingdom of the Seahorse (NOVA, 2003): Seahorses' extraordinary looks and surprising behavior have earned them a mythic stature, one that now puts them in peril. Millions are harvested each year for use in Chinese medicine as a cure for male impotence. Now their populations worldwide are plummeting. Dive with Amanda Vincent, the world's leading seahorse biologist, in Australia and the Philippines as she explores the secret lives of these extraordinary fish and launches innovative efforts to help them thrive once again.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (BBC Documentary) Investigates the mysteries behind one of the greatest works of English literature.