20/20 perspectives on Science & Biodiversity
Science shows that solutions can be found in healthy ecosystems. It unveils innovative technologies such as biosynthetics and biotechnology, informs important concepts such as Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS), and provides new perspectives on unresolved issues, such as the ecosystem approach to eradicate Invasive Alien Species (IAS). Newly discovered genetic resources hold the answers to humankind’s
ailments and needs.
Vanier College Cegep celebrates Women in Science with presentations by seven McGill scientists about their work, their career path and what it means for women to do science today:
Yogita Chudasama (Neurobiology, McGill): Brain and Behaviour
Visit the new Triceratops Discovery Centre here. Or meet "Sara", the Triceratops horridus cast that was created from original skull bones collected near Eastend, south-western Saskatchewan; by the Redpath Museum under license of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum.
By Margaret Kalacska (Geography, McGill)
By David J. Ostry (Psychology, McGill)
By Niky Kamran (James McGill Professor, Mathematics and Statistics, McGill).
Dr. Kamran specializes in differential geometry and mathematical physics.
By Bradley J. Siwick (Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Ultrafast Science, Chemistry, McGill).
By Guy Moore (Associate Professor, Physics, McGill)
By Catherine Potvin (Principal Investigator, Neotropical Ecology Lab, Biology, McGill).
Dr. Catherine Potvin’s lecture will be a journey to Panama where she examines the importance of tropical forests for the global carbon cycle. The presentation will start by setting the context of the international climate regime, followed by an examination of the challenges that scientists face when estimating tropical forest carbon stocks. This will bring her to talk about the people who live in, and from, the tropical forests of Panama.
Cutting Edge Lecture in Science: Mobile phones and health - how should we respond to public concerns?
By Kenneth R. Foster (Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania) and Lorne Trottier (Co-founder, Matrox Group)