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Redpath Museum Excellence (REDME) Award

Tue, 2014-01-14 15:35

The Redpath Museum is pleased to announce a new award for undergraduate students:

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Cutting Edge Lecture in Science: How well have we tested Einstein's Theory of Relativity?

Thu, 2013-12-12 18:00 - 20:00
Redpath Museum : Auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: FREE, Everyone welcome.

By Guy Moore (Associate Professor, Physics, McGill)

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New Nature Talks @ Redpath Museum : Dürer's rhinocerus

Sun, 2014-01-19 14:00 - 15:30
Redpath Museum : auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: FREE, Everyone welcome.
By Catherine Polcz (Natural Resource Sciences, Macdonald College, McGill)

In this talk, the first of the New Nature series, Catherine Polcz will explore the curious story and cultural meaning of Dürer's rhinocerus, a 1515 woodblock print made by the German artist Albrecht Dürer.  Given as a gift to the Portugeuse king Manuel I, the rendered rhinocerus was the first seen in Europe since Roman times. Despite the animal's short life and tragic death, the rhinocerus quickly became an emblem of both Roman antiquity and an expanding world.

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Science Documentary film: Darwin's Nightmare

Sun, 2014-06-15 15:00 - 17:00
Redpath Museum : auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: Free with donation to Museum

(2004). A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers.

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Documentary film: Waste Land

Sun, 2014-07-06 15:00 - 17:00
Redpath Museum : auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: Free with donation to Museum

(2010). Filmed over nearly three years, this film follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage.

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Science Documentary film: Darwin's Nightmare

Sun, 2014-06-15 15:00 - 17:00
Redpath Museum : auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: Free with donation to Museum

(2004). A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers.

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Science Documentary film: Chasing Ice

Sun, 2014-06-08 15:00 - 17:00
Redpath Museum : auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: Free with donation to Museum

(2012). In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet.

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Documentary film: Manufactured Landscapes

Sun, 2014-06-01 15:00 - 17:00
Redpath Museum : auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: Free with donation to Museum

 (2006). Photographer Edward Burtynsky travels the world observing changes in landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing.

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Documentary film: If a Tree Falls - a story of the Earth Liberation Front .

Sun, 2014-05-11 15:00 - 17:00
Redpath Museum : auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: Free with donation to Museum

(2012). In December 2005, Daniel McGowan was arrested by Federal agents in a nationwide sweep of radical environmentalists involved with the Earth Liberation Front-- a group the FBI has called America's "number one domestic terrorism threat." For years, the ELF—operating in separate anonymous cells without any central leadership—had launched spectacular arsons against dozens of businesses they accused of destroying the environment: timber companies, SUV dealerships, wild horse slaughterhouses, and a $12 million ski lodge at Vail, Colorado.

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Science Documentary film: Winged Migration

Sun, 2014-05-04 15:00 - 17:00
Redpath Museum : auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: Free with donation to Museum

(2001). Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents.

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