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Congratulations to coach Peter Smith and the McGill Martlets hockey team, who captured the Canadian Interuniversity Sport women's ice hockey championship with a 2-0 win over the Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks at the University of Ottawa Sports Complex on March 10. The national title is the first for a Martlets team, who lost in the tournament Finals last year. The win also capped the Martlets' perfect season in which the team went 25-0 in league play.
The hockey Redmen, meanwhile, won the Ontario University Athletics title (Queen's Cup) on March 8, beating the Brock University Badgers 4-1 in St. Catharines, Ont. They'll try to make it a national hockey championship sweep for McGill at the CIS men's hockey championships, March 20-23 at the University of Moncton. The Redmen enter the championship tournament as the third seed, and play their first game Friday, March 21.
The second edition of Books and Beakers, a joint Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Science initiative to introduce new professors and their work to the McGill community, takes place Tuesday, April 1 at the Redpath Museum. The event gets underway at 4:30 p.m. with brief presentations by professors Matthew Dobbs (Physics), Patrick Hayden (Computer Science), Virginie Millien (Redpath Museum), Maria Popova (Political Science), Navin Ramankutty (Geography), Sebastian Sobecki (English), Delphine Collin-Vezina (Social Work) and Eduardo Kohn (Anthropology). At 6:00 p.m., after a break for refreshments, Professor Hans Larsson, Redpath Museum, Canada Research Chair in Vertebrate Paleontology, will deliver a talk entitled "How far can we take dinosaur science?" More refreshments and informal discussion will follow. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are all welcome to attend.
Tuesday, April 1, Redpath Museum Auditorium, 859 Sherbrooke St. W., 4:30 p.m.; www.mcgill.ca/science/booksbeakers.
Though climate change has become a hot-topic lately, not as much ink has been given to the profound ethical questions raised as a result of our changing planet. Who will bear the responsibility for those displaced due to drought or rising sea levels? Are wealthier, more polluting countries responsible for climate-induced famines and disease outbreaks? On March 25, Dr. Nancy Tuana, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State University, will be giving a free public lecture, "Bringing Humanities to Science Policy: The IPCC and the Ethical Dimensions of Climate Change." The lecture will highlight the importance for policymakers, politicians and the general public to explore the complex ethical dilemmas raised by the work of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Dr. Nancy Tuana Lecture "Bringing Humanities to Science Policy: The IPCC and the Ethical Dimensions of Climate Change," March 25, 2008, 6:00 p.m., Stewart Biology Building, S14, 1205 Doctor Penfield Avenue. It is presented by The McGill Center for Research and Teaching on Women (MCRTW) and co-sponsored with History and Philosophy of Science, Social Studies of Medicine, and the Department of Philosophy, with support from the Beatty Memorial Lectures Fund. All are welcome. For more information, please contact Christine Archer at the MCRTW at (514) 398-3911 or by email.
Yves Fortier, CC, OQ, QC, BCL'58, LLD'05, and Canada's former Ambassador to the United Nations, will be the special guest speaker of McGill's Scarlet Key Society on Tuesday, March 25 at Chancellor Day Hall.
The renowned arbitrator, scholar and leader, now Chairman and Senior Partner at the law firm Ogilvy Renault, served as Canada's Ambassador to the UN between 1988 and 1992. He also represented Canada on the UN Security Council and served as its President in 1989. From 1984 to 1989, Mr. Fortier was a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, otherwise known as the Hague Tribunal. He is also a past-president of the London Court of International Arbitration (1998-2006) a Companion of the Order of Canada (1994) and an Officer of the National Order of Quebec (2006). Join the members of the Scarlet Key Society as Mr. Fortier shares his insights and discusses his career in international law and politics, including his time as Canada's Ambassador to the UN. A Q&A will follow Mr. Fortier's speech.
Yves Fortier: Experiences as Canada's Ambassador to the United Nations; Tuesday, March 25; 5:00-7:00 p.m.; Chancellor Day Hall; 3644 Peel Street; Moot Court. Free; open to the public.