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Polar Obsession

Wed, 2014-05-28 18:30 - 19:30
Centre Mont-Royal : 1000 Sherbrooke Street West (corner Mansfield), Montreal, Quebec , H3A 3R8

Presentation by Paul Nicklen, National Geographic Photographer. All are welcome to attend this unique presentation, which is offered as part of the international conference Genomes to/aux Biomes Montreal 2014.

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Halting deforestation: One piece of the climate mitigation puzzle

Mon, 2014-05-26 18:30 - 19:30
Centre Mont-Royal : 1000 Sherbrooke Street West (corner Mansfield), Montreal, Quebec , H3A 3R8

Bilingual talk by Professor Catherine Potvin, McGill Department of Biology. All are welcome to attend this unique public lecture, which is presented as part of the international conference Genomes to/aux Biomes Montreal 2014

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Don't miss the Dr. Joe Show!

Thu, 2014-05-01 22:56

My guest next Sunday on my radio show is Dr. David Gorski, surgical oncologist and champion of science-based medicine. The topic? What else? Quack cancer remedies. But we will also discuss legitimate treatments. You can catch the action at 3 PM Eastern time on CJAD 800 in Montreal or on the web. Just go to the CJAD website and click on" listen live."

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Dr. Joe on CJN

Tue, 2014-04-29 18:03

Joe Schwarcz: Making science palatable without trivializing it

Millions know him simply as “Dr. Joe,” the McGill University chemistry professor who has spent the last 30 years popularizing science, exposing frauds, charlatans and quacks of all stripes, and defending the scientific method with passion, wit and clarity.
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Made it onto Huffington Post. For better or for worse...

Mon, 2014-04-14 09:24

A Treatment for Chemophobia

"Hey, aren't you somebody?" the teenager queried as I got into the elevator.

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If you happen to be in Washington on April 24....

Sat, 2014-04-05 09:40

Spotlight on X-STEM Speaker Dr. Joe Schwarcz!

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about the science of the paranormal from X-STEM Speaker Dr. Joe Schwarcz at the X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium on April 24 !

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Prof. Matt Dobbs, inaugural Dunlap Award from the Canadian Astronomical Society

Tue, 2014-03-25 16:51

Congratulations to Prof. Matt Dobbs in the Department of Physics for winning the inaugural Dunlap Award from the Canadian Astronomical Society. He received this award in recognition of his international leadership on the design and implementation of systems using Superconducting Transition-Edge Sensor bolometers. The prize citation states in part:

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Grinding chemistry, greening chemistry

Fri, 2014-03-21 17:05

What if you could re-engineer chemical processes so that instead of using toxic solvents or expensive catalysts, you could incite molecules to bind simply by grinding them together? McGill Chemistry Professor Tomislav Friscic is a leader in the field of mechanochemistry. Read more about his work in "Grinding chemistry" from the Chemical Institute of Canada.

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Is Your Makeup Killing You? Decoding Cosmetic Scare Stories

Tue, 2014-03-18 23:36

You’ve seen the stories: There’s Lead in Your Lipstick! Pthalates in Your Shampoo! Parabens in Everything!

 

Our cosmetics are awash in toxic chemicals, or so it seems. Are we in imminent danger? Should we throw them all out and go au naturelle? Or slather away in a fool’s paradise, only to develop cancer – or worse, pass on our toxic habits to our children as birth defects? Why are there toxins in our products at all? And if these toxins are so dangerous, why isn’t anything being done?

 

A Scientific Opinion

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Public lecture: Nobel Laureate Akira Suzuki

Tue, 2014-03-18 13:00
Maass Chemistry Building : Room 10, 801 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0B8
Akira Suzuki

Cross-Coupling Reactions of Organoboranes: An Easy Way for Carbon-Carbon Bonding

Nobel Laureate Akira Suzuki, Professor Emeritus, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

Everyone is welcome

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