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Illuminating the Brain: Beatty Lecture with Prof. Karl Deisseroth

16Oct201417:30
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Centre Mont-Royal 1000 Sherbrooke Street West (corner Mansfield), Montreal, Quebec, CA

Revolutionary new approaches and technologies that make organ tissues transparent are helping researchers to see clearly into the brain’s circuitry like never before. At the annual Beatty Memorial Lecture, Dr. Karl Deisseroth (D. H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University) will discuss how his lab’s discoveries may assist neuroscientists to achieve the goals of mapping the architecture of the brain and uncovering how changes to the brain underlie disease. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn what impact Dr. Deisseroth’s work may have for the future of science, engineering, and medicine. RSVP: please register online.

Congratulations to alumnus John O'Keefe, our newest Nobel laureate!

The Faculty of Science extends congratulations to alumnus John O'Keefe who was named co-winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for his contribution to the discovery of cells that constitute the brain’s ‘inner GPS,’ which makes it possible to orient ourselves in space. Dr. O’Keefe worked under the supervision of Professor Ron Melzack (Department of Psychology) and received his PhD from McGill in 1967. Read more:

Published: 6Oct2014

Undergraduate Research Conference, Faculty of Science

2Oct201411:00
Arts Building Lobby, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0G5, CA
Undergraduate Research Conference mini-poster

Science students present their research projects. Come check out their posters and talk with the scientists of tomorrow!

Jade Raymond: “Robots, Assassins and the Holodeck: How a science degree, unconventional decision making and a legion of allies helped build a dream job”

2Oct201416:00
Arts Building Moyse Hall, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0G5, CA
Jade Raymond

The Faculty of Science is honoured to welcome distinguished alumna Jade Raymond (B.Sc. '98, Managing Director at Ubisoft) to deliver the keynote address at the tenth annual Undergraduate Research Conference.

Soup and Science

8Sep2014
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12Sep2014
Redpath Museum 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C4, CA
Logo for Soup and Science

Undergraduate science students: Learn about cutting-edge research over lunch with cool profs.

Are we alone? The Lorne Trottier 2014 public science symposium

6Oct2014
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7Oct2014
Centre Mont-Royal 1000 Sherbrooke Street West (corner Mansfield), Montreal, Quebec, CA
Trottier Symposium poster 2014

Jill Tarter and Jim Bell:

Monday, October 6, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm.

Joe Nickell and Sara Seager:

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm.

Limited seats: No reservations. First come, first served!

For more information: please visit the Trottier symposium webpage.

Polar Obsession

28May201418:30
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19:30
Centre Mont-Royal 1000 Sherbrooke Street West (corner Mansfield), Montreal, Quebec, CA

Presentation by Paul Nicklen, National Geographic Photographer.

Halting deforestation: One piece of the climate mitigation puzzle

26May201418:30
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19:30
Centre Mont-Royal 1000 Sherbrooke Street West (corner Mansfield), Montreal, Quebec, CA

Bilingual talk by Professor Catherine Potvin, McGill Department of Biology.

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

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:

Published: 25Mar2014

Grinding chemistry, greening chemistry

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.

Published: 21Mar2014

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