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The Hughlings Jackson Lecture - “Optical deconstruction of fully-assembled biological systems”

Fri, 2014-10-17 16:00 - 17:30
Montreal Neurological Institute : Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4
Price: No cost, registration required

The Hughlings Jackson Lecture will take place on October 17, 2014 at 4:00 pm at the Neuro. This year, the Neuro’s premier scientific lecture entitled, “Optical deconstruction of fully-assembled biological systems” will be delivered by Dr. Karl Deisseroth, D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Stanford University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA. The Hughlings Jackson Lecture was established at the MNI in 1935.

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Contact: Debbie Rashcovsky
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
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Office Phone: 514-398-6047
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Dr. Joe and The Food Babe

Fri, 2014-07-18 20:28

I spent quite some time talking with the reporter who wrote this story about the Food Babe. She did quote me correctly but as far as having lots of fans and "some" critics goes...well those "some" consist of members of the scientific community who know a lot more about food science than the "fans."

Read More: Charlotte’s Food Babe has lots of fans – and some critics

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Heartbleed: reset your McGill Password

Wed, 2014-05-14 14:32

All of McGill’s central IT systems have been evaluated for vulnerability to Heartbleed and updates were applied where needed. If you are a McGill staff member, you are required to change your password. For others, we strongly encourage you to change your McGill Password without delay. 

To reset your McGill Password:

  • Faculty, staff, & students: log into Minerva, and go to the Personal Menu > Password for McGill Username. 
  • Affiliates: go to Reggie and click on Change Account Information, then select McGill Password. 

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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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Conference: Active Learning for Busy Skeptics

Mon, 2014-05-12 10:00 - 12:00
McConnell Engineering Building : Room 13, 3480 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E9

Register here for the Faculty of Engineering's Inaugural Active Learning Conference on Monday, May 12, 2014, with a keynote presentation by Professor Michael Prince entitled "Active Learning for Busy Skeptics".

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CaPS Summer Business Hours May - August 2014

Mon, 2014-04-28 09:31
CaPS office hours are Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.  During the summer, May – August CaPS will be closed from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm.

The Brown Student Services Bldg. is open on all Summer Fridays.  Please contact the Brown Bldg. Reception Desk at 398-8238 for assistance with your questions.

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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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