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Thu, 2014-07-10 09:00 - Sun, 2014-07-13 21:00

This annual gathering of critical thinkers is an unparalleled opportunity to make like-minded friends, enjoy some of the brightest minds on issues important to skeptics, and leave with tools for spreading a helpful and educational message to those who might be hurt by charlatans and unfounded belief.

For More Info: http://www.amazingmeeting.com

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Public Astro Night

Thu, 2014-04-24 20:00
Rutherford Physics Building : 3600 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T8

AstroMcGill presents the 22nd Public Astro Night, with a panel discussion about "Inflation, the Big Bang and Gravitational Waves" with invited panelists Pr. Robert Brandenberger, Pr. Matt Dobbs, and Pr. Vicky Kaspi. The discussion will strongly encourage questions from the public. It will be followed by night sky observations (weather permitting) and a lab tour. This event is intended for a general audience, and it is free of charge. No reservation is necessary. Snacks and refreshments will be served (please bring your own cup).

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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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Book Launch: Is That a Fact?

Fri, 2014-04-11 23:47

Date: May 8, 2014

Time: 7-9pm

Location: Atwater Library  -- 1200 Atwater Ave, Westmount

RSVP: jenna [at] ecwpress [dot] com

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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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Is That a Fact? -- Book Review

Fri, 2014-03-28 20:45

Just received the first copies of my 14th book "Is That a Fact." Should be in the stores within a couple of weeks. Official launch is May 8 at 5 PM, Atwater Public Library in Montreal.

First advance review is in:
Is That a Fact?: Frauds, Quacks, and the Real Science of Everyday Life.
Schwarcz, Joe (Author)
May 2014. 280 p. ECW, paperback, $17.95. (9781770411906). 500.

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For instructors: Grading written assignments: How objective can it be?

Wed, 2014-04-23 09:00 - 12:00
McLennan Library Building : Teaching and Learning Services, MS-74 (Use Service Point entrance), 3459 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C9

Teaching and Learning Services offers the following workshop for instructors:

In many courses, the most common document used to assess student learning is the essay or term paper. These types of assignments, however, often present evaluation nightmares for the teachers who have to grade them.

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For instructors: The research paper - Engaging students with the writing process

Thu, 2014-04-03 09:30 - 12:00
McLennan Library Building : Teaching and Learning Services, MS-74 (Use Service Point entrance), 3459 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C9

Teaching and Learning Services offers the following workshop for instructors:

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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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