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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.

Heartbleed: reset your McGill Password

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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Published: 14May2014

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.

Conference: Active Learning for Busy Skeptics

12May201410:00
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12:00
McConnell Engineering Building Room 13, 3480 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E9, CA

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".

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

23Apr201409:00
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McLennan Library Building Teaching and Learning Services, MS-74 (Use Service Point entrance), 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA

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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