November 14, 2012, is the international GIS Day. For the occasion, the Geographic Information Centre will be hosting a series of activities. The GIC is a new centre recently opened as part of the Geography Department at McGill to answer geographical information system and remote sensing needs from the McGill community. We are located on the fifth floor of Burnside Hall. Come see us or email us at GICsupport [at] mcgill [dot] ca if you have any questions concerning GIS and Remote Sensing.
From the McGill Reporter:
A free public presentation on field research and exploration featuring National Geographic Emerging Explorer and ecological anthropologist Kenny Broad and renowned alpinist and The North Face athlete Conrad Anker will be held at McGill on Saturday, Sept. 29. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Leacock Room 132 on the downtown campus.
The Faculty of Science is honoured to welcome distinguished alumna Dr. Suzanne Fortier (B.Sc. '72, Ph.D. '76; President of NSERC, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council) to deliver the keynote address at the eighth annual Science Undergraduate Research Conference:
"Exploring the Borderless World of Science and Innovation"
Dr. Fortier's talk is open to the public, although seats are limited.
Science students present their research projects. Come check out the posters and talk with the scientists of tomorrow.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Suzanne Fortier, B.Sc. '72, Ph.D. '76, President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).
Everyone is welcome, though seats for Dr Fortier's talk are limited. Please refer to the Undergraduate Research Conference website for the schedule and more details.
The next Public Astro Night will be a public lecture by Stephen Ng: "Cosmic Fireworks: Supernova Explosions and Their Aftermaths". The lecture will be followed by night-sky observations (weather permitting) and a lab tour.
For more details: www.astro.physics.mcgill.ca/astronight.php
Got an itch for knowledge? From April 15 to July 14, 2013, the Canal Savoir network will be broadcasting features from the Cutting Edge Lectures in Science series, the Mini-Science series, and more. Refer to the schedule to find out when to tune in, and to find out more about each episode.
Canal Savoir is a non-profit, Quebec-based television network that strives to make higher learning accessible to everyone.
Talented McGill student wins international acclaim and attention for trail-blazing research.
Talented McGill student rolls up sleeves to help save the environment.
Talented McGill student uses downtime to help people in need.
All three of these storylines have been seen on these pages more than once, but this time, they all have to do with the same person; U0 Science undergrad, Miranda Wang.
The level of oxygen in the St. Lawrence estuary has fallen significantly in recent decades. The causes and long-term effects of this phenomenon are poorly understood and worry researchers. ... The affected underwater region is located near Tadoussac and off Rimouski. The oxygen that marine life depends upon has fallen by roughly half since the 1930s, according to Alfonso Mucci, a professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at McGill University. ...
Over 60 years ago, McGill Professors Yves Clermont and Charles Leblond published a paper that revolutionized our understanding of cell biology. Their stem cell renewal theory marks the first use of the term "stem cells" in this biological context.
Read more about these pioneering scientists and their contributions on the website of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.
The Faculty of Science offers congratulations to Professors Laurie Hendren (Computer Science), Bruce Lennox (Chemistry), Chao-Jun Li (Chemistry), and Timothy Moore (Geography), on being named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada!
Kudos also to the following Professors who are RSC Medal recipients: The Flavelle Medal, Siegfried Hekimi (Biology); the Rutherford Memorial Medal in Physics, Guy Moore (Physics); and the Miroslaw Romanowski Medal, Catherine Potvin (Biology).