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Polar Obsession

28May201418:30
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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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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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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.

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

3Apr201409:30
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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:

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

Public lecture: Nobel Laureate Akira Suzuki

18Mar201413:00
Maass Chemistry Building Room 10, 801 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0B8, CA
Akira Suzuki

Cross-Coupling Reactions of Organoboranes: An Easy Way for Carbon-Carbon Bonding

Nobel Laureate Akira Suzuki, Professor Emeritus, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

Everyone is welcome

Prof. Bruce A. Reed, Humboldt Research Award

Congratulations to Prof. Bruce A. Reed, FRSC, Canada Research Chair in Graph Theory in the School of Computer Science for receiving a prestigious Humboldt Research Award. This award recognizes researchers at the peak of their careers whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline, and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.

Published: 20Feb2014

Prof. Isztar Zawadzki, Luis Federico Leloir Award for International Cooperation in Science, Technology, and Innovation

Congratulations to Dr. Isztar Zawadzki, FRSC, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences for receiving a 2013 Luis Federico Leloir Award from the Argentinian Ministry of Science, Technology, and Productive Innovation. This award recognizes non-Argentinian scientists who have contributed significantly to scientific, technological, and innovation cooperation with Argentina.

Published: 17Feb2014

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