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Register until March 25 for Mini-Science 2013: Science, Sex, and Gender

Tue, 2013-02-12 (All day) - Mon, 2013-03-25 (All day)
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Find out more about this unique five-week public lecture series organized by the Faculty of Science and be educated by some of the University's top professors. The series starts with 'Dr. Joe' from the Office of Science and Society on chemistry, love and gender and concludes with Barbara Sherwin's talk about hormones and memory in both genders.

No science background is required. There is no homework and no exam.

This public course will take place over five consecutive Thursday evenings, from March 14 to April 11.

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Contact: Ingrid Birker
Organization: Mini-Science
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Office Phone: 514-398-8886
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Soup and Science

Mon, 2013-01-14 (All day) - Fri, 2013-01-18 (All day)
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
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Undergraduate science students: Learn about cutting-edge research over lunch with cool profs. Soup and Science starts at 11:30 AM each day, January 14 - 18, 2013. Come for the soup; stay for the science!

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GIS Day

Wed, 2012-11-14 12:30 - 18:00
Burnside Hall : 805 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0B9

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.

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McGill Reporter - National Geo: Calling all Young Explorers

Sat, 2012-09-29 19:30
Leacock Building : Room 132, 855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T7

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.

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Dr. Suzanne Fortier: "Exploring the Borderless World of Science and Innovation"

Thu, 2012-10-04 16:00
Arts Building : Moyse Hall, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G5

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.

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Undergraduate Research Conference, Faculty of Science

Thu, 2012-10-04 10:00 - 15:00
Arts Building : Lobby, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G5

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.

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Public Astro Night: "Cosmic Fireworks: Supernova Explosions and Their Aftermaths"

Thu, 2012-11-15 (All day)

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

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TV broadcasts: Science outreach on Canal Savoir

Mon, 2013-04-15 (All day) - Sun, 2013-07-14 (All day)
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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.

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Miranda Wang: Improving the world one project at a time

Tue, 2013-05-07 12:02

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.

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Researchers concerned about lower levels of oxygen in the waters of the St. Lawrence River

Tue, 2013-05-07 11:49

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. ...

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