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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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Why we age but our cells don't: The discovery of stem cells at McGill

Wed, 2013-04-17 20:00

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.

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New Royal Society of Canada inductees from the Faculty of Science

Thu, 2012-09-06 20:00

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).

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