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The 5th Annual Albert Aguayo Lecture entitled "Neuronal Plasticity and Genomic Diversity " will take place at the Neuro on May 22, 2014 at 4:30 pm. This important lecture will be given by Fred H. Gage, Ph.D. Professor in the Laboratory of Genetics of The Salk Institute, USA.
This annual lecture honours Dr. Albert Aguayo, founder and former Director of the Centre for the Research in Neuroscience at McGill University.
A reception will follow.
RSVP: debbie [dot] rashcovsky [at] mcgill [dot] ca
The Dorothy J. Killam Lecture was established at The Neuro in 2004 to recognize women of influence in business, science, politics or the humanities, and is named after an extraordinary woman who, together with her husband, made immense contributions to Canadian education and science.
Find out more about Mini-Science, a unique 7-week public lecture series from McGill University’s Faculty of Science, designed to offer the public an insider's view of science.
This year's theme is The Science of Music. The series starts with an introduction on how our brains learn to play music and concludes with a look at microbes and music. In between we will learn about music in nature and why we love certain kinds of music.
The primary mission of the McGill Northern Field Studies is to train future generation of northern specialists and leaders who are able to understand and address the rapidly changing northern environment in a scientifically and culturally responsible manner. Three courses will be offered (ATOC 373, GEOG 373 and EPSC 373) from May 5 to June 13, 2014.
Target audience: B.Sc. and B.Eng. students.
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