KPE’s Dr. Julie Côté Interviewed on Radio-Canada
Julie Côté, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies and professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, spoke to Philip Desrosiers of Radio-Canada about ergonomics, seating postures and vertical workstations on October 11th, 2014.
It’s a scene that plays out every day in Montreal. On the bus, in schools, in the office and at home, conversations weave seamlessly back and forth between French and English, or one of the many other languages represented on this multicultural island. It’s increasingly common to hear not two, but three different languages spoken in one short conversation.
2014 Killam Prize Lecture: "Cartographo Ergo Sum (I map, therefore I am): The importance of location to modern society"
McGill is delighted to weclome D. R. Fraser Taylor, who will deliver the 2014 Killam Lecture in the Social Sciences. Dr. Taylor introduced the world to the power of cybercartography, an enhanced form of multimedia mapping using geographic information management, to deepen our understanding of socio-economic issues. In Canada, and around the world, his cybercartographic atlases have delivered new perspectives and a way to comprehend complex issues such as trade and economic patterns, international development, and the risk of homelessness.
The McGill Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health (PATH) presented their first annual symposium on Friday, October 3rd at the McGill Faculty Club. Entitled Making Connections, the Centre’s inaugural seminar event gathered prominent researchers from McGill and elsewhere who have an interest in studying the relationship between physical activity and health across a broad spectrum of healthy and diseased states.
Attendees were treated to presentations by members of the research centre and PATH partners including Dr.
Spanning two days, the Annual Trottier Public Science Symposium “Are We Alone?” took the audience to the moon, Mars, and beyond. Focusing on the origin of life in our solar system, the series explored the where and how of alien life.
EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) is one of the top five European research universities. EPFL offers paid research internships and study abroad to B.Eng. and B.Sc. students (U2 and U3) as well as Master’s Engineering Students.
The internships last for 3, 4 or 6 months all year round; are supervised in English by prestigious professors from 340 laboratories; and pay approximately CAD 1800/month plus a contribution for travel costs.
Please sign up via MyFuture (via Workshops, keyword search MESC).
Revolutionary new approaches and technologies that make organ tissues transparent are helping researchers to see clearly into the brain’s circuitry like never before. At the annual Beatty Memorial Lecture, Dr. Karl Deisseroth (D. H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University) will discuss how his lab’s discoveries may assist neuroscientists to achieve the goals of mapping the architecture of the brain and uncovering how changes to the brain underlie disease. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn what impact Dr. Deisseroth’s work may have for the future of science, engineering, and medicine. RSVP: please register online.
Please join us for a panel discussion with students sharing their international internship or research experiences. Faculty of Science administrators will also be available to answer your questions and provide useful tips.
While the Faculty of Education’s Community Engagement Day is now behind us, many of the organizations that came to meet students in our lobby on September 22nd are still seeking volunteers:
The Faculty of Science extends congratulations to alumnus John O'Keefe who was named co-winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for his contribution to the discovery of cells that constitute the brain’s ‘inner GPS,’ which makes it possible to orient ourselves in space. Dr. O’Keefe worked under the supervision of Professor Ron Melzack (Department of Psychology) and received his PhD from McGill in 1967. Read more:
- McGill grad John O’Keefe wins Nobel Prize in medicine (McGill news release)
- Nobel winner has very fond memories of McGill (McGill Reporter article)