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Is Your Makeup Killing You? Decoding Cosmetic Scare Stories

Tue, 2014-03-18 23:36

You’ve seen the stories: There’s Lead in Your Lipstick! Pthalates in Your Shampoo! Parabens in Everything!

 

Our cosmetics are awash in toxic chemicals, or so it seems. Are we in imminent danger? Should we throw them all out and go au naturelle? Or slather away in a fool’s paradise, only to develop cancer – or worse, pass on our toxic habits to our children as birth defects? Why are there toxins in our products at all? And if these toxins are so dangerous, why isn’t anything being done?

 

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Free studying workshop

Thu, 2014-03-20 17:00 - 19:00
Redpath Museum : Room 106B, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

Advanced Learning Techniques

Do you wish you knew how to use your study time more efficiently?

Are you finding that the way you studied before isn’t enough now that you’re in university?

Then have we got the workshop for you!

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Contact: tomlinson.project@mcgill.ca
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Public lecture: Nobel Laureate Akira Suzuki

Tue, 2014-03-18 13:00
Maass Chemistry Building : Room 10, 801 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0B8
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

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Contact: Prof. Youla S. Tsantrizos
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Prof. Bruce A. Reed, Humboldt Research Award

Thu, 2014-02-20 12:52

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.

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

Mon, 2014-02-17 12:26

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.

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Prof. Fred Genesee, CPA Gold Medal Award

Tue, 2014-02-04 10:44

Congratulations to Prof. Fred Genesee (Department of Psychology) for winning the 2014 Gold Medal Award from the Canadian Psychological Association. This award recognizes distinguished and enduring lifetime contributions to Canadian Psychology, and is fitting, as Professor Genesee's research on immersion education, bilingualism, and language acquisition has had enormous impact on science and public policy over the course of several decades.

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Prof. Ehab Abouheif and Prof. Aashish Clerk, NSERC E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowships; Michael Lifshitz, NSERC André Hamer Postgraduate Prize

Mon, 2014-02-03 11:03

Three McGill researchers among the recipients of NSERC national prizes

Two McGill researchers—Prof. Ehab Abouheif, of the Department of Biology, and Prof. Aashish Clerk, Department of Physics—have been named as 2014 recipients of E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowships, awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC). In addition, doctoral candidate Michael Lifshitz, working in the cognitive neuroscience lab of Prof. Amir Raz, has won NSERC’s 2013 André Hamer Postgraduate Prize.

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Prof. Derek Gray, CIC Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award 2014

Fri, 2014-01-31 16:00

Congratulations to Dr. Derek Gray, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Chemistry, for winning the 2014 Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award from the Chemical Institute of Canada. This award is presented to an individual who, while residing in Canada, has made a distinguished contribution to macromolecular science or engineering. Professor Gray’s research interests have focussed on the structural polymers in wood, and in particular on cellulose and cellulose derivatives.

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VENUE CHANGED: Information session: Student funding opportunities in Germany from DAAD

Thu, 2014-02-27 10:00 - 11:00
Bronfman Building : Room 645, 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1G5

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers scholarships and grants to students enrolled in Canadian universities and who have an interest in pursuing study, research or internship opportunities in Germany. This support is available to students in any discipline and does not require knowledge of the German language.

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Register now for Mini-Science 2014: The Science of Music

Thu, 2014-01-23 (All day) - Tue, 2014-02-25 (All day)
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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.

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Contact: Ingrid Birker
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