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Course evaluations: extended period in certain units

24 Mar 2014
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29 Apr 2014

Course evaluations matter. Evaluate your courses in Minerva!

Regular Period, in most units:
Monday, March 24 to Friday, April 11, 2014

Extended period, in certain units including Chemistry, Computer Science, and Geography:
Monday, March 24 to Tuesday, April 29, 2014

For instructors: Grading written assignments: How objective can it be?

23 Apr 2014 09:00
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12:00

Teaching and Learning Services offers the following workshop for instructors:

In many courses, the most common document used to assess student learning is the essay or term paper. These types of assignments, however, often present evaluation nightmares for the teachers who have to grade them.

Public Astro Night

24 Apr 2014 20:00

AstroMcGill presents the 22nd Public Astro Night, with a panel discussion about "Inflation, the Big Bang and Gravitational Waves" with invited panelists Pr. Robert Brandenberger, Pr. Matt Dobbs, and Pr. Vicky Kaspi. The discussion will strongly encourage questions from the public. It will be followed by night sky observations (weather permitting) and a lab tour. This event is intended for a general audience, and it is free of charge. No reservation is necessary. Snacks and refreshments will be served (please bring your own cup).

Science Documentary film: The Cove

27 Apr 2014 15:00
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(2009). Academy Award® Winner for Best Documentary of 2009, The Cove follows an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers as they embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, shining a light on a dark and deadly secret. Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques, including hidden microphones and cameras in fake rocks, the team uncovers how this small seaside village serves as a horrifying microcosm of massive ecological crimes happening worldwide.

Public Reading: Parallel Lives in the Greco- Roman World

4 May 2014 14:00

By Denis Brault, Professor of Latin and Greek for La Fondation Humanitas.

The biographies written in Greek by Plutarch in the middle of the first century of our era introduced some interesting parallels in the lives of the Great Men of Ancient Greek and Roman history. How similar - and how different - were Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, Demosthenes and Cicero?

With musical accompaniment by cellist Vincent Bélanger.

Part of a Public Reading Series.

Parallel Lives in the Greco-Roman World

4 May 2014 14:00
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By Denis Brault, Professor of Latin and Greek for La Fondation Humanitas.

Parallel Lives in the Greco-Roman World

4 May 2014 14:00

A public reading

By Denis Brault, Professor of Latin and Greek for La Fondation Humanitas.

The biographies written in Greek by Plutarch in the middle of the first century of our era introduced some interesting parallels in the lives of the Great Men of Ancient Greek and Roman history. How similar - and how different - were Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, Demosthenes and Cicero?

Musical accompaniment by cellist Vincent Bélanger. Part of a Public Reading Series.

Science Documentary film: Winged Migration

4 May 2014 15:00
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(2001). Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents.

Mont Royal flora: The forest and the human story

9 May 2014 17:00
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19:00

This 24 heures de science event helps us to discover a variety of stories about the plants that grow on the mountain and learn about the strong connection between native people and local flora. The forest on Mount Royal has been known by humans since prehistoric times. Wood was used for construction and tools, many plants were collected for food and others for medicinal uses.  

Mothers Day presentation: A Kazakh Photo Essay - The Golden Eagle Hunters:

11 May 2014 14:00
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15:30


By Bonnie Folkins

FREE, Everyone welcome. In Auditorium.

The Golden Eagle Hunters: A Kazakh Photo Essay

11 May 2014 14:00

A special Mother's Day presentation of photos taken in Kazakh region of Russia.

By Bonnie Folkins

FREE, Everyone welcome. In Auditorium.


Documentary film: If a Tree Falls - a story of the Earth Liberation Front .

11 May 2014 15:00
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17:00

(2012). In December 2005, Daniel McGowan was arrested by Federal agents in a nationwide sweep of radical environmentalists involved with the Earth Liberation Front-- a group the FBI has called America's "number one domestic terrorism threat." For years, the ELF—operating in separate anonymous cells without any central leadership—had launched spectacular arsons against dozens of businesses they accused of destroying the environment: timber companies, SUV dealerships, wild horse slaughterhouses, and a $12 million ski lodge at Vail, Colorado.

The Dorothy J. Killam Lecture - "Addiction in the Human Brain"

12 May 2014 16:00
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17:30

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.

5th Annual Albert Aguayo Lecture - Neuronal Plasticity and Genomic Diversity

22 May 2014 16:30
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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

Museums Day @ Redpath - Le 28e journée des musées montréalais / 28th Montreal Museums Day

25 May 2014 16:30

10h - 16h  Outdoor activity / Activité au dehors :

  • Faites un moulage de fossile en plâtre / Make Your Own Fossil Replica! 

(10h – 16h, weather permitting / le temps le permet)

  • Solar viewing / visualisation solaire avec /with Royal Astronomical Society / Société d'Astronomie de Montréal

(10h – 16h, weather permitting / le temps le permet)