The 2nd France-Quebec ALS/FTD Workshop is focused on the meeting theme, ALS/FTD: A tale of many diseases.
Registration is free, but required. Students and postdocs are welcome. To attend please complete the attached registration form and return to debbie [dot] rashcovsky [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
Deadline: February 26, 2014
Quebec Travel Awards sponsored by the ALS Society of Quebec
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.
Prof. Ehab Abouheif and Prof. Aashish Clerk, NSERC E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowships; Michael Lifshitz, NSERC André Hamer Postgraduate Prize
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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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.
School of Physical and Occupational Therapy
Research Seminar Series - Winter 2014
Computerized monitoring of assistive technology users: the story of a user-centered design project
Claudine Auger, PhD
School of Rehabilitation
University of Montreal
Join us online through the web conferencing interface: https://connect.mcgill.ca/r67609890/
Dr. Oz has absolutely gone haywire. In pushing the "alkaline" diet he takes a piece of kidney and pours acid on it to show how it disintegrates and infers this is happening in the body. This is insane. The pH of the blood is maintained at about 7.35 no matter what the diet. Oz has lost all perspective and is falling deeper and deeper into the abyss of quackery.
The wizardry of Dr. Oz
The surgeon and TV celebrity has succeeded in winning fans and influencing public health debates - which troubles some experts.
Mehmet Oz's followers believe he is a trustworthy, serious-minded (and hot) physician.
His equally fervent flock of critics say he is a fad-foisting, ratings-grubbing (and smart) TV celebrity.
In the 10 years since Oprah dubbed him "America's Doctor," the 53-year-old Oz has shown he is comfortable in both roles.
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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