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Trivia and Smoked Meat Night with Prof. David Harpp

16Apr201518:00
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Gruman's Delicatessen 230 - 11th Ave SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 0X8

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Description:  What is the name of the musical based on a world-famous Montreal smoked meat delicatessen?
Who is the longest serving prime-minister in Canadian history?

Maintenance on Knowledge Base service Saturday, March 28

28Mar201509:00
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On Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, McGill's Knowledge Base services will undergo maintenance to upgrade the underlying software.  Knowledge bases for Information Technology and Financial Services, as well as internal/non-public knowledge bases, may be unavailable during this period.

The upgrade will provide improved support for mobile devices; you will be able to scroll though complete articles on mobile smartphones and tablets.

The Food Babe Decoded

Vani Hari, who goes by the alias “The Food Babe” has become a real social phenomenon. She blogs, appears on TV and has just come out with a book that quickly made it to the New York Times best seller list. She has lots of followers and lots of critics, including myself. I don’t disagree with her goal of improving people’s eating habits. I just disagree with the methods used. Irrational fear-mongering is not the way to go. "There is just no acceptable level of any chemical to ingest, ever," she says.

Published: 15Mar2015

Acting on climate change: Solutions from scholars

Professor Catherine Potvin, a Canada Research Chair in Climate Change Mitigation and Tropical Forests, has convened colleagues from 30 Canadian universities to join her in a collective initiative called Sustainable Canada Dialogues. The resulting group, that mobilizes over 60 researchers from every province, has built a consensus around a plan of sustainability solutions to help Canada successfully achieve transition to a low-carbon society. Potvin spoke with the McGill Reporter about what government officials and ordinary citizens can do to mitigate climate change.

Published: 12Mar2015

6th Annual Albert Aguayo Lecture - Conus Venom Peptides: using Biodiversity to Investigate Cellular and Molecular Complexity in Nervous Systems

14May201516:30
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Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, 3801 University Street, H3A 2B4

The 6th Annual Albert Aguayo Lecture will take place at The Neuro on May 14, 2015 at 4:30 pm.

18th Annual Brenda Milner Lecture and Neuropsychology Day

20Apr201514:00
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Montreal Neurological Institute Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

The 18th Annual Brenda Milner Lecture and Neuropsychology Day will take place on Monday, April 20, 2015. In addition to poster presentations by members of the Cognitive Neuroscience Group, the Neuro will welcome Dr.

Mathematica software now free for students too

Mathematica, from Wolfram Research, is a powerful computational software used for mathematical modeling and data visualization.  McGill IT Services has been providing Mathematica to faculty and staff, and in computer labs across the University for the past few years.  Now it is also available to students via the McGill Software site (www.mcgill.ca/software).

Published: 9Feb2015

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