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The Neuroscience of HIV: World AIDS Day (Dec. 1)

Wed, 2016-11-30 12:24

Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, a time to raise awareness about a disease that has afflicted 70 million people worldwide, 35 million of whom have died as a result.

When most people think of AIDS, they generally do not think of a neurological disease, yet HIV infection can have an important impact on brain function. Untreated, HIV can cause severe dementia.

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Congrats to Dr. Erdstein, Appointed Division Director of Adolescent Medicine

Wed, 2016-11-30 11:38

Congratulations to Dr. Julius Erdstein, Assistant Professor, who has been appointed Division Director of Adolescent Medicine within the Department of Pediatrics and the MUHC for a five-year term beginning December 1st, 2016. Dr. Erdstein served as Interim Director of this Division since May 2015.

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First and third prizes to Rashaan Allwood and Joel Peters in OSM Manulife Competition

Wed, 2016-11-30 10:01

The 2016 edition of the OSM Manulife Competition took place last week.  This year's categories were strings and organ, for which the semi-final string rounds took place in Tanna Schulich Hall at the Schulich School of Music.  The semifinals for organ took place in the Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste and the finals in the Maison symphonique de Montréal at the Grand-Orgue-Pierre-Béique.

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Richard Samworth University of Cambridge

Thu, 2016-12-01 15:30 - 16:30
Burnside Hall : Room 1205, 805 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0B9

High-dimensional changepoint estimation via sparse projection

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The Ariya group develops a green method to recycle mercury

Tue, 2016-11-29 22:05

McGill University researchers led by Professor Parisa A. Ariya in Montreal-Canada developed an innovative two-step green technique to remove and recycle mercury from spent compact fluorescent lamps, using a near zero-energy system. The new findings by Hu et al. (2016) appear in the journal of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

This research was highlighted by Advances in Engineering in a press release.

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Contact: Parisa Ariya
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Source Site: /chemistry

Spinoff Anomera winner of the GreenCentre Canada Innovation House Chemistry Countering Climate Change (IHC4) Competition

Tue, 2016-11-29 21:37

Anomera can now count itself as an award winning McGill Chemistry spinoff! The company is a recent winner of the GreenCentre Canada Innovation House Chemistry Countering Climate Change (IHC4) Competition. Anomera joins a prestigious history of innovation from the Department.

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Contact: Mark Andrews
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Sunday Science docs @ Redpath Museum

Sun, 2017-01-29 15:00 - 17:00
Redpath Museum : In Auditorium or room 200., 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: FREE, with admission to Museum

GRIZZLY MAN (2005).  'Bear whisperer' Timothy Treadwell's life was a tangle of passionate environmental activism, idealistic half-truths and outright lies. And with his shocking death in October 2003, it all began to unravel.

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Sunday Science docs @ Redpath Museum

Sun, 2017-01-22 15:00
Redpath Museum : In Auditorium or room 200., 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: FREE, with admission to Museum

FROM ONE SECOND TO THE NEXT (2013). Stories of serious traffic accidents caused by texting and driving are told by the perpetrators and surviving victims.

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