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Lupita Nyong’o Stuns on Latest Vogue Cover, Interview Earns Praise

Tue, 2016-10-18 15:03

Lupita Nyong’o is earning praise from Black social media users for a quote she made in a fashion magazine. The comment landed on the publication’s cover and caused many to see it as a welcome change in the industry.

The Vogue magazine quote cements Nyong’o’s representation of African-Americans and minorities.

“I want to create opportunities for people of color.”

...Forbes reported Nyong’o and the Soular Backpack team went to Katwe, Uganda with Disney after Queen of Katwe filming ended. There, they handed out the backpacks.

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Flatbook rebrands as ‘Sonder,’ lands $10 million investment

Tue, 2016-10-18 14:59

Montreal’s Flatbook is rebranding as “Sonder” amid a large fundraising escapade that will see the startup bank $10 million.

The startup formerly focused on providing premium short term rentals for travellers in select North American markets. With today’s announcement, Sonder will offer 500 “hometels,” which are places that possess the authenticity of peer-to-peer home rental along with the services of a hotel.

Source Site: /desautels

The new (non-tech) tech luminaries

Tue, 2016-10-18 14:57

Ms. Magdesian was frustrated. Then a researcher at McGill University’s Montreal Neurological Institute, she was having trouble with the spinal cord cells she was studying.

The only way to grow them was in a petri dish, but the cells don’t grow in a dish in the same way they grow in the human body. Instead of growing straight, they get tangled. It made her work harder, slower and more prone to error.

Source Site: /desautels

Professor Shariff speaks to CTV regarding string of sexual assaults at Laval U

Tue, 2016-10-18 14:56

Professor Shaheen Shariff, Director of the Define the Line projects, spoke to CTV's Genevieve Beauchemin this week regarding a string of sexual assaults that occurred over the weekend at Université Laval. Please click here to view the newscast.

Source Site: /education

Vahagn Nersesyan (University of Versailles)

Mon, 2016-10-24 17:30 - 18:30
Burnside Hall : Room 920, 805 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0B9

Large deviations and fluctuation theorems for stochastic PDE's

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Obituary-Dr. Bernardo Durbovsky

Tue, 2016-10-18 13:52

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to inform you of the sad passing of Dr. Bernardo Dubrovsky on October 7, 2016.  

Dr. Dubrovsky was a member of our department since 1968 and was a passionate teacher, researcher and psychiatrist who touched the lives of many over the years.

A private funeral was held, and a  memorial service is being arranged (with details to follow).  Our thoughts go out to his family at this difficult time.  


Gustavo Turecki, MD, PhD

Professor & Chair

Department of Psychiatry | Faculty of Medicine

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Supreme Court: Selecting a judge is anything but objective

Tue, 2016-10-18 12:20

Op-ed by Robert Leckey, the dean of the Faculty of Law and the Samuel Gale Professor at McGill University. The Globe and Mail


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Conductor Jordan de Souza named Kapellmeister at the Komische Oper Berlin

Tue, 2016-10-18 11:12

Jordan de Souza, BMus'09, MMus'11 will become the Kapellmeister of the Komische Oper Berlin  beginning with the start of their 2017/18 season.  In his first season as Kapellmeister, he will conduct several repertoire pieces, direct one new production and lead an orchestra concert.

Source Site: /music
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University Orientation for new undergraduate students

Mon, 2015-01-05 17:00 - 18:30

Discover McGill's university orientation is a chance to learn about McGill's resources for academic and personal success, Student Services and the Students' Society of McGill University.

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PhD defence of Ms. Sandrine Filion Côté -- Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensor for the Measurement of Complex Refractive Indices and the Monitoring of Bacterial Cell Growth

Mon, 2016-10-24 14:00 - 16:00
McConnell Engineering Building : Room 603, 3480 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E9


Contact Information

Contact: Ms. Ashley Araneta
Office Phone: (514) 398-7344
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