Day of activities in recognition of the Centre for Intelligent Machines' impressive achievements in the world of multidisciplinary research and teaching. OPEN HOUSE: 10 am-3 pm, demonstrations of research projects in our 12 interdisciplinary labs; STUDENT POSTER SESSION: 1-2:30 pm, CIM graduate students present posters on their research studies; INVITED SPEAKERS: throughout the day, with lecturers from both academia and industry; DINNER: 6:30-10 pm (advance tickets required), lecturer Professor Alex Pentland, MIT. Tickets: $100/person. Reservations: contact Marlene Gray.
Les Productions Elephriends and the Faculty of Education invite you to a multimedia presentation on recent work done by "H vs. H" in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Venezuela. Using hip hop as a way to reach and gain the participation of youth in HIV/AIDS prevention and education, H vs. H battles social stigmas and ignorance. Lecturer Rodrigo Ardiles will explore and assess Venezuelan community-based workshops attended by over 500 people. Cuban rappers "Obsesion" will share details of their own hip hop-driven work for social justice and education in Latin America. Also: the next chapter of the project, based in Chile.
Dr. Ting Xie, Stowers University
Jeffrey Parker, Consul General of Canada, and the Canada-America Society (CAS) invite you to a Canadian Universities Alumni Reception. If you are an alumnus/ alumna from a Canadian university and would like to reconnect with other fellow Canadians, join us at the Official Residence of the Consul General of Canada. A light lunch and refreshments will be served.
Courageous, inspired individuals, challenging physical limits, through night and day, to raise money and awareness for cancer research: this is the essence of Step Up for the Cure, a 24-hour stair climbing marathon. Every 4 minutes a person is diagnosed with cancer in Canada, so the challenge for each participant is to run 1 set every 4 minutes.
Dr. Mauro Costa-Mattioli, Biochemistry, McGill
Dr. Lidong Liu, Brain Research Centre, University of British Columbia
The Faculty of Law and Institute of Comparative Law, in association with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, invite you to a cocktail reception to celebrate (or decry) Jan Paulsson's new book. An irreverent debate between Stephen Jagusch and Peter Turner, subject to no mandatory or other rules, will be exacerbated by V.V. Veeder, QC, as "moderator." RSVP before May 20.