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Bringing humanities to science policy: The IPCC and the Ethical Dimensions of Climate Change

Tue, 2008-03-25 18:00
Stewart Biology Building : 1205 avenue du Docteur-Penfield Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1B1

Nancy Tuana, professor of philosophy and director, Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State University. An overview of the organization and work of the collaborative program on the Ethical Dimensions of Climate Change, with a focus on our efforts, initiated at a side event at the 2007 UN Convention on Climate Change, to examine ethical issues raised by the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This lecture is made possible by a grant from the Beatty Memorial Lectures Committee.

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Contact: Christine Archer
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The Apology of Socrates

Mon, 2008-02-18 17:00
Chancellor Day Hall : 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9

Professor Steven Wexler, Faculty of Law, UBC, will perform his own translation of Plato's "Apology." Prof. Wexler is an established scholar of classical Greek legal concepts and this performance represents the culmination of much of his work. (The) Apology (of Socrates) is Plato's version of the speech given by Socrates as he defends himself against the charges of being a man "who corrupted the young, did not believe in the gods, and created new deities."

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Contact: Prof. Richard Janda
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The role of transposons in shaping plant genomes

Thu, 2008-03-13 12:00
Stewart Biology Building : 1205 avenue du Docteur-Penfield Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1B1

Nikoleta Juretic, Dept of Biology, McGill

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Contact: Luisa Sabaz
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First Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

Sun, 2008-03-02 (All day) - Fri, 2008-03-07 (All day)
Kampala, Uganda : Kampala, Uganda

Africa is the worst affected by the health workforce crisis. This forum will facilitate an analysis of what works, what has not worked and why, and how to accelerate progress. It will act as a launching pad for a global action plan.

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Partnering for Global Health Forum 2008

Tue, 2008-03-11 (All day) - Wed, 2008-03-12 (All day)
Washington, D.C. : Washington, D.C.

An international partnering meeting focused on accelerating the development of medicines for neglected diseases of the developing world. Join leaders from the biopharmaceutical industry, potential funders and international health experts to foster collaborations and seek new, market-based solutions.

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Posters of the Canadian Pacific

Mon, 2008-02-18 18:00
Macdonald Harrington Building : 815 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C2

A lecture about the "World of Deco-Style Streamlined Locomotives, Ocean Liners, and Luxury Resorts," by Marc H. Choko, architect, planner and director of design at UQAM.

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Evidence Soup for the Policy-Makers Soul: Has 20 years of health services research made a difference?

Tue, 2008-03-04 (All day) - Wed, 2008-03-05 (All day)
Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver, B.C.

UBC's Centre for Health Services and Policy Research 2008 conference brings together Canadian and international leaders in health services research to look at how evidence intersects with policy-making, politics, the media agenda, public opinion and the law.

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International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases

Sun, 2008-03-16 (All day) - Wed, 2008-03-19 (All day)
Atlanta, Georgia : Atlanta, Georgia

The conference brings together public health professionals to encourage the exchange of scientific and public health information on global emerging infectious disease issues.

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Thoughts on community engagement when the community is hard to define

Fri, 2008-03-07 12:00
Pine 517 : 517 avenue des Pins Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H2W 1S4

Please join us for our monthly participatory research seminar series with this month's guest, Dr. Allen Dietrich - Dartmouth Medical School and member of the U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce. RSVP. Light refreshments will be served.

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Contact: Laura Shea
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Greece + Italy: Exhibition

Wed, 2008-03-05 (All day) - Thu, 2008-03-20 (All day)
Macdonald Harrington Building : 815 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C2

An exhibition of student work from the Summer Course Abroad 2007 in Greece and from the Summer Study in Italy program in Florence. Monday to Friday, 9 to 5. Vernissage on Monday, March 10, from 5 to 7 pm.

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