From stem cell research and genetic information to gene therapy and gene patent rights, many bioethical issues face us today. Bioethics are and will continue to be a subject of primal importance for both the public and specialists in the field. Public keynote lecture: Dr Glenn McGee, University of Pennsylvania.
An environment and health conference linking contaminants to human health problems. Organized by the Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides.
Allan C. Hutchinson, Associate Dean (Research, Graduate Studies and External Relations), Osgoode Hall Law School
Dr Rees Kassen, Dept of Biology, University of Ottawa
It's all in the boxes: Organogenesis and cell fate decisions controlled by transcriptional regulators (homeo, T and bHLH boxes)
Dr Jacques Drouin, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal
Dr Stephane Oliet, Institut François Magendie, Université Victor Segalen, Bordeaux, France
Reception to follow in the Exhibition Room of the School of Architecture.
Join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres with guest speaker Sally Armstrong (BEd'66, DLitt'02), Amnesty International award winner, member of the Order of Canada, documentary filmmaker, teacher, author and human rights activist. PLEASE RSVP BY SEPTEMBER 29 (no refunds for cancellations will be given after that date).
Treat yourself to brunch at Lesendro Restaurant in Hazelton Lanes. Our 2004 art walk will provide three gallery visits. Experts will be available to inform on evaluation and purchase-for-value. David Silcox, President, Sotheby's Canada, will brief us on auction procedures. We'll also visit the Hollander York Gallery (www.hollanderyorkgallery.com) and the Karakashian Rug Gallery. Book now for this very popular event!
Nigel Roulet, professor and director, McGill School of Environment. Environmental problems are multiplying much faster than the rate at which we are developing methods to manage these challenges. Prof. Roulet will consider the impacts of this growing gap, locally and globally, and discuss the role that institutions, researchers and educators have in managing the growing challenge. PLEASE RSVP BY OCT. 12 (no refunds for cancellations after that date).