McGill East European and Russian Film/Documentary Series: "Meet the Stans” – Parts One, Two and Three (2003, England, documentary, 40 minutes each)
In this BBC series, author and journalist Simon Reeve travels to Central Asia to meet the Stans: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. His journey provides viewers with a unique insight into these countries' culture and politics. Part One: Kazakhstan – The country has oil deposits thought to rival those of Saudi Arabia. But Simon also discovers former biological weapons factories with poor security that house 100 types of plague, a shrinking sea now home to camel farmers, and the region's best Beatles tribute band. Part Two: Kyrgyzstan – With none of Kazakhstan's natural resources, Kyrgyzstan is the only country in the world with both an American and a Russian military base. Simon also meets a member of a banned radical Islamic group before putting on a protective suit to visit one of the world's most highly radioactive sites. Part Three: Uzbekistan – In the most repressive of the "Stans" he visited, Simon finds himself followed by the secret police as he travels across the country. He meets the
Intrinsic and peptidergic control of the GABAA receptor-mediated inhibition of the median preoptic nucleus, a strategic hypothalamus site for hydromineral homeostasis
Dr. Didier Mouginot, Unité de neuroscience, Pavillon CHUL, Université Laval
Dr. Tzumin Lee, Dept of Neurobiology, University of Massachusetts, Worcester
Dr. Bryan Stewart, Dept of Zoology, University of Toronto, Mississauga
NSERC guest speakers will discuss the following programs: Strategic Projects; CRD and I2I. RSVP by phone or email. (Please note there is also a session taking place on the downtown campus on Feb. 7, 9:30-11:30 am, in Leacock, Room 232.)
Held in collaboration with the University of the Streets Café and the Concordia University Alumni Association: "Environmental stewardship and economic viability: What place does the economy hold within the earth's systems?" Since World War II, economic expansion has become the foremost indicator of progress and improvement in the quality of life. However, there is increasing evidence that the growth paradigm is catastrophic. It makes no attempt to size itself according to the biosphere on which it is dependent.
Inactivation of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors by mitochondrial ROS: Implications for diabetic dysautonomias
Dr. Ellis Cooper, Dept of Physiology, McGill
Scientific & Technical Information (GLIS 637) class lab session
A conversation with Colleen Johnston, CFO, TD Bank Financial Group. Sponsored by Phillips, Hager & North.
Alireza Falsafi, DCL candidate, McGill Faculty of Law, and Attorney at Law, Iran. All are welcome. Part of the ICL Dispute Resolution Series.