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Dr. David Jenkins’ dietary talk draws a crowd

Thu, 2015-01-29 12:03

Winner of the coveted Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health, Dr. David Jenkins swept through Toronto and Montreal last week on a whirlwind lecture series that included three presentations and two media interviews over a three-day span. The series of lectures, presented by McGill University’s Faculty of Education, wound up with the flagship event, “A Conversation with Dr. Jenkins: Is It Time to Invest in Your Health?”, Wednesday January 21st at McGill.

Source Site: /education

Invasive Species in the Great Lakes by 2063

New study shows the vulnerability of the basin to future invaders – and calls for regulations to mitigate this threat
Thu, 2015-01-29 10:12

The Great Lakes have been invaded by more non-native species than any other freshwater ecosystem in the world. In spite of increasing efforts to stem the tide of invasion threats, the lakes remain vulnerable, according to scientists from McGill University and colleagues in Canada and the United States. 

Contact Information

Contact: Melody Enguix
Organization: Media Relations Office
Email:
Office Phone: 514-398-6751
Mobile Phone: 514-796-6751
Source Site: /newsroom

Digital Infrastructures for Humanities Research

Tue, 2015-01-27 14:30 - 16:30

Are you applying for an Insight Development Grant? Do you need help sorting through what kinds of Digital Infrastructures are best suited to specific kinds of research? Having trouble navigating what McGill offers, and where you can obtain services – either in the university, or privately?

Source Site: /desautels

Aziz Choudry to speak at Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford

Tue, 2015-02-03 19:00 - 21:00

RETHINKING RESEARCH FOR SOCIAL CHANGE:

What can we learn from activist research practice?

Dr. Choudry will speak in Room RCW202 of the Research and Academic Centre West,
150 Dalhousie Street, Brantford ON, N3T 2J4

Contact Information

Contact: Dr. James Cairns
Email:
Source Site: /dise

Industry reacts to vote to renew US terrorism insurance act

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:05

Industry leaders have been reacting to the news that the US Congress has voted overwhelmingly in favor or reauthorizing the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act for six years. The vote stalled before Christmas after a senator objected but passed through both houses of Congress on Wednesday.
... Meanwhile an academic has warned that policies on protecting locations need to be more flexible. Professor Mehmet Gumus of Desautels Faculty of Management says that governments need to allow funds for analysis of terrorists’ behaviours.

Source Site: /desautels

Current nutrition labeling is hard to digest

Study compares four types of nutrition labels, the least effective being the one currently required in Canada and the US.
Tue, 2015-01-20 10:45

Current government-mandated nutrition labeling is ineffective in improving nutrition, but there is a better system available, according to a study by McGill University researchers published in the December issue of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Contact Information

Contact: Melody Enguix
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-6751
Mobile Phone: 514-796-6751

Secondary Contact Information

Contact: Thomas Shultz
Organization: Professor of Psychology and Computer Science at McGill
Source Site: /newsroom

SPEAQ on Campus Montreal 2015 (TESL Conference)

Sat, 2015-02-07 08:30 - 17:00
Education Building : 3700 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1Y2
Price: Pre-sale : 15$ / At the door: 20$

The Event: SPEAQ on Campus Montreal is a student-run conference designed to bring together current and future TESL teachers, and exchange practical teaching resources.

Contact Information

Contact: Marie-Claude Trudel
Organization: SPEAQ on Campus Montreal McGill University representative
Email:
Source Site: /education

"Implementing Innovative Approaches for Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders: Evaluation of the Quebec Alzheimer Plan" by Dr Isabelle Vedel

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:30 - 17:30
Jewish General Hospital : Block Amphitheatre, 3755 Cote St. Catherine Road Montreal Quebec Canada , H3T 1E2

Isabelle Vedel, MD, PhD
Professeure adjointe, Département de médicine familiale et Division de gériatrie, Université McGill
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Division of Geriatric Medicine, McGill University

Source Site: /familymed

Systems crucial to stability of planet compromised

New data and assessments suggest that resilience of the planet is now at risk
Thu, 2015-01-15 14:24

Contact Information

Contact: Elena Bennett
Organization: McGill University
Email:
Mobile Phone: 514 803-3474

Secondary Contact Information

Contact: Raphael Larocque-Cyr
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Source Site: /newsroom