Home turfs explored
Home is a simple word with so many meanings. Throughout October, McGill University has teamed up with the CBC, Concordia and Hour to explore the many facets of home as part of Montreal Matters 2003.
Home -- a simple word with so many meanings. Throughout October, McGill University has teamed up with the CBC, Concordia and Hour to explore the many facets of home as part of Montreal Matters 2003. The annual forum, spearheaded by the CBC, seeks to enhance public understanding of an issue of broad concern to Montrealers through discussion and debate. McGill is pleased to offer the following Montreal Matters events:
New Perspectives: Montreal and Montrealers in Art and Architecture
- What: The Maxwell Mansions - Exhibit featuring drawings of 19th century homes given to McGill.
- Where: 4th Floor, McLennan Library, Rare Books and Special Collections, (3459 McTavish St.).
- When: October 1 to 31.
Books on Home
- What: Throughout October, the McGill Bookstore will offer a 25 percent discount on books about home including: Jack Layton's Homlessness; Witold Rybczynski's Home, Avi Friedman's The Grow Home and Peeking Through the Keyhole.
- Where: 3420 McTavish (http://www.bookstore.mcgill.ca/).
- When: October 1 to 31.
Home Territories: the self, the neighbourhood and the city.
- What: A talk that will explore the roles home plays within the broader community.
- Who: Perla Serfaty-Garzon, director of Montreal Urban Economic Observatory.
- Where: Room G10, Macdonald-Harrington Building (815 Sherbrooke St. W.).
- When: 6 pm, October 8.
Our Home: Haven or Hazard?
- What: Popular chemists review the dangers lurking in ordinary homes.
- Who: Joe Schwarcz, David Harpp and Ariel Fenster from McGill's Office for Science and Society.
- Where: Room 112, Otto Maass Chemistry Building (801 Sherbrooke St. W.).
- When: 7:30 pm, October 16
Exhibit: The work of McGill architects John Bland, John Schreiber and Norbert Shoenauer. - When: October 18 to 31. - Where: Blackader-Lauterman Library, Redpath Library Building, (3459 McTavish St.)
- What: Multiple Choices, from the National Film Board of Canada, a film that examines the different kinds of families found at home: blended to the dysfunctional to the divorced.
- Where: Room 26, Leacock Building (845 Sherbrooke St. W.).
- When: 7 pm, October 28.
The remaining Montreal Matters partners include: the Foundation of Greater Montreal, the National Film Board of Canada, L'Autre Montreal, Habitat for Humanity, McCord Museum of Canadian History, the Montreal Municipal Libraries, The Quebec Writer's Federation and le Conseil des Metiers d'Art du Quebec. For a complete list of Montreal Matters events, please consult the website.