Public outreach

Organized by the Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) office at McGill University, Community Engagement Day (CED) aims celebrate, expand on, and build new lasting relationships between McGill and the greater Montreal community, through offering projects and activities in support of and collaboration with community organizations. This year’s CED will be held on and around September 29th, 2016.

Register for a project now at http://www.cedmcgill.com/projects from August 15th to September 18th!

Classified as: Public Outreach, students, Volunteer, Montreal, community engagement, Social Equity and Diversity Education, Staff workshops
Published on: 14 Aug 2016

Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules, Separating fact from fiction, and the science of everyday life

 

See PDF attachments for further information

 

Published on: 4 Jan 2016

Dr. Joe sits down with Bev Thomson on Canada AM and chats about his new book, "Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules."

Click here to see the full interview.

Classified as: Joe Schwarcz, book review, Office for Science and Society, CTV, Canada AM
Published on: 12 May 2015

Vani Hari, who goes by the alias “The Food Babe” has become a real social phenomenon. She blogs, appears on TV and has just come out with a book that quickly made it to the New York Times best seller list. She has lots of followers and lots of critics, including myself. I don’t disagree with her goal of improving people’s eating habits. I just disagree with the methods used. Irrational fear-mongering is not the way to go. "There is just no acceptable level of any chemical to ingest, ever," she says.

Classified as: OSS, Faculty of Science, Office for Science and Society
Published on: 15 Mar 2015

Spanning two days, the Annual Trottier Public Science Symposium “Are We Alone?” took the audience to the moon, Mars, and beyond. Focusing on the origin of life in our solar system, the series explored the where and how of alien life.

Published on: 17 Oct 2014

A Treatment for Chemophobia

"Hey, aren't you somebody?" the teenager queried as I got into the elevator.

Classified as: Joe Schwarcz, OSS, Huffington Post, Office for Science
Published on: 14 Apr 2014

Date: May 8, 2014

Time: 7-9pm

Location: Atwater Library  -- 1200 Atwater Ave, Westmount

RSVP: jenna [at] ecwpress.com

Classified as: Joe Schwarcz, McGill University, OSS, Office for Science and Society, book launch
Published on: 11 Apr 2014

Just received the first copies of my 14th book "Is That a Fact." Should be in the stores within a couple of weeks. Official launch is May 8 at 5 PM, Atwater Public Library in Montreal.

First advance review is in:
Is That a Fact?: Frauds, Quacks, and the Real Science of Everyday Life.
Schwarcz, Joe (Author)
May 2014. 280 p. ECW, paperback, $17.95. (9781770411906). 500.

Classified as: Joe Schwarcz, OSS, book review
Published on: 28 Mar 2014

You’ve seen the stories: There’s Lead in Your Lipstick! Pthalates in Your Shampoo! Parabens in Everything!

 

Our cosmetics are awash in toxic chemicals, or so it seems. Are we in imminent danger? Should we throw them all out and go au naturelle? Or slather away in a fool’s paradise, only to develop cancer – or worse, pass on our toxic habits to our children as birth defects? Why are there toxins in our products at all? And if these toxins are so dangerous, why isn’t anything being done?

 

A Scientific Opinion

Classified as: Joe Schwarcz, OSS, Faculty of Science
Published on: 18 Mar 2014

The McGill Reporter

Classified as: Joe Schwarcz, OSS, Iron Chef
Published on: 13 Feb 2014

Listen live at 3pm Eastern time

www.CJAD.com

Classified as: Joe Schwarcz, OSS
Published on: 2 Feb 2014

Dr. Oz has absolutely gone haywire. In pushing the "alkaline" diet he takes a piece of kidney and pours acid on it to show how it disintegrates and infers this is happening in the body. This is insane. The pH of the blood is maintained at about 7.35 no matter what the diet. Oz has lost all perspective and is falling deeper and deeper into the abyss of quackery.

Classified as: Joe Schwarcz, Faculty of Science, Office for Science and Society
Published on: 27 Jan 2014

The wizardry of Dr. Oz

The surgeon and TV celebrity has succeeded in winning fans and influencing public health debates - which troubles some experts.

Mehmet Oz's followers believe he is a trustworthy, serious-minded (and hot) physician.

His equally fervent flock of critics say he is a fad-foisting, ratings-grubbing (and smart) TV celebrity.

In the 10 years since Oprah dubbed him "America's Doctor," the 53-year-old Oz has shown he is comfortable in both roles.

Classified as: Joe Schwarcz, Faculty of Science, Office for Science and Society
Published on: 26 Jan 2014

Listen live at 3pm Eastern time

www.CJAD.com

Published on: 26 Jan 2014

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