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Family Science Day: What is neuroscience? History of neuroscience at McGill

As part of McGill’s Bicentennial and 24h de science, join BrainReach on a virtual tour of the brain and its fascinating neurons followed by a brief history of neuroscience. Young minds will discover how scientists at McGill set on a journey to understand the human brain.

 

Topic: What is neuroscience? History of neuroscience at McGill

Published: 6 Apr 2021

KEGS Foundation Scholarships for students in geophysics [Deadline: April 15, 2021]

Deadline: April 15, 2021 for KEGS Foundation Scholarships (Canadian Geophysical Exploration Society) aimed at undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a program that emphasizes geophysics.   Find out more and download the application form from KEGS Foun
Published: 6 Apr 2021

CIMF - Dr. David S. Robertson Geology Scholarship [Deadline: April 30, 2021]

Deadline extended to April 30, 2021 for this CIMF scholarship aimed at a U2 student in a geology program: Dr. David S. Robertson Geology Scholarship.

Find out more and download the application form from  http://cimfoundation.ca/en/dr-david-s-robertson-scholarship-fund

Published: 24 Mar 2021

CIMF - Scotiabank Scholarship [Deadline: April 30, 2021]

 

Deadline extended to April 30, 2021 for this CIMF scholarship aimed at a U2 student in the fields of exploration and/or geology: Scotiabank Scholarship ($2k)

Published: 24 Mar 2021

Celebrity chef Bruno Feldeisen guest stars in baking-themed biology class at McGill

BIOL 201 students baked protein-shaped cookies so good even Chef Bruno Feldeisen from The Great Canadian Baking Show couldn't resist.

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Published: 24 Mar 2021

The Undergraduate Poster Showcase 2021: The show must go on!

Office of Science Education Communications Assistant Brent Jamsa sat down with four students to discuss their upcoming presentations at the second annual Undergraduate Poster Showcase. This year, the highly-anticipated event will be hosted on March 16, 6-8 PM EST via Zoom. Register here to attend: https://mcgill.ca/x/odx.

Published: 9 Mar 2021

Divided by geography, yet united by the same love of rocks!

Have you been wondering how to increase equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) within your McGill communities? If yes, you may be inspired by reading about an event that one department, Earth and Planetary Sciences, has initiated as a way to open conversations and to learn what it’s like to be an international graduate student in Canada. Perhaps you’ll even have ideas about activities that would benefit your own department.

By Meghomita Das

Published: 19 Jan 2021

Student art exhibition to highlight McGill Bicentennial

The Faculty of Science is celebrating McGill’s 200th anniversary with a student art exhibition on the theme of “Science!”. McGill students at all levels and all faculties are invited to submit works in any medium, expressing what science means to them.

Faculty of Science bicentennial committee member, Torsten Bernhard, says the aim of the exhibition is to celebrate science in all its forms.

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Published: 12 Jan 2021

Faculty of Science launches living library of teaching strategies

The Living Library: Teaching Strategies from McGill Classrooms is a new initiative from the Office of Science Education to support faculty with planning and delivering courses.

Published: 16 Dec 2020

Sustainably managed fisheries provide a safeguard against global food insecurity

Thanks to the pandemic, we know just how quickly food can disappear from supermarket shelves. But it is hard to gauge the vulnerability of our food production system as a whole to abrupt changes, such as those that could be caused by extreme events such as a nuclear war or massive volcanic eruptions.

Published: 4 Dec 2020

Supersonic winds, rocky rains forecasted on lava planet

Among the most extreme planets discovered beyond the edges of our solar system are lava planets: fiery hot worlds that circle so close to their host star that some regions are likely oceans of molten lava.

Published: 3 Nov 2020

Kyle Henderson, PhD Candidate receives 2020 Hugh C. Morris Fellowship

Congratulations to Kyle ! Recipient of 1 of 2 Hugh C. Morris Experiential Learning Fellowship. Administered by the Kimberley Foundation, the fellowship supports a student-designed self-guided experiential program related to studies in earth sciences, climate change, sustainability, or the social impact, social sciences or design sciences concern with earth, sustainability of environmental issues.

Published: 26 Mar 2020

New technique for measuring greenhouse gas production from thawing permafrost

A research team led by McGill University geochemist Peter Douglas has used a new method for measuring the rate at which methane is produced by microbes breaking down thawing permafrost. “There is a lot of concern about methane being released from permafrost, but we don’t know how available carbon that has been frozen for thousands of years is to microbes,” says Douglas, an assistant professor in McGill’s Department of Earth and Pl

Published: 26 Mar 2020
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