According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, some 8 million Canadians live with Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. Many do not even know they have the disease. The good news is that Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed through changes to diet and activity patterns. On March 14, Mireille Moreau, registered dietician, will discuss dietary habits that people can change today to reduce their risk of developing this rapidly increasing chronic disease.
A major renovation of the McIntyre Medical Building’s HVAC infrastructure is underway. This project, funded through the Knowledge Infrastructure Program, involves extensive roof work directly above the Osler Library as well as a replacement of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems throughout the Library and the McIntyre Building.
Staying in Montreal for spring break? Come cheer on McGill’s men’s and women’s hockey teams as they head into their second round of playoffs. The Redmen play on Saturday, March 1 at 7 p.m. against rival UQTR and the Martlets play on Sunday, March 2 at 3 p.m. against Université de Montréal. Prior to the women’s game, McGill Olympic hockey champs Mélodie Daoust and Charline Labonté will be on hand sporting their gold medals to help perform the ceremonial faceoff with Principal Suzanne Fortier. Both games are at McConnell arena.
The MNI’s first Epilepsy Day will take place at the Neuro on March 6. Epilepsy Day will include a poster session from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. with presentations following. The Pierre Gloor Lecture, “If Pascal had only known: Genes for Arrhythmias of Heart and Brain” will be delivered by Jeff Noebels, Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, and Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine.
RSVP by debbie [dot] rashcovsky [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email).
In just a few months, most of McGill’s Faculty of Dentistry’s operations and units will be gathered under one roof at 2001 McGill College, right across from the Roddick Gates. The Faculty’s new clinic will be at the cutting edge of dental education with the latest high-tech simulation technologies, teaching equipment and learning spaces that enable experiential and collaborative learning.
Comment tirer profit des expériences passées et récentes de corruption à la Ville de Montréal pour établir des balises efficaces à la lutte à la corruption et à la collusion ?
Quels sont les pouvoirs dont disposent la Ville de Montréal en matière de lutte à la collusion et la corruption ?
Quels sens donner aux concepts de collusion et de corruption ?
Que peut-on apprendre des cas des autres villes québécoises et canadiennes ?
By McGill Reporter Staff
As speculation mounted that Premier Pauline Marois is about to call a general election for later this spring, the Quebec government brought down its budget on Feb. 20.
While overall government program spending growth for 2014-15 is limited to 2 per cent globally, spending allocated to the education sector (including both the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport and the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie) will be increased by a total of $493 million, or 3 per cent.
Award-winning author Michael Ondaatje will deliver the 2014 Hugh MacLennan Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, March 26 at 5:30 p.m. The topic of his lecture is “Mongrel art: A discussion of literature and its neighbours.” The lecture will take place at Maxwell-Cohen Moot Court (3660 Peel St.). To RSVP to this Friends of the Library event, please click here.
Women are at increased risk of developing blood clots in the deep veins of their legs and in their lungs (known as venous thrombosis) during certain periods of their lives. These times are usually associated with hormonal changes, such as during the use of oral contraceptive pills, pregnancy or hormone replacement therapy. You are invited to attend the CIHR Café Scientifique on Thursday, March 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
On March 17 and 18, the public is invited to the First annual Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design titled “Engineering our prosperity: Sustainable cities and industries in the 21st century”. Everyone is welcome to listen to experts share roadmaps to achieve sustainable energy and materials flows in cities and in industrial systems. Free admission, open to the public, come early to get a seat. March 17-18, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Centre Mont-Royal (1000 Sherbrooke W.).