Faculty of Science

The Food Babe Decoded

Published: 15Mar2015

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...

If you happen to be in Washington on April 24....

Published: 5Apr2014

Spotlight on X-STEM Speaker Dr. Joe Schwarcz! Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about the science of the paranormal from X-STEM Speaker Dr. Joe Schwarcz at the X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium on...

Is Your Makeup Killing You? Decoding Cosmetic Scare Stories

Published: 18Mar2014

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?...

More Oz Folly

Published: 27Jan2014

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...

Alternative Medicine

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2014 SPMAO Annual Conference Speakers

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Dr. Joe comments on Dr. Oz

Published: 26Jan2014

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...

Online course offers Food for Thought on ever-changing information

Published: 17Jan2014

What is it like to teach a class of more than 20,000 students? I don’t know, but I’m about to find out. Colleagues David Harpp and Ariel Fenster and I have been selected to offer McGill’s first ...

CTV Montreal: Dr. Joe Schwarcz on the dangers of E.coli

Published: 16Jan2014

Many strains of E.coli are necessary for human digestion, but O157:H7 can be deadly.   To view the video, click here 

New Year's News!!!

Published: 6Jan2014

We are pleased to announce that we now have an “App” both for Apple and Android devices so that the McGill Office for Science and Society’s nifty and sometimes quirky science can always be at your...

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