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Science Literacy Week: The Wonderful World of Pollinators

22 Sep 2018 11:00
12:15

Join us during Science Literacy Week for a fun-filled outdoor Wild Family Nature Club that includes games and sensory activities to bring participants up close and personal with pollinators and the plants they interact with.  Participants will visit two pollinator gardens on McGill ca...

Science Literacy Week: The Geology of our Solar System

22 Sep 2018 11:30
12:30

Join us during Science Literacy Week to explore the fascinating geology of our solar system! Learn about space rocks, impact craters, major volcanic events, and minerals that occur on different planets. Participants will handle a variety of mineral specimens and identify their properties with different tools, such as magnifying glasses and magnets. 

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Science Literacy Week: FULL Family Discovery Workshop: Space Travel and Astronauts @ Redpath Museum

23 Sep 2018 11:30
14:00

Join us during Science Literacy Week for a fun-filled family discovery workshop on space travel!

NEW! Two sessions every Sunday:

11h30 – 12h30 in English

13h – 14h  in French

All Discovery Workshops include a hands-on craft.

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Science Literacy Week: The Constellations with Let's Talk Science

23 Sep 2018 12:00
15:00

Can you identify the images that the stars form in the sky? From bears, birds, and rams, to warriors, queens, and kings. Learn to pick out our most popular constellations and create your very own constellation finder from household items! Join Let's Talk Science at McGill University and familiarize yourself with the stars of our galaxy!...

Sunday Documentary film: Anita

23 Sep 2018 14:30
17:00

Academy Award-winning documentarian Freida Lee Mock takes on law professor Anita Hill's testimony at the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings and its two-decade-long aftermath in Anita, a thoughtful, deeply felt account of Hill's remarkable journey and transformation from private citizen to internationally respected gender equality activist.

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Survival Workshop: Foraging for wild edibles

25 Sep 2018 12:00
13:00

Our new McGill Survival Workshops are now offered for everyone, including McGill students, staff and faculty. They are not suitable for young children. In English. 

These workshops are held once a month, over lunch from 12h-13h, with wilderness awareness educator Steve Leckman.

FEE per workshop: $10/ non-student or $5 / student (must be over 16 years of age) .

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Journées de la Culture: Sieving for Small Fossils

29 Sep 2018 11:30
13:30

Join us during Journées de la Culture for a fun activity on fossils!

Learn how to sieve for small fossils with Palaeontology technician Chantal Montreuil. Shark and ray teeth, spines, fish scales... what will you find?

Saturday September 29: 

session 1: 11h30 to 12h15 session 2: 12h30 to 13h15

 

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FULL - Family Discovery Workshop: Beavers and Otters @ Redpath Museum

30 Sep 2018 11:30
14:00

NEW! Two sessions every Sunday:

11h30 – 12h30 in English

13h – 14h  in French

All Discovery Workshops include a hands-on craft. These workshops are suitable for a single parent along with one child no older than 5 or 6. 

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Journées de la Culture: Investigate Volcanoes

30 Sep 2018 14:00
16:00

Join us during Journées de la Culture to learn about the unique vocabulary of volcanoes! 

Volcanoes are a dynamic part of the Earth's crust. Learn about the structure of a volcano and handle different volcanic samples, such as ash, lava bombs and volcanic glass. 

In English. No reservation necessary.

 

Journées de la Culture: Vikings in North America

30 Sep 2018 14:00
15:00

Joins us for the Journées de la Culture: a conference on The Vikings in North America: an Indelible Trace

Presenter: Frédéric Belley, historian. 

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Sunday Documentary film: Dark Girls

30 Sep 2018 14:30
17:00

Documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color---particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.

Cutting Edge Lecture in Science:Why we get old and die, and what to do about it

11 Oct 2018 18:00
19:00

The Cutting Edge Lectures in Science are introductions for the general public to the latest research in science.

In English. 

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Cutting Edge Lecture in Science: Why we get old and die, and what to do about it

11 Oct 2018 18:00
19:00

By Henry Olders (M.D. (Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill). 

Talk Summary:

Why is coffee good for you when you’re older? Why is too much protein bad for you? Learn which supplements are harmful, which are helpful, and why. Can stress be good for you? Do our gut bacteria play a role? Epigenetics? What’s the connection between sleep loss and cancer?

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Freaky Friday: Life on Earth in the Anthropocene - should we be worried?

12 Oct 2018 12:00
13:00

Freaky Friday is a lunch-time presentation during which McGill scientists and researchers examine the myths, realities and misconceptions surrounding science issues, concepts or phenomena.  In English.

WHERE: Redpath Museum Auditorium. FREE, everyone welcome. No reservation necessary.

By Prof. Andrew Gonzalez (Biology Dept., McGill)

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Homecoming guided walk: Leafy Legacy

14 Oct 2018 10:00
12:00

Leafy Legacy - Guided Tour of the Trees of McGill 

​In English.

Learn about the astounding botanical legacy of the McGill downtown campus. Includes a copy of the booklet "Leafy Legacy". Meet on the front steps of the Redpath Museum. 

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