Saturday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. It is a day for celebrating a range of economic, cultural, social, and political achievements of women but also a time to consider what still needs to be done to advance women’s rights. Great improvements have been made, but there is much that still needs doing – both locally and internationally.
On Tuesday, March 11 and Friday, March 14, from 10:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., the Speech and Language Pathology students of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders will be offering free hearing screenings for staff and students.
The McGill Sport Medicine Clinic, located in the Currie Gymnasium, offers the services of many health professionals, including Sport Medicine Physicians. If you have a sports or recreational activity related injury, you can be seen by one of the specialized doctors.
According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 8 million Canadians live with Type 1 diabetes or pre-diabetes. Many do not even know they have the disease. 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.
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.
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. Hear about all the latest details in this audio interview with Carlo Cimo, Senior Project Manager from the Facilities Operations and Development.
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.
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.”
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. On March 20 a panel of experts will discuss factors that can increase women’s risk for developing blood clots and what can be done to prevent clots from forming.
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.