Friday, Aug. 29: Undergraduate Computer Research Symposium

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For the tenth year, the School of Computer Science is holding the Undergraduate Computer Research Symposium (UCORE’14) on Friday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. UCORE offers McGill undergraduates who have been engaged in research over the summer to present and share their research with a wider audience.

Oct. 27-31: Executive Education Program in International Development

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The Institute for the Study of International Development will be offering its popular executive education certificate program, International Development: Bridging The Worlds Of Theory, Policy And Practice from Oct. 27-31.

October 8, Healthy aging: Gender Brain Health symposium

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This symposium will look at gender differences in the aging process, including the role of the hormone estrogen in healthy aging and what effect it has on the aging process on women; and understanding the role of a healthy hippocampus, a brain structure very important in memory for spatial learning. Afternoon workshops will cover gender differences in caregiving role and techniques for the 21st century; and a four-pillar program to keep the hippocampus healthy and improve navigational techniques.

What you need to know about the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa

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Recently, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa a global emergency. As a result, the Public Health Agency of Canada recommends that Canadians avoid all non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. With the fall semester beginning, McGill is following the PHAC’s recommendation that students, faculty and staff avoid all nonessential university travel to the four affected countries.

Alan Evans awarded major brain disorders prize

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Dr. Alan Evans, a pioneering scientist who has helped map the human brain, has been awarded the Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize by the University of British Columbia. Dr. Evans is a researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the James McGill Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Biomedical Engineering at McGill.

Participants needed for neurodegeneration study

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McGill’s Dr. Jens Pruessner is leading a study to investigate signs of early cognitive changes and neurodegeneration in aging individuals. The long-term objective of this project is to facilitate the early identification of individuals at high risk of Alzheimer Disease.

Wish you were here: Call for your vacation photos

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With less than a month before the start of the new semester, summer has officially rounded the clubhouse turn. The McGill Reporter wants to see what you did on your vacation. Share your best moments with the McGill community by letting us post your vacation pictures on The Reporter website and in the first print issue of the paper on Sept. 2.

Rosalind Goodman loses battle with cancer

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McGill’s flag atop the Arts Building flew at half mast on Wednesday as the community mourns the passing of Rosalind Goodman, a devoted alumna, generous philanthropist, and tireless volunteer, who committed herself to energizing cancer research activities at McGill and to educating others about the disease. It is an illness she fought and survived in 2007, but one that ultimately took her life

Sept. 15: Launch of The Smart Palate cookbook for healthy lifestyles

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Members of the public are invited to celebrate the launch of The Smart Palate cookbook on Monday, Sept. 15, from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., at Phamascience, Inc. (6111 Royalmount Ave., west of Decarie Blvd.). Proceeds from sales will support research being conducted at the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre

Do you want to have a say in how medical training is evaluated at McGill?

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The Faculty of Medicine is looking for members of the public to give their opinions on how the medical program at McGill should be evaluated. What do you hope to see in medical graduates? How can we gauge if we’re doing it right?