In conversation with neuroscientist Dr. Nguyen-Vi Mohamed

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As part of the new Neuro XXceptional video series featuring women researchers, neuroscientist Nguyen-Vi Mohamed talks about her work with mini brains, miniature balls of human brain cells smaller than a pea.

In conversation with neurologist Lesley Fellows

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As part of the new Neuro XXceptional video series featuring women researchers, neuroscientist Lesley Fellows talks about her work and how we can “design optimal environments” for our brain.

Spotlight on neuroscientist Heidi McBride

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As part of the new Neuro XXceptional video series featuring women researchers, neuroscientist Heidi McBride discusses growing up on a farm, the power of the mitochondria and how she gauges success in science.

Kevin Page on taxation and transparency

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Kevin Page, President and CEO of the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa, will be giving the keynote on the subject Taxation and Transparency tomorrow at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada conference.

Jan. 26: Susan Zimmerman on academic integrity

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Susan Zimmerman, Executive Director of the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research (SRCR), will be coming to McGill on January 26, to present the keynote address at McGill’s 7th Annual Academic Integrity Day.

Moe Touizrar: Sound and meaning

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As he tells it, composer Moe Touizrar (Ph.D. 2019) aims to communicate real-world experiences and human emotions through his music. His latest work (composed as a result of winning the 2015-2016 Andrew Svoboda Prize in Orchestral Composition) uses a full orchestra to communicate the experience of watching a sunset and sunrise. We spoke to Touizrar in a recent email exchange to learn more about the piece before its premiere by the McGill Symphony Orchestra this Friday.

Thomas Laqueur on death, immortality and people living to 500

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In advance of his upcoming Cundill Prize Lecture, Thomas Laqueur spoke to the Reporter about everything from the possibility of people living for 500 years and the changing definition of death through history.

In conversation with the Stratford Festival’s Scott Wentworth

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Friends of the McGill Library in collaboration with the Stratford Festival will present the annual Shakespeare Lecture featuring Scott Wentworth on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. In his talk titled Julius Caesar Before The Rehearsal Room, Wentworth will focus on the director’s work before the first day of rehearsal. Wentworth spoke to the Reporter

Infamous medical research: Bad guys, duped victims or something else?

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In advance of her Nov. 1 Osler Lecture, Infamous Medical Research: Bad Guys, Duped Victims, or Something Else?, historian Susan M. Reverby looks at two of the most shocking U.S. medical research studies ever conducted.

Trottier Symposium speaker Dr. Amir Raz on hypnosis, magic and placebos in medicine

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In advance of his Oct. 23 lecture, The Placebo Effect, as part of the 2017 Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium, Dr. Amir Raz spoke spoke to the Reporter about everything from hypnosis in medicine, the connection between magic and science and the ethics of physicians prescribing placebo