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Kids Code Jeunesse Workshop

These 2-hour workshops will invite children to build a coding project with Scratch based on the book The Darkest Dark, by the astronaut Chris Hadfield.

September 17th, 2-4 p.m.Benny Library6400 Monkland Ave, Montreal, QC H4B 1H3More information

Basic Biology of Neuroscience

September 18th, 9 a.m.Montreal Neurological Institute – GrandPre room3801 Boulevard Robert-Bourassa, Montreal, QC H3A 2B4More information

Learn to code with HackMcGill

September 18th, 4-5 p.m.McGill University – Schulich Library845 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 0G4More information

Science cinema – Google and the World Brain

In 1937, the science fiction writer H. G. Wells imagined a “World Brain” containing all of the world’s knowledge, accessible to all people, that would be “so compact in its material form and so gigantic in its scope and possible influence” that it could transcend even nation states and governments. Seventy years later, Google set about realizing Wells’ vision, launching a massive project to scan millions of books from university library collections — and triggering a fierce backlash in the process. When it was discovered that over half of the first ten million books Google scanned were still in copyright, authors from around the world joined together to wage a fierce legal battle against the Internet giant, culminating in a dramatic courtroom showdown in 2011.

In gripping detail, Google & the World Brain tells the fascinating story of this complicated struggle over intellectual property and access to human knowledge, offering crucial insights into broader debates surrounding data-mining and privacy, downloading and copyright, fair use, freedom and surveillance.

September 18th, 5:30 p.m.McGill University – McLennan Library Building845 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 0G4More information

Attention and Memory

September 19th, 10 a.m.Montreal Neurological Institute – GrandPre room3801 Boulevard Robert-Bourassa, Montreal, QC H3A 2B4More information

Introduction to Raspberry Pi

September 19th, 10-11:30 a.m.McGill University – Schulich Library845 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 0G4More information

Raspberry P.I Data Logging

Get started with the Raspberry Pi in this quick, practical overview focusing on using sensors and logging data. We will use a light sensor and atmospheric pressure sensor to gather some data with a short Python script. You will walk away from this class with a better understanding of what Raspberry Pi computers are and how you can harness their power for data collection. This is an introductory workshop and no prior programming or electronics skills are required, Raspberry Pi computers are provided for the workshop. This workshop is also open to McGill students as it is presented as part of Science Literacy Week

September 19th, 2-4 p.m.J.W McConnell Building – LB-211 – Concordia University1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Montréal, QC H3G 1M8More information

Raspberry PI Data Logging

Get started with the Raspberry Pi in this quick, practical overview focusing on using sensors and logging data. We will use a light sensor and atmospheric pressure sensor to gather some data with a short Python script. You will walk away from this class with a better understanding of what Raspberry Pi computers are and how you can harness their power for data collection. This is an introductory workshop and no prior programming or electronics skills are required, Raspberry Pi computers are provided for the workshop. This workshop is also open to McGill students as it is presented as part of Science Literacy Week. Register here!

September 19th, 2-4 p.m.Concordia University – Webster Library1400 Maisonneuve Blvd W, Montreal, QC H3G 1M8More information

Engaging the Media: How a Well-Timed Press Release Can Boost Attention To Research,

Even though peer-reviewed articles are the holy grail of publishing, do not neglect the power of a well-crafted press release to increase your impact. Attend this workshop to be introduced to the form, function, and style of an effective press release. Participate in this workshop and you will learn:

how to engage mass media to disseminate research how to structure a press release ways to identify the newsworthy aspects of research to include in a press release The workshop will be led by Dr. Yevgen Nazarenko, McGill postdoc, who has authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications and delivered numerous talks. He has successfully partnered with the McGill Media Relations Office to share his research with a broader audience.

September 19th, 2-4 p.m.McGill University845 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 0G4More information

Phonomenal! and Still Listening – Exhibit tour

Guided tour of Phenomenal! Rare sides from the history of sound recording + Still Listening – An Exhibit of Works in Honour of Pauline Oliveros The latest Marvin Duchow Music Library exhibit explores the history of recorded sound through its rare collection of 20th century recordings and related ephemera. Cylinder, shellac, and vinyl records with varying disc and groove sizes, speeds, composition materials, colours and uses offer insight into the evolution of the medium.

Still Listening, the exhibition of 87 commissioned scores in honour of the life and work of Pauline Oliveros, opened Thursday, June 1 at the McGill Music Library, as part of the 2017 IICSI-McGill (in association with the Institute for the Public Life of Arts+Ideas), Still Listening colloquium. This year’s McGill-IICSI conference is focused on improvisation and listening, with a particular emphasis on Pauline Oliveros, whose passing this past November 2016, leaves us with a rich legacy of compositions, improvisations, theory, activism, community building, design, and a wide network of individuals and institutions that were influenced in many ways by her example, thoughts, sounds and actions.

September 19th, 4 p.m.McGill University – Marvin Duchow Music Library845 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 0G4More information

Science cinema – I Dream of Wires: The Machine that Shaped Electronic Music

I Dream of Wires is a documentary about the rise, fall and rebirth of the machine that shaped electronic music: the modular synthesizer. The film explores the synthesizer’s remarkable history, revealing how innovators like Robert Moog, working at Columbia University’s Computer Music Center, helped built the foundation for the machine. It shows how cheap foreign imports destroyed the synthesizer’s reputation. And it tracks the phenomenal resurgence of high end modular synthesizers being used by a new generation of musicians, many of them the progenitors of the electronic dance music genre.

Inventors, musicians and enthusiasts are interviewed about their relationship with the modular synthesizer — for many, it’s an all-consuming passion. Established musicians such as Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Gary Numan, Morton Subotnick, Carl Craig and John Foxx show off their systems and explain why they opt to use this volatile but ultimately rewarding technology.

Meanwhile, a new generation of dance and electronica artists including Clark, James Holden and Factory Floor explain why they’ve embraced the sound and physicality of modular synthesizers. Innovative companies like Modcan and Doepfer, driven by a desire to revive modular synthesizers, discuss how they planted the seeds that have grown into a major cottage industry. What started out as a “vintage-revival scene” in the ’90s has evolved into an underground phenomena, with users and aficionados craving ever more wild and innovative sounds and interfaces.

Today, the modular synthesizer is no longer an esoteric curiosity or even a mere music instrument — it is an essential tool for radical new sounds and a bona-fide subculture.

September 19th, 5:30 p.m.McGill University – McLennan Library Building845 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 0G4More information

Visit to the Schulich Library beehives

This is an opportunity to visit the beehives on the roof of the Schulich Library/Frank Dawson Adams building, in the company of an experienced beekeeper. Participants will see the beekeeper open up the hive and inspect a honeycomb, and will learn first-hand about the organisation of a colony of bees. There will also be a chance to ask questions. A protective bee suit will be offered to each participants.

(Note: While we will make every effort to prevent participants from being stung, please note that this is a visit to a live, working beehive. We therefore do not recommend participation if you are allergic to bee stings. An Epipen will be available.)

September 20th, 12-12:45 p.m.McGill University – Schulich Library845 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 0G4More information

“McGill Library Main navigationMain menuDummy HomeFind informationServicesBranchesAboutContactServices / Workshops and tours / View workshops / View by workshop The Maude Abbott Medical Museum: Teaching for yesterday and today

Presented by Dr. Richard Fraser, Director The Maude Abbott Medical Museum originated around the time of the founding of the Montreal Medical Institute (1823/24) (the forerunner of the McGill University Medical Faculty and of McGill itself). Many specimens in its collections were gathered in the late 1800s and early 1900s and illustrate diseases such as syphilis, rickets and congenital cardiac anomalies that are encountered uncommonly today in an untreated state in “developed” countries. The history of the Museum and the uses of its specimens to teach about historical and current medical issues will be discussed.

September 20th, 3:30 p.m.McGill University – Redpath Library Building845 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 0G4More information

Science cinema – Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?

From Taggart Siegel, director of the award-winning documentary The Real Dirst on Farmer John, comes a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis. Queen of the Sun takes us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive.

This engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world, including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature

September 20th, 5:30 p.m.McGill University – McLennan Library Building845 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 0G4More information

Introduction to Raspberry Pi

September 21st, 11:30-1 p.m.McGill University – Schulich Library845 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 0G4More information

Visit to the Schulich Library beehives

This is an opportunity to visit the beehives on the roof of the Schulich Library/Frank Dawson Adams building, in the company of an experienced beekeeper. Participants will see the beekeeper open up the hive and inspect a honeycomb, and will learn first-hand about the organisation of a colony of bees. There will also be a chance to ask questions. A protective bee suit will be offered to each participants.

(Note: While we will make every effort to prevent participants from being stung, please note that this is a visit to a live, working beehive. We therefore do not recommend participation if you are allergic to bee stings. An Epipen will be available.)

September 21st, 1:15-2 p.m.McGill University – Schulich Library845 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 0G4More information

Augmented Reality Workshop

This workshop will feature a demonstration of augmented reality (AR), during which attendees will have the chance to experience the Microsoft Hololens.

September 21st, 2 p.m.McGill University – Macdonald campus library845 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 0G4More information

Introduction to Open Science

September 21st, 4-5 p.m.McGill University – McLennan Library Building845 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 0G4More information

Science cinema – Top Secret Rosies

In 1942 a secret U.S. military program was launched to recruit women to the war effort. But unlike the efforts to recruit Rosie the Riveter to the factory, this clandestine search targeted female mathematicians who would become human ‘computers’ for the U.S. Army. From the bombing of Axis Europe to the assaults on Japanese strongholds, women worked around-the-clock six days a week, creating ballistics tables that proved crucial to Allied success. Rosie made the weapons, but the female computers made them accurate. When the first electronic computer (ENIAC) was developed to aid the Army’s calculation efforts, six of these women were tapped to become its first programmers.

Top Secret Rosies is the as-yet-untold story of women and technology that helped win a war and usher in the modern computer age. This is the chronicle of four very different women who worked as human computers at the University of Pennsylvania from 1942-1946. Capturing the opportunities and exhilaration of the times and exploring the moral dilemmas inherent in their work, Top Secret Rosies follows their efforts as they labored night and day to create the mathematical computations that made every Allied bomb and bullet more deadly.

September 21st, 5:30 p.m.McGill University – McLennan Library Building845 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 0G4More information

Knit a Petri Dish with Let’s Talk Science @McGill

Let’s Talk Science is an award winning, non-profitable organization that aims at educating the public about science. The outreach program of this organization focuses on teaching mainly the younger audience about different aspects of science through hands-on activities. At Science Literary Week, Let’s Talk Science will be doing some hands-on science for all ages. The activities include learning about stress response, how to solve crimes using fingerprints and DNA, and learning about the plant life cycle. During this activity you will make your very own petri dish with different microbes in it

September 22nd, 10 a.m.McGill University – Schulich Library845 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 0G4More information

Science in the news: Telling fact from fiction

Did you ever wonder if a story was too good to be true? Learn how to critically read science news articles to identify fact from fiction. Real news stories will be dissected and judged.

September 22nd, 2:30-3:30 p.m.McGill University – Schulich Library845 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 0G4More information

Science cinema – GTFO: Get the F**k Out – Women in Gaming

Sparked by a public display of sexual harassment in 2012, GTFO pries open the video game world to explore a 20 billion dollar industry that is riddled with discrimination and misogyny. Although half of all gamers are women, females are disproportionately subject to harassment and abuse from other gamers, and are massively under-represented in the video game design world. Through interviews with video game developers, journalists, and academics, GTFO examines the female experience in gaming and begins a larger conversation that will shape the future of the video game world.

September 22nd, 5:30 p.m.McGill University – McLennan Library Building845 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 0G4More information

National Learn to Code Day 2017

Using Data to Solve Problems: An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Beginners on September 23rd

Saturday, September 23rd, 10 -4 p.m.TBDTBDMore information

Marine Science Literacy @Museum

To mark Science Literacy week at McGill, join us to explore the concepts, terminology and understandings we have of marine life and maritime heritage. We will explore the Canada C3 scientific voyage on the touch screen, check out the points of interest on the giant floor map, and for the younger audience, we will read stories and have puppets animate ocean life.

Sept. 24th, 1-4 p.m.Redpath Museum859 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 0C4More information

Pointe-Claire

Workshop : Captain Catalyst and his spooky halloween chemistry show

The workshop will be fun, interactive and relevant. With a surprise to give goose bumps ! With Steven Rosenstein

September 24th, 1:30-3:30 p.m.Pointe-Claire Public Library100 Douglas-Shand Ave., Pointe-Claire (Québec) H9R 4V1More information

Vaudreuil-Dorion

Books & science worhshop

3 to 5 years old Children are invited with their mum or dad to come and discover science through books. We will read a book together, then we will do a scientific activity. The facilitator will propose a list of 5 books to read with children to awaken them to science and reading.

September 18th, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.Prenatal and youth family center486 rue Chicoine, Vaudreuil-Dorion (Québec) J7V 7E4More information