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Science & Culture: Week of November 28

Posted by Hannah / November 28, 2005

S&C.jpg A weekly preview of things to do in Montreal at the intersection of science and culture, including films, art exhibits, readings and conferences.

Film
November 28
Seeds of Change
The film Seeds of Change takes an unprecedented look at genetically modified crops in Canada, going beyond the regular debate between food security activists and biotech executives and speaks with those who deal with GMCs on a daily basis: rural Canadian farmers.

Time: 7:30 and 9 p.m., respectively
Place: Room H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve
Price: Free
Info: Cinema Politica

Film
November 28
Arctic Mission: Climate on the Edge
The National Film Board, the McGill Alumni Association and the Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium present Alain Belhumeur's Arctic Mission: Climate on the Edge.
See a schedule of two weeks of free screenings at the NFB Cinema.

Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Moyse Hall, McGill University, 853 Sherbrooke St. W.
Price: Free

Lecture
November 29
Montreal Inter-University Seminar on the History and Philosophy of Science
A presentation by Christian Janicki (McGill University Health Center) on the contribution of quantum mechanics to the physics of consciousness and the rise of mind-dody complementary and alternative therapies: Quackeries from New Age movements or a new medical science?

Time: 4 - 5 p.m., followed by a reception with the speaker
Place: Concordia University, Loyola Campus, Science Pavilion, 7141 Sherbrooke Street West, 3rd Floor, SP 365.01

Lecture
November 30
Climate Warming
University of Alberta ecologist David W. Schindler will deliver a free public lecture on Climate Warming, Eutrophication and loss of water resources: Western Canada's water supply in the 21st century.

Time: 7 p.m.
Place: UQAM 200 Sherbrooke St. W.
Price: Free

Lecture
November 30
Climate change or changing the Kyoto Protocol (in French)

Time : 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Place : Université de Montréal – Pavillon 3200, rue Jean-Brillant
Price : $20; students $20
Info: Université de Montréal - Les Belles Soirées (514) 343-2020;

Film
December 1 & 8
Green Camera
Documentary films look at climate change: problems and solutions.

Time: 7 - 9:30 p.m.
Place: Sala Rossa, 4848 St. Laurent Blvd.

Architecture
December 3 & 4
Sustainable Building Tours
Guided tours of sustainable buildings in Montreal are offered by the Sustainable Building Council of Canada and the Order of Quebec Architects.

Time: Saturday Dec. 3, 1 - 4 p.m., or Sunday Dec. 4, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Price: $5, Reservations necessary (maximum 50 places)
Info: Tickets available at Mountain Equipment Coop. (514) 788-5876, ext. 0

Film
December 3 & 4
Planet in Focus
Planet in Focus presents films on climate change. Titles include The Great Warming, 75 min., A la derive, 52 min. (French version), Troubles in Paradise, 75 min., Wind Over Water, 32 min., The End of The World as We Know It, 77 min., The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and The Collapse of the American Dream, 78 min. (French subtitles). Discussion forums will follow the screenings.

Time: 9:30 a.m. - noon and 1:30 - 4 p.m.
Place: Cinematheque Quebecoise, 330 de Maisonneuve Blvd. E.
Price : Free.
Info : (514) 842-9763

Exhibit
Until December 3
UQAM conference on climate change
This conference will look at the state of scientific knowledge on the causes and impacts of climate change, debates on the political, economic, social and ethical issues.

Place: Complexe des sciences Pierre-Dansereau de l'UQAM, Pavillon Sherbrooke, 200 Sherbrooke St. W., Grand amphitheatre (SH-2800)
Price: Free for students. For others, cost is $50 for the whole conference or $20 per day.
Info: For information and to register: www.sciencessociete.uqam.ca/climat

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