How to Build an Opera

@ Music

As part of the Classes Without Quizzes series, McGill’s Director of Opera Studies Patrick Hansen uses the theory of “multiple intelligences” put forth by Harvard professor Howard Gardner in 1983 to¬†demonstrate how opera’s various aspects combine to bring the show to life for an audience.

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December 18, 2009 at 2:30 pm


Religion in the World: Pluralism, Multiculturalism and Complexity

@ Law & Society

Society’s rich mixture of religions presents countless opportunities to encounter and explore human culture, history and thought. In Canada and around the world, modern life requires us to consider how people and societies both make and express religious meaning. In this Classes Without Quizzes lecture, Dean Ellen Aitken (Faculty of Religious Studies) looks at religious traditions as an integral dimension of society and encourages analytical attentiveness to their meaning and expression, with examples drawn from the past and present, and from locales both near and far.

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December 18, 2009 at 1:38 pm


Healthy Body, Healthy Brain

@ Health

Join some distinguished members of the Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute) and McGill’s Faculty of Medicine as they share the latest research on what goes on between our ears for this episode of Classes Without Quizzes. Learn how cognitive functions – thought, perception, reason and memory – are affected by aging, stress, and conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure.

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December 18, 2009 at 1:23 pm


Conceptions and Misconceptions of Autism

@ Health

There is a proliferation of information about autism in the media and in research today. In this Classes Without Quizzes lecture, Professor Tara Flanagan discusses the things that we know, don’t know, and misrepresent about autism. She also offers some practical solutions for improving the lives of individuals with autism.

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December 18, 2009 at 12:48 pm


Use It or Lose It: A Guide to Brain Maintenance

@ Health

Loss of memory is one of the greatest challenges of aging individuals. In this session of Classes WIthout Quizzes, Dr. Clare McFarlane discusses some of the strategies that have been shown to help slow memory loss and the scientific research behind them. These methods include playing games that encourage strategy and problem solving (bridge, crossword puzzles, Sudoku) and maintaining an engagement in social, physical and intellectual activities throughout old age.

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December 17, 2009 at 1:02 pm


Trouble in the Tropics: Upsetting a Fragile Balance

@ Environment

For the last 20 years, Colin and Lauren Chapman have conducted research to measure the extent to which human actions are having a negative effect on the forests and freshwater systems of the tropics, research which they summarize in this lecture for Classes Without Quizzes.

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December 17, 2009 at 12:52 pm


CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with Andy Nulman, BCom ’83

@ Business & Leadership

Andy Nulman, former CEO of “Just for Laughs” is the special guest in this video, as Karl Moore brings his CEO Speakers series to Classes Without Quizzes. The two discuss the entertainment industry, communications media, creativity, leadership, and the place of laughter at the heart of it all.

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December 17, 2009 at 12:45 pm


Medical Panel: From the Bench to the Bedside

@ Health

In this special Homecoming lecture Dean of Medicine and Vice-Principal, Health Affairs, Richard I. Levin moderates a panel discussion featuring some of the University’s most distinguished cancer researchers.

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April 22, 2009 at 3:03 pm