Past Events

12 March 2014

Due to the inclement weather Dr. Catherine Potvin’s Romanowski Lecture has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

07 March 2014

The Royal Society of Canada has reinvigorated the WISET programme with the support of NSERC and CIHR. Dr. Jessica Roda, Anthropologist/Ethnomusicologist from UQAM will travel to Japan in March 2014. Her trip will include visits with and lectures at Ochanomizu University Senior High School, the National Museum of Ethnology, the National Women’s Education Center for Japan and the Asia/Pacific Cultural Center for UNESCO.

28 February 2014 - 9:00am

Exploring current research in African Nova Scotian history, the ways in which this regional history and the wider history of the African Diaspora are rendered invisible or marginalized in the curriculum, and working on strategies for sharing this knowledge with educators and with the community at large.

Reception to follow 5:00-7:00PM Garden Room, Irving Centre, Acadia University

Speakers

12 February 2014 - 4:00pm

Dr. Patrick Keeling, FRSC: Our recent discovery that the malaria parasite, Plasmodium, contains a chloroplast raises an intriguing question.  Why would a parasite that develops in the dark within animal cells, need an organelle used for photosynthesis by plants and algae?

11 February 2014 - 2:00pm

Dr. Patrick Keeling, FRSC: Our recent discovery that the malaria parasite, Plasmodium, contains a chloroplast raises an intriguing question.  Why would a parasite that develops in the dark within animal cells, need an organelle used for photosynthesis by plants and algae?

03 February 2014 - 10:00am

According to Statistic Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador has the fastest growing population of seniors in the country.  In general,  older adults have the most prevalent incidence of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.  Physical activity has been well documented as a protective and ameliorating factor for these concerns. In addition to these benefits, physical activity has also been shown to reduce the risk of falls in seniors.

30 January 2014 - 7:00pm

Dr. Patrick Keeling, FRSC: Our recent discovery that the malaria parasite, Plasmodium, contains a chloroplast raises an intriguing question.  Why would a parasite that develops in the dark within animal cells, need an organelle used for photosynthesis by plants and algae?

29 January 2014 - 6:00pm

The Royal Society (RS) and the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) invite you to a roundtable where Fellows from both Societies will explore systemic factors that cause bacteria to become resistant to treatment and discuss how society should address them. The evening programme, moderated by John Hepburn, Vice-president Research & International at the University of British Columbia, will feature Julian Davies, Bob Hancock and David Patrick as the panellists.

26 November 2013 - 3:00pm

Dr. Catherine Potvin’s lecture will be a journey to Panama where she examines the importance of tropical forests for the global carbon cycle.  The presentation will start by setting the context of the international climate regime, followed by an examination of the challenges that scientists face when estimating tropical forest carbon stocks. This will bring her to talk about the people who live in, and from, the tropical forests of Panama.

19 November 2013 - 7:30pm

Dr. Carole Peterson, FRSC, presents a public lecture titled: Stroll Down Memory (Research) Lane: Preliteracy Oral Skills, Eyewitness Memorial in Children, and Childhood Amnesia.

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