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Most lectures are presented on Fridays at 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m. In the summertime, lectures are presented on Wednesdays only, at the same times.

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Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Lecture
Days
F
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Feb 03, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 05, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 31, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Marc Laporta, MD, FRCP(C)

Mental health came onto the world public health radar quite late. Through slowly gained statistics, the global impact of mental illness on people's daily lives, on families and on economies, is now clear to the World Health Organization. Many countries are finding ways to reduce their impact, but many factors get in the way. However, progress is visible, and hope is justified. We will discuss different aspects of what mental health mental disorders are, and exchange ideas about ways to improve the situation.   

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Lecture
Days
F
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Feb 03, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 05, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 31, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Muriel Herrington

Between 1840 and 1930 a million French-Canadians left Canada to work in the United States.  Many were employed in textile factories in the New England states. In these areas they set up communities where they maintained the French language and culture. In this lecture I will describe their working and living conditions and show their impact. 

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
In-class Lecture
Days
F
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Feb 03, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 05, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 31, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Don C. Donderi 

Some people believe that Extraterrestrials (ETs) visit Earth in extraterrestrial vehicles (ETVs), and they interfere with human life. Supposed evidence from the 19th century is confirmed by eyewitness and instrumental evidence from the 20th and 21st centuries. I review the evidence and propose how we should deal with the threat that ETs pose to our management of life on Earth. 

 

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Lecture
Days
F
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Feb 03, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 05, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 31, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Paul Kuai-Yu Leong 

January 30 is recognized as the Fred Korematsu Day in California and in some other U.S. states (plus NYC) - in honor of his fight for justice and the importance of upholding civil liberties. Join us to remember the reason of that day - and let’s not repeat that hideous act of race discrimination. 

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Lecture
Days
F
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Feb 10, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 12, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 07, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Serge Gauthier, CM, MD, FRCP(C) 

There is increasing knowledge about risk and protective factors associated with brain aging. The evidence is primarily derived from epidemiological studies in large populations. Prospective randomized studies have been initiated to determine how much of a delay in age-associated cognitive decline we can hope for using a multidomain approach. There is already sufficient evidence that vascular risk factors should be managed starting in mid-life: what is good for the heart is good for the brain!   

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Lecture
Days
F
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Feb 10, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 12, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 07, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: George Lapa

The ancient Sumerians created one of humanity’s first great civilizations and were responsible for many of the most important innovations, inventions and concepts. They were from southern Mesopotamia, flourishing from 4100 BCE to 1750 BCE. We will examine such aspects as their first schools, monumental architecture and irrigation techniques as well as religion, writing, agriculture, mathematics and astronomy whose influence can still be felt in today’s world. 

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Lecture
Days
F
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Feb 10, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 12, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 07, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: John Felvinci

The James Webb telescope, a great improvement on the Hubble telescope, is sending back amazing pictures of many near and far astronomical objects. In this lecture I will show some of these new pictures with commentary about the science behind them.

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Lecture
Days
F
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Feb 10, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 12, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 07, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Catherine Watson

The Saracen Woman tells the story of the 1904 murder of French-Canadian Theo Lemieux by Italian tailor Giuseppe Moschella, who was sentenced to life imprisonment. Was the sentence just? What was the impact on the Italian community in Ville-Émard? Discussion will follow the showing of the film.   

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Lecture
Days
F
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Feb 17, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 19, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 14, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Gustavo Turecki, MD, PhD 

Suicide and suicidal behaviors are important public health problems that have major impact on our society. In this lecture, Dr. Turecki will review risk factors for suicide and discuss prevention and intervention strategies.  

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Lecture
Days
F
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Feb 17, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 19, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 14, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Leora Birnbaum

In this lecture I will present a description of celiac disease, its prevalence, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. 

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Lecture
Days
F
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Feb 17, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 19, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 14, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Lucy Gilbert MD, MSc, FRCOG

Dr. Gilbert heads the Women’s Health Research Unit of the MUHC, which focuses on research that produces practical and immediate benefits for women with cancer. Her main area of interest is the early detection of ovarian and uterine cancers while they are still curable. 

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Lecture
Days
F
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Feb 24, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 26, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 21, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Tom Hutchinson, MD, FRCP(C) 

We will outline the curing and healing components of whole person care and how these processes relate to the stances we automatically adopt in relating to other people. We will look at the idea of congruence in relationships and explore the iceberg metaphor from the work of Virginia Satir as way of experiencing our own congruence.

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Lecture
Days
F
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Feb 24, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 26, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 21, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: George Lapa

It is hard to overstate the importance of the Silk Road in history. It refers to a network of routes, spanning over 6,400 km, used by traders from the Han Dynasty of China who opened trade in 130 BCE until 1453 CE when the Ottoman Empire closed off trade with the West. The exchange of information gave rise to new technologies and innovations that changed the western world. Topics such as gunpowder, compass, paper and printing as well as disease (Black Death) will be presented. We will examine its lasting impact on commerce, culture, religion and history that resonates even today. 

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Lecture
Days
F
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Feb 24, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 26, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 21, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Paul Kuai-Yu Leong

"I spent 33+ years in active military service...served in all commissioned ranks from 2nd.lieutenant to Major-General... I spent most of my time as a high-class muscle man... In short, I was a racketeer..." "I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts, I operated on three continents..." from Smedley D. Butler's War Is a Racket (1935). Let's explore S.D. Butler's controversial and fascinating views.

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Lecture
Days
F
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Mar 03, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 05, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 28, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Leora Birnbaum

In this lecture we will cover thyroid diseases, including causes, symptoms, diagnoses, and management, as well as prognosis. 

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
In-class Lecture
Days
F
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Mar 03, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 05, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 28, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Mireille Coulourides

In this lecture on global crises, I will discuss the latest developments: the war in Ukraine and the possibility of nuclear warfare, famine in developing countries as a result of sanctions, the western military alliances (NATO) and the decline of the West.  

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Lecture
Days
F
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Mar 03, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 05, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 28, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: John Felvinci

Polar bears were supposed to be highly diminished in numbers by the year 2015. In this lecture it will be shown that at present they thrive in record numbers. We will speculate on the reasons why these and other pessimistic predictions all turned out to be questionable. 

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Lecture
Days
F
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Mar 03, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 05, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 28, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Peter Watson

The observations of the collision of two neutron-stars on August 17th 2017 is probably the most important single astronomical event since Galileo first saw Jupiter’s moons in 1608. In this talk, I will tell the (sometimes confusing) story of the lead-up to the event, what we learned, where we go from here, and where your wedding-ring came from! 

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Lecture
Days
F
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Mar 10, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 12, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Mar 07, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Norman Sartorius, MD, PhD, FRCPsych, DPH

The presentation will describe current trends in society – such as commodification, urbanization, horizontalization – and then proceed to review changes that would need to be introduced into the practice of medicine and the education of future health workers to make them able to respond to the new challenges. 

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Lecture
Days
F
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Mar 10, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 12, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Mar 07, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenters: Nii Addy and Brian Webber

We continue the lectures flowing from the intergenerational collaboration between MCLL and the McGill MasterCard Foundation (MCF) Transitions Project. Africa will be the forum for growth in the next 25 years and also key to many climate respecting initiatives. What are some of the key issues that can affect us in Canada and what can we do about them? Speakers will address critical issues linking Africa and Canada and provide insights into research and entrepreneurship initiatives that can contribute to strengthened economic and social development. 

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Lecture
Days
F
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Mar 10, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 12, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Mar 07, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Wolfgang Schneider 

The Americas were the last continents to be populated by Homo sapiens, and the story of when, where, and how is still unfolding. We will take a comprehensive look at the theories that have been put forward and discuss how recent results from both archaeological and genetic research may be changing these views. 

Section Title
MCLL Lecture
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Lecture
Days
F
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Mar 10, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $10.00
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 12, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Mar 07, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
No withdrawal request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

Presenter: Marna Murray

A century ago the prevalence of racism and misogyny failed to reveal the talent and brilliance of Anna May Wong. However, with determination and persistence, she left us a legacy worth noting. In honor of her, an American Quarter has been struck with her image.

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