Glenn Close: BringChange2Mind. Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Glenn Close spoke on campus to members of the Queen’s community about her work with BringChange2Mind, the organization she co-founded to address the stigma and discrimination faced by people living with mental illness.
Gene-Environment Interactions, Health Behaviours and Public Policy. Dr. Steven Lehrer. January 17, 2013
Steven Lehrer is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and Queen's School of Policy Studies
Symposium on Equity and Mental Health in the University Context. February 8, 2013.
Symposium presented by: The Equity and Women's Concerns Committee of the Department of Philosophy, Queen's University.
Featuring: Dr. Heather Stuart (Bell Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair), Dr. Jacalyn Duffin (Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine), and Dr. Mike Condra (Director, Health, Counselling and Disability Services).
Niko Troje: Vision and Illusion: The World in our Brain
The perception of the world around us is mediated by a complex neuronal machinery. Sensory structures such as eyes and ears capture physical energies and transform them into neural signals. Neural pathways then transport them from these structures to the central nervous system. Finally, central processing mechanisms integrate these signals into a vivid experience of the “reality” that guides our behaviour. By nature, the information that reaches the central nervous system is noisy, incomplete and generally ambiguous. I will introduce you to the sophisticated strategies by which the brain resolves these ambiguities to eventually come up with something that feels like a solid, reliable, and predictable reality which seems to exist independently of ourselves and our brains.
Dr. Nikolaus Troje joined Queen's University as a Canada Research Chair in Vision and Behavioural Sciences. He is now a Full Professor in the Department of Psychology, the Department of Biology, and the School of Computing at Queen’s and an Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Vision Research at York University. At Queen’s he is the director of the BioMotionLab.
Pink Poison: Breast Cancer, Cosmetics and Environmental health
This presentation brings together Samantha King's research on the links between the breast cancer industry and the environment and Breast Cancer Action Montreal's work on safe cosmetics, labelling and the right to know the ingredients of the products we consume.
Anne Croy, Canada Research Chair in Reproduction, Development and Sexual Function. On pregnancy and preeclampsia. November 2010