Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 30, No.11

March 03, 2005


Happy 25th birthday, Science College!


The Science College offers promising Concordia science undergraduates the opportunity to complement their regular curriculum with interdisciplinary training and early introduction to the methods of scientific research.

The College provides gifted students with a program of advanced courses on multidisciplinary science topics, and opportunities to participate in scientific research during each year of their undergraduate studies.

All students of the college are enrolled in a Major, Specialization, or Honours program in one of the participating science departments at Concordia: Biology, Biochemistry and Chemistry, Exercise Science, Geography, Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics or Psychology.

This year the College is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and in keeping with its tradition of bringing science education and research at Concordia to the greater Montreal community, the public are invited to attend two events that showcase some of the outstanding achievements of Science College students and graduates.

The celebration starts March 10 with a public lecture by one of the College’s most illustrious alumni, Majid Fotuhi, of Johns Hopkins University, a world-class neuroscience researcher and author of The Memory Cure.

On March 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., research conducted by students of the Science College during the past year will be presented in the atrium of the new Richard J. Renaud Science Complex on the Loyola campus. Come and meet some of Montreal's most gifted science students, and see what the Science College is all about.

On Saturday, a banquet will be held at the Omni Hotel. For more information, 848-2424 2595

Science College


“Preventing Memory Loss and Alzheimer's”

Majid Fotuhi

8 p.m., Thursday, March 10

Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke St. W.

Dr. Fotuhi graduated from the Science College program in 1987. He received his MD cum laude from the Harvard Medical School and his PhD in neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He is now the director of the memory disorders unit at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and a professor of neurology at Harvard and at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Fotuhi's research aims to find effective ways of preventing Alzheimer's disease. Active in teaching healthcare professionals and the general public, he won the distinguished teaching award from the American Academy of Neurology in 2001. He is the author of The Memory Cure: How to Protect Your Brain Against Memory Loss and Alzheimer's Disease.