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Redpath's mini-museum: dinosaurs, minerals, more

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It's back to school for the kids, but even we adults like to like to learn something new!

The Redpath Museum in Montreal has a mini-museum for just that.  It's a seven-part science series that features museum specialists in evolution, species diversity, mineralogy and world cultures.

The deadline to sign up for the mini-museum is coming up fast, so we invited in David Green, the museum director, to tell us more.

(To sign up online, click here.)

(Photo of David Green at the Redpath, submitted by Redpath Museum)

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One Haitian doctor at a time

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Diandine Emile and Johnson des Hommes are finishing their 2nd year in medicine at 
Quisqueya University in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

In 2010, the university's anatomy lab was destroyed and has yet to be rebuilt.

After participating in a 4-week summer program with McGill Medical students, they are going home tomorrow to share new techniques for dissection in anatomy.

The two future surgeons spoke to Pierre Landry about how giving back to their country through medicine is a number one priority.

Dr. Brenda Milner still leading her field at 95

4008milner.jpgMontreal neuroscientist Dr. Brenda Milner is a hot commodity in the science world - and she's about to celebrate her 96th birthday.

During her 60 years at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, Dr. Milner has transformed the way we look at the hemispheres of the brain.

This year alone, she's won both the Israeli Dan David Prize and the Norwegian Kavli Prize in Neuroscience. All this despite having, as she says, "a bad right hemisphere." She talks about her long-time fascination with the brain with with All in a Weekend's Sonali Karnick. 

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