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The Shagalicious Shop donated condoms to the McGill Global AIDS Coalition to cover their AIDS elephant, which will stampede across campus this week. Photo by Stephen Davis


6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Arts Lounge

Film Screening: A Closer Walk

The stories of more than 50 women, men and young people in Uganda, South Africa, Haiti, Switzerland, India, Nepal, Ukraine, Cambodia and the US. Consider the underlying causes of AIDS and the universal need for action, compassion, and commitment to counter what has become the worst plague in human history.


5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Lev Bukhman Room, 2nd floor Shatner

Workshop: Being positive about positivity

Learn how to be an ally to those who are positive.

6 p.m. – 9 p.m., 5833 Sherbrooke (also Dec. 1, 1.00-5.00 p.m.)

Get tested for HIV

Walk-in, anonymous testing.


7 p.m. – 8 p.m., Thomson House Restaurant

Coffee House “Looking Forward: East African Perspectives”

Come hear from your peers:

Philip Osano (PhD candidate, geography, McGill): “Dynamics of HIV in Lake Victoria fishing communities”

William Tayeebwa (PhD candidate, communication studies, Concordia): “Civil society alternatives to global funding for HIV/AIDS”

Angela Ngaira (Graduate student, African studies, McGill): “HIV/AIDS in East African urban centers”

Stanley Riamit (Master’s candidate, anthropology, McGill): “Dynamics of HIV/AIDS in the Maasai community


7 p.m. – 10 p.m., Gert’s

Music and Movement

Come explore HIV/AIDS through art ($5 suggested donation).

Urban Groove Dance Project

Spoken word artists: Rachna Bohra and Paris Sea

Jazz ensemble

Folk-rock band Late for Dinner


12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Lev Bukhman room, 2nd floor Shatner

“HIV Drug Resistance: How does it work and how can we counteract these effects?”

Dr. Matthias Gotte, Associate Professor in biochemical virology at McGill

7 p.m. – 9 p.m., Redpath Museum Auditorium

Keynote Address: “Three Decades of HIV/AIDS: Progress and Challenges”

Dr. Kenneth Mayer, Professor of Medicine and Community Health at Brown University, Director of Brown University AIDS Program

To be followed by a candlelight vigil with a performance by Soulstice