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Events happening across campus during science literacy week

September 16 - 22, 2019

Science Literacy Week will be back in September. Thank you for joining us for exciting events and exhibits at McGill University in Montreal for Science Literacy Week!.


Events are free, unless otherwise indicated (*).

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Tour of the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning, 11:00am - 12:00pm, 3575 Parc Ave, Suite 5640. [Register]

Science in the news: Telling fact from fiction, 11:30am - 12:30pm, e-Classroom 313, Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering.

Lister Family Engaged Science - Twitter Workshop 2018, 10:00am - 11:30am, MS2-022 (Macdonald Campus).

Science in the news: Telling fact from fiction, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, eZone, Barton, Macdonald Campus Library.

DRAW: Weather Data Rescue needs Citizen Scientists, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, e-Classroom 413, Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering.


Montreal's Urban Heat Island: Tour of climate sensors on campus, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, outside the entrance of Burnside Hall. [Register]

Treasures from the History of Science in Rare Books and Special Collections, 3:00pm - 6:00pm, Colgate Room, Rare Books and Special Collections McLennan Library Building, 4th Floor. [Register]

Learn to code with HackMcGill, 6:00pm - 7:00pm, e-Classroom 313, Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering. [Register]

How to separate sense from nonsense when our health is on the line? 12pm - 12:45pm, Research Commons, Redpath Library Building. [Register]

Guided tour of the Lyman Entomological Museum, 1:35pm - 1:55pm, in front of the MCSS in Centennial Centre (Macondald Campus). 

Public Astro Night, 7:00pm. Pinging space rocks at the Arecibo Observatory by Dr. Flaviane Venditti. Room 204, McConnell Engineering. The lecture will be followed by night-sky observations (weather permitting).

Tour of the newly redesigned Maude Abbott Medical Museum, 10:30am - 11:15am, Strathcona Anatomy & Dentistry Building. [Register]

Science Literacy Week: The Wonderful World of Pollinators. 11:00am - 12:15pm, Redpath Museum (meet at the bottom of the front steps) [Register]

*The Geology of our Solar System. 11:30am - 12:30pm, Redpath Museum (bilingual) [Register]

*There is a cost associated with this event.

*Family Discovery Workshop: Space Travel and Astronauts. 11:30am – 12:30pm in English, Redpath Museum [Register]

*Atelier découverte du dimanche: Voyages spatiaux et astronautes. 1:00pm – 2:00pm in French, Redpath Museum [Register]

*Constellations with Let's Talk Science. 12:00pm – 3:00pm, Redpath Museum. Bilingual. No reservation necessary.

*There is a cost associated with this event.


Doctor Who Exhibition

Traveling through space and time

The science fiction TV series, Doctor Who, has captured the imagination of countless viewers over the past 5 decades by exploring themes such as time travel, regeneration, telepathy, and extraterrestrial life. This exhibit showcases the history of time travel in the arts and sciences from the late nineteenth century until the debut of Doctor Who in the 1960s. Discover how different scientists, writers, and film artists sought to answer time travel questions.

Exhibit dates: March 1 - November 1, 2018

Location: Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering, main floor

Piri Reis. World Map, 1513. Map. In: Piri Reis, Fevzi Kurtoglu, Haydar Alpagot, and Fehmi Pekol. Piri Reis Kitabı Bahriye. Istanbul: Devlet basımevi, 1935. Print.

The World That You Know Through the Eyes of Muslim Geographers

Did you ever wonder what it would have looked like to travel in the Middle Ages? And what geographical information was available to travelers at that time? The exhibition The World That You know through the eyes of Muslim Geographers aims at showing the invaluable contributions made by Muslim geographers and cartographers to the description and mapping of the world between the tenth and seventeenth centuries. More...

Exhibition dates: August 1 - December 31, 2018

Location: Islamic Studies Library



Contact April Colosimo or Rebecca Nicholson with questions or for more information. For additional information about Science Literacy Week across the country, please visit the Science Literacy Week website.


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