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Quebec

Montréal

Knowing Blood Exhibit Tour

Join the curators of the Knowing Blood exhibition for a tour, and stick around for let’s talk science’s activity afterwards!

Sept. 19th, 11:30-12McGill Osler Library3rd floor – 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler Montreal, Quebec H3G 1Y6More information

Knowing Blood Let’s Talk Science activity

Join Let’s Talk Science McGill for a Heart Health/Surgery activity hands on demo at the Knowing Blood exhibition in Schulich Library

Sept. 19th, 12-1McGill Osler Library3rd floor – 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler Montreal, Quebec H3G 1Y6More information

Concordia University Compost Initiative

In celebration of Science Literacy Week, the Concordia University Library has partnered with Keroles Riad from Concordia’s Compost Educational Campaign, and Pamela Tudge to host a compost demonstration, food festival and library resource showcase.  Come pick up a healthy snack, participate in a compost demonstration, and find out about the many resources available to help you learn more.

Sept. 19th, 12:30-2:30Hall Building Mezzanine (2nd floor), Concordia University1455 De Maisonneuve W. Montreal, QC H3G 1M8More information

Getting Started with 3D Printing

This workshop will introduce the McGill Library’s new 3D printing service, and explain how to use the 3D printers.

Sept. 19th, 4-5 p.mRedpath Library Building3459 rue McTavish. Montreal, QuebecMore information

Visit to the Macdonald Campus beehives

This is an opportunity to visit the beehives at Macdonald campus in the company of members of the McGill Apicultural Association. Participants will learn more about the organisation of a colony of bees and about beekeeping.

Sep. 20th, 10 a.mMacdonald Campus Library21111 Lakeshore Road Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec H9X 3V9More information

Knowing Blood Let’s Talk Science activity

Join Let’s Talk Science McGill for a Heart Health/Surgery activity hands on demo at the Knowing Blood exhibition in Schulich Library

Sept. 20th, 12-1McGill Schulich Library809 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C1More information

Visit to the Schulich Library beehives

This is an opportunity to visit the beehives on the roof of the Schulich Library/Frank Dawson Adams building, in the company of an experienced beekeeper. Participants will see the beekeeper open up the hive and inspect a honeycomb, and will learn first-hand about the organisation of a colony of bees. There will also be a chance to ask questions. A protective bee suit will be offered to each participants.

Sept. 20th, 12:15 p.mSchulich Library, McGill809 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal H3A 2K6.More information

Visit to the Schulich Library beehives

This is an opportunity to visit the beehives on the roof of the Schulich Library/Frank Dawson Adams building, in the company of an experienced beekeeper. Participants will see the beekeeper open up the hive and inspect a honeycomb, and will learn first-hand about the organisation of a colony of bees. There will also be a chance to ask questions. A protective bee suit will be offered to each participants.

Sept. 20th, 12:45 p.mSchulich Library, McGill809 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal H3A 2K6.More information

Getting Started with 3D Printing

This workshop will introduce the McGill Library’s new 3D printing service, and explain how to use the 3D printers.

Sept. 20th, 2-3 p.mRedpath Library Building3459 rue McTavish. Montreal, QuebecMore information

Learn to Code with Hack McGill

In our increasingly technological world, coding is becoming an essential skill for work in all areas of science and engineering (and beyond). Intended for complete beginners, this tutorial will help you write your first program and give you all the tools you need to keep learning!

Sept. 20th, 4-5 p.mSchulich Library of Science and Engineering809 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C1More information

Turning instant noodles into tasty little death traps: How news about science may prompt fear and alarm

In this one-hour workshop, Dr. Diane Dechief (Faculty Lecturer, Scientific and Technical Writing, McGill Writing Centre) will facilitate a critical examination of how scientific findings are reported to broad audiences. Beginning with a peer-reviewed journal article and then tracing how various news media break the same story to their audiences, participants will learn how writing may be used to elicit the emotional responses of alarm, fear, and sometimes even humour.

Sept. 21st, 1 p.mMcLennan Library Building, McGill University3459 McTavish Street, Montreal, QB, H3A 0C9More information

Knowing Blood Let’s Talk Science activity

Join Let’s Talk Science McGill for a Heart Health/Surgery activity hands on demo at the Knowing Blood exhibition in Schulich Library

Sept. 21st, 12-1McGill Schulich Library809 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C1More information

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon: Women in Science

In celebration of Science Literacy Week the Concordia University Library has partnered with the McGill University Library to host a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon focused on improving and writing Wikipedia content about women who have contributed to the sciences. Learn how to edit Wikipedia with tutorials offered on the hour during the event. One-on-one help is available from librarians on site.

Sept. 21st, 2-5 p.mWebster Library, Concordia1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Montreal, QuebecMore information

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon: Women in Science

In celebration of Science Literacy Week @ McGill, McGill Library will be holding a women in sciencewikipedia edit-a-thon. This edit-a-thon will focus on improving and writing Wikipedia content about women who contributed to the sciences. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to fix a typo, add a citation or create a whole new article, then this is the workshop for you. The edit-a-thon will start at 2:30pm with a 30 minute tutorial on the basics of Wikipedia editing. This will be followed by a group editing session, where experienced wikipedia editors and librarians on site can help 1:1 and answer your questions. Please bring a laptop if you have one. There were will be a few spare computers to lend.

Sept. 21st, 2:30-5 p.mRedpath Library Building3459 rue McTavish. Montreal, QuebecMore information

Knowing Blood Let’s Talk Science activity

Join Let’s Talk Science McGill for a Heart Health/Surgery activity hands on demo at the Knowing Blood exhibition in Schulich Library

Sept. 22nd, 12-1McGill Schulich Library809 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C1More information

Visualizing Data: How images can generate interest in science

Offered in conjunction with the McGill Writing Centre

Sept. 22nd, 1-2 p.mRedpath Library Building3459 rue McTavish. Montreal, QuebecMore information

Big words, big misunderstandings: communicating science to the public

Science is everywhere. Yet, contradictory information abounds regarding scientific issues and topics. To bridge this gap between conflicting perceptions and current scientific knowledge, more and more scientists are trying to make science more accessible through different means. Five Mac scientists will discuss the importance of science outreach and communication especially to the wider public. They will also share the tools (social and traditional media, blogs and websites, podcasts, etc.) they have used, and the activities (interviews, educational activities, public lectures, etc.) they participated in.

Sept. 22nd, 2-3 p.mMacdonald-Stewart Building, McGill University809 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 0C1More information

Eating Right: The Facts and the Myths – Lecture by Dr. Joe Schwarcz of McGill’s Office for Science and Society

Eating has become a confusing experience. Virtually every day bring news about some ‘miracle food’ that we should be gulping down. It may be blueberries to prevent cancer, flaxseed against heart disease, soybeans for menopause or green coffee bean extract for weight loss. Then there are the worries: food additives, gluten, pesticide residues, GMOs, antibiotics, meat consumption. We need proper science to guide us through this nutritional maze.

Sept. 22nd, 4:30-5:30 p.mStrathcona Dentistry and Anatomy Building, McGill3640 UNIVERSITY STREET, MCGILL, MONTREAL, QCMore information

Knowing Blood Let’s Talk Science activity

Join Let’s Talk Science McGill for a Heart Health/Surgery activity hands on demo at the Knowing Blood exhibition in Schulich Library

Sept. 23rd, 12-1McGill Schulich Library809 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C1More information

Getting Started with Oculus Rift

In this workshop, participants explore VR technologies through an introduction the Oculus Rift DK2 VR headset.

Sept. 23rd, 1:30 p.mRedpath Library Building3459 rue McTavish. Montreal, QuebecMore information

Science Literacy Week: Reading the Signs of Fall

Do you love getting outside to play and to explore nature? We do too! Come and learn about the Wild Family Nature Club program and how you can start up your own club and receive a Canadian Wildlife Federation backpack full of activity cards and gear. All for free! This session’s theme celebrates Science Literacy Week: we’ll be reading the signs of fall! Ages 5-10. Please meet on the museums steps, dress for the weather and bring whatever snacks or water you might need

Sept. 24th, 10:30-11:45 a.mRedpath Museum859 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3A 0C4More information

Immerscience and Let’s Talk Science Pique-Nique

Immerscience and Let’s Talk Science at McGill invites you to enjoy us for a science-filled day in the park! Bring your favorite book of science, your questions and your passions, science experiments, and your good mood! Many fun, interesting activities await you: discover the recipe for stress, observe the sun in a small telescope, try to find the scientific myths that surround you. Plus many more! We look forward to chatting with you about the mysteries of the brain as well as those of our world and our universe.

September 24th, 1:00-4:00pmParc Lafontaine, Montréal.1619 Québec 138, Montréal, QC H2L 3A7More information

Aquatic Life and Science Literacy 101

Join the Redpath Museum and Let’s Talk Science McGill to learn about native marine life, aquatic food webs, and the life cycle of a frog.

Sept. 25th, 1-4 p.mRedpath Museum859 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3A 0C4More information

Canadian Science Trivia Night

Cet évènement bilingue est organisé par Savoir et Démocratie, et nous fêtons la science canadienne pour la semaine de l’alphabétisme de science. Challenge your friends’ science trivia knowledge with two rounds of 20 science questions. The winning team wins $50 off their bill at Bishop and Bragg in addition to E4D T-shirts and carrier bags.

Sept. 25th, 8:30 p.mBishop and Bagg52 Rue Saint Viateur OuestMore information