Office for Science and Society

Mind the Gap


A special discussion on the controversy surrounding genetically modified foods will take place on November 6 at 6 PM with representatives from both the "pro" and "con" sides, including from...

More Oz Folly

Published: 27Jan2014

Dr. Oz has absolutely gone haywire. In pushing the "alkaline" diet he takes a piece of kidney and pours acid on it to show how it disintegrates and infers this is happening in the body. This is...

“Science and Nonsense” Conference


Repêchage will host a one-day conference titled “Science and Nonsense: Hear from the Experts and Get the Facts about the Beauty Industry.” The presentation will feature keynote speakers,...

Food-Is There a Solution to the Confusion?


Dr. Joe Schwarcz presents: " Food-Is There a Solution to the Confusion?"  /ossCategory: Public outreach Public lectures Faculty of Science

The Food Babe Decoded

Published: 15Mar2015

Vani Hari, who goes by the alias “The Food Babe” has become a real social phenomenon. She blogs, appears on TV and has just come out with a book that quickly made it to the New York Times best...

Michael Specter: Irrational rejection of science threatening our lives

Published: 17Oct2013

Information is the key to life. We want to know what to eat, how to protect our environment, what risks to avoid and what to do if illness strikes. But when it comes to acquiring information, it is...

Book Launch: Is That a Fact?

Published: 11Apr2014

Date: May 8, 2014 Time: 7-9pm Location: Atwater Library  -- 1200 Atwater Ave, Westmount RSVP: jenna [at]

"Public Perception of Agriculture - Facts and Myths"


Dr. Joe Schwarcz will peak your interest with the "Public Perception of Agriculture - Facts & Myths" where he will trace the path between fear-mongerers and chemical enthusiasts in agriculture....

Online course offers Food for Thought on ever-changing information

Published: 17Jan2014

What is it like to teach a class of more than 20,000 students? I don’t know, but I’m about to find out. Colleagues David Harpp and Ariel Fenster and I have been selected to offer McGill’s first ...