Extreme Research: Winter Edition


McGill experts face up to the cold!

What do robots, electric snowmobiles and seasonal affective disorder have in common? They are all topics being featured at McGill's Extreme Research: Winter Edition event on February 15. This event will showcase McGill's "cool" research about predicting, understanding and planning for winter weather and northern conditions.

Researchers will present their recent discoveries and innovations in the following areas:

  • Extreme weather
  • The winter wallop on our roads and bridges
  • The Canadian Arctic and global warming
  • Designing machines for extreme environments — including robots for de-icing planes … and McGill's electric snowmobile!
  • The special considerations for diet and nutrition in northern climates
  • Seasonal affective disorder: when will the sun shine again?

Join us on the McGill main campus to hear about more these topics.

When: Tuesday, February 15, 2005, 10:30 am

Where: Rendez-vous on the main campus in front of the Macdonald-Harrington Building, 815 Sherbrooke St. W., where we will launch the event. The venue for the presentations will depend — on the weather — but you can be assured it will be extremely interesting! Hot chocolate will be served.