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Food for Thought

September - November 2016
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Raymond Building R2-045

Macdonald Campus
21,111 Lakeshore Road
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue
Free parking available
(Horticulture parking lot)
For info: 514-398-7709

 

 


Food for Thought enters its 17th season of bringing timely science topics to the community: our neighbours, alumni, students, staff and faculty.  This year’s theme is Myth-busting in scientific controversies: where’s the evidence?

NOTE: due to scheduling conflicts, lectures will take place either on a Tuesday or a Wednesday. Please verify the day for each lecture.

Lectures will cover such issues as Diet and Cancer, Factory Farming, Immigration, Canada’s water, etc. Student presentations will also be included as part of the Lister Family Engaged Science Fund allowing students the opportunity to develop communication skills required to disseminate their work to the broader public.  We look forward to your participation!

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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13

The relationship between diet and cancer: are there cancer-causing or cancer-protective foods?
Dr. Joe Schwarcz

Director, Office for Science and Society, McGill University

 

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28

The future of water in North America: is Canada safe?
Mikhail Smilovic, Julien Malard, and Deasy Nalley

PhD candidates in the Department of Bioresource Engineering

TUESDAY OCTOBER 11

Sustainable animal agriculture: factory farms or higher food prices - the future of Canadian food animal production
Professor Elsa Vasseur

Associate Chairholder of the NSERC/Novalait/Dairy Farmers of Canada/Valacta Industrial Research Chair in Sustainable Life of Dairy Cattle
Department of Animal Science
and a Graduate Student (TBA)

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26

Immigration and Diversity in Canada: Myth and Realities
Professor Morton Weinfeld

Director - Canadian Ethnic Studies; Chair Ethnic Studies, Department of Sociology, McGill University

 

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 9

Canada's huge peatland carbon stores - just leave it alone!
Professor Nigel Roulet

McGill School of Environment
and Lorna Harris, PhD candidate in the Departmentof Geography

 

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 23

Fighting new viruses: should we make some mosquitoes extinct?
Christopher Cloutier

MSc candidate and Naturalist at the Morgan Arboretum