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STARS: Inreach to McGill Science staff

Outreach goes inside with STARS (Scientists Talk About Research for Staff), a series of special lunch-hour talks for Faculty of Science support staff. To bridge the gap between scientists and those who work behind the scenes to support them, once a month, researchers give an informal talk about their work. The audience includes lab technicians, database managers, administrative assistants, and advisors. A light lunch is served during each talk courtesy of the Dean of Science.

For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Ingrid Birker, Science Outreach Coordinator, at science [dot] outreach [at] mcgill [dot] ca, or call 514-398-4094

Please note, STARS are now GREEN: Please bring your own plate, fork, napkin, and cup. Facilities for washing-up are nearby.

When and where: ALL the STARS will be held in 3610 McTavish, Room 430, on Wednesdays, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.

Sept. 16, 2015: Maple syrup and disease resistance. By Vimal Maisuria (Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, McGill).  More information.

Oct. 14, 2015: Unconventional superconductors. By Tami Pereg-Barnea (Associate Professor, Physics).

Nov. 11, 2015: Malaria - shedding light on cellular processes. By Petra Rohrbach (Associate Professor, Parasitology, Institute of Parasitology).

Dec. 9, 2015: Alzheimer’s disease - cholesterol metabolism and intramembrane proteases. By Lisa-Marie Münter (Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, McGill).

Jan. 13, 2016: Earthquakes and ore deposits. By Christie Rowe (Assistant Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, McGill).

Feb. 10, 2016: Using videogames to influence healthy lifestyle behaviours among adolescents. By Lindsay Duncan (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education, McGill).  

Mar. 9, 2016: New master-planned cities in the Arab world: Engineering a post-oil future. By Sarah Moser (Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Associate Member, School of Urban Planning, McGill).

April 13, 2016: Math education and gambling. By Annie Savard (Associate Professor, Department of Integrated Studies in Education, Faculty of Education, McGill).