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 roster also includes a few Staff Talk About Real Stuff presentations. 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.
September 17, 2014: McGill’s Leafy Legacy. A guided tour with Jacqueline Farrell (from the SPF project McGill BioBlitz). Meet outside the front steps of Museum to collect lunches. The tour will continue around campus ending at the orchard behind Lady Davis house for fresh apples, pears and plums. This walk will take place rain or shine.
October 15, 2014: The Rutherford Museum. Guided visit with Curator Jean Barrette. This STARS will start with a lunch served in the Board Room at Rutherford Physics, 3600 rue University.
November 12, 2014: Music and Molecules. By Joe Schwarcz (Director, Office for Science and Society). This entertaining presentation from Mini-Science 2014 explores how great music has the right chemistry, but the wrong chemistry has also played a role in the life of musicians and composers. This STARS talk will take place in Room 430 at 3610 McTavish.
December 10, 2014: Guided Tour of New Chemistry Labs. By Jean-Marc Gauthier. Meet in the entrance area of Otto Maass Chemistry Building, for the bag lunch and introduction prior to the tour. This is a repeat of the successful STARS event from March break 2014.
January 7, 2015: Guided Tour of the Mac Med Hazardous Waste Facility. By Wayne Wood (Associate Director, University Safety) and Christian Bouchard (Manager of Hazardous Waste McGill). The Centre is located on the ground floor of the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building; enter via the lobby. We will make arrangements to have lunch somewhere near the Facility.