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The 2012 Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium Series

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Food: A Serving of Science

Jeffrey Blumberg and Dr. Walter Willett

Monday, November 12, 2012
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Centre Mont Royal, 1000 Sherbrooke Street West (corner Mansfield)

Jane Brody and Harold McGee

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Centre Mont Royal, 1000 Sherbrooke Street West (corner Mansfield)

To eat, or not to eat; that is the question. In today’s world we are infiltrated with all types of conflicting messages. Foods are labeled as “natural” or “healthy”; we’re told to load up on vitamins and anti-oxidants; insert probiotics into our diet and to stay clear of pesticides. But what does all this really mean? What is the evidence for any of these claims? Show me the science! And so we will.

The Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium Series is proud to present four distinguished speakers, all with expertise in food. From what’s on your plate to cooking in the kitchen, each of the speakers will present their views on food and the science behind it. Following the speakers’ presentations, the public will be encouraged to ask questions and engage in a discussion with all the participants.

McGill University is proud to host the eighth annual Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium, made possible through the generous support of Dr. Lorne Trottier and honouring his wish “to hold a public forum to inform, inspire debate and raise public awareness on contemporary issues confronting society today”.

General admission

The symposium will be recorded for distribution as webcasts (both live, and viewing on demand) plus future television broadcasts by Canal Savoir.

For additional information: 514-398-2852 or trottiersymposium [dot] science [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email)

Cette conférence sera prononcée en anglais.


The Trottier Symposium, which has been stimulating public debate about science and society since 2005, proudly represented McGill during Open Doors, Open Knowledge 2012.This is an initiative of the Association of Universities of Colleges and Canada featuring events to promote innovation and innovative ideas to a broad public.