Fifth edition of Soup and Science, January 2008

Science undergraduates:

Each day at lunch from January 7 - 11, 2008, you are invited to see and hear some of our coolest professors give short presentations about their research. Then as you mingle over lunch, you will be able to find out more about their research and how you can participate. Come and discover some of the opportunities that exist both within and outside your own departments.

Dates: January 7 - 11, 2008

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Redpath Museum

Participating researchers

This preliminary schedule is subject to change. Follow the links below to visit participating researchers' websites.

Monday, Jan 7, 2008

Soup and science: Come for the soup, stay for the science

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2008

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008

Friday, Jan 11, 2008

  • Prof. Elaine Davis (Anatomy & Cell Biology)
    The role of elastin in vascular development and in smooth muscle cell differentiation; the role of fibulin-5 in elastic fiber assembly and angiogenesis.
  • Prof. Louis Lefebvre (Biology)
    Evolution of animal intelligence. Measuring avian intelligence based on innovativeness. Similarities and differences between intelligence of birds and other primates; connection to cross-species brain differences. Ecological and evolutionary advantages of intelligence.
  • Prof. Wayne Pollard (Geography)
    Ice3: Extreme Research
  • Prof. Ken Ragan (Physics)
    Gamma-ray astrophysics
  • Prof. Martin Robillard (Computer Science)
    Software engineering, software evolution and maintenance, information traceability, reverse engineering, aspect-oriented software development, program understanding, software modularity, static analysis, empirical software engineering.
  • Prof. Barbara Sherwin (Psychology)
    Human psychoendocrinology - how hormones influence memory and mood; estrogen's effects on depression and memory.


Victor Chisholm
Undergraduate Research Officer
[ victor.chisholm [at] (Email) ]