Priority is to enhance science teaching and outreach
By Neale McDevitt
David Harpp officially began his tenure as Tomlinson Chair in University Science Teaching on February 1. But as anyone who knows the long-standing chemistry prof will tell you, he’s been preparing for this his whole professional life. “It’s a pretty good fit,” said Harpp from his Otto Maas office, smiling the smile of a man who thoroughly enjoys understatement.
" In recent months, the engineering profession in Quebec has been disparaged. It is vital that the hard-won title of “engineer” regain its honour — because beyond the controversies, the fact remains that excellence in engineering is one of Montreal’s greatest strengths." Full Story
May 27-29, 2013, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
June 17-21, 2013, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
September 9-11, 2013, Ottawa, Ontario
Canadian Academy of Engineering
2013 Symposium: MANUFACTURING IN ADVANCED ECONOMIES
June 20-21, 2013
Delta Centre-Ville, Montreal, Quebec
The keynote speakers will be Frank Graves, from Ekos Research, on the topic of Canadians’ attitudes towards the manufacturing sector, and Simon Olivier from GE Canada, on sustainable growth for manufacturers. Symposium topics include:
The Canadian Society for Bioengineering (CSBE)/Société Canadienne de Génie Agroalimentaire et de Bioingénierie (SCGAB) is organizing the Conference for Interdisciplinary Engineering: Working together to develop sustainable solutions to be held on July 7-10, 2013 at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. For more information, please visit the conference website.
To mark the official inauguration of the Trottier Energy Institute (IET), Polytechnique is joining forces with McGill University to organize a conference and panel discussion on the topic “Toward a 100%-Clean-Energy Québec”.
The event is open to all and will take place in French and English.
Always engaged in educating the public about science, Dr. Joe Schwarcz discusses the importance of skepticism in science.
Click here to see Chemistry is not a four-letter word, Dr. Joe Schwarcz' TEDx lecture from last year's Montreal TEDx event.