National Volunteer Week: April 14-20, 2024

The theme for this year's National Volunteer Week is Every Moment Matters. It highlights the importance of every volunteer and each contribution they make at a moment when we need support more than ever. The sharing of time, skills, empathy, and creativity is vital to the inclusivity, strength, and wellbeing of our communities. 

Classified as: STEM Outreach, Faculty of Science
Published on: 15 Apr 2024

On Monday April 8th, thousands of people flocked to McGill's downtown and MacDonald campuses, as well as Gault Nature Reserve, to witness a once-in-a-lifetime event: the total solar eclipse. The three spectacular events not only included a viewing party with free glasses, but also educational activities to inform the public on this astronomical phenomenon. Read the Reporter article on the eclipse festivities to learn more.

Classified as: STEM Outreach, Redpath Museum, Gault Nature Reserve, Trottier Space Institute, Let's Talk Science, Department of physics, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Macdonald Campus
Published on: 11 Apr 2024
by Phuong Hoang, Faculty of Science Communications Assistant 

True to its name, Montréal’s Nuit blanche is an annual celebration of the vibrant culture of the city, with thematic itineraries and extended business hours that ensure festival-goers a night of endless excitement. From flower printing workshops to ghost story roundtables, Nuit blanche invited Montrealers to share and express their creativity through a diverse range of activities at different locations across Montréal.  

Published on: 3 Apr 2024

One element that makes McGill24 so special is the energy that our students bring to the event. They use this day to raise funds for student-run projects and initiatives, and this year the Faculty of Science has the largest ever number of crowdfunding projects.

Classified as: STEM Outreach, Redpath Museum, EPS, Chemistry Department
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Published on: 12 Mar 2024

On November 3-5th, the McGill Physics Hackathon held its eighth annual event in person at the Rutherford Physics Building. The event attracted around 150 hackers, from CEGEP and undergraduate backgrounds, who joined forces to produce spectacular projects.

Congratulations to all those who participated!

Classified as: STEM Outreach, hacker
Published on: 20 Nov 2023

The latest article by Made by McGill explores the mission, diversity, and impact of McGill’s many science outreach initiatives. The collective efforts of outreach groups and departments not only expand the scope of the University itself, but also engage members of the public with accessible science. This fosters a sense of curiosity and opens a new world of possibilities to all.

Learn more about these science outreach initiatives.

Classified as: STEM Outreach, Office for Science and Society
Published on: 27 Oct 2023

To celebrate Science Literacy Week, the Office of Science Outreach released a free lesson plan for elementary school teachers. The lesson, titled “Travelling seeds” explores how seeds are dispersed. The activities and discussions center inquiry-based learning, to encourage nature discovery through hands-on experiences and observations.

The lesson was shared with science consultants across English and French school boards in the Greater Montreal area and has already received over 40 downloads.

Classified as: STEM Outreach, Science Literacy Week
Published on: 4 Oct 2023

On September 23rd, the Office of Science Outreach, STEMM Diversity @ McGill and TSI Outreach hosted interactive family workshops for Science Literacy Week. Over 150 people participated, learning about tree growth, the diversity of science and scientists, the survival of extremophiles and more!

Classified as: Science Literacy Week, STEM Outreach, Trottier Space Institute
Published on: 27 Sep 2023

May 15th and 16th, Falling Walls Engage Hub Canada hosted 30 science outreach practitioners, from across the country, for a bilingual event titled “The Power of the Pitch: A Funding and Skills-building Workshop for Canadian Science Engagers”.

In a series of workshops, participants learned first-hand from funders what they are looking for in successful proposals and created quick pitches for new science engagement projects.

Classified as: STEM Outreach, funding
Published on: 8 Jun 2023

The outreach branch of McGill’s Trottier Space Institute and Branches joined forces to offer a new science program called Outbound Explore. The groups collaborated with the Cree community of Chisasibi in Northern Quebec, to share experiences and knowledge with youth on science and post-secondary education at McGill, with the hopes of inspiring the next generation of scientists.

Classified as: STEM Outreach, Trottier Space Institute, branches
Published on: 2 Jun 2023

24 Hours of Science—Quebec’s biggest science and technology festival—took place May 5 and 6. McGill’s many science outreach programs joined in on the annual event again this year, with the Chemistry, Physics, Trottier Space Institute, Earth and Planetary Sciences, STEMM Diversity, Science Outreach, and Gault Nature Reserve teams contributing to the fun.

Classified as: STEMM outreach, Trottier Space Institute, science outreach, 24h de science
Published on: 16 May 2023

The results are in for the 2023 Principal’s Prize for Public Engagement through Media and STEMM Diversity@McGill is among the runners-up recognized in the Group category. 

Classified as: STEM Outreach, Redpath Museum, Faculty of Science
Published on: 31 Mar 2023

Using real geochemical data from the archaeological site of Itzan, Guatemala, and computer-generated artwork, PhD candidate Benjamin Keenan (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences) has produced a video that brings the ancient Mayan civilization to life. Funded by a FRQ DIALOGUE grant (the first for the Faculty of Science), his video has been shown at over 10 exhibitions and conferences, both locally and internationally. Learn more about Benjamin's project.

Classified as: STEM Outreach, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Redpath Museum
Published on: 15 Nov 2022

The Redpath Museum at McGill University will re-open its doors on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.

The Museum will welcome visitors Tuesday to Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm.

In advance of the re-opening on January 10, the Museum will begin taking bookings for group tours and school visits from December 19, 2022.

We look forward to seeing you again!

Classified as: STEM Outreach
Published on: 24 Oct 2022

Join five current Biology students as they share their stories of finding their place and pursuing diverse paths within the discipline in this new video: A Glimpse Into Biology at McGill. To learn more about the inspiration for this video, read Video marks launch of Department of Biology outreach campaign.

Classified as: STEM Outreach, Redpath Museum, Biology Department
Published on: 14 Oct 2022

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