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The McGill Office for Science & Society (OSS) is a unique venture dedicated to the promotion of critical thinking and the presentation of scientific information to the public, educators and students in an accurate and responsible fashion.  The Office answers queries from the public, as well as from the media, on scientific matters with a view towards separating facts from myths.  OSS staffers offer a variety of educational and entertaining presentations on scientific topics, appear often on radio and television, produce books and newspaper columns, organize the annual Trottier Symposium and oversee a number of courses designed to provide a scientific basis for the evaluation of controversial issues.  The McGill Office for Science & Society also undertakes the investigation of potentially fraudulent products and therapies. 

McGill OSS accepts no funding from any vested interest. We are funded by McGill University and the Lorne Trottier Family Foundation.