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Mini-Science 2016: Weather and climate - going to extremes

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Register now for this unique seven-week public lecture series featuring McGill geographers, biologists, geologists, epidemiologists, and atmospheric scientists. This series focuses on how global weather patterns and climate changes impact both planetary and human health.

Mini-Science will take place over seven Thursday evenings, from February 25 to April 14, 2016. (There is no lecture on March 3.)

Lectures will be presented in English mais nous vous invitons à poser vos questions en français.

This Mini-Science series is made possible through the generous support of Dr. Lorne Trottier.

Space is limited. Register now!

Schedule and speakers

How weather and climate work (February 25, 2016)

Prof. John Gyakum, Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

No lecture (March 3, 2016)

McGill Reading Week

Arctic climate change (March 10, 2016)

Prof. Bruno Tremblay, Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

Deep time climate change (March 17, 2016)

Prof. Galen Halverson, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences

Climate change and preserving cold carbon (March 24, 2016)

Prof. Nigel Roulet, Department of Geography

How can we adapt to climate change? (March 31, 2016)

Prof. Lea Berrang-Ford, Department of Geography

Climate change and the tropics (April 7, 2016)

Prof. Catherine Potvin, Department of Biology

Air pollution, climate and health in the Tibetan Plateau (April 14, 2016)

Prof. Jill Baumgartner, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health

Time and location

  • Seven Thursday evenings, from February 25 to April 14, 2016
    (There is no lecture on March 3.)
  • 6:00 to 6:30 PM — Registration and refreshments
  • 6:30 to 8:00 PM — Lecture with Q&A
  • Room 151, Ground floor of Bronfman Building. 1001 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal.

Cost and registration

  • $114.97 for the series (includes all taxes).
  • $68.98 for students and seniors 65+ (includes all taxes).
  • Register now. You can register online (and pay by credit card) or register by mail (and pay by cheque).
  • No refunds after February 17, 2016.


  • Underground parking available in garage of the Bronfman Building, accessible from the lanes off Peel Street, just north of Sherbrooke Street. There is no elevator access to the garage but there is a staircase leading up to the ground floor of the Bronfman Building. There is a pay station machine in the garage which accepts cash or credit card payment (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) for parking. There is also a machine at the exit which accepts credit card payment. A customer must press the green button on the entry terminal inside the garage to get an entry ticket and pay for this when leaving at either the pay station or exit terminal. Please note that the exit terminal does not issue a receipt.


  • Lectures will be presented in English mais nous vous invitons à poser vos questions en français.


  • mini [dot] science [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Send us an email) or
  • Phone us at 514-398-8886