Freaky Friday public outreach events allow McGill scientists and researchers to examine the myths, realities and misconceptions surrounding some pressing science issues or phenomena.
The 2017-2018 series of Freaky Fridays hosts one McGill scientist each month to give a presentation that provides insight into how they did their science.
Where: Redpath Museum [map], 859 Sherbrooke Street West, Metro McGill/Peel (unless otherwise indicated). No reservations necessary; however, seating is limited.
When: Fridays, 12:00 noon — 1:00 PM
Cost: Free with admission to Redpath Museum
Information: science.outreach [at] mcgill.ca
The Freaky Friday series was made possible with funding from the Science Outreach Program in the Faculty of Science.
September 22, 2017: How I used optics to devise a better test for malaria
By Prof. Paul Wiseman (Chemistry)
October 27, 2017: How I mapped all the lakes in the world and figured out how much water they contain
By Prof. Bernhard Lehner (Geography)
November 24, 2017: How I invented greener solvent-free chemical reactions
By Prof. Tomislav Friščić (Chemistry)
December 8. 2017: How and why I flew into the Arctic to drill ice cores
By Prof. Bruno Tremblay (Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences)
January 12, 2018: How I figure out global food security
By Prof. Graham MacDonald (Geography)
February 9, 2018: How I unlocked nature's fibre factories
By Prof. Matthew James Harrington (Chemistry)
March 9, 2018: How I puzzled out and connected body parts and symmetry in embryos
By Prof. Laura Nilson (Biology)
April 6, 2018: How I figured out how to improve housing and health care in Canada's north
By Prof. Mylene Riva (Institute for Health and Social Policy & Geography)