STARS: Inreach to McGill Science staff

Outreach goes inside with STARS (Scientists Talk About Research for Staff), a series of special lunch-hour talks for Faculty of Science support staff. To bridge the gap between scientists and those who work behind the scenes to support them, once a month, researchers give an informal talk about their work. The audience includes lab technicians, database managers, administrative assistants, and advisors. A light lunch is served during each talk courtesy of the Dean of Science.

For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Ingrid Birker, Science Outreach Coordinator, at science.outreach [at], or call 514-398-4094

Please note, STARS are now GREEN: Please bring your own plate, fork, napkin, and cup. Facilities for washing-up are nearby.

FALL 2018

September 19, 2018: Secret Science Spots
with Ingrid Birker (Redpath Museum)

Location: Meet at the front entrance of the Redpath Museum at 12 noon.

A guided tour of some hidden pockets of McGill’s scientific history going back 150 years. Find out where Ernest Rutherford worked before winning the Nobel prize, where the first astronomical observatory at McGill helped keep the country’s clocks synchronized and what happened when the Duke of Edinburgh visited the toilets in the old Biology (now James) Building in 1952. Lunch will be bagged so that we can eat and walk and learn.


October 17, 2018: Nanotools Laboratory
with Prof. Peter Grütter (Physics)

Location: Meet at the Rutherford Physics Building at 12 noon.

For lunch, meet at 11:30 a.m. for Vietnamese pho and soft buns at Vinh’s Café in the Génome Québec Building.


November 14, 2018: Musée James Simon Museum
with James Simon

Location: Meet at 3714 Peel Street at 12 noon.

Curator James Simon will give a presentation on the Dreaming Mind over lunch in the James dining area.


December 19, 2018: World Cultures Gallery at the Redpath Museum
with Annie Lussier (Redpath Museum)

Location: Meet at the Redpath Museum at 12 noon.

Lunch will be served in room 106 at the Redpath Museum, followed by a tour of the gallery.