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Webcasts

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Here are links to public lectures available for viewing on demand as webcasts. Some are also available as downloadable podcasts. Please follow the links for more information about each webcast.

 


Professor Victoria Kaspi

The Fast Radio Sky
Professor Victoria Kaspi, 2015 Killam Prize Laureate in Natural Sciences.
Watch and learn about pulsars, how fast they move, where they are and why she calls them the "lighthouses of the sky".
January 12, 2016

 


John Smol

Advice to Young Scientists on Thriving in a Complex World
Dr. John Smol, O.C., B.Sc. '77.
Undergraduate Research Conference keynote address.
Thursday, October 10, 2013

 


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Soup and Science
Research at the frontiers of knowledge, explained in 3-minute presentations
January 14-18, 2013

 


Carrie Derick

Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine Symposium (WISEMS) 2012
This public Symposium on Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine (WISEMS) marks the centenary of McGill's geneticist Carrie Derick (1862-1941) being appointed as Canada's first woman university professor.
October 12-13, 2012

 


Dr. Suzanne Fortier. Photo credit NSERC.

Exploring the Borderless World of Science and Innovation
Dr. Suzanne Fortier, B.Sc. '72, Ph.D. '76, President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).
Undergraduate Research Conference keynote address.
Thursday, October 4, 2012

 


AstroMcGill podcasts
Recorded podcasts with astrophysicists visiting the Physics Department at McGill. These are aimed at informing the general public about astronomy and astrophysics research, without technical jargon.
March 27, 2012 — present.

 


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Soup and Science
Research at the frontiers of knowledge, explained in 3-minute presentations
January 16-20, 2012

 


Jack Szostak

From undergraduate research at McGill to the Nobel Prize and beyond
Dr. Jack Szostak (B.Sc. '72, Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine 2009)
Undergraduate Research Conference keynote address
Friday, October 15, 2010.

 


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Soup and Science
Research at the frontiers of knowledge, explained in 3-minute presentations
September 13-17, 2010

 


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Soup and Science
Research at the frontiers of knowledge, explained in 3-minute presentations
January 11-15, 2010

 


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Soup and Science
Research at the frontiers of knowledge, explained in 3-minute presentations
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

 


Cutting Edge Lectures in Science
Initiated with the express purpose of fostering communication between scientists in different disciplines as well as between scientists and the public, Cutting Edge Lectures feature distinguished scientists from McGill and around the world.
Many lectures available, from April 21, 2009, to the present

 


McGill Symposium on Islam and Evolution
Presented by the McGill Evolution Education Research Centre
March 30 & 31, 2009

 


What Darwin Didn't Know
Held at the Redpath Museum in honour of Charles Darwin's bicentennary. Moderated by the Museum’s Director, David Green, this event features presentations by Redpath Museum evolutionary biologists Graham Bell, Hans Larsson, Robert Carroll, and Virginie Millien.
Thursday, February 19, 2009

 


Poster: Steven Pinker, Keynote speaker for 2008 URC

The stuff of thought: Language as a window into human nature
Dr. Steven Pinker
Undergraduate Research Conference keynote address
Friday, October 17, 2008

 


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Mini Science 2008: Ecology, Evolution, and Extinction
Lecture series; 7 lectures available as webcasts
March 26 - May 7, 2008

 


POSTER: Special lecture by Dr. Jonathan Foley,

Living on a Shrinking Planet: Challenges and Opportunities for a Sustainable Future
Dr. Jonathan Foley
Undergraduate Research Conference keynote address
Friday, October 19, 2007

 


POSTER: Special lecture by Dr. Rudolph Marcus,

How do theories in science arise and how important are they for the stimulation of new experiments? A tribute to McGill
Dr. Rudolph A. Marcus, 1992 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Undergraduate Research Conference keynote address
Friday, October 20, 2006

 


Online Physical Society Colloquia Presentations
Over 50 presentations: many as webcasts (video), some slides-only
Includes presentations by 4 Nobel laureates
January 6, 2006 - present

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