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Remote learning in Fall 2020

Soup and Science online edition

Join us for Sun and Science, the virtual edition of our popular Soup and Science series, to hear from outstanding McGill professors across disciplines talk about their research program in lightning-style talks, followed by the opportunity to ask your questions to each professor!

Thursday July 16, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Prof. Grant McKenzie

Department of Geography
COVID-19 mobility response: A country comparison

Prof. Laura

Department of Biology
Protecting biodiversity in all its complexity

Prof. Siva

School of Computer Science and Department of Linguistics
Building computers that understand and interact in human language



Free event! Registration required. Please register below.


Each speaker will have up to 5 minutes to present their research program. Following their presentations, the Question and Answer session will occur in breakout rooms, with one speaker in each room. After 10 minutes, each speaker will rotate into another room. Each speaker will visit every breakout room, allowing you the chance to interact with all the speakers!


The event will be hosted in a Zoom session. The link to the Zoom session will be sent by email to registered participants 3 hours before the event.

Who should attend?

This event is designed for current students as well as prospective students and parents. Faculty, staff, and the general public who are interested in discussions about science are also invited to participate.

Upcoming Sessions

Tuesday July 21, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Prof. Christophe Dubach 
School of Computer Science and Department of Electrical Engineering (ECE)

Presentation title TBC

Prof. Nicolas Cowan
Department of Physics and Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Presentation title TBC

Prof. Alba Guarné
Department of Biochemistry

Presentation title TBC

Fiona D'Arcy
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

McGill Earth and Planetary Sciences Outreach Group

Thursday July 23, 2:00 PM -3:15 PM

Prof. Eve Lee
Department of Physics
Presentation title TBC

Prof. Wayne Pollard
Department of Geography

Changing Arctic Landscapes

Prof. Christopher Thibodeaux
Department of Chemistry

Presentation title TBC

Lisa Dang
Department of Physics

Presentation title TBC

Tuesday July 28, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Prof. Jean-François Trempe
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

What protein structures are telling us about Parkinson’s disease 

Prof. Anthony Mittermaier
Department of Chemistry

Presentation title TBC

Prof. Hans Larsson
Redpath Museum
Presentation title TBC

Thursday July 30, 2:00 PM -3:15 PM

Prof. Nicole Li-Jessen
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Coughing? Choking? No Voice? What went wrong with your throat?"

Prof. Judith Mandl
Department of Physiology

Presentation title TBC

Imane Chafi
Faculty of Engineering

Cress - MEI Mapping Tool : A Software Engineering Web Interface to Classify Musical Neumes

Jessica Ford
Redpath Museum

STEMM Diversity @ McGill


Event organizers are available to answer your questions! Get in touch by [at] (email).  


Preeti Purba-Singh, Research Office of the Faculty of Science
Eduardo Ganem Cuenca, Research Office of the Faculty of Science


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