TISPP will lead and contribute to coordinated outreach activities in the Faculty of Science at McGill University, and beyond. Some of the key partners with whom we work include the Office of Science and Society, AstroMcGill, Redpath Museum, the STARS Inreach program, and more.
Making science education accessible
Outreach is a way to show how our research-intensive university contributes to society, by making science education accessible and interactive for students, teachers, and the community. This is well expressed by the Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium, for instance, whose goal is ‘to inform, inspire debate and raise public awareness on contemporary issues confronting society today’, in parallel with the annual Mini-Science Series endowed by the Trottier Family Foundation.
Our activities provide a strong foundation to make the leap from outreach to public policy, in partnership with the Humanities. TISPP tackles a long-term grand challenge to reintegrate and reconverge the Sciences and the Humanities.