Pint of Science is an international science festival that brings research outside the boundaries of universities by organizing speaker series in bars. This is a unique opportunity for scientists and engineers to share their work with a large audience of non-experts and for the public to hear about recent discoveries made in universities and meet… Read More Eager to quench your thirst for knowledge? Pint of Science is back in Montreal from May 14-16th!
When I was in high school, since I was in a very theoretical program, going to university and earning at least a Bachelor’s degree seemed the only reasonable option. Then, since I wanted to study a bit more, I decided to continue with a two-year Master’s, that in my home country–Italy–is seen as the most… Read More Is there a right age to be a graduate student?
Scientists (and all researchers), let’s be honest, the further and deeper we delve into our work, the less people we can talk about our research with. McGill Global Health Program‘s day-long workshop on April 27 Sharing Your Research and Telling Your Story (So People Will Hear It) reminded us that science matters, not just to… Read More Your Research is Your Story: Share it!
Life as a graduate student can be isolating, especially for those students who don’t need to physically stay in a lab to do their research, and thus end up spending most of their time alone. Luckily, there are many occasions to get in touch with some fellows, such as non-curricular lectures where you will probably find… Read More GradLife Friendly Moments: The Department Gatherings
When I was looking for a university to apply for a PhD, I wanted to go to an English one. My level in this language was not yes-no-toaster… but not far from that. Let’s just say that I enjoyed more reading in Latin than English, and I wasn’t a great latinist. After 4 years at… Read More I speak franglais
Last night marked the final lecture of Mini-Science 2018. This year’s topic of Women in Science at McGill (and beyond) featured some of the best of what McGill has to offer. The seven week public lecture series kicked off on February 28 with a quick history lesson on women in science at McGill by Elsbeth… Read More Women in Science at McGill (and beyond): Diversity Matters!
Tell me about your favourite kind of timer, and I’ll tell you who you are:… Read More What your choice of lab timer reveals about you
When I was younger, after I wanted to be a florist, a designer, a paleontologist (thanks, Jurassic Park) or an archaeologist (like Indiana Jones), I then decided that I was going to teach history. I didn’t know at that time that there is almost no opportunity to really have a teaching position in Cegep or… Read More Becoming a lecturer
Scientists do research and governments make laws. Although these entities might not seem interdependent, grand challenges such as public health require efficient communication between researchers and the government, leading to evidence-based science policies. For almost 10 years, the goal of Science and Policy Exchange (SPE), an entirely student-run organization, has been to help bridge the… Read More Young researchers in science, bring your expertise to international diplomacy!
Is science broken? If so, how can we fix it? On Monday March 19, I attended the Science and Skepticism symposium at McGill, which aimed to answer this very question. As of late, there has been an increase in the lack of reproducibility of published studies within the field. Why is this? The current structures… Read More Science and Skepticism