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A Panorama of the Sciences

A great way to kick off a life of science

Are you interested in science? Are you someone who might want to make science a career choice or do you just like to dabble in science as a hobby? Do you enjoy learning and trying new things? Are field trip days the ones you look forward to most?
The world of science is so vast, it has something for everyone! Get ready for a rollercoaster ride through some of Montreal’s most amazing research and meet the cool scientists who are driving this research. We will visit professors and graduate students at local faculties of Science, Engineering, Medicine, Agriculture and more.

A Panorama of Science
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What's in a Day?

Senior campers from Secondary IV to CEGEP go as a group to as many as 30 different science departments at McGill University, including off-campus places such as Mont Ste-Hilaire. Graduate students and professors talk about their research on a myriad of different subjects. Campers are given opportunities to visit labs and research centres at universities around the Montreal area.

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Topics

Chemistry

McGill’s Inorganic chemistry professor Audrey Moore does research on magnetic nanoparticles. Professor Moore uses impressive words like nanocatalysis, imidazolium, hydrogenation, and mono-dispersion—but she’s so smart she can make her research easily understood by the rest of us.

Entomology

McGill’s Lyman Entomological is the second largest insect collection in Canada and includes 2.8 million bugs! They even have a live insect laboratory.
With bee populations declining around the world, the McGill Apicultural Association is devoted to increasing awareness and interest in bees. They look after bee hives that are set up on the McGill campus and teach courses on how to care for your own honeybees.  

Astrophysics and Aerospace Engineering

McGill astrobiology professor Hojatollah Vali investigates certain biomarkers that could suggest ancient biological activity in extraterrestrial materials. One of the courses Professor Vali teaches even includes a unit that explores whether ufo sightings are science or legend!
With Montreal being the world’s fourth largest center of aerospace manufacturing, McGill’s Institute for Aerospace Engineering is an amazing place to get a look at what exactly “rocket science” is really all about.

Geology

Professor Reinhard Hesse studies deep sea geology. He investigates giant rock samples drilled from the ocean floor, looking for tiny microscopic creatures in the sediments.
Ingrid Birker is the curator of the invertebrate fossils and plants at Redpath Museum. Some of the programs she runs at the museum are so popular she’s gotten calls from people across the country wanting to attend!  

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