Upcoming Events – Fall 2017

Check back often for more ORGS events. Check out past events by visiting here. 

Lunchtime Conversations: October Edition

Wednesday, October 11

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Verschuren Centre Atrium

Bring your lunch and join the ORGS team on the second Wednesday of each month for an informal chat about all things research. Want to chat about a research project? A quick question about the ethics process? Wondering about funding? Pop by for a few minutes or stay for the hour – we are here to talk with you! No need to RSVP. Looking for more information? Email

Eating: Is There a Solution to the Confusion?

Thursday, October 12

6:30 p.m – 8 p.m

CS 104


Joe Schwarcz is Director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society. He is well known for his informative and entertaining public lectures on topics ranging from the chemistry of love to the science of aging. He hosts “The Dr. Joe Show” on Montreal’s CJAD and has appeared hundreds of times on The Discovery Channel, CTV, CBC, TV Ontario and Global Television. Dr. Joe was awarded the 2010 Montreal Medal, the Canadian Chemical Institute’s premier prize recognizing lifetime contributions to chemistry in Canada. In 2015 he was named winner of the Balles Prize for critical thinking by the US based Committee for Skeptical Inquiry in recognition of his 2014 book, Is That A Fact?

Sabbatical Talk with Adango Miadonye

Monday, October 16

2:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m

CE 265

“Unlocking Undervalued Non-Renewable Energy Resources”

With the industrial need for oil creating a growing scarcity of light, transport-efficient oil, a need for more readily transportable heavy crude is being developed. The processes of production and pipeline transportation of heavy crude oil require an understanding of material composition and physical and rheological characteristics, and the changes which occur at different process parameters. Typically, this would require a series of expensive and wasteful experiments, done by exposing various crudes to varied processing conditions, such as pressure and temperature, which through exposure produce changes in the oil properties but are overall inefficient. The presentation discusses various aspects of crude oil; from its characteristics as non-renewable energy, environmental pollution, recovery, transportation, applications and limitations

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Inaugural Lecture with Robert Campbell

Thursday, October 26

6:00 p.m – 7:30 p.m

CS 104

The Inaugural Lecture Series, which began last fall, allows faculty members who have attained the rank of Professor to share the insights garnered from a decorated career of notable achievements in research, teaching, and service with the university community. Check back for more information on this talk.

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Sabbatical Talk with Scott Stewart

Friday, October 27

12:00 p.m – 1:00 p.m

CS 101

“Is Feminist Porn Possible?”

Abstract: Pornography has always been a contested issue within feminism and in fact formed the key component in the feminist sex wars of the 1980s and 1990s. Second wave radical feminists typically opposed pornography maintaining that it either causes harm to women or actually constitutes harm. On either of these accounts, “feminist pornography” is impossible. However, other feminists, and particularly those in the third wave, have taken a more pro-pornography position. One argument is that the answer to ‘bad’ pornography – i.e., pornography which is sexist, degrading, and dehumanizing – is the production of ‘good’ pornography – i.e., feminist pornography. This paper explores this debate and also considers what feminist pornography might look like, and how the ubiquity of internet porn and the dismantling of large porn studios in favour of smaller, and often do it yourself websites, might influence such pornography.

Research Partnerships: Tricks and Treats with Sarah Conrod

Tuesday, October 21

12:00 p.m – 1:00 p.m

CS 101

Join Sarah Conrod, Manager of Industry Partnerships & Research Commercialization with the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, for an informative workshop on research partnerships. RSVP to this workshop by emailing

Tanya Brann-Barrett
Dean of Research, Teaching & Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Communication

Office: B212

Phone: 902.563.1843

Brenda Leloup
Assistant to the Dean

Office: B212

Phone: 902.563.1304

Sarah Conrod
Manager, Industry Partnerships & Research Commercialization

Office: B254

Phone: 902.563.1842

Dana Mount
Assistant Dean of Research, Teaching & Graduate Studies and Assistant Professor of English

Office: B212

Phone: 902.563.1338

Zuzana Istvankova
Research Administration Officer: Major Initiatives

Office: B212

Phone: 902.563.1832

Nicole MacDougall
Research Administration Officer: Facilitation and Outreach

Office: B212

Phone: 902.563.1107