Birks Annual Lecture Series

An annual series discussing issues related to Religious Studies. The lectures are given by distinguished visitors, most recently Huston Smith, Northrop Frye and Wilfred Cantwell Smith.

G. Campbell Wadsworth Lectures

A bi-annual series on the life and works of John Calvin established by the Estate of Dr. G. Campbell Wadsworth, a keen student of the history and doctrine of the Reformation.

South Asian Religions Distinguished Lectureship

Established to encourage public understanding of South Asian religions, this series exists thanks to Professor Robert Stevenson, Professor of Comparative Religion at McGill from 1966 to 1991.

Osler Lectureship

Hosted by the Social Studies of Medicine, this series features internationally distinguished speakers discussing life-threatening diseases such as Alzheimer’s, HIV/AIDS and schizophrenia.

Gairdner National Program Lecture

An interactive speaker series featuring current and past Gairdner Award winners. The Gairdner Foundation celebrates biomedical science research from coast to coast and prides itself on giving Canadians access to scientists from around the world.

Hughlings Jackson Lecture

Established in 1935 to honor the legacy of British neurologist John Hughlings Jackson (1835-1911), who pioneered the development of neurology as a medical specialty, this is the Montreal Neurological Institute’s premier scientific lecture.

Dorothy J. Killam Lecture

Together with her husband, Dorothy J. Killam made immense contributions to Canadian education and science. Established in her honour in 2004, this lecture recognizes inspiring and influential women in business, science, politics or the humanities.

Albert Aguayo Lecture

Annual lecture honoring Dr. Albert Aguayo, founder and former Director of the Centre for the Research in Neuroscience at McGill University.

Anna I. McPherson Lecture Series

A series of high-level lectures on topics related to physics research, including quantum computing, manipulating atoms, and the origin of life.

Bindra Lecture

Held in honor of Dalbir Bindra (1922-1980), neuropsychologist and well-respected professor in McGill’s psychology department, this lecture features speakers in psychology, neuroscience and behavioral science.

Macnamara Lecture

Held in honor of John Macnamara's (1929-1996) contributions to science and academia, this lecture discusses psychology with a particular emphasis on language and early cognition.

The Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium Series

One of McGill University's premier annual events, the Symposium features talks by renowned experts on topics of current public interest and attracts a large audience as well as extensive media attention.