Events: Health and Medicine

Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Hope

A public forum to empower patients, caregivers and families dealing with cancer. Lectures cover advances in cancer research, complex cancer diseases, novel treatments and best practices in patient care management.

Food for Thought

Lecture topics include diet and cancer, factory farming, immigration, and the future of Canada’s water. Current students and invited guests share their work and discoveries.

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.

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.

Mini-Med

Professors in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health share insights on topics like evaluating medications, changing childbirth practices, and the role of epidemiologists.

Community Engagement Days

Community Engagement Days (CED) celebrate existing connections between McGill and Monreal and promote new opportunities for community service in Montreal neighbourhoods, groups and social organizations.

Hebb Lecture Series

A series of lectures by distinguished scientists invited to speak about their contributions to research in all areas of psychology.