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Symposium for Science Engagement: Communicating the Urgency of Planetary Health.

  • 02 May 2022
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 3450 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1X9
  • 90


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About the Symposium:

Falling Walls Engage Hub Canada and the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC) have teamed up to offer an engaging one-day symposium on Monday, May 2, at McGill University, in the vibrant city of Montreal, Quebec.

Monday, May 2, 2022
8:30 – 17:00

McGill Faculty Club
3450 McTavish Street
Billiards Room

Who should attend? 

We look forward to welcoming science and environment writers and outreach professionals for a day of workshops, networking, and presentations devoted to discussing the challenges we face in supporting planetary health, and the potential for change through science engagement.

Sessions and presenters: 

Sessions will feature leading Canadian and international scientists, including Cynthia Umuhire, Space Science Analyst with the Rwanda Space Agency, Oscar Contreras-Villarroel, Director of External Relations for the Giant Magellan Telescope, Anthony Morgan, 2020 Finalist of Science Everywhere, Ursula Eicker, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Communities and Cities, and many other exciting speakers! Participants will have the opportunity to engage in an interactive experience with Milton Riaño, McGill’s first Climate Change Artist in Residence - there will be drones!

Join us in Montreal for a day of discovery and networking on the pressing topics of our time, including:

  • Building sustainable and resilient communities and cities

  • Climate change and the arts

  • Youth engagement through science outreach and communication

  • Community outreach initiatives by three of the world’s major telescopes

Additional Events: Symposium attendees are invited to attend two additional events at a reduced cost. 

Coupon Code for Centaur Theatre Production, May 1, 2:00 p.m.: 

Symposium registrants are invited to purchase tickets at a discounted rate to attend A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction on May 1 at 2:00 p.m. Immerse yourself in a complete theatrical experience that explores the connection between hope and action. Purchase early to avoid missing out!

Coupon Code for the McGill Space Conference, May 3-4: 

Join McGill’s astronauts and the world’s top academic researchers, business pioneers, and government leaders in space and aerospace for two days of cross-industry exchange. Symposium attendees can attend the conference for the discounted price of $50 per person, or $100 with lunch included on both days. Regular price is $200 per person, or $250 with lunch included on both days.

Questions? Contact: Brett Hooton at and Katelyn Brown at


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