A few months ago I was working closely with a science professor at CBU. At the end of our work together she gave me a gift… a book “about science.” As an Arts graduate, I haven’t stepped into a lab in a good many years. In high school someone threw a piece of raw liver at me that we were using as a catalyst for an experiment. That pretty much sealed the end of my love affair with science.
Flipping the book over and realising that Dr. Joe Schwarcz was a Canadian working at McGill, and a pro at “demystifying” science, I decided to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised by the interesting tidbits in the book Brain Fuel (Random House) and found myself reading a few entries every evening…. and thinking about buying a few copies as Christmas presents.
That’s why it is quite exciting that “Dr. Joe” will be at CBU for a general public lecture on Friday, May 13th, at 3:30pm in room A228 (Arseneau-Britten Building) giving his talk “Are Cows More Trustworthy Than Chemists?”. The talk is open to everyone and promises to be very engaging.