Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math? Curiosity on Stage is a series of short, interactive presentations that brings you face-to-face with researchers and innovators. Each week, a featured speaker delivers an engaging presentation followed by an interactive Q-and-A session. Curiosity on Stage invites you to learn directly from people working in the science and technology-related fields. Find out what they do and why it matters – and leave inspired by their stories of curiosity, overcoming obstacles, and innovation.
While everyone is welcome on the Demo Stage, this program is recommended for ages 10+.
This week: The Tree: A Complex and Social Being
Dr. Christian Messier Director of the Institute of Temperate Forest Sciences, or ISFORT, at UQO
UQO and a professor in the department of biological sciences at UQAM. His research interests are vast, going from the fundamental search to understand the growth and mortality of trees to the development of decision-making tools to better manage urban and natural forests. He holds the NSERC/Hydro-Québec Industrial Research Chair on Control of Tree Growth, as well as the Canada Research Chair in Forest Resilience to Global Changes.
What are trees, anyway? How do they live? How can they be compared to us? Christian will speak to us about this living organism that resembles us much more than we might first think.