June 21, 2018

All about SPACE


  • a series of informal talks organized by the Graduate students in the Physics & Astronomy department.
  • a forum to share and exchange ideas.
  • a platform which stimulates open discussions.
  • a “space” which fosters creativity and cultivates imagination.

Misconceptions about SPACE:

  • SPACE is not a standard academic seminar.
  • SPACE is not technical talk about the speaker’s research. Speakers (aka. SPACEwalkers) are free to present about any topic.
  • SPACEwalkers do not have to be the expert in the room on said topic.

SPACE Eureka moment

If you’ve ever discussed your passion over coffee for ~15 minutes then you’ve had your SPACE eureka moment. You’re a SPACEwalker.

How to SPACEout

SPACE  provides a casual environment to stimulate conversations and exchange ideas. As such, the talks should be accessible to everyone and emphasize discussions. The formats and subjects of the talks are flexible and up to the speakers (aka. SPACEwalkers).

The organizers include one representative from each group, in order to facilitate coordination of speakers across the department. If you would like to give a talk, or if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact any one of us. This year (2018), the organizers are:
  • Chelsea Dunning (MedPhys rep),
  • Logan Francis (Astro rep),
  • John Coffey (Phys rep),
  • Nolan Esplen,
  • Maan Hani,
  • Matthias Le Dall (preferably known as “Space Dad”).

The Program runs from May to August, every second Wednesday, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, at the Continuing Studies Building Room 276 (for May and June). The first session in 2018 is on May 16th, for a full schedule head to the Calendar tab! Drinks and snacks are provided.

 Stickers with SPACE’s logo will be distributed during the talks!
We acknowledge the support of the Physics & Astronomy department and the GSS.