Researcher’s night has a French twist

Solar cars, sustainable archeology and discussions from French researchers will be part of an upcoming Researchers’ Night at McMaster Innovation Park.

Everyone is welcome to the free event, dubbed “The Sustainable City,” on Oct. 25. Diverse research will be presented through open discussions, workshops and lectures. About 2,000 visitors and students are expected to attend.

“We want people to interact in a very open and friendly manner and break down some prejudice surrounding researchers,” said Florence Roullet, McMaster researcher.

The Sustainable City is being hosted in partnership with the French Consulate to encourage and develop collaborations between Canadian and French students and professors.

“We want to expose the beauty behind thinking about a topic and the process behind a researcher questioning their passions,” Roullet added.

The event has been running in Europe since 2006, and 11 towns in France are hosting it the same night.

“We’re trying to incorporate the same concept in Canada,” says Roullet.

“It’s a bit of an adventure.”

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