Last May I had the opportunity to work with an incredible group of people both locally and at a national level to bring Pint of Science to Guelph for the first time. While I expected it to be well received, I was absolutely blown away by the response of the community.
For those not in the know, Pint of Science is an annual event that takes place in May. The concept is rather simple; researchers present the work they do at local pubs while sharing a pint of their favourite beverage with interested community members. Afterwards, there’s plenty of time to chat with the researchers to learn more about what they do, and why it’s important.
For our first event, we were fortunate to have an incredible lineup of speakers, and a great set of venues in the City. Additionally, we managed to become the first Pint of Science event in Canada to have there very own beer thanks to the awesome folks at Wellington Brewery. Even better, the response from the community was amazing – our venues were all bursting at the seams because so many people wanted to connect with the science that happens at the University of Guelph!
And because of this, I am happy to announce officially that Pint Of Science Guelph will be back May 11-13, 2020. In fact, the team is already working to create an even better event than last year.
But wait! There’s more!
Given the enthusiasm shown in Guelph for all things science, we’re planning a few extra opportunities for our UofG researchers to connect with the community. We’re still sorting out details, so stay tuned for more information. Until then, perhaps maybe possibly add a save the date notice for the evening of November 18th.
As always, if you have any requests or recommendations for the Pint of Science Guelph team – particularly a speaker or topic you would like to hear about – feel free to leave a comment in the comments section below.