Les sciences et les sports
March 31, 2023 From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Musée de la civilisation, Québec City
The Les sciences et les sports (Science and Sports) event targets a wide audience, especially young people in the greater Quebec City area. It will be in French.
Adults: 20 $
16 and under: Free
Speakers - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- RAISING THE BAR ON EXCELLENCE (available on Facebook Live from 6:00 PM to 6:25 PM)
by Denis Panneton, INO researcher, and Simon Laurendeau, President of SciencePerfo
The union of science and sport is much less far-fetched than you might think. These two worlds have advanced in near lockstep for a very long time! Just think of the fundamental principles of science, which enable policymakers and athletes to make decisions based on quantifiable data. Notice the innovative genius behind the ideas, design, and selection of sports equipment, or marvel at how performance-enhancing technologies are hiding in plain sight all over stadiums and arenas. Let’s look at this union of science and sports together, and maybe work up a sweat along the way.
For more information about Denis Panneton | For more information about Simon Laurendeau
- A SECOND CHANCE, THANKS TO SPORTS AND SCIENCE
by Cindy Ouellet, Paralympian and Ph.D. student in biomedical engineering
After Cindy was diagnosed with cancer, science and sports came to her rescue. This winning combination allowed Cindy to pursue her dream of competing at the Paralympic Games in wheelchair basketball and para-Nordic skiing. Her cancer also led her to further her studies in biomedical engineering. She now helps design and develop adaptive sports equipment.
For more information about Cindy Ouellet
- SCIENCE SCORES A TOUCHDOWNF
by Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Doctor of Medicine and Professional Football Player
Science and sports shaped Laurent-Duvernay-Tardif’s uncommon journey. He has always excelled athletically and intellectually, from his childhood in Mont-Saint-Hilaire to a career in North America’s most prestigious sports league. His accomplishments soon made him “the most interesting man in the NFL.”
During his talk, you will see how he managed to combine sports with advanced studies and how the two disciplines overlap in his daily life. You will be inspired by Laurent’s extraordinary journey that shows science is everywhere, even on the football field.
For more information about Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
- JEAN-MARIE DE KONINCK
Professor Emeritus and Sports Commentator
Jean-Marie De Koninck has been professor of mathematics for more than forty years and is a well known commentator for televised international swim events.
For more information about Jean-Marie De Koninck