Digital Time Capsule

The Future, Imagined by McGill’s Top Researchers

Two-hundred years of trailblazing research has taken place on our campuses. In a time of rapid and far-reaching transformation, the future of research presents opportunities for important change. With the goal of imagining this exciting time to come, the Digital Time Capsule brings together over 50 of McGill’s top researchers to answer the question: What will be the biggest change in your field over the next 25 years?

In May 2022, the videos have been sealed. Five a year will be revealed at Homecoming each year over the next 10 years starting in Fall 2022.

About the McGill Time Capsule Student Conversations


Adrian Liu

Adrian Liu

Department of Physics
Faculty of Science

Ahmed El-Geneidy

Ahmed El-Geneidy

School of Urban Planning
Faculty of Engineering

Alan Evans

Alan Evans

Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Amélie Quesnel-Vallée

Amélie Quesnel-Vallée

Department of Sociology
Faculty of Arts

Andrew Hendry

Andrew Hendry

Department of Biology and Redpath Museum
Faculty of Science

Brett Thombs

Brett Thombs

Department of Psychiatry
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Catherine Potvin

Catherine Potvin

Department of Biology
Faculty of Science

Christie Rowe

Christie Rowe

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Faculty of Science

Cindy Blackstock

Cindy Blackstock

School of Social Work
Faculty of Arts

Colleen Cook

Colleen Cook

School of Information Studies
Faculty of Arts

Daniel Béland

Daniel Béland

Department of Political Science and McGill Institute for the Study of Canada
Faculty of Arts

Daniel Weinstock

Daniel Weinstock

Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy
Faculties of Law and of Arts

Daryl Haggard

Daryl Haggard

Department of Physics
Faculty of Science

David Plant

David Plant

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

Debra Thompson

Debra Thompson

Department of Political Science
Faculty of Arts

Don Smith

Don Smith

Department of Plant Science
Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Donald Sheppard

Donald Sheppard

Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity (MI4)
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Edward Klorman

Edward Klorman

Department of Music Research
Schulich School of Music

Ehab Abouheif

Ehab Abouheif

Department of Biology
Faculty of Science

Elena Bennett

Elena Bennett

Department of Natural Resource Sciences and Bieler School of Environment
Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Elsa Vasseur

Elsa Vasseur

Department of Animal Science
Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Guillaume Bourque

Guillaume Bourque

Department of Human Genetics
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Isabelle Daunais

Isabelle Daunais

Department of French Literature, Translation and Creation
Faculty of Arts

Iwao Hirose

Iwao Hirose

Department of Philosophy and Bieler School of Environment
Faculty of Arts

Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh

Department of Plant Science
Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Jennifer Welsh

Jennifer Welsh

Department of Political Science
Faculty of Arts

Jessica Coon

Jessica Coon

Department of Linguistics
Faculty of Arts

Jianguo (Jeff) Xia

Jianguo (Jeff) Xia

Institute of Parasitology
Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Joann Whalen

Joann Whalen

Department of Natural Resource Sciences
Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Joëlle Pineau

Joëlle Pineau

Department of Computer Science
Faculty of Science

Luda Diatchenko

Luda Diatchenko

Department of Anesthesia
Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Marie Manikis

Marie Manikis

Faculty of Law

Marta Cerruti

Marta Cerruti

Department of Mining and Materials Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

Martha de Francisco

Martha de Francisco

Department of Music Research
Schulich School of Music

Matt Dobbs

Matt Dobbs

Department of Physics
Faculty of Science

Morag Park

Morag Park

Departments of Biochemistry, Medicine and Oncology
Director, Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Institute
Diane and Sal Guerrera Chair in Cancer Genetics
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Myriam Denov

Myriam Denov

School of Social Work
Faculty of Arts

Nigel Roulet

Nigel Roulet

Department of Geography
Faculty of Science

Nitika Pai

Nitika Pai

Department of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur

Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

Patricia Faison Hewlin

Patricia Faison Hewlin

Ombudsperson for Students
Desautels Faculty of Management

Paul Allison

Paul Allison

Faculty of Dentistry

Paul François

Paul François

Department of Physics
Faculty of Science

Rowan Barrett

Rowan Barrett

Department of Biology and Redpath Museum
Faculty of Science

Sabrina Leslie

Sabrina Leslie

Department of Physics
Faculty of Science

Srividya Iyer

Srividya Iyer

Department of Psychiatry and Researcher, Douglas Research Centre
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Susanne Lajoie

Susanne Lajoie

Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
Faculty of Education

Terri Givens

Terri Givens

Department of Political Science
Faculty of Arts

Thomas Soehl

Thomas Soehl

Department of Sociology
Faculty of Arts

Tomislav Friščić

Tomislav Friščić

Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Science

Treena Wasonti:io Delormier

Treena Wasonti:io Delormier

School of Human Nutrition and the Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition & Environment
Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Vicky Kaspi

Vicky Kaspi

Department of Physics
Faculty of Science

Vijaya Raghavan

Vijaya Raghavan

Department of Bioresource Engineering
Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Vincent Mooser

Vincent Mooser

Department of Human Genetics
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Xin Zhao

Xin Zhao

Department of Animal Science
Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences