Signature event

Celebrate McGill’s Bicentennial at Reford Gardens

August 21, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM ET

To recognize and mark McGill University’s important milestone and contributions to Quebec society and to the Lower
St-Lawrence and Gaspésie regions, Reford Gardens will be holding a two-part special event on the Bicentennial
Sustainable Stage on August 21st at 3 PM.

The activities will feature talks from McGill alum François Rioux (MBA ’10) about his work and involvement in the
region; current students presenting their research on topics of importance to the Lower St-Lawrence region and
Gaspésie Peninsula; and two professors from McGill and the Université du Québec à Rimouski – Caroline Temcheff and
Martine Poirier – showcasing an example of inter-university collaboration. Presentations will then be followed by
exciting musical performances by two McGill alumni and professors at the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski, Josée
April (B.Mus. ’83, M.Mus. ’86) and Ludovik Lesage-Hinse (G. Art. Dip. ’17).

Celebrate McGill’s Bicentennial outside of Montreal and discover the Bicentennial Sustainable Stage, built by
students from the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture at McGill and Schulich School of Music.

To learn more about the Reford Gardens, click here.



MC for the event

Alexander Reford
Reford Gardens

Setting the stage

Louis Arseneault
Vice-President, Communications and External Relations,
McGill University



Mussels in the St-Lawrence estuary region

Félix Lauzon
MA, Biology,
McGill University

Charlotte Carrier-Belleau
PhD, Biology
Université Laval and UQAR
Maximiliane Jousse
BA, Biology
McGill University

Youth and adolescent mental health

Caroline Elizabeth Temcheff
Associate Professor, Educational and Counselling Psychology
Faculty of Education, McGill University
Martine Poirier
Professor, Department of educational sciences

Anna Lois Dawson: Metis as an Artist’s Muse

Giuliana Garofalo, MA’20
Master of Information Studies candidate,
McGill University

Giving back to the community: A McGill graduate’s perspective

François Rioux, MBA’10
Groupe Bertrand-Rioux

Musical performances

Josée April (B.Mus. ’83, M.Mus. ’86)
Organist and professor
Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski

Ludovik Lesage-Hinse (Gr. Arts. Dip. ’17)
Clarinet, Orchestral excerpts
Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski