Celebrating McGill PhDs with Three of our Best – A TRaCE McGill Bicentennial Event

March 26, 2021

Friday March 26, 2-3pm

McGill University’s PhD alumni include a host of trailblazers who use their passion and their education to make a difference in the world. As part of the McGill’s Bicentennial, we are pleased to welcome back three of the most remarkable PhD alumni, grads who have distinguished themselves in the fields of artificial intelligence, music and academic leadership. In this panel discussion, moderated by in-program PhD students, we will have the opportunity to hear our distinguished grads on topics such as: Why did they pursue a PhD? What experiences during their studies had the greatest impact on the work they do now? What advice do they have for PhD students in the 21st century? This panel will also show how the skills doctoral students acquire – such as problem-solving, critical thinking, project management, independence and creativity – have lifelong value and help PhD grads launch careers where they can have a positive impact on the world.

Our distinguished guests: Dr. Martha Crago (PhD in Communication sciences and disorders, 1988), Professor, Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation), Dr. Yoshua Bengio (PhD in Computer Science, 1991), Professor, co-recipient of A.M. Turing Award, Dr. Juan Sebastián Delgado (PhD in Music Performance, 2017), Prize-winning Cellist and founding co-member of Stick&Bow

The event will be presented live on the McGill YouTube Channel