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EUREKA’S Pre-festival Party

PRESENTED BY  L'île du savoir and Science pour tous

On Thursday, June 8, from 7 pm to 10 pm, join us to celebrate the arrival of the long awaited and dreamed of 11th edition of the Eureka! Festival.

Chess, physical science and scientific rock await you for the entire evening at Espace La Fontaine in La Fontaine Park.



Chess, robots and simultaneous play ...

Pierre Denomée, international chess arbiter and computer science graduate from the Université de Montréal, will talk about the history of chess and THE robots that play it... (presentation in french). And a junior champion will play simultaneous games with from five to ten players.



Physical Science Demonstration Center

Dominic Boudreau, Science Coordinator for the Centre de Démonstration en Science-Physique de Québec will present (in french) some amazing demonstrations.



Scientific Rock

No, you're not dreaming! The science rock group (n = 1), originally formed by science students, is back! After almost 10 years in cryopreservation, these molecular musicians will once again take the stage to celebrate the 11th Edition of the Eureka! Festival. a rare sighting of this unusual phenomenon. Don't miss it!


Espace La Fontaine – Parc La Fontaine

Thursday, June 8 from 7 pm to 10 pm

An evening of Chess, Science and Rock'n Roll





Saturday – April 22 – 10:30 am – Espace and Parc La Fontaine – Workshop: The Subtle Colours of Parc La Fontaine – Pierre-Olivier Boucher, graphic designer, illustrator and Jacques Kirouac, Director of Science pour tous




Thursday – April 27 – Seabed Biodiversity – Speaker: Cindy Grant – Université du Québec à Rimouski





Friday, May 5, 2017 – 8:30 am to 10 amDe l'importance et de l'impact des initiatives pour un renforcement de la littératie scientifique des enseignants with Perrine Poisson (Science pour tous); Ignacio Monge, Science Associate (Haute École pédagogique de Fribourg); Florian Rietz, Science Associate (University of St.Gall); Nicolas Robin, Professor and Director (Institut de didactique des sciences – Hautes École pédagogique de St.Gall)

Friday, May 5, 2017 – 1 pm to 2:30 pm – McGill University – Panel (in English) Science et Fiction with Élisabeth Vonarburg, writer and translator; José Rodrigues Dos Santos, writer; Jean–Claude Dunyach, engineer (Airbus) and writer; André Moreau, team leader and senior researcher (National Research Council of Canada) – Moderator: Jacques Kirouac (Science pour tous)




Thursday – May 11: Launch of the 24 Hours of Science / Science Odyssey – Espace La Fontaine – with the National Research Council of Canada – Presentation of four scientific developments – under the theme Science and Fiction – based on extracts from popular science fiction movies. Exhibition of illustrations by students at the École multidisciplinaire de l’image (ÉMI) of the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) on the 10 Discoveries of the Year in Québec Science.

May 12 and 13 – A 24-hour science event across Quebec, with more than the 393 registered activities.



in collaboration with Science pour tous

Tuesday – May 16 – 6 pm – Espace La Fontaine – Science Bar – The future of scientific culture (in French) – Moderators: Michel Groulx and Michel Rochon – Guests: Magali Bricaud (Consulate), Yves Gingras, Navy Corniou and Monique Cormier