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IGnite: Research Stories to Inspire Generations

Event Details

Location: The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

Date: January 31, 2019

Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

IGnite event featuring Dr. Laura Murray and Dr. John Smol

Inspiring Generations

Have you ever dreamed about being a marine biologist, aerospace engineer, or particle physicist or other exciting research positions? Come and be inspired by the stories of discovery from researchers across diverse fields at Queen’s University. Our guests will give a short 20-minute presentation on their area of study and the real contributions they have made and the impact they’ve had on the world.

Ask any Nobel Prize winner “How did you get interested in *blank*?” and they’ll tell you about some event in their teens that sparked a curiosity inside them that never went away. Eventually, that curiosity becomes a question which leads to more questions, on and on until it’s a question that nobody has an answer to; your unique question and your unique research. IGnite hopes to be that spark and hopes that inspiration will spread through your family and our brilliant Kingston community.

Our speakers are selected not only for their accomplishments but also for their ability to give engaging presentations and tell the story of their research to a wide variety of audiences. This makes IGnite accessible to anyone curious enough to attend.

In late January, 2019, Queen’s University faculty Laura Murray and John Smol will tell you about the unanswered questions that set them on their lifelong quest of research. A handful of keen students will also give short and sweet snippets of their developing interests. The evening talks begin at 6:30 and are followed by a reception featuring poster presentations, demos and opportunities to connect with the speakers and others who are doing inspiring research at Queen’s.

Doors open at 6:00pm.


Those interested in attending please either email Education and Outreach Officer, Mark Richardson with the number of people:, or pre-register here: