Upcoming Weekly Talks


One of the College’s most popular activities has been a series of weekly talks held at the Faculty Club during the academic year. The presenters are often Fellows reporting on their recent work, but outside speakers are also invited. The topics are wide-ranging and cover a broad spectrum of disciplines and subjects. The format calls for an approximately one-hour talk followed by a coffee break and then a discussion period. The talks are usually recorded and made available as either streaming or downloadable podcasts. The discussion sessions, which are often very lively, are not recorded. The sessions are so popular that seating is limited and Fellows are given priority although others are welcome if space permits.

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January 2022

SC Talk: Paul Faure, Neuroethologist, McMaster Bat Lab, “Development of Echolocation and Hearing in the Big Brown Bat”

January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Speaker Information for January 19, 2022 at 1pm Speaker: Paul A. Faure, Dept. of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, McMaster University Introducer and Host: Daphne Maurer Title: “Development of echolocation and hearing in the big brown bat” Abstract: I will summarize work on the maturation of Eptesicus fuscus—a model for mammalian vocal and auditory development. Big brown bats are born naked and blind but can fly by 30 days after birth and look adult-like by 45 days. I will describe how…

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