Kim Thúy hosts a podcast on UdeM

After the fourth season of the show Kim’s desk Where Kim Thúy hosts personalities from different cultures and backgrounds, the author comes to the University of Montreal to stimulate conversations between professors from far-flung disciplines. So we travel to the limits of the Universe with Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo, an astrophysicist specializing in black holes. Together they discuss the origin of life. Yoshua Bengio, a world expert on artificial intelligence, talks with philosophy professor Natalie Fletcher about what makes us human.

The result should be heard Please meet, a 10-show podcast by Kim Thúy where 19 UdeM professionals meet. They are all passionate and excited!

Encourage interdisciplinary communication

By talking together, researchers from disciplines you might think would be opposed find common ground in their research.

For example, Jean-François Lapierre, Professor of the Department of Biological Sciences of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, spoke with Annie Pullen Sansfaçon, Professor of the School of Social Work. The first is interested in limnology, that is, the study of lakes and continental fresh waters. The second reflects the realities of trans children and youth.

Kim Thúy recalls, “It was incredible to listen to their dialogue, exchange perspectives and learn that their experiences can be useful to others. So the biologist asked the social worker how to scientifically measure human well-being. Then they continued the conversation in the corridor and told each other that they should work together, inviting each other to their research chairs! We see all the advantages of interdisciplinarity, that dialogue between disciplines is possible.”

Sharing knowledge

Shin Koseki, Professor of Planning and UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape, met in partnership with Antoine Boivin, Professor of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine and Co-Director of the Center of Excellence. patients and the public. They discussed the art of listening, which is important to both. One takes the pulse to know the needs and desires of the communities in terms of urban planning, the other sees the patient as a partner and takes into account their whole experience.

It is not about seeing medicine as a closed field, but also shows the meeting between Professor Benoît Melançon of the Department of French Literature of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Professor Prevost Jantchou of the Department of Pediatrics. Faculty of Medicine. Words and vices are very close! The doctor thus published a book of poetry Pay attention to the words. Benoît Melancon finds that words in literature can have a direct effect on the body, and he points to pornographic literature as an extreme example!

They are also in dialogue with the elders and rector Kim Thúy

Last spring, the University of Montréal created its first group of sages: inspiring women with exceptional backgrounds who put their intelligence and creativity at the service of the UdeM community for a year. Poet, lyricist and director Joséphine Bacon spoke with museologist and curator Nathalie Bondil about art and beauty through the careful eye of Kim Thúy.

Finally, we can listen to a more candid conversation between the rector and Kim Thúy. “Université de Montreal has thousands of faces, each with its own personality. Rector’s Office can represent the face of the University”.

“I hope that people who listen to the programs of this podcast will have small sparks and be transported by the knowledge of all these experts and experts, as I was”, concludes Kim Thúy.

Various programs

The following topics bring together 19 guests.

1. The art of listening

  • Shin Koseki, Professor of Planning
  • Antoine Boivin, Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine

2. give the

  • Jean-Francois Rivest, Professor of Music
  • Pascale Dufour, Professor, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

3. “Beauty will save the world”

  • Nathalie Bondil, museologist and curator
  • Joséphine Bacon, poet, lyricist and director

4. Pay attention to the words

  • Benoît Melançon, Professor, Department of French Literature, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Prévost Jantchou, Professor of Pediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine

5. See what we don’t see

  • Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo is a professor in the Department of Physics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Solange Lefebvre, Professor, Institute of Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

6. reading and childhood

  • Isabelle Montésinos-Gelet, Professor of the Department of Didactics of the Faculty of Education
  • Johanne Clouet, Professor of Law

7. be from his time

  • Julien Riel-Salvatore, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Ana Sokolović, professor of the Faculty of Music

8. Unanswered questions

  • Yoshua Bengio is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Natalie Fletcher is Professor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

9. Mr. Rector

  • Daniel Jutras, Chancellor of the University of Montreal

10. Echoes of ecosystems

  • Jean-Francois Lapierre, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Annie Pullen Sansfaçon, Professor, School of Social Work, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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