Café Scientifique is a series of public panel discussions sponsored by the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International) at the University of Manitoba. Each session features University of Manitoba faculty members who discuss their research in fields related to health and disease.

Café Scientifique is held monthly from September to April at McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg. All are welcome and admission is free! You can RSVP for a particular session by sending an email to

See the full schedule for the 2018-2019 season

As part of Brain Awareness Week, the MNN co-sponsors an annual Café Scientifique session that focuses on current topics in neuroscience research. Full-length videos of previous sessions can be seen below, and in 2019, our session will be titled, “Addiction and the Brain: Why is it so Hard to Quit?” We hope that you will join us for an engaging and informative discussion!

Past MNN Café Scientifique sessions

2018: “Analyzing a Spectrum: The Neuroscience of Autism
Panelists: Dr. Tabrez Siddiqui, Dr. Janine Montgomery, Dr. Cheryl Glazebrook
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2017: “The Battle against Brain Tumours: Developing New Treatments through Innovative Research
Panelists: Dr. Marshall Pitz, Dr. Tamra Werbowetski-Ogilvie, and Dr. Sachin Katyal
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2016: “Multiple Sclerosis: Questions and Answers from Manitoba Researchers
Panelists: Dr. Chase Figley, Dr. Ruth Ann Marrie, and Dr. James Marriott
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2015: “Keeping Your Head in the Game: How Concussions Affect the Brain
Panelists: Dr. Michael Ellis, Dr. Kelly Russell, Dr. Tammy Ivanco, and Dr. Jeffrey Leiter
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