Prof. Salvatore FEDERICO from the University of Calgary (Canada), currently a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Energy Science, gave a lecture in the 11th IAESREC Science Cafe. He talked about how he ended up working in Continuum Mechanics (completely by accident) and how his research has evolved. During Q&A session and face-to-face round-table discussion following the talk, he shared about his daily life in Canada, and gave advice as well as words of encouragement to the participants.