Special Events

February 19, 2012 – Live Chat: The Future of the World’s Oceans

Not only is the ocean being overfished, it’s also getting warmer and more acidic. Join UBC ecologist Villy Christensen and UBC anthropologist Yoshitaka Ota for a live chat about the future of world’s oceans and the latest results of the Nereus Program.

February 19, 2012 – Family Science Day

Family Science Day, a community science showcase with Rashid Sumaila, director and professor of the Fisheries Economic Research Unit at UBC

February 18, 2012 – Family Science Day

Family Science Day, a community science showcase with Jaymie Matthews, a professor of physics and astronomy at UBC

Canada Pavilion’s “Meet the Scientists” Open House

Canada Pavilion’s “Meet the Scientists” Open House
Meet the Scientists at AAAS Family Science Days! These events occur daily from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. at the Canada Pavilion

Professor Bakker is an organizer and speaker for the AAAS symposium Water Security: Multidisciplinary Responses to a Global Challenge, Friday, Feb. 17, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., and a topical speaker on the same subject. Martin Dee Photograph

February 17, 2012 – Water Security in Canada (Public Lecture)

How secure is Canada’s water? What are the greatest threats we face? And what should be our priorities for management and conservation? Join researchers from UBC’s Program on Water Governance and invited experts on February 17, 7:30-9:30pm at the Vancouver Convention Centre for a panel discussion on these issues.

February 15, 2012 – The state of quantum computing in Canada with Prof. Ray Laflamme (Public Lecture)

Ray Laflamme, Institute of Quantum Computing. Wednesday, February 15, 6 – 7:30 p.m., including Q&As and refreshments, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Sauder School of Business Room C180. This event is free and open to the public thanks to sponsorship from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the University of British Columbia.

Join Adele Diamond and Clyde Hertzman for a lecture at UBC Robson Square on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

February 8, 2012 – Behavioural development in children with Prof. Adele Diamond and Prof. Clyde Hertzman (Public Lecture)

Canadian researchers are world leaders in helping parents understand how to reduce the number of diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, cut school dropout rates and slash the incidence of crime and drug addiction. By better understanding the dynamics of early childhood development, researchers hope to boost academic achievement and prevent children from experiencing serious problems later in life.

John Robinson, UBC Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and co-author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore

February 1, 2012 – Regenerative building design with Prof. John Robinson (Public Lecture)

Prof. John Robinson will offer his perspective on how the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) at UBC is aiming to accelerate sustainability at UBC and beyond.

January 25, 2012 – Frontiers in brain imaging: Picturing what makes us human with Dr. Alan Evans (Public Lecture)

Dr. Alan Evans, Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University, will offer his perspective on why brain research matters to Canadians and how his work with C-brain — a telecommunications-enabled effort to map the brain of Canadians — is revolutionizing our understanding of the human experience.

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