Join genomics.entrepreneurship@UBC and TerreWEB in this year-end showcase to celebrate our speakers’ passion for their research in this Powered by Pecha Kucha night. The idea behind this event is to have a fun and inspirational evening with some good food, drinks and music, and to mingle with people outside of the lab and the usual conference-style academic format.
What is Pecha Kucha?
Pecha Kucha, or Japanese for “chit chat,” is a presentation style in which each presenter gets 20 slides for 20 seconds each slide, so the whole presentation is just over 6 minutes. This format is highly visual and incorporates more story-telling elements than a typical PowerPoint presentation. Pecha Kucha Night was first started in Tokyo and is now used in hundreds of cities all over the world, including Vancouver. 6 Minutes of Passion…for Science incorporates this style, with a focus on science and creativity. Our speakers will talk about their passion for their research and what motivates them to do what they do.
- Dr. Suzanne Simard, UBC Forestry professor and TerreWEB Principal Investigator
- Dr. Richard Hamelin, TAIGA project lead and Forestry professor at UBC
- Dr. Chris Keeling, Tria project researcher
- Dr. Wayne Maddison, Zoology professor at UBC
- Ben Paylor, stem cell biologist and science communicator
- Cameron Strachan, MetaMixis founder, scientist, entrepreneur
- Julia Amerongen Maddison, UBC Forestry graduate student
Find out more about the presenters at our Speakers page.
We are excited to present some local talent – Snowman in Heat – who will kick off the night!
Thursday, November 28th Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Event starts at 7:00 p.m.
Michael Smith Laboratories auditorium 2185 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Map: http://www.msl.ubc.ca/contact/maps
genomics.entrepreneurship@UBC would like to thank the following people for their help in making 6 Minutes of Passion…for Science a smashing success!
- Our co-organizers Julia Amerongen Maddison and TerreWEB
- All our speakers for sharing their passion for science with us
- Jamie Hall of the University-Industry Liaison Office for all his help with the presentations and more
- Snowman in Heat for providing the fun and energizing the audience, as well as for the science-themed version of “Hallelujah”!
- Our animation intern, Julia Suen, for creating the title image and posters for the event
- Photographer Xelha Tapia
- Denise Withers of Lumose Narrative Design
- Julie Howgate of Vancouver Institute of Media Arts for performance techniques
- Robert Eye and the staff of Wescadia Catering
- Stephen MacDonald of Michael Smith Laboratories
Videos from the night are now online. Watch them below.
About the Organizers
genomics.entrepreneurship@UBC is a Genome BC and Genome Canada program which aims to address the unique entrepreneurial challenges associated with the uptake of genomics research in natural resource management. Overcoming these hurdles could contribute significantly to environmental sustainability and the ongoing success of Canada’s natural resource sector as it adapts to the changing global economy and climate. TerreWEB ((Terrestrial Research on Ecosystem & World-wide Education and Broadcast) is a NSERC CREATE program dedicated to create an enriched, innovative, collaborative graduate training environment that addresses key scientific gaps in understanding the impacts of global change on terrestrial ecosystems and developing strategies for mitigation and adaptation, and evaluating the factors underlying global change communication deficits, developing novel communication strategies for addressing these deficits, and measuring the efficacy of those strategies.
For more information, please contact us.