Friday, September 21
featuring Science Talks
Join Dean Jonathan Schaeffer and your fellow science alumni over drinks and hors d'oeuvres at the Faculty of Science Dean's Reception. Reunite with your classmates and professors, and learn what’s new in the Faculty of Science. As a special part of this year's gathering, we will also be celebrating the official opening of the Student Innovation Centre.
The reception will be followed by Science Talks (separate registration not required).
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: CCIS, Student Innovation Centre
Get your learn on, and join us for a fun evening where we explore real-world science. In the spirit of TEDx, Nerd Nite, and PechaKucha, Science Talks is all about sharing interesting science topics in under 15 minutes. Open to all alumni and friends.
Time: 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: CCIS 1-430
Innovation to industry
David Brown, '13 BSc, Mycodev Group and Chinova Bioworks
Stumbling onto entrepreneurship in the last semester of his undergraduate degree at UAlberta, alumnus David Brown walks us through his journey from student to Governor General’s Innovation Award winner. Brown will discuss the founding two successful biotechnology startups and the lessons he has learned along the road. Hear more on the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship for a better future and how scientists are the best suited to lead the way.
Petri dish to protein
Isha Datar, ' 09 BSc, New Harvest
Animal products without animals? Cultured meat, eggs, and milk developed in labs are no longer just science fiction. And, as the density of animals on factory farms is reaching global limits, lab-cultured food could be more important than ever. Alumna Isha Datar is at the forefront of this burgeoning field—cellular agriculture. Hear more from Datar on her non-profit organization, New Harvest, and the future of animal-based foods in an environmentally-sustainable world.