Schedule

Poster Presentations

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on April 30th, 2018 - IB Atrium

A more detailed schedule will be available once registration closes.

Plenary Talk

Dan Riskin, PhD.
Co-host of Daily Planet on Discovery Canada & Adjunct Professor of Biology at UTM.

Abstract: After two decades on a traditional academic career path, I left a tenure-track faculty position in 2011 to become the co-host of a TV show about science. In this talk I talk about that decision, and share some stories from that experience which I hope will be helpful to students, graduates, and postdocs thinking about what role science communication might play in their careers. I’ll talk about opportunities for science communication within academics and outside it, and share some suggestions for communicating science effectively. I’ll also discuss how I deal with nervousness, imposter syndrome, and other anxieties. Are you still reading? Wow. Good for you. You’re clearly cut out for the academics game, so you should totally come to this talk. There will almost certainly be high-speed videos of bats. That alone is worth the price of admission. See you there.

9:30 am to 10:45 am on May 1st, 2018 - IB150

Oral Presentations

11:00 am to 6:00 pm on May 1st, 2018 - IB150

A more detailed schedule will be available once registration closes.