When you’re in a university, it may feel as though you’re surrounded by people who know it all. The truth is, there are many things we still don’t know. Let’s start with space, “the final frontier.” The vastness of the heavens is mindboggling. How do we figure out where to go next with research when our current understanding is often so limited?
Closer to home, on planet Earth, what hidden mysteries are yet to be revealed in plant and animal life? Understanding what gives rise to “life” and how human activity impacts our global ecosystem remain perplexing problems.
Finally, there’s the universe within our own bodies. Mysteries of the mind, our genes, and our body remain in the realm of the unknown. What do we really know about the building blocks inside and the energy that animates us?
Stimulate your intellectual appetite and join us as the Explorers of the Unknown to discuss what we KNOW we don’t know, and to speculate about the things we have no idea about, yet!
Moderator – Kathryn Gretsinger, Adjunct Professor, UBC School of Journalism
Panelist – Jaymie Matthews, Professor, UBC Department of Physics and Astronomy
Panelist – Hadi Dowlatabadi, Professor, UBC Institute for Resources Environment & Sustainability, and Liu Institute for Global Issues; Canada Research Chair in Applied Mathematics and Global Change
Panelist – Jon Stoessl, Professor, Neurology; Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Parkinson’s Disease; Director, Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre and National Parkinson Foundation Centre of Excellence; Acting Head, Division of Neurology
12:15 – 1:45 pm
Location will be SUB, Norm Theatre (University Fair). Please check at the registration desk for any last-minute changes on the day.
Free of charge