What do fish, robots, aliens and Pokemon have in common? Free #openscience talks on Nov 1st. #ubc #vancouver

Answer: A line up that I’ve set up who will participate in an OPEN SCIENCE roster of UBC speakers.

On thursday afternoon, November 1st, come check out a number of free talks on various nuances around the topic of open science.  I can personally vouch for the awesomeness of all of them, especially Daniel’s, Rosie’s and Jon’s. 

Here you’ll get a chance to see: (1) the environmentally critical work of a world class fisheries lab; (2) hear the feisty tale of a professor who confronted NASA on some pretty shoddy science; (3) enjoy the antics of a science literacy advocate whose crowd-sourcing projects could double as a comedic act; (4) and check out a room full of kick ass robots, all prototyped in a special UBC class all about imaginative equipment and robot design.

Here’s the detailed program.  Come to all, or just come to one!

Date/Time – Thursday, November 1st 1-5pm
Place – Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – Lillooet Room, UBC Campus.
Cost – All talks are free and open to everyone at UBC and the public at large.  Registration is not necessary but is appreciated.  You can do this at the follow link (http://scholcomm.ubc.ca/events/oaweek/schedule-at-a-glance-2012/).

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