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Join us for UM Homecoming and Science Literacy Week

(FREE) Virtual Science Talks and Q&A via Zoom

September 17, 2021 — 

Join the UM Faculty of Science and Science First for an exciting lineup of FREE Virtual Public Talks in celebration of Science Literacy Week, Sept. 20 – 26, 2021.

Our Events:


Thurs. Sept. 23 – Climate Change, Conservation, Ecology and Sustainability
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Via Zoom – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81512835911?pwd=TXIvMXdYV2ZZK1NJellJT3NFNnNUdz09

Ariel Gordon, University of Manitoba Press, Writer, Author of Tree Talk – Urban Forests, Ecology, Biodiversity, Climate Change

  • Tom Nagy, Mycologist – Mushrooms, Ecology, Biodiversity
  • Jim Duncan, [PhD/92], Director of Discover Owls – Wildlife Research and Conservation.

Moderated by Dr. Brian Mark, Dean, Faculty of Science.


Thurs. Sept. 23 – Biofuels, Bioreactors, Batteries, Waste Management, Sustainable Agriculture
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Via Zoom – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87909270067

  • Dr. Richard Sparling, Professor, Department of Microbiology – Making Money from Trash
  • Dale Overton, [BSc. (Maj)/05] CEO Overton Environmental Enterprises Inc. – Organics Waste Management, Sustainable Agri-Systems, Soil Ecology and Revegetation.
  • Dr. Olivia Wilkins, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences – Plant Genomics & Systems, Climate Resilient Plants
  • Dr. Christian Kuss, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry – Material Science, Batteries/Electric Vehicles

Fri. Sept. 24 – Polar bears, non-invasive methods & climate change
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Via Zoom – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87218282857 

  • Dr. Jane Waterman & Dr. Jim Roth, Professors, Department of Biological Sciences – Arctic Led Climate Research, Predator-Prey Relationships, Endangered Species/Polar Bears and Arctic Foxes.

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