Issue 14

Common Misconceptions about the Universe: From Everyday Life to the Big Bang

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada is hosting a lecture by U of T astronomy & astrophysics professor, John Percy. He will be discussing the common mistakes people make when talking about space.

Date: Wednesday, January 18

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Location: Hinton Learning Theatre, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street

Admission: Free

The Food from Thought Project

The Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science is hosting a lecture by Dr. Evan Fraser of the University of Guelph (U of G) and his work on the Food from Thought project, a U of G initiative that aims to increase agricultural food production while sustaining the environment.

Date: Friday, January 20

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Location: FCP Gallery, First Canadian Place, 100 King Street W

Admission: Free

Beyond the B.Sc. Conference

Wondering what to do with your Bachelor of Science degree, besides medical school or graduate school? Come explore all the job opportunities a life science degree opens up for you!

Date: Saturday, January 21

Time: 10:00 am –  5:00 pm

Location: Cathedral of St. James, 65 Church Street

Admission: $20 with registration

On the Brink: Advancements in Therapeutics for Neurodegenerative Diseases

The Neurodegenerative Disease Society of Toronto is hosting an educational conference to present the wide array of medical research on therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Andres M Lozano, the most cited neurosurgeon in the world, will be speaking at the conference.

Date: Saturday, January 21

Time: 10:15 am to 5:00 pm

Location: JJR Macleod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King’s College Circle

Admission: Free with registration

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