Speaking of science

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Taking science out of the science lab, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and Science World are continuing to highlight the importance of science in the community through a series of free presentations and conversations.

Created through a partnership between the two organizations, the speaker series, as it’s known, supports the expansion of science in the community. Debuting in 2015, the series has seen experts from across the university’s programs and faculties speak on a variety of topics, from the brewing process and bumblebees, to water rights and climate change, offering something for everyone.

The next installation in the speaker series is coming up on Tuesday, November 27 at Science World (1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver). The presentation, The Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living: Science, Skepticism, and Evidence in the Age of “Alternative Facts” is being given by Dr. Jay Hosking, a psychology faculty member at KPU. The presentation begins at 7pm, however hands-on activities and demonstrations start at 6pm when the doors open.

Other talks in the series, which extends into 2019, include Arts, Science, and Nature: In Conversation; Kids These Days: Media Representation vs Lived Reality; Moths, Monkeys, and Missing Links: Ten Myths about Evolution; and Optimism in an Era of Climate Change. All talks are free and open to the public, though RSVPs are encouraged.

For more than 30 years, Kwantlen Polytechnic University has provided students with the skills they need for the careers they want. KPU offers a range of degree, diploma, certificate, and citation programs with opportunities for hands-on experience and experiential learning. Why stop at theory, when you can also harness the power of experience? Launch your career and make a positive impact on your community with experiential learning at KPU: where thought meets action.

Visit kpu.ca/scienceworld for more information and a full list of upcoming talks.