The conference will highlight the U of S Global Institute for Water Security, the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, VIDO-InterVac, and the Global Institute for Food Security. Here’s the program http://sciencewriters.ca/programme/ and here are a few highlights:
• Join a discussion with experts about the current and far-reaching myths on vaccines, nuclear, GMOs and gluten in the internet age and how to disentangle facts from opinion as a science writer and communicator.
• U.K. science writer Mark Lynas will speak on his changed views on GMOs.
• Visit the Canadian Light Source synchrotron—“the brightest light in Canada”—and learn about the latest research involving this amazing tool.
• Listen to science communications gurus Jay Ingram and Peter Calamai on science storytelling.
• Tour VIDO-InterVac and learn about the latest research into combatting Ebola and pandemic influenza.
• Take a cruise down the South Saskatchewan River with leading water scientists.
• Visit the state-of-the-art Rayner Dairy Research and Teaching Facility which feature automated milking techniques.
• Learn about the latest advances in horse health care in a demonstration at the Equine Performance Centre.
• Hear Jay Ingram tackle the big questions around Alzheimer’s: where it came from, why it seems to be a sudden epidemic, and what the latest treatments are.
• Join us for a brew and a game of science trivia at the Woods Alehouse in downtown Saskatoon which will be booked exclusively for the CSWA. Sponsored by Genome Prairie, expect some challenging and fascinating science and genome-related trivia questions to kick off the conference. This popular drinking hole features locally made Paddock Wood brews on tap.
It would be wonderful to have you at the conference! Please thinking about registering and pass this on to anyone you think might be interested!
U of S On-Site CSWA Conference Co-ordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Research Profile and Impact
Office of the VP Research
University of Saskatchewan
110 Gymnasium Place, Saskatoon, SK.
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