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Seven Wonderers

September 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Performance Hall, Studio Bell
850 4 Street SE, Calgary, AB

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The world of science and engineering is full of wonder...and wonderers. In fact, some say it holds the greatest adventure stories on earth – in the hands of the right storytellers! This evening of sparkling storytelling will take you to the frontlines of science – seven stories with music to match – all brought to life by researchers, broadcasters and brilliant minds. Prepare to see the human side of discovery!

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Nathaniel Barr is Professor of Creativity and Creative Thinking at Sheridan College, a highly rated presenter who loves to speak on the nature of our minds and how to make the most of them. His latest paper is “On The Reception and Detection of Pseudo-Profound Bullshit.”

Kori Czuy is a PhD Candidate at the University of Calgary who wonders why math such a dreaded and acceptably unattainable subject when it is created, taught and practiced by human beings with senses, feelings, and culture. Her work on sensual mathematics looks at the way math could be a more positive experience, especially within Aboriginal communities.

Gill Deacon is an award-winning broadcaster and bestselling author. She is a regular guest host on CBC Radio’s q, former television host of CBC's The Gill Deacon Show, and author of the national bestsellers There's Lead in Your Lipstick, Naked Imperfection and Green for Life.

Dr. Christopher Emdin is a tenured professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is author of the book, Urban Science Education for the Hip-Hop Generation, a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, and a leading researcher in hip-hop, science, and education.

Randy Frank is executive director of Research and Development at 3M Canada. Randy leads a team of 150 scientists, engineers and researchers who embody the collaborative culture of R&D in 3M. The team applies 3M technologies to solve problems and bring breakthrough innovations to market.

Seema Goel is a Canadian artist known for multidisciplinary art and writing that bridges both art and science. She is the Artist in Residence in the Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba and best known for her work Happy Birthday DNA.

Kristofer Kelly-Frère is a strategist with the Civic Innovation Project at the City of Calgary. He worked as an exhibit developer at TELUS Spark after earning a Masters degree in Architecture. He is also an active artist. Kris draws to understand the world and in another life was a tap dance instructor.

Your host for this evening of intriguing stories: Karen Owen, professor at the University of Calgary.