I’m a Scientist & I Play one on TV: Preventing Pandemics & Engaging the Public – Dr. Jennifer Gardy

I’m a Scientist & I Play one on TV: Preventing Pandemics & Engaging the Public – Dr. Jennifer Gardy

Date/Time
13 Mar 2018
10:00 am - 11:15 am

Location
Gulf Islands Secondary School

Do you wonder what it’s like to be a scientist in the public eye? What makes science so fascinating and important to discuss? How can outbreaks of infectious diseases be prevented? Can we combat the fake news and pseudoscience epidemics by communicating about science?

Find out this and much more with Dr. Jennifer Gardy – a trailblazing scientist and science communicator who was dubbed by The Globe and Mail as “the new Suzuki”.

The Forum is excited to partner again with the GISS Student Council to present another speaker who will inspire and engage both students and adults alike.

Jennifer Gardy is a Senior Scientist in Genomics at the BC Centre for Disease Control and an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the UBC. Gardy has developed a new scientific field known as genomic epidemiology to better understand how infectious diseases spread and lead to outbreaks.

Gardy also works in science media. She regularly hosts episodes of CBC’s The Nature of Things and has guest hosted Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet. Gardy has even written a children’s book about microbes for Owl Kids Books.

Join Dr. Jennifer Gardy for a conversation about microbes, science, television, and changing the world!

Tickets are on sale at Salt Spring Books & through Eventbrite! $15 – 2018 Forum Members; $20 – General Public. Please note, students do not require tickets to attend.

The Forum’s speaker series is proudly presented by Country Grocer.