Join UBC’s six newest University Killam Professors for a unique glimpse into the future of their research and learn why the questions they are asking are important for us all. Discover what is inspiring these leading thinkers in diverse areas spanning physical rehabilitation, history, biomonitoring and age dating, multilingual literacy, ocean sustainability and evolutionary biology.
Recognized for their outstanding research and teaching careers to date with the highest honour that UBC can bestow on its faculty, the University Killam Professors will address compelling questions, including:
- Will new technologies and digital health approaches adopted during the pandemic transform how patients recover from stroke?
- Can we understand the emotions behind the past decisions of our bureaucrats, and should it change how we assess the history of government activities?
- How can a global storytelling initiative contribute to decolonization?
- Which new species are rapidly arising? And why do they sometimes disappear in an instant?
- Can we reset how we interact with our oceans to advance economic equity and social justice in harmony with nature?
- What knowledge can we unlock from microscopic samples of chemical elements? What can they reveal about the earth’s formation, our current environment and human social interaction?
Monday, May 2, 2022
6:30 to 8:00 pm – Program
8:00 to 8:30 pm – Reception
Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
6:30 to 8:00 pm
Tickets are free of charge for both in-person and online attendees.
Prof. Janice Eng, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine
Prof. Tina Loo, Department of History, Faculty of Arts
Prof. Bonny Norton, Department of Language & Literacy Education, Faculty of Education
Prof. Dolph Schluter, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science
Prof. Rashid Sumaila, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, Faculty of Science, and School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Faculty of Arts
Prof. Dominique Weis, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Faculty of Science
Prof. Gail C. Murphy, Vice-President, Research & Innovation
Prof. Gage Averill, Provost and Vice-President Academic pro tem for UBC Vancouver
Speaker information and presentation details
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