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Theme: New Insights in the North

Sudbury, ON, Canada
February 6th, 2014

About this event

TEDx LaurentianU is seeking to promote appetite for knowledge and inspiration. Our speakers are brave enough to share with us their journeys, outside-the-box thinking and perhaps even dreams. We hope their stories and ideas spark conversation but also inspire those around them to perhaps challenge conventional thinking. They are among their best in their fields and we hope their efforts help create, innovate and contribute to the future in our North.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Dr. Nathan Basiliko
    He is the Canada Research Chair in Environmental Biology. His research involves studying microbial communities in forest and wetland soils that cycle nutrients, carbon, greenhouse gasses and pollutants.
  • Dr. Gillian Crozier
    She is the Canada Research Chair in Environment, Culture and Values. Her research involves analyzing the relationships between environmental and cultural factors using real-world examples and exploring moral aspects of international healthcare.
  • Dr. John Gunn
    He is the Canada Research Chair - Stressed Aquatic Systems. His research Involves studying the effects of multiple stressors on aquatic ecosystems of the Boreal Shield ecozone and investigating the potential for recovery of damaged ecosystems.
  • Dr. Thomas Merritt
    He is the Canada Research Chair in Genomics and Bioinformatics. His research involves using genomics and bioinformatics to investigate the connection between genotypes and phenotypes.
  • Dr. Albrecht Schulte-Hostedde
    He is the Canada Research Chair - Applied Evolutionary Ecology. His research involves using principles of evolutionary ecology to conserve Canada’s biodiversity.
  • Dr. Janet McElhaney
    She is the Senior Scientist at the Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada (AMRIC). Her research involves mitigating risk and providing optimal treatment approaches to the older patient during acute health events requiring hospitalization.

Venue and Details

Science North
935 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON, P3E 5S9
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Valerie Charbonneau

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