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The Walrus Talks Exploration

March 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Calgary, AB

Understanding our universe, from the centre of earth to the far reaches of space

Presenting Speakers

  • Mark Chen, Fellow in CIFAR’s Gravity & the Extreme Universe program, Gray Chair Professor in Particle Astrophysics at Queen’s University
  • Kate Harris, author of Lands of Lost Borders
  • Daryl Haggard, CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar, Assistant Professor of Physics, McGill University / McGill Space Institute; Canada Research Chair in Multi-messenger Astrophysics
  • Alona Fyshe, Canada CIFAR AI Chair; Fellow, CIFAR’s Learning in Machines & Brains program; CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar, Fellow, Amii; Assistant Professor, University of Alberta
  • Kerri Martin, Nature and wildlife photographer
  • Jack Mustard, Program Co-Director, CIFAR’s Earth 4D: Subsurface Science & Exploration program, Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences and Professor of Environmental Studies, Brown University
  • Jessica Vandenberghe, P.Eng., M.Sc., Indigenous Community Consultant, Urban Systems

  • Mark Chen, astrophysicien des particules, Université Queen’s, boursier au sein du programme Extrême Univers et gravité du CIFAR
  • Kate Harris, auteure de Lands of Lost Borders
  • Daryl Haggard, professeure adjointe de physique, Institut spatial de McGill à l’Université McGill, titulaire d’une chaire de recherche du Canada en astrophysique multimessagers, Chercheuse mondiale CIFAR-Azrieli au sein du programme Extrême Univers et gravité du CIFAR
  • Alona Fyshe, Boursière, Amii; professeure adjointe, Université de l’Alberta; titulaire d’une chaire en IA Canada-CIFAR; Boursière du CIFAR, programme Apprentissage automatique, apprentissage biologique; Chercheuse mondiale CIFAR-Azrieli
  • Jack Mustard, professeur de sciences terrestres, environnementales et planétaires, et professeur d’études environnementales, Université Brown; codirecteur, programme Terre 4D : Science et exploration du sous-sol du CIFAR

CIFAR is a Canadian-based global charitable organization that convenes extraordinary minds to address the most important questions facing science and humanity.

General Admission: $20 Student/Senior: $12

Accessibility information
  • To provide a fragrance-free event, we request that attendees refrain from wearing colognes, perfumes or other scented or chemical products to The Walrus Talks.
  • We strive to be accessible and inclusive. If you require support to be able to fully participate in this event, please contact events@thewalrus.ca or (416) 971-5004, ext. 247.

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March 5, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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220 St George's Drive NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E 5T2 Canada
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