SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2019
University of Alberta

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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iGEM

iGEM is an international synthetic biology competition which empowers undergraduate teams to tackle local and international problems using synthetic biology. Last year, team UAlberta decided to focus our efforts towards saving the bees by tackling the issue of Nosema ceranae; Nosema ceranae is a fungal parasite that kills honey bees and at times can lead to the death of entire hives. Last year, we developed APIS—our Antifungal Porphyrin-based Intervention System to treat Nosema ceranae. This year, we are continuing our work on APIS while also developing a paper-based detection system for Nosema ceranae, which will allow for rapid detection and timely treatment. This work is of the utmost importance as bees are a key part of global food security and an integral part of Canada's economy and agricultural industry.

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WORKSHOPS

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Ada's Team

Computing Science

Ada's Team is a student group at the University of Alberta dedicated to promoting diversity in STEM, with an emphasis in computer science. We accomplish this through a multitude of events and opportunities including but not limited to: free tutoring; funding diverse individuals to travel and attend conferences; leading multiple outreach workshops to youth about computer science; providing technical workshops to adult audiences; and hosting social gatherings to build that sense of community within the university.

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Let's Talk Science

Science

At Let's Talk Science, we connect educators and youth with outstanding volunteers to deliver a wide variety of meaningful science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning experiences in both school and community settings. The national Let's Talk Science Outreach program is offered free of charge thanks to our more than 3,500 post-secondary student volunteers at over 45 post-secondary Outreach sites, including the University of Alberta. We're here to work with groups or classes to help youth develop positive attitudes toward STEM, while building critical skills and gaining career awareness.

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The Shack

TBA

The purpose of The Shack is to bring interdisciplinary undergraduate students into our open-access facility to pursue projects that would not be possible elsewhere. Access to cutting-edge design and manufacturing technologies means that students can leverage their university education and their creative skills to bring their ideas to life. Many of our existing projects span many scientific fields, creating countless opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. The Shack is also working to provide opportunities to involve the greater University of Alberta community, as well as public outreach initiatives.

PANEL SPEAKERS

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SPONSORS

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