Soapbox Science

When we bring science to unexpected locations and give people the opportunity to meet and interact with scientists, we break down barriers.

Steven Vamosi

Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Soapbox Science 2019

Soapbox Science is coming back to Calgary, Alberta for a second year! The University of Calgary is excited to partner with the Calgary Zoo for the event. On Saturday, June 1st from 11am-3pm – women from science will be sharing their knowledge, passion, and love of science with the public. We are hosting experts of neuroimaging, microbiology, chemistry, conservation ecology, paleontology, physics, and glaciology. Our researchers are excited to share their work with the public, and we hope you will join us!

On Campus – Wednesday May 29th from 11am – 1pm

On Wednesday, May 29th the Faculty of Science is bringing Soapbox Science to campus and transforming the Taylor quad into an informal speaker’s corner.

From 11:00 am – 1:00 pm experts will cover curious topics like: How can you kill microbes with ambient light? What was the earth like in the age of fossils? How to concussions affect your brain? What’s in your inhaler? Can bacteria travel in outer space? What is nature’s icy bank account?

Be sure to stop by!  See you then.

At the Zoo – Saturday June 1st

Address:  West Lawn, across from Panda Passage, Calgary Zoo
Time:   11:00 am – 3:00 pm   


SPEAKERS:

Eleanor Bash

Eleanor Bash

PhD Candidate
Girls on Ice Canada Society
website
@glaciergirlie

"Nature's Icy Bank Account"

 

 

 

Maria Bautista

Maria Bautista

Postdoctoral Associate
Faculty of Science, University of Calgary
website
@microbiotista

"Too small to Sea: microbes in sea-ice"

Shining Chang

Shining Chang

Undergraduate
University of Calgary

"Size Matters"

Margaret Cramm

Margaret Cramm

Research Assistant
Faculty of Science, University of Calgary
@microbeMAC

"Can bacteria travel in outer space?"

 

Ania Harlick

Ania Harlick

Instructor
Faculty of Science, University of Calgary
@staphre

"Physics that can fool your eyes"

 

 

Belinda Heyne

Belinda Heyne

Associate Professor
Faculty of Science, University of Calgary
website

"How to kill microbes with ambient light."

 

Milan Kaur

Milan Kaur

Graduate Student
Faculty of Science, University of Calgary
@milan_chem

"When colors met Chemistry"

 

Catherine Lebel

Catherine Lebel

Assistant Professor
ACHRI, University of Calgary
website
@catherinealebel

"How does your brain grow?"

 

Kendra Lennie

Kendra Lennie

Graduate Student
Faculty of Science, University of Calgary
@kendraerpeton

"When fossils walked on earth"

 

Himani Nailwal

Himani Nailwal

Postdoctoral Associate
Snyder institute for Chronic Diseases, University of Calgary
@NailwalH

"Do you know what’s in your INHALER?"

 

Lea Randall

Lea Randall

Conservation Research Population Ecologist
Calgary Zoo
website
@lea_learandall

"Saving northern leopard frogs, one tadpole at a time!"

 

Jayne Rattray

Jayne Rattray

Research Associate
Faculty of Science, University of Calgary
@jayne_rat

"The time traveling thermometer”

 

Ayushi Shukla

Ayushi Shukla

PhD Student
Department of Radiology, University of Calgary
@Ayushi_Shuklaaa

"An Earthquake in your head?!”

 


Soapbox Science 2018

Showcasing our scientists

Soapbox Science is an international program promoting the visibility of women in science, who take to real soapboxes for short, fun, interactive and informative talks about their research. The Faculty of Science spearheaded Calgary's first Soapbox Science event in 2018.

soapboxscience.org