Ideafest 2017

Change-makers: Bright minds and big ideas


Hickman (HHB)105

March 7

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Change-makers: Bright minds and big ideas

UVic is home to 38 internationally recognized Canada Research Chairs who push the frontiers of knowledge in their fields. Join four of these scholars as they share their stories of innovation and vital impact. Be inspired by the latest in aerospace technologies, deep ocean research, groundbreaking cancer treatments and new perspectives on addictions therapy.

Presenters: Fraser Hof (Canada Research Chair in Supramolecular and Medicinal Chemistry) The big impact of the smallest molecules in cancer;  Afzal Suleman (Canada Research Chair in Computational and Experimental Mechanics) The socioeconomic impact of aviation: How aerospace is improving our lives; Verena Tunnicliffe (Canada Research Chair in Deep Ocean Research) Colliding worlds and colliding needs: Humans versus the deep sea; and Karen Urbanoski (Canada Research Chair in Substance Use, Addictions and Health Services Research) Compulsory addiction treatment: What does the evidence actually say?

This event is hosted by UVic's Vice-President Research, David Castle.